Education


  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering: July 2017 - Present, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE), School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal.

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech. IT): Aug, 2009-May 2012, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal.

  • Exchange student for the Fall Semester, 2010 (Master’s program): Aug 30, 2010-Dec 31, 2010, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

  • Bachelor in Computer Science: 2003-2007, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal.

  • Intermediate Science (I.Sc): 2001-2003, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Research


Research Areas:

  1. Online Learning
  2. MOOC
  3. Data Mining
  4. Knowledge Based System (KBS)
  5. Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  6. Data Science
  7. Learning Analytics

Research Projects:

  1. Principal Investigator, December 2017 - November 2018: “Integrating Knowledge Management Techniques and Usability Principles for Effective Online Learning ”, Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal (Completed in November 2018).
  2. Co-Principal Investigator, June 2017 - May 2018: “Developing MOOC on Scientific Research Writing ”, funded by Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Nepal.
  3. Co-Principal Investigator, March 2016 - February 2017: “Developing MOOC for Higher Education in Nepal ”, funded by IDRC, Canada and FIT-ED, Philippines.
  4. Supervisor, Developed Mobile App: “Fast Relief Ambulance ”, Funded by GIRC (Completed in November 2014).
  5. Project Leader, Mini Research Project: “A Study of Knowledge Management Functions in E-Learning System to Address User E-learning Needs ”, Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal (Completed in April 2014).

Research Students (Masters):

  1. Mr. Tulasi Dahal (Graduated)
  2. Mr. Manish Joshi (Graduated)
  3. Mr. Rabin Shrestha (Graduated)
  4. Mr. Kamal Thapa Magar (Graduated)
  5. Mr. Saugat Acharya (Graduated)
  6. Ms. Prasamsa Khanal
  7. Mr. Arun Timalsina
  8. Mr. Akash Bashyal
  9. Ms. Pramiti Munankarmi


Publications


Journals

  1. Manish Joshi and Sushil Shrestha, “Mining Educational Data: A Case Study of Kathmandu University” International Journal Of Advances In Electronics And Computer Science (IJAECS), September, 2018

  2. Kafle B, Khadka N, Khatri S, Pasachhe S, Shrestha S, “Implementing Knowledge Management (KM) Tools and Techniques: Facilitating Kathmandu University students with Dhulikhel Hospital Services” SciFed Journal of Artificial Intelligence, 2017.

  3. Shrestha S, Regmi B, Dotel S, Bhattarai D and Adhikari M (2016), Creating a Knowledge Base to Enhance Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study of Computer Department at Kathmandu University. J Inform Tech Softw Eng 6: 175.doi:10.4172/2165-7866.1000175.

  4. Shrestha, S. and Kim J.M., “Bridging the Gap between E-Learning and Knowledge Management (KM): An enhancement of Moodle system by applying KM Functions”, International Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN 2049-7318, IJST Publications UK, Vol. 2, Issue. 1, January, 2013, 104-111.

  5. Shrestha, S., “Role of Semantic graph in Web Page Content Visualization”, Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 1, February, 2012, 125-133.

Book

  1. Sushil Shrestha, Book, “Bridging the gap between E-learning and Knowledge Management”, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, ISBN: 978-3-659-15079-1, Deutschland, 2012, [Online], Available on this link.

Conferences

  1. Rajshree Rai, Anup Sedhain, Krishu Kumar Thapa, Ashutosh Chapagain and Sushil Shrestha,“Research and Application of Usability Principles and Fitts’ Law on Social Networking Android Chat Application” at International Himalayan Conference on Advanced Engineering and ICT-Convergence 2019 (ICAEIC-2019) on January 8, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  2. Robin Ranabhatt, Bidhan Rai, Shoaib Manandhar, Amit Upreti and Sushil Shrestha,“Salient Sentence Extraction of Nepali Online Health News Texts” at International Himalayan Conference on Advanced Engineering and ICT-Convergence 2019 (ICAEIC-2019) on January 8, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  3. Sushil Shrestha and Manish Pokharel, “Data Visualization”, Fifth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), August 3 - 4, 2018 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  4. Manish Joshi and Sushil Shrestha, “Mining Educational Data: A Case Study of Kathmandu University” at the International Conference on Advances in Business Management and Information Technology (ICABMIT) on July 21 - 22, 2018, Bankok, Thailand.

