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.


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

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Nepali Team in the International Physics Olympiad IPhO2009: Mexico


We have been updated that Mr. Rohan Poudel (Team: Nepal) got the BRONZE MEDAL in IPhO 2009.

We would like to Congratulate Mr. Poudel and wish him all the best for future academic endeavors.

The 40th INTERNATIONAL PHYSICS OLYMPIAD, IPhO2009, will be held in Merida, Mexico from July 11 to 19th, 2009.

Nepal Physics Olympiad (NEPHO) committee was formed on the initiation of Dr. Sitaram Byahut in 2006. As one of the member of the Society, We have seen his dedication and hard work to bring it up from zero. On his co-ordination, Team Nepal participated in the 38th IPhO competitions held in Iran in July 2007 for the first time with four students. Mr. Bishal Lamichhane of St. Xavier’s College won the “HONOR MENTION” award and the President’s prize for the “Best among the New Participants”.

In 2008, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nepal Participated with a team of 6 people.

The process of selection involves Nepal Physics Olympiad Committee conducting a national level test among students of +2 sciences, A level in science and I. Sc. It then selects, trains to represent Nepal in IPhO.

Nepali team for IPhO 2009

This year The test was held on 1 March 2009. It was conducted in Padma Kanya Campus, Baghbazar, Kathmandu, Pokhara and in Butwal. About 250 students appeared in the test. NePhO selected top 30 students for further training. Those students were trained for one week before a test was administered to select top five students to represent Nepalese team in the 40th IPhO 2009. Mr. Rohan Poudel, Mr. Grishma Raj Pandeya, Mr. Roshan Sharma, Mr. Shikhar Rai and Mr. Manish Pokhreal comprise the team to the IPhO-2009. The team will also have a leader – Dr. Narayan Adhikari/Prof. Dr. Pradeep Bhattarai. There are three intensive trainings, each of six days duration, for the preparation to the IPhO. The team is leaving for the IPhO to Hanoi on 9 July 2009. we would like to extend best wishes to the Nepali Olympiad Team.

[Adopted from: NPS Newsletter 2009]


I could not see any updates in the Nepho website:

nor in the group:

There are a lot of troubles and hurdles to get Nepali team into such huge programs, moreover, Mexico is on the other side of the globe for Nepali participants. However, participation in such programs will not only bring students to the global exposure, it will also awaken a huge physics monster living in them. Challenge them and will be good for the overall development of physics and physics education in Nepal.

IPhO Programs:

Physics today Blog...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

NPS Executive: Archive

From Nepal Physical Society  Archive
Executive Committee 2066/68(2009-11)

Prof.Dr.Shekhar Gurung

Mr.Ramesh Shakya
rameshshakya[ at ]

Prof.Dr.Nanda Bdr Maharjan

Dr.Tika Katuwal          
katuwal_tika[at }hotmail. com

Mr.Deependra Parajuli    
deepenparaj a]t

Dr.Sanju Shrestha        
sanju12np at

Dr.Binil Aryal           
binil.aryal{ at}

Mr.Gopi Chandra Kafle   
gopikafle  at

Mr.Jagannath Devkota    
jd.phys [at ]

Mr.Nava Raj Subedi      

Mr.Ram Babu Ray         

Executive Committee 2062/64(2005-07)

Mr. Ramesh Shakya

Immediate Past-president
Prof. Dr. Shesh Kanta Aryal

Dr. Jeevan Jyoti Nakarmi

Dr. Pradeep Bhattarai

Mr. Niraj Man Shrestha

Dr. Sanju Shrestha

Dr. Narayan Prasad Adhikari

Mr. Nabin Paudel
Mr. Rajendra Prasad Koirala
Mr. Krishna Bahadur Rai
Mr. Dipendra Parajuli
Executive Committee 2064/66(2007-09)

Prof. Dr. Shesh Kanta Aryal

Immediate Past-president
Prof. Dr. Shekhar Gurung

Mrs. Shyama Regmi (Adhikari)

