Contact Information


NepAl Applied Mathematics and Informatics Institute for Research (NAAMII)
Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: <firstname>DOT<lastname>@naamii.org.np
School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
King's College London,
London, UK
Email: <firstname>DOT<lastname>@kcl.ac.uk

Research Interests


  • Medical Imaging and Computer Vision
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Biomedicine and Global Health

Publications


Full list here



Media Articles and Interviews


Honors and Awards

1st prize (popular vote) in MICCAI Educational Challenge 2014 at MIT, Boston. (Out of 16 submitted videos (2014).

MICCAI Travel Grant, MICCAI 2014.

INRIA Scholarship for studying Msc in Computational Biology and Biomedicine at Polytech-Nice Sophia, France (2011-12).

Erasmus Mundus, European Research and Educational Collaboration with Asia (EURECA) scholarship, to study as a visiting student at the University of York, UK (2009).

Team leader representing Nepal in an international robotics competition of the Asia Pacific regions with 19 participating countries (ABU Robocon Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007).

1st position in Nationwide Entrance Examination to get admission and full scholarship for the undergraduate studies in any engineering schools of Nepal affiliated to Tribhuvan University (from among thousands of students, 2004).


Education

PhD
INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée; University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Nov 2012 - July 2016

Msc in Computational Biology and Biomedicine (M2)
Polytech Nice-Sophia, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Sept. 2011 - Aug. 2012

Msc in Computer Vision (M1)
Université de Bourgogne, Centre Universitaire Condercet, Le Creusot, France
Sept. 2010 - June 2011

Visiting student in Computer Science
University of York, UK
Apr. 2009 - Sept. 2009

Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Pulchowk Campus, Insitute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
Dec. 2004 - May. 2009

Working Experience

NepAl Applied Mathematics and Informatics Institute for Research (NAAMII)
Research Scientist, President and Managing Director
Feb. 2019 - present

King's College London, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
Visiting Researcher
Jan. 2019 - present

Imperial College London, Department of Computing
Visiting Researcher: @ BioMedIA
Feb. 2017 - Present

King's College London, School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate: Intelligent Fetal Imaging and Diagnosis
Feb. 2017 - Jan 2019

Asclepios, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
Masters Internship: Modeling and simulation of local atrophy in Alzheimer's disease.
Apr. - Sept. 2012

École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
Summer Internship: VHDL data stream library for advance image processing methodology.
June - Aug. 2011

Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Research Assistant, Innovation lab:
  • Conceived and conducted a project on the development of a test platform for vision based ball tracking robot using FPGA.
  • Instructor for lectures in C Programming for the first year undergraduate students.
Nov. 2009 - July 2010

Himalaya College of Engineering, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mentor for a robotics team
  • Mentored eventual winners of the Robocup Nepal 2008, a nationwide annual robot contest for engineering undergraduate students.
2008

Robotics Club, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Nepal
Unofficial Mentor in ABU Robocon 2008, Pune, India
  • Mentored a team that won Best Autonomous Robot Award out of the teams from 19 different countries of Asia-Pacific region participating in the international robot contest.
Team leader in ABU Robocon 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam
Dec. 2004 - May. 2009

Invited Talks


  • AI and Medical Imaging Informatics: An Opportunity to Democratize Innovation in Medicine. Spiralogics AI Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal. 2 February, 2019.
  • Machine Learning in Ultrasound for Assisted Navigation. Centre for Doctoral Training Students, Imperial College London, UK. 4 December, 2018.
  • Medical Imaging Informatics: An Opportunity to Democratize Innovation in Medicine. Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK. 7 November, 2018.
  • Machine Learning in Ultrasound for Automated Biometrics and Assisted Navigation. Artificial Intelligence Group, University of York, UK. 7 November, 2018.
  • Panelist: Superintelligence. Future Frontiers Conference (co-organized by Imperial College London and London School of Economics). London, UK. 3 November, 2018.
  • Medical Imaging Informatics: An Opportunity to Democratize Innovation in Medicine. Parallel Forum: Applications and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Statistical Modeling in Big Data Analytics, 19 May 2018, CERN, Switzerland (via Video). Online talk.
  • Computational Medicine and Medical Imaging Informatics. January 2017, Grande International Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Modeling & simulation of longitudinal structural brain MRIs with atrophy in AD. Image Processing for Analysis and Modeling in Life Sciences. May 2016, GdR ISIS, Paris, France.

Professional Services and Volunteering

Conference and Workshop Organization
Co-chair: Global Health: Imaging in Developing Countries. ISBI, Venice, Italy, 2019.
Co-organizer: First Nepal Winter school in AI. Kathmandu, Nepal, 2018.
Organizer: Interactive Session with Prof. Bhagawan Koirala on opportunities of health informatics in Global Health. St. Thomas' Hospital, King's College London, UK, 30 July, 2018.
Co-organizer: Nepal Computer Vision and Machine Learning Winter School. Kathmandu, Nepal, 2016.
Volunteer: MICCAI, Nice, France, 2012.

Peer Reviewer
IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging: 2018
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: 2017, 2018 MICCAI: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
IJCAI: 2017
ICCV: 2017

Student Supervision

Postgraduate
Lavsen Dahal, July - Aug 2018. Visiting Masters Summer Erasmus student, Department of Computing, Imperial College London.
Undergraduate
Yvonne Kong, Oct 2017 - July 2018. BEng, Department of Computing, Imperial College London.

Extra Curricular and Hobbies

Cricket

Regular player for the Riviera Cricket Club, France
  • Best player and best batsman of the year awards on 2014 and 2015.
  • Bowler of the tournament in 7-a-side tournament at Entrecasteaux, France, 2014.
2013 - 2016
Member of the Halifax Campus cricket team and also of the team for Computer science department of the University of York
2009
Member of Pulchowk Campus Institute of Engineering Cricket team
2005-2008
Member of Boys Union Club and Thapathali Janakalyan Cricket club and played alongside some of the well-known national cricket players of Nepal.
2001-2004

Table Tennis

Bronze medal at Jeux de Sophia
2012
Winner of various college level tournaments.
4th round in National Table tennis open championship, 2003.
2002-2008

Football

Regular player of a winning team of INRIA in D3 league in Sophia Antipolis for the season 2015-16.
2015-2016