Nabin K. Malakar, Ph.D.

I am a computational physicist working on societal applications of machine-learning techniques.

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My research interests span multi-disciplinary fields involving Societal applications of Machine Learning, Decision-theoretic approach to automated Experimental Design, Bayesian statistical data analysis and signal processing.


Interested about the picture? Autonomous experimental design allows us to answer the question of where to take the measurements. More about it is here...


I addition to the research, I also like to hike, bike, read and play with water color.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Robot Conductor in Stage!

I know, it is all about pre-programmed robot in the video below.
But we all go into training to get ourselves into some familiar sequence of nice notes. That is also a kind of programming. I found a video in which the robot Asimo directing people as a conductor in a nice stage program.

Many people may find trouble to work under robot.
Oh, actually you can find humans working as robots whenever you call to the 1-800 numbers which are usually equipped with real people trained to behave as robot.
The debate on whether robots are going to outsmart people will continue.
Enjoy the video.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Please vote for my Friend!!!

One of my friends, Arti Shinde, who is pursuing her PhD in cell and molecular biology from Albany Medical College, has been working on some special type of cells for quite some time. The photograph of these cells has been selected as one of the entries in the reputed T-Shirt contest of the ASCB (American Society for Cell Biology). If selected as winner, the picture would appear in the official T-shirt of ASCB for the year 2008-2009.
I would like to request you to vote for her entry (it's entry #13) on the following link.

"Human foreskin fibroblasts cultured on extracellular matrix protein mixture of plasma fibronectin and alternatively spliced segment of fibronectin"

VOTING DEADLINE: Friday, May 16th 2008.

Thank You To Everyone Who voted and showed moral support!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Comments on EC Pricing system

EC system is good, because it makes you to explore.
At least, it made me to explore. By exploring, I have come across with too many "good" blogs. Now I can tell at least a dozen of nice sites/blogs, which I had never come across under other system of exploration. The other systems such as BlogRush and GoodBlogs simply lagged (?) because there was no such motivation for bloggers.

I should thank 'em for that.

Everything was alright , if not perfect , suddenly there came the "new law". Which is based upon 2^X law.

Well, there are good side and bad side. (see the links at the end)

I think the pricing should depend on factors such as: number of drops received/unique visitors, ads in que... and one more important factor may be PR or popularity index.

We should always be thinking of new blogs or new members of ec community. Because Blogging is also about community. There should be fair chances for them so that they can still receive enough attention.
Under the news system, since the price jumps up immediately.
No one will be willing to spending a lot of hard earned ec credits on some-where with only few visitor per day.

Simply put : 2^X is not a better idea!
Think of some idea by which new/hobby bloggers (like me) do not get crushed and yet the spam sites get punished!
Let's try to be more creative. Make up new formula which grows very slowly (like x^2) in the beginning, and becomes exponential at some point and then becomes linear.
I do love the no-cap feature.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Nepali Physicists in 2008 APS (March Meeting)

A list of Nepali physicists participating in the 2008 APS March meeting held at Morial Convention Center, New Orleans,

(1) Dr. Bed Poudel - Boston, MA
(2) Mr. Trilochan Poudel - Boston College, MA
(3) Mr. Shankar Kunwar - Boston College, MA
(4) Mr. Sushil Joshi - Boston College, MA
(5) Mr. Rajendra Dahal - Kansas State University, KS
(6) Mr. Bed Nidhi Pantha - Kansas State University, KS
(7) Mr. Parashu Ram Kharel - Wayne State University
(8) Mr. Rajesh Regmi - Wayne State University, MI
(9) Mr. Arjun Pathak - Southern Illinois University,IL
(10) Mr. Rakesh Shah - Southern Illinois University, IL
(11) Mr. Krishna Sigdel - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
(12) Mr. Rudra Kafle - Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
(13) Mr. Pashupati Dhakal - Boston College, MA
(14) Mr. Sanjaya Adhikari, Towson University, MD
(15) Mr. Khim Karki, Towson University, MD
(16) Mr. Pushkal Thapa - Wayne State University
(17) Mr. Ashok Sedhain - Kansas State University
(18) Dr. Prem Chapagain - Florida International University, FL
(19) Dr. Tara Dhakal - University of Southern Florida, FL
(20) Mr. Hari Dahal - Boston College, MA
(21) Dr. Lekh Nath Bhusal - NREL , Golden , CO
(22) Mr. Laxman Mainali - SUNY at Albany, NY
(23) Mr. Indra Dev Sahu - SUNY at Albany , NY
(24) Mr. Sanjay Prabhakar - SUNY at Albany, NY
(25) Mr. Amar Bahadur Karki - Louisiana State University, LA
(26) Mr. Krishna Neupane - University of Miami, FL
(27) Mr. Suman Khatiwada, Morgan State University, MD
(28) Mr. Krishna Neupane - Kent State University, OH
(29) Mr. Shyam Raj Badu - SUNY at Albany, NY
(30) Mr. Parashu Ram Gyawali - Kent State University, OH
(31) Mr. Madhab Neupane - Boston College, MA
(32) Mr. Pushkar Dahal - Kenyon College, OH
(33) Mr. Suman Khatiwada - Morgan State University, MD
(34) Dr. Bijaya Bahadur Karki - Louisiana State University, LA
(35) Mr. Tula Poudel - Case Western Reserve University, OH
(36) Mr. Prem Thapa - Oklahoma State University, OK
(37) Dr. Mukesh Dhamala - Georgia State University, GA
Updated by Rudra Kafle
At 7:47 A.M. Central Time
Friday, March 14 , 2008
Quoted from the Google Group of Nepal Physical Society