Dr. Bhadra Prasad Pokharel

Mr. Hom Bahadur Baniya

Mrs. Usha Joshi

Dr. Raju Khanal

Mr. Amba Datta Pant
Mr. Niraj Man Shrestha
Mr. Nurapati Pantha
Mr. Nabin Kumar Malakar

Editorial Board Members
Mr. Hari Shankar Mallik
Ms. Pramila Shakya

 Executive Committee 2060/62

Prof. Dr. Shekhar Gurung

Immediate Past-president
Prof. Dr. Devendra Raj Mishra

Mr. Ramesh Shakya

Dr. Balkrishna Sapkota

Mr. Rudra Aryal

Mrs. Usha Joshi

Dr. Bhadra Prasad Pokharel

Mr. Rajendra Prasad Dahal
Mr. Hom Bahadur Baniya
Mr. Ganapati Nath Jha
Dr. Dilli Prasad Banjade

Editorial Board Members
Dr. Ram Prasad Regmi
Mr. Yadav pandit 


Monday, June 1, 2009

A Google Widget for Nepali Bloggers

A google widget for Nepal Bloggers has been created: get one here 
The amazing thing is that it works everywhere from your igoogle page to web page or blog. Simply insert the code, and you are good to go. There are functionalities to modify it. You can change the dimension to fit into your available space. For the time being, it is updated every hour and collects from about 60/70 blogs listed in hamrocircle . This is just an attempt to have a list of active Nepali bloggers who are ready to show love to each other by visiting each other and sharing the views. We know that many sites are not yet listed there. It is still being updated.

I would also suggest joining the hamrocircle in facebook .

We can see that there have been growing market of such blog lists. The first I could find was . A huge listing of Nepali Bloggers can be found there. A problem however in there is the fact that many of them have gone into hibernation. Some had only few posts. I can understand it, we are not professional bloggers. Even If we want to be, we end up posting news and claiming to be blogger. Well, not that easy job either. I think being a blogger means something different than posting news.

Thank You every body for using it and giving creative feedbacks. 

Special Thanks the first time users.

Please let me know if you are using it!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Constellations in the Southern Sky

Last summer, 2008, I was in Sao Paulo Brazil for MaxEnt 2008 conference. Aside the academic matters, we had chance to see the night sky. I have to tell you that the night sky in southern Hemisphere is very very different.
Because of the orientation of the earth, the spiral of the milky way towards center of Galaxy could be seen. It was equally exciting to see the Alpha Centauri from there.

After the Anonymous commented, I wanted to write a little bit on it: (Thanks Anonymy!)
The Milky way galaxy we see in the northern sky is going from north to south. In there, we can see the spiral arm of the Milky way and the center of the galaxy; which is exciting! The Alpha Centauri was also saying hello! from about four and half light years, the whole night sky was so gorgeous! I don't know if you have seen the beauty of sky in the darkness!

See the apod:
The picture is "Astronomy picture of the day". The sky was not much different.
 Stargazing Basics: Getting Started in Recreational AstronomyNightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the UniverseStargazing

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wake up, grab the dream and live it!

Larry Page: the creator of Page Rank system and the founder of Google has given an inspiring note on the commencement of 2009 @ University of Michigan.

Here is a brief quote from his speech:
Well, I had one of those dreams when I was 23. When I suddenly woke up, I was thinking: what if we could download the whole web, and just keep the links and... I grabbed a pen and started writing! Sometimes it is important to wake up and stop dreaming. I spent the middle of that night scribbling out the details and convincing myself it would work. Soon after, I told my advisor, Terry Winograd, it would take a couple of weeks to download the web -- he nodded knowingly, fully aware it would take much longer but wise enough to not tell me. The optimism of youth is often underrated! Amazingly, I had no thought of building a search engine. The idea wasn't even on the radar. But, much later we happened upon a better way of ranking webpages to make a really great search engine, and Google was born. When a really great dream shows up, grab it!


Larry Page's University of Michigan Commencement Address here...