Short biography

I received a B.E. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College, India, an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea, and a Ph.D. in Informatics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan.

After obtaining my Ph.D., I joined the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo in 2006 as a researcher, and am currently working in the position of a research manager. From 2013 to 2023, I concurrently held a visiting associate professor’s position at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, where I supervised graduate students. I have been serving as a Rapporteur of ITU-T Study Group 13 since 2014. My research interests include advanced network architectures, 5G/6G networks, integrated control of terrestrial and non-terrestrial (satellite) networks, Internet of Things (IoT), information-centric networking (ICN), network function virtualization, software-defined networking, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security and privacy protection. I have published more than 140 research papers in peer reviewed journals, magazines and conferences. I have also edited 14 ITU-T Recommendations and Supplements related with the Next Generation Network (NGN), Future Networks, IMT-2020 or 5G networks, fixed, mobile and satellite convergence and submitted many contributions for these and other Recommendations. I hold 12 patents.

I am a Fellow of ITU-T Study Group 13, life member of Nepal Engineers Association, senior member of IEEE, and member of IEICE.

I received the ITU Association of Japan’s Encouragement Award and Accomplishment Award in 2009 and 2017, respectively. I also received the Nepali Diaspora ICT Award 2022 (The Biggest Tech Award of Nepal) in 2022 and the Information and Communication Technology Award (TTC Chairman’s Commendation) from Japan in 2023. I received five Best Paper Awards from the ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences in 2009, 2014, 2018, 2020, and 2022.

More information about my involvement into various academic and professional activities can be found in my Research Map page.