Ved P. Kafle is a Senior Researcher of communication networks at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). He also holds a concurrent position of a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo and teaches advanced network architectures to graduate students. He has been involved in the design, implementation, modeling and evaluation of algorithms, protocols, and architectures for new generation networks (NWGN) or the future Internet. In particular, his current research interests include new naming and addressing schemes, ID/locator split architectures, name resolution, routing protocols, integration of heterogeneous network-layer protocols, integration of resource-constrained sensor networks into the Internet, information-centric networking, distributed mobility management, and security, privacy and trust. He was a member of the AKARI Architecture Design Project for New Generation Network, where he designed and implemented the HIMALIS (Heterogeneity Inclusion and Mobility Adaptation through Locator ID Separation) architecture. He has published more than 50 research papers in referred journals, magazines and conferences. He has also edited four ITU-T Recommendations related with the Next Generation Network (NGN) and future networks and submitted several contributions to these and other Recommendations. He received the ITU Association of Japan Award in 2009 for his active involvement in the ITU standardization activities. He also received Best Paper Awards at two ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences held in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 2009 and in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation in 2014.
He received the B.E. in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College (now PEC University of Technology) Chandigarh, India, the M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea, and the Ph.D. in Informatics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan.
Dr. Kafle is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of the IEICE, a member of the Internet Society, a member of NEC (Nepal Engineering Council), and a life member of NEA (Nepal Engineers’ Association). He is an Associate Editor for the IEICE Transactions on Communications, was a Guest Editor for Computer Networks (Special Issue on Security and Identity Architecture for the Future Internet) 2012-13. He is a committee member of the IEICE Technical Committee on Information Networks (IN). He is also actively involved in technical program committees for several international conferences, such as IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, ITU Kaleidoscope, and APCC. He is a reviewer of papers for major communication networks related journals such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Computer Networks and Computer Communications (Elsevier), as well as the papers submitted to the above listed and other conferences.
He is actively volunteering in Nepal related social organizations in Japan. He was President of Nepal Engineers’ Association – Japan Center in 2009-2010 and was an advisor to the Nepalese Students Association in Japan (NESAJ) and was an advisor to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRN) Japan in 2011-13. He is volunteering in NRN and NESAJ by leading or participating in election committees and conducting free and fair election by using a Web-based online voting system developed by himself.
He is also involved in Japanese volunteer organizations to promote friendship and cultural exchange among the Japanese and foreign residents living in his current city. He frequently participates in programs organized by the Misato International Community (MIC), managed by local volunteers, and Misato International Association (MIA), managed by the City Office. He had rendered service to people displaced by the Tsunami and Fukushima power plant problems in 2011 by preparing Nepalese food for their meal when they had taken shelter in a local school.
Whenever he gets free time out of his work, he plays badminton or goes for a jogging of about 10km. On holidays, he spends time playing or visiting parks with kids. He loves to see nature but hates to go for shopping.
He is living in Japan with his wife, two daughters and a son. His other family members are in Nepal.