Pankaj Raj Dawadi

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering
House no. 2154, Panityanki, Mahankal, Boudha-6, Kathmandu, Nepal
Honors and Awards
Other Position

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering (May 2018 - ongoing)

  • Thesis Title: “PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT USING MACHINE LEARNING APPROACH: A PERSPECTIVE FROM SMART TRANSPORTATION” Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Nepal
  • Research Domain: Image Processing, Machine/Deep Learning, Computer Vision

Master's Degree in Computer Engineering

  • Thesis Title: “Feature Variance and Adaptive Classifier for Efficient Face Recognition” 22 February 2006–21 February 2008 Intelligent Technology Lab, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea
  • Research domain: Face Recognition, Machine Learning, Image Processing

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering

  • 10 September 1999–09 September 2003
  • Kathmandu Engineering College, Kalimati, Kathmandu, Nepal
Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

1. Erasmus+ KA107 Ph.D. Mobility, University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain ( 4th October 2021 to 4th March 2022)

2. Full-time Ph.D. mobility, Erasmus Mundus INTACT, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland (decide to terminate due to family reasons)

3. Staff Training Mobility, Erasmus Mundus Strong Ties, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw (Poland),01 October 2013–30 November 2013

4. Juen-Seok International Student Scholarship, Inha University, March/2006 – February/2008

  • Waiver of tuition while pursuing a Master's degree in Information and Computer Engineering

5. BK21 Scholarship, Inha University August 2007-February, 2008

  • Brain Korea Scholarship awarded to Master and Ph.D. Student from Information Engineering field, Project participation as guided by BK21 Project, South Korea

6. Teaching Assistantship, Inha University March 2007- February 2008

  • Master's and Ph.D. students are provided assistantships to teach, conduct laboratory, and deliver lectures to Bachelor's degree students in core computer engineering courses.

Thesis Guidance to Graduate Students:


Nisha Lamichhane, “Software Testing Challenges in Practice in the Context of Web-Based Application”, 2013

• Prakash Gautam, “Keystroke Biometric System for Touch Screen Text Input on Android Devices”, 2018

• Santosh Mahato, “An Efficient Approach for Action Recognition in sports videos: Implementing MTSE into videos”, 2019

• Sahit Baral, “Pothole Detection Using Deep Learning Algorithm”, (ongoing)

• Jen Bati, “Character Recognition on Ranjana Script using CNN”, (ongoing)

Technical Committees and Participation

1. Program Committee Member, 2019 International Conference on Health Informatics and Clinical Analytics,

2. Participant, SANOG XII, Tutorial Session on Network for Research and Education in Campus, August 11-12, 2008 Kathmandu, Nepal

3. Participant, International UNNAYAN 2003, An International Tech Meet, February 12th – 15th 2003, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India

4. Paper Presenter, Fifth International Conference on Advances in Computing and Data Sciences (ICACDS 2021), MVPS'Karmaveer Baburao Ganpatrao Thakare College of Engineering, Nashik, Maharashtra, India, April 2021, (The conference was held virtually due to Pandemic)

5. Think Tank member, Policy Research Institute, Government of Nepal,

Other Position

1. Undergraduate Program Coordinator (16th July 2012 to 16th July 2013), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal

  • Responsible to handle a team of 11 academic staff and 4 administrative staff)
  • Responsible to manage semester courses of undergraduate level
  • Responsible to communicate with higher authorities within the University

2. Internship and Placement Coordinator (16th July 2013 to 15th November 2018), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal

  • Responsible to handle the internship program of 120 Computer Science and Computer Engineering students
  • Communication with different IT industries for knowledge dissemination, Industry academia dialogue, short term training programs for industrial and academic human resource
  • Placement confirmation for undergraduate and graduate students

3. Team Leader, Curriculum Drafting Committee, Bachelor Degree of Technology in Artificial Intelligence, (2020 – 2021)

  • Design of Course Curriculum of four years Bachelor Degree in Artificial Intelligence at Kathmandu University

4. Subject Committee Member (2017 – 2019), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University

5. Invited Subject Committee Member (2021 to Present), Bachelor of Technology in Artificial Intelligence

6. External Thesis Examiner, (2015 – Present), Purbanchal University, Tribhuwan University

  • Dawadi P.R., Pokharel M., Bal B.K (2022). An Approach to Enhance the Character Recognition Accuracy of Nepalese License Plate. 2022
  • Dawadi P.R., Pokharel M., Bal B.K (2021). An Approach of Devanagari License Plate Detection and Recognition Using Deep Learning. Singh M., Tyagi V., Gupta P.K., Flusser J., Ören T., Sonawane V.R. (eds) Advances in Computing and Data Sciences. ICACDS 2021. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1441. Springer, Cham
  • P. Gautam and P. R. Dawadi (2017). Keystroke biometric system for touch screen text input on android devices optimization of equal error rate based on medians vector proximity. 11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), 2017, pp. 1-7
  • Pankaj Raj Dawadi, Nam Mi Young and Phill Kyu Rhee (2007). Feature Variance And Adaptive Classifier for Efficient Face Recognition. ”, Korean Information Processing Society, Nov. 16, 2007
  • Sedai S., Jin K.E., Dawadi P.R., Rhee P.K. (2007). Use of Multiple Contexts for Real Time Face Identification. Gagalowicz A., Philips W. (eds) Computer Vision/Computer Graphics Collaboration Techniques. MIRAGE 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4418. Springer, Berlin
  • • M. R. Bashar, S. K. Kang, P. R. Dawadi and P. K. Rhee (2007). A Context-Aware Statistical Ontology Approach for Adaptive Face Recognition. Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, 2007, pp. 698-703
  • Rezaul Bashar, Pankaj Raj Dawadi, Eun Sung Jung, and Phill Kyu Rhee (2007). An approach of cluster validity on Gabor wavelet based adaptive face recognition. Int. J. Know.-Based Intell. Eng. Syst. 11, 4 (December 2007), 219–225