  5. Manoj Shakya, Rajesh Manandhar, Sushil Shrestha, Manish Pokharel, “Teacher Perceptions of E-learning for Teaching in Science and Engineering” in 1st HUSOC Symposium 2018 on 28th - 29th April, Thailand.

  6. Sushil Shrestha, Rabin Shrestha, Manish Chaulagain, Manoj Shakya and Manish Pokharel, “Learning Styles in Educational Technology” in 1st HUSOC Symposium 2018 on 28th - 29th April, Thailand.

  7. Manoj Shakya, Sushil Shrestha, Rajesh Manandhar, Manish Joshi and Prasamsa Khanal, “Kathmandu University Open Online Course”, Fourth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), July 29 – 30, 2017 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  8. Jyotika Tuladhar, Shirish Khanal, Sakar Ghimire, Roshan Sapkota and Sushil Shrestha, “Developing online portal as a Knowledge Management System to track and locate trekkers in the Annapurna trekking trails of Nepal”, Fourth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), July 29 – 30, 2017 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  9. Sujal Kokh Shrestha, Prakash Dahal, Ruben Maharjan, Niraj Shrestha and Sushil Shrestha, “Creating a knowledge portal for effective knowledge sharing: evaluation of undergraduate projects of computer department at Kathmandu University”, Fourth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), July 29 – 30, 2017 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  10. Anup Sedhain, Rajshree Rai, Ashutosh Chapagain, Deepesh Subedi, Krishu Thapa and Sushil Shrestha, “Learnhub”, Fourth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), July 29 – 30, 2017 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  11. Prasamsa Khanal, Manoj Shakya and Sushil Shrestha, “Importance of Usability in Online Learning Technologies”, Fourth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), July 29 – 30, 2017 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  12. Manish Joshi, Manoj Shakya and Sushil Shrestha, “Online Learning and Knowledge Management: Challenges and Solutions”, Fourth International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D), July 29 – 30, 2017 at Deerwalk Complex and Hotel Annapurna. Kathmandu, Nepal.

  13. Manoj Shakya, Sushil Shrestha, Rajesh Manandhar, Manish Joshi and Prasamsa Khanal, “Reflections on First MOOC of Nepal: From Learners’ Perspective”, The International Conference on Open and Innovative Education 2017, 12-14 July, Hong Kong.

  14. Sushil Shrestha, “MOOC: Opportunities and Challenges in the context of Nepal”, Doctoral Research forum 2017: Instructional Design and Learning Analytics in MOOCs, 12-14 July, 2017, X-Learning Center, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, Beijing, China.

  15. Manoj Shakya, Sushil Shrestha, Rajesh Manandhar, Manish Joshi and Prasamsa Khanal, “Initiation of MOOC in Nepal by Kathmandu University”, 8 July, National Conference on ICT Integrated Pedagogy for Effective and Meaningful Learning, organized by UNESCO Resource Distribution and Training Center (RDTC), Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) in collaboration with Ministry of Education (MOE), Nepal, Open and Distance Education Center (ODEC) Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  16. Sushil Shrestha, “Developing better user interface by applying HCI Design Principles”, The 2nd International Conference on Next Generation Computing (ICNGC 2017), 5-7 January, 2017, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

  17. Manoj Shakya, Sushil Shrestha and Rajesh Manandhar, “Awareness of MOOC Among College Students: A Study of Far Western Region of Nepal”, 3rd International Conference on e-Learning for Development, 30 July- 1 August, 2016, Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  18. Aarya Joshi, Pradip Silwal, Torchi Rokaya, Manish Gautam and Sushil Shrestha, “Role of Knowledge Management in Business Startups”, First International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Nepal, 30 June- 1 July, Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu University, Nepal.

