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Pratik Dhungana

Pratik Dhungana

Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa


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Coursera Google IT Support Professional Certificate

Federal Aviation Administration Remote Pilot Certificate

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My Work Experience

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The University of Alabama | May 2022 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant

• Developed ETL pipelines to run Python, R, and JavaScript scripts for accessing and preprocessing data from web APIs and databases. • Executed machine learning on a cluster of computers for land change simulation and object detection using big data as well as automated hyperparameter tuning process using KerasTuner increasing true positive rate by 3% • Taught spatiotemporal analysis and visualization of weather data to undergraduate students.
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Survey Department, Nepal | Sep 2018 - Aug 2021

Survey Officer

• Accelerated map generation by 25% by building deep learning models for land cover/land use segmentation from satellite images and parcel boundary detection in aerial photographs. • Led a team of 6 engineers in designing and implementing a national topographic database, and automating schema validation, data migration, and administration. • Developed and documented Python scripts for automating data preprocessing, analysis, and visualization workflow, saving 7 weeks of manual work for 48 people each year. • Enabled a 100% increase in speed for updating large and small-scale 3D topographic information through the construction of 3D scenes from LiDAR data and optical stereo pairs. • Led a team of the national topographic database and map update program from planning to final production with agile project management practices; Wrote tests for quality control, and maintained meta-data for the produced data. • Collaborated with other engineers to provide monthly training to up to 54 data analysts on automating Image processing, data