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Bidur Devkota
Pokhara-16 (Postal/Zip code: 33700), Gandaki Province, Nepal

bidur.devkota@gmail.com
+977 9856066658
Nepalese

Education and Training:

Ph. D. Department of ICT
Asian Institute of Technology , Thailand
August 2016 – July 2020
Research: A Study on Tourism Monitoring using Social Media and Nighttime Light Remote Sensing Data
This work focuses on extracting crowdsourced data from online sources like Twitter, Flickr and OpenStreetMap as well as remote sensing data and analyze them to identify and describe tourism areas (study area: Nepal). Data analysis is done using state-of-the art spatial clustering and text mining algorithms like DBSCAN, TFIDF, etc. Opensources tools like Python and QGIS are used for extracting and analyzing the data.Master of Engineering- Department of ICT
Asian Institute of Technology , Thailand
August 2010 – June 2012
Thesis: Directed Accident Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad-hoc Network
This work proposes an approach for disseminating alert messages among vehicles on the road, for city and highway conditions, in a directional manner so as to ensure safe and improved road experienceBachelors of Engineering (Software Engineering)
Gandaki College of Engineering and Science, Pokhara University, Nepal
August 2002 – September 2006

Experties

Programming Languages & Platforms like Python, R, C, PHP, Java, Google Earth Engine, WebGIS
Tools like ArcGIS, QGIS, Latex.
Operating System: Linux and Windows

Internship

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Data Platform Research Team, Tokyo, Japan
May 2018 – August 2018
Research Area: Machine Learning, Text Mining, Social Media Mining
This work focuses on extracting hotel review data from travel portals like TripAdvisor to identify important hotel aspects and their weight so as to rank the hotels based on the discovered aspects and their rank. State-of-the art algorithms like Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Word2Vec were used for the purpose.
Python programming language is used for extracting and analysing the data.

Work Experience:

Lecturer ,
Information Technology
Gandaki University,
Pokhara, Nepal
May 2021 – PresentFreelance Researcher
Social Media Analysis, Machine Learning (Land Cover Mapping) and Geospatial Big Data analysis (Mobility analysis Using Probe Data)Lecturer , Part Time
Departmentof Information System Engineering & Software Engineering
Gandaki College of Engineering and Science, Pokhara University, Nepal
Jan 2021 – PresentMSc. Coordinator,
Communications and Knowledge Engineering Program, Electronics and Computer Department,
Pashchimanchal Campus, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal
October 2015 – July 2016

Lecturer ,
Electronics and Computer Department
Pashchimanchal Campus, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara, Nepal
December 2013 –July 2016

Lecturer, Software Engineering
Gandaki College of Engineering and Science, Pokhara University, Pokhara, Nepal
May 2013 – December 2013

Research Associate
intERLab, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
July 2012 – April 2013
Responsibilities:  For Research project, DUMBO, design and implementation of router selection algorithm in an ad-hoc network. This project is intended for disaster recovery scenario for availing emergency communications.

Software Programmer
Sustainable Solutions, Nepal
October 2007 – January 2010
Responsibilities:

  • Worked as a development team member for the development of web-based Personnel Management System and web-based Hospital Information System.
  • Worked as a support member for other Enterprise Systems.

Lecturer, Software Engineering
Gandaki College of Engineering and Science, Pokhara University, Nepal
January 2010 – August 2010 (Full Time)
January 2007 – January 2010 (part Time)

Awards:

Fellowship for Second Nepal Winter School in AI, Organized by Nepal Applied Mathematics and Informatics Institute for Research (NAAMII), 10-20 December, 2019 Pokhara, Nepal

Financial support for participation in International Training Workshop on BeiDou Technology and Its Applications in the Belt and Road Countries and Regions, Organized by China Satellite Navigation Office Academic Exchange Center, 16-29 September, 2019

Financial support by National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan for participation in The 6th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing, 27th February – 2nd  March, 2019, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese Government Scholarshi to pursue Ph.D. Degree at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand,  August 2016

Best Paper Award- “Machine Aided Back of the Book Indexing” (NaSCoIT Conference 2013)

Asian Institute of Technology- Fellowship to pursue Master’s Degree in Information Management, Thailand,  August 2010

Gandaki College of Engineering and Science – Semester topper Awards during Bachelors of Software Engineering, Nepal

First Prize -Secondary Level Science Exhibition, PABSON, Nepal

Articles:

Using machine learning to discover tourism areas of interest from tweet clusters
CSIS Days 2020 – Research Presentation on Spatial Information Science , 20 – 21 November 2020, University of Tokyo, Japan.
Bidur Devkota, Hiroyuki MiyazakiUtilizing User Generated Contents to describe Tourism Areas of Interest.
First International Conference on Smart Technology & Urban Development (STUD 2019) December 13-14, 2019, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Bidur Devkota, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Niraj PahariUsing Volunteered Geographic Information and Nighttime Light Remote Sensing Data to Identify Tourism Areas of Interest.
Sustainability 2019, 11, 4718.
Bidur Devkota, Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Apichon Witayangkurn, Sohee Minsun KimDisaggregate Hotel Evaluation by Using Diverse Aspects from User Reviews
The 6th IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing, 27th February – 2nd  March, 2019, Kyoto, Japan
Bidur Devkota, Chenyi Zhuang, Kyoungsook Kim, Hiroyuki Miyazaki

An Exploratory Study on the Generation and Distribution of Geotagged Tweets in Nepal
International Conference on Computing, Communication and Security, 25 – 27th October, 2018 Tribhuvan University
Bidur Devkota and Hiroyuki Miyazaki

Development of Social Media Data Collection System and its Preliminary Analysis.
International Conference for Urban Geoinfomatics, 22nd – 23rd February, 2017 TERI University
Bidur Devkota and Hiroyuki Miyazaki

Online Social Networks and its potentialities for Nepalese Tourism Promotion ( OODBODHAN, Vol 4, No.1, Aug 2016 )
Bidur Devkota

Integrating romanized Nepali spellchecker with SMS based decision support system for Nepalese farmers
2015 9th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), Kathmandu, 2015, pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1109/SKIMA.2015.7400046, Publisher:IEEE
Bidur Devkota, Bikram Adhikari and Deepanjal Shrestha

Challenges and Factors affecting E-Governance practises in Nepal , 2015 9th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), Kathmandu, 2015
Deepanjal Shrestha, Bidur Devkota and Seung Ryul Jeong

Information and Communication Technology for developing Pokhara as a Smart City (Pokhara Darpan Journal , Volume 19.1, Feb 2015)
Bidur Devkota

Machine Aided Back of the Book Indexing (Seventh National Students’ Conference on Information (NaSCoIT 2013), September 28, 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal. )
Hem Sharma Acharya, Bikram Adhikari, Amir Bhujel and Bidur Devkota

Network Coding Based Bulk Data Synchronization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (AINTEC ’13, November 13 – 15, 2013, Chiang Mai, Thailand  ACM 978-1-4503-2451-9/13/11)
Preechai Mekbungwan, Bidur Devkota, Sarita Gurung, Apiun Tunpan and Kanchana Kanchanasut

Book:

Java Programming Basic, 2016, ISBN:993788818-2, M.K.Publishers & Distributors,Kathmandu,Nepal

Trainings Attended:

  • Second Nepal Winter School in AI, Organized by Nepal Applied Mathematics and Informatics Institute for Research (NAAMII), 10-20 December, 2019 Pokhara, Nepal
  • International Training Workshop on BeiDou Technology and Its Applications in the Belt and Road Countries and Regions, Organized by China Satellite Navigation Office Academic Exchange Center, 16-29 September, 2019
  • 8th Joint Student Seminar on Civil Infrastructures, organized by RNUS-SET, Asian Institute of Technology and ICUS-IIS, University of Tokyo on 12 – 13 September 2019.
  • Training on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Jointly Organized by GIC/AIT, CSIS/UT and ICG/UNOOSA (Bangkok, Thailand, 14 – 18 January 2019)
  • Work shop on Research Methodology (29 May 2015) By Gandaki College of Engineering and Science, Pokhara , Nepal
  • Work shop on Research Methodology (16-18 March 2015) By Office of Rector, Research Division, Tribhuvan University , Nepal
  • Skill Test Assessor’s Training (22-24 Feb 2015) by National Skill Testing Board, CTEVT, Nepal
  • 22nd Asian School on Computer Science on Performance Evaluation for Computer Networks by Professor Don Towsley from University of Massachusetts and Professor John C.S. Lui from Chinese University of Hongkong (20-21 Feb 2012)
  • 3 Hours (3rd Feb 2012) Introductory tutorial for ROS (Robot Operating System) in Bangkok University, Thailand
  • 3 Days (27-29 July 2011) workshop on DNS/DNSSEC by APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre) in Interlab (Internet Education and Research Laboratory), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • 12 Hours (9-12 Jun 2011) lecture series on Wireless Sensor Networks by Associate Professor Dr. Shirshu Varma from Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • SANOG XII (6-14 Aug 2008) Workshops on  Routing, IPv6 Deployment and Applications, Multicast Design and Deployment Workshop, VOIP Design and Deployment, Tutorials for IPv4 , IPv6 , Network Operations, Routing, Security, etc.