About Me

I am Abhishek Paudel. I recently completed my Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus. I am currently looking forward to building my career in the field of AI and Machine Learning.

Contact Details

Abhishek Paudel
Kathmandu, Nepal
+977-9841061471
hi AT apaudel DOT com DOT np

Education

Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering 2013 — 2017

Some courses studied: Computer Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Objected Oriented Programming, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Digital Logic, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Probability, Discrete Structure, Numerical Methods, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Big Data Systems, Distributed Systems, Operating System, Information Systems, Instrumentation, Embedded System, Database Management System, Computer Network, Microprocessor, Computer Organization and Architecture, Data Communication, Simulation and Modeling, Digital Signal Analysis and Processing, Project Management, IT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

St. Xavier's College

High School 2010 — 2012

Some courses studied: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics

Experience

Fusemachines Nepal

AI Fellow January 2018 — Present

Fusemachines AI Fellowship is a year long program that aims to train, educate and create a pool of AI specialists who will collaborate on solutions focused on implementing AI, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Machine Learning techniques to address real world problems.

Nepal Participatory Action Network

Technical Consultant February 2018 — Present

Developed and piloted the first of its kind SMS based information dissemination and monitoring system for Government of Nepal to enhance its existing management information system used for social security allowance program. This new SMS based system would automatically acquire information about social security allowance from concerned authorities in each local level, send this information to registered beneficiaries and also make it available on public website. Furthermore, it would also interactively survey the beneficiaries through SMS to inquire about effectiveness of the program.

Equal Access Nepal

Technical Consultant January 2017 — November 2017

Provided technical support to UNICEF Nepal CO in development and deployment U-report platform as a part of Shout Out For Health program initiated by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. U-report is a free, SMS-based system that allows young people to speak out on what is happening in communities across their country using their mobile phones, and work together with other community leaders and policy makers for positive change. These voices and opinions of young people are visualized in real-time on public website.

Hult Prize @ Tribhuvan University

Event Coordinator November 2016 — March 2017

Coordinated on-campus event of the Hult Prize at Tribhuvan University whose winning team competed in the regional finals in Dubai. The Hult Prize is a social impact start-up competition of students from around the world and organized by Hult Prize Foundation in partnership with Former US President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative that grants its annual winner a seed funding of USD 1 million.

LOCUS Technological Festival

Software Coordinator November 2016 — October 2017

Coordinated various software related projects, hack-a-thons, talk shows and the main three-day exhibition of LOCUS 2017 - 14th National Technological Festival. LOCUS is one of the biggest annual technological exhibition of the nation run fully by the undergraduate students of Department of Electronics & Computer and Electrical Engineering of Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University that promotes technical innovation and creation along with engineering studies through interaction and healthy competition among creative minds in technical fields.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Nepal Country Office

Technical Consultant January 2015 — November 2015

Developed and deployed various SMS based applications along with real-time/off-line analytics for tasks like communication with teachers in remote districts, location tracking of UNICEF field staffs for security purposes and information dissemination & monitoring of UNICEF supported cash transfer program. These applications proved to be highly valuable and useful during the post-earthquake period and benefited more than half a million people in earthquake affected districts of Nepal directly or indirectly.

Publications

Paudel A., Bajracharya B.R., Ghimire M., Bhattarai N. and Baral D.S. (2018). Using Personality Traits Information from Social Media for Music Recommendation. IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication and Security. (accepted) [Download pdf]

Projects

2048 AI

An AI that solves 2048 puzzle game using minimax and alpha-beta pruning

Musick

A recommendation system that recommends music based on personality of a person determined from social media

SlideCast

A tool that allows live broadcasting of presentations to computers and smart phones in a network

Chatbot

Minor project on Python that generates responses to questions based on Markov model and pattern matching

Secure Emigration

A web-based platform developed on Django that allows rating and reviewing of manpower companies

Skills

  • Python
  • C/C++
  • Javascript
  • Django
  • SQL
  • HTML/CSS
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