  19. Sushil Shrestha, “Implementation of Knowledge Management System for effective knowledge sharing”, 7th National Conference on Science and Technology, 29-31 March, 2016, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal.

  20. Sushil Shrestha, “Role of University Education in Community: A case study of Community Education Project of Kathmandu University”, 3rd Annual Sustainable Development Conference, 5-7 July, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

  21. Sushil Shrestha, “Proposed guidelines to select Learning Management System”, 11th International Conference “Inter-University Cooperation Program “ASIAN Community Knowledge Networks for the Economy, Society, Culture, and Environmental Stability”, 30 March-3 April, 2015, Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Workshops


Organizer:

  1. Organizer, "Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Incubation", 1-3 June, 2016, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  2. Organizer, "Pitch Fest Competition", jointly organized by KUBIC and KUTTC, 24 December, 2014, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Participant:

  1. Participant, "One day Seminar on International Trend in Software Development", 12 December, 2017, organized by Scienta and Simula Research Lab, Norwary and Kathmandu University, Nepal at Hotel Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  2. Participant, "Leadership Development Seminar", 14-15 November, 2017, organized by Himal Partner, Norway at Butwal Technical Institute, Butwal, Nepal.
  3. Participant, "Workshop on Understanding Plagiarism", 21-23 June, 2017, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  4. Participant, "Digital Learning for Development (DL4D): 2nd Regional Meeting of the Asia Research Grant Program", 29-30 March, 2017, organized by FIT-ED, Manila, Philippines.
  5. Participant, "One Day Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights", 21 March, 2016, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel. Nepal.
  6. Participant, "Digital Learning for Development (DL4D): 1 st Regional Meeting of the Asia Research Grant Program", 27-29 January, 2016, organized by FIT-ED, Manila, Philippines.
  7. Participant, "Digni Network Meeting for the South Asia Region, Nepal", 13-16 April, 2015, Park Village Hotel and Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  8. Participant, "NGO Seminar", 18-19 November, 2014, organized by Norwegian Embassy, Godavari Village Resort, Lalitpur, Nepal.
  9. Participant, "Second International Conference on Information Technology for Development (IT4D)", 25-27 July, 2014, organized by Deerwalk Services, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  10. Participant, "2-Day National Workshop on the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth: Project Management and ICTD", 7-8 July, 2014, organized by Kathmandu University in collaboration with UN-APCICT, Kathmandu University,Dhulikhel.
  11. Participant, "Workshop on Open Standards", April 03, 2014, organized by Kathmandu University Open Source Community (KUOSC) and FOSS Nepal Community, IT Park, Nepal.
  12. Participant, "Workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing", March 02, 2014, organized by American Society of Microbiology (ASM) in collaboration with Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  13. Participant, "Communication Workshop", December 29, 2013, organized by Humanities and Management Unit (HMU), School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  14. Participant, "Workshop on Culture of Inquiry", December 16 - 17, 2013, organized by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  15. Participant, "Workshop on Academia Industry Dialogue", December 15, 2013, organized by Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  16. Participant, "International Conference for Academic Institutions (ICAI 2013)", January 9-10, 2013, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Campus, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
  17. Participant, "Service Oriented Architecture Lecture Series" organized by HLCIT, IBM, Kathmandu University and Open Technologies Resource Center, February 15-19, 2010, IT Park, Nepal.
  18. Participant, short course on "Adopting Geo-ICT for land administration" jointly organized by the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherland and School of Engineering, Kathmandu University (in collaboration with Land Management Training Center LMTC) from 15-19 June, 2009. Participant, in two days, February 3-4, 2009, "Workshop on Foss Essential Trainings" jointly organized by Foss Nepal and CICC, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  19. Participant, "Workshop on Curriculum development of the Bachelor Degree in Geomatics Engineering" jointly organized by Land Management Training Centre, November 19-21, 2008, ITC Netherland and Kathmandu University.
  20. Participant, Lecture series on "Surveying and Mapping in Nepal",May 9, 2008, Land Management Training Center (LMTC), Dhulikhel, Nepal.


Training


Resource Person:

  1. Role of Online Learning System in enhancing the teaching learning method in an education system”, 12-14 June, 2019, 3-day training on E-learning through moodle, organized by Sanothimi Campus, supported by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  2. 3 day training on Research Proposal Writing”, June 18-20, 2018, PUSET, Biratnagar.
  3. 3 day training on Plagiarism ”, June 1-3, 2018, Organized By Western Regional College (WRC), Pokhara.
  4. 3 day Training Workshop on Research Methodology”, 25-27 May, 2018, Kantipur City College, Kathmandu, Nepal: Supported by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  5. 3 day Training Workshop on Research Methodology”, 28-30 June, 2017, Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Western Regional College (WRC), Pokhara, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  6. Workshop on Understanding Plagiarism”, 21-23 June, 2017, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  7. Training on Research Methodology”, 29 June-1 July, 2015, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  8. Training on E-learning Through Moodle”, 19 June- 20 June, 2014, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  9. Training on Advanced Webpage Design and Development”, 30 Dec, 2012- 2 Jan, 2013, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.

Organizer:

  1. Organizer, “Training on Research Methodology”, 29 June-1 July, 2015, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  2. Organizer, “Training on E-learning Through Moodle”, 19-20 June, 2014, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal: Funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).

Participant:

  1. Participant, “Training on Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics”, June 14, 2019, organized by School of Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal.
  2. Participant, “Data Analysis and Visualization, SPSS & R Programming”, 2-6 April, 2017, organized by Kathmandu University, Nepal.
  3. Participant, “Analysis of Data by using Computer Software”, 3-10 July, 2017, organized by Department of Natural Sciences, Kathmandu University and University Grants Commission (UGC), Nepal.
  4. Participant,“Training Program on Research Grant Management”, 7-9 September, 2016, under the Building Stronger Universities, BSU-II WP 3 Research Support System Capacity Building, Kathmandu University, Nepal.
  5. Participant, “Training Program on Data Analysis Using R”, 22-24 June, 2016, Kathmandu University, Nepal: funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  6. Participant, “Training on Proposal Writing for Partners of Himal Partner”, 9-10 March, 2016, organized by Himal Partner in Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC), Kathmandu, Nepal.
  7. Participant, “Training course on Participatory Design”, 20-24 September, 2015, organized by Building Stronger Universities (BSU), funded by Denmark Fellowship Center (DFC), DANIDA, Hotel Platinum, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  8. Participant, “Training on Latex”, 5-6 June, 2014, Kathmandu University, Nepal.
  9. Participant, “ASM Virtual Workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing”, 2 March, 2014, organized by The American Society for Microbiology.
  10. Participant, “Training on Moodle”, 6-8 June, 2013, Kathmandu University, Nepal.
  11. Participant, “Training on Joomla”, 15-19 April, 2013, Kathmandu University, Nepal.
  12. Participant, “Training on IBM DB2”, 15-17 April, 2010, organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE), Kathmandu University in collaboration with IBM India.
  13. Participant, “Training on the Personality Development Course”, Nov/Dec session, 2007, Shaping Mind, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Awards


  1. Award of Research Development and Innovation Grant for the fiscal year 2017-18 by University Grants Commision.

  2. Scholarship for PhD program in PhD in Computer Science and Engineering under Faculty Development Program, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University, 2017.

  3. Awarded by IDRC, Canada and FIT-ED, Philippines to conduct a research project entitled,"Developing MOOC for Higher Education in Nepal" : March 2016 - February 2017.

  4. Award of Mini Research Project for the fiscal year 2013/2014 by University Grants Commission(UGC), Nepal.

  5. Awarded by “Nepal Bidhya Bhusan” for outstanding achievement during Master degree from the President of Nepal on September 8, 2013.

  6. Exchange student for the Fall Semester, 2010 (Master's program): August 30, 2010-December 31, 2010, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

  7. Scholarship for Master’s program in Master of Technology (M. Tech IT) under Faculty Development Program, School of Engineering, Kathmandu University.

Other Positions


Lead Researcher

Digital Learning Research Lab, (2016 - Present), Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE), Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Program Coordinator:

Computer Science (CS), (August 2015-July 2016), Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE), Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Project Coordinator:

Community Education Project (CEP) (March 2013 - December 2016)
Plan, implement, coordinate and report activities as mentioned in the project application.

Computer Training Coordinator:

School of Engineering (2008-2013)
  • Conduct a “Computer Training course for the teachers of government school” jointly organized by Kathmandu University and Third Eye NGO from 10-15 July, 2011.
  • Conduct a “Computer Training course to the SLC pass out” jointly organized by Kathmandu University and Third Eye NGO from 24 April-25 May, 2011.
  • Conduct a “Computer Training Course” to the Kathmandu University staffs from 22 May-21 June, 2010.
  • Conduct a “Computer Training course to the SLC pass out” jointly organized by Kathmandu University and Samajik Jagaran Manch from 26 April-11 June, 2009.
  • Conduct an “IT Awareness Program” on 28 Feb, 2009, Kalikadevi School, Sindhupalchowk.
  • Conduct an “Open Source Awareness Program to the journalist of Kavre”, 8-13 February, 2009, Kathmandu University.

Advisor:

Kathmandu University Sports Week, 9-16 April, 2010 Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Team Member:

SASEC RTN (2013): Developed e-contents for a distance learning course.

Team Manager: KU Cricket Team:

Runner Up: 1st Inter University T-20 Cricket Tournament 2013, organized by Kathmandu University (KU) in collaboration with University Sports Association of Nepal (USAN).

University Observer:

  • Appointed as a University Observer to conduct a Final MBBS Examination in Nobel Medical College, Biratnagar from 16 Oct-29 Oct, 2016.
  • Appointed as a University Observer to conduct a Final MBBS Examination in Nepalgunj Medical College, Chisapani, Banke from 3 Aug-3 Sept, 2012.
  • Appointed as a University Observer to conduct a Final MBBS Examination in Kathmandu Medical College from 1 July- 24 July, 2009.

Coach/Captain: KU Staff Football Team:

  • Participation: 8th 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2018, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Runner Up: 7th 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2017, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Runner Up: 6th 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2016, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Participation: 5th 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2014, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Winner: 4th 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2013, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Participation: 3rd 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2012, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Winner: 2nd 7 A Side KU Staff Cup Football Tournament, 2011, organized by Kathmandu University High School (KUHS), Chaukot, Kavre.
  • Participation: 6th AMES Running Shield Football Tournament, February 27 to May 26, 2011, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  • Participation: Inter Semester Football Tournament, November 1 to November 19, 2009, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  • Participation: 2nd All Nepal BT cup Football Tournament, 2009, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.
  • Runner Up: 1st All Nepal BT cup Football Tournament, 2008, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel.

Courses Delivered


(February 2008 - Present)

Graduate Course:

  1. Knowledge Management (COMP 574)

Undergraduate Courses:

  1. Data Mining (COMP 482)
  2. Knowledge Management (COMP 477)
  3. Adaptive Web Technology (COMP 426)
  4. Human Computer Interaction (COMP 341)
  5. DBMS Laboratory works (COMP 305)
  6. Computer Network (COMP 204)
  7. Information System Technology (COM 240)
  8. Internet Technology (COMP 251)
  9. Structure Oriented Programming (C) (COMP 103)
  10. Object Oriented Programming (C++) (COMP 116)
  11. Computer Foundation (COMP 115)
  12. Information System (COMP 101)
  13. Pascal Programming