Natural hazards have always been the most interesting topic of discussion for me. With the experience of the Gorkha Earthquake (M 7.8, USGS) on April 25, 2015, my passion for studying the earthquake-induced landslide was high. “Earthquake Induced Landslide in Rasuwa and adjoining areas” was the topic of my Master thesis.
I work a lot in GIS and want to explore more on ‘Remote Sensing’. I use ArcGIS, QGIS and GRASS GIS. Among these, Grass GIS is my favorite because of its high efficiency. I am fond of using applications like R and Python in analyzing disaster scenarios. It makes the work much easier. Machine learning in the study of spatial patterns of disaster is the next topic of my interest.
Post Gorkha Earthquake 2015, I got an opportunity to participate for five days in a project from National Science Foundation (Jointly led by few universities from USA) that installed Seismometer in various affected regions. I too visited some affected areas with a technical team from Impact Forecasting (Aon Benfield Re-Insurance). I worked as a Geologist in a project of Earthquake Hazard Assessment led by JICA.