Profile

I am currently working as a research manager at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo. I am concurrently holding a Visiting Associate Professor’s position at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, where I supervise graduate students. I have been serving as a Co-rapporteur of ITU-T Study Group 13 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland. My education background, work experience, and association with professional organizations are listed below. My short biography is given here.

I have authored/co-authored more than 110 papers published in peer reviewed journals, magazines, and conferences. I have filed 12 patents and edited 10 ITU-T Recommendations. My publications, patents and edited ITU-T Recommendation lists are available in Publication page.

Education :

1991 – 1995Bachelor of Engineering (B.E. with Honours) in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India
2001 – 2003Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea
2003 – 2006Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Informatics, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

Work experience :

2018 – Present Research Manager
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan.
2014 – Present Co-rapporteur
International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T), Study Group 13, Geneva, Switzerland
2013–Present Visiting Associate Professor
The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan
2010– 2018 Senior Researcher
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan
2006 – 2009 Researcher
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo, Japan

The above list shows my work experience after obtaining the PhD degree. After obtaining the B.E. degree in 1995, I had worked for five years in Nepal. I worked as a temporary lecturer to teach undergraduate engineering students at Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus and then worked as a computer engineer at government service. I also worked as a part-time lecturer at Nepal Engineering College.

Awards and honors :

2018.11Best Paper Award (First prize), ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, Santa Fe, Argentina
2018.7ITU-T Study Group 13 Fellow Award, International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland
2017.9Distinguished Service Award, Communications Society, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)
2017.5Accomplishment Award, The ITU Association of Japan
2014.6Best Paper Award (Second prize), ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013.7 Excellent Paper Award, International Conference on Ubiquitous Future Network (ICUFN), Intelligent Vehicles Workshop, Da Nang, Vietnam
2013.4Senior Member Recognition, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2009.9Best Paper Award (Second prize), ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, Mar del Plata, Argentina
2009.5Encouragement Award, The ITU Association of Japan
2003 – 2006Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship to study for a Ph.D. degree
2001 – 2003Korean Government Scholarship to study for an M.S. degree
1991 – 1995Colombo Plan Scholarship to study for a B.E. degree

Professional organization membership :

  • Senior Member: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Fellow: International Telecommunication Union, ITU-T Study Group 13
  • Member: The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE). Currently involved as Network System (NS) Committee Member, Network Virtualization (NV) Committee Member; Associate Editor of IEICE Transaction on Communications (2013-2018).
  • Life Member: Nepal Engineers Association (NEA)
  • Member: Nepal Engineering Council (NEC)
  • Member: Internet Society

More information about my involvement in various academic and professional activities can be found in my Research Map page.
My LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ved-kafle-08a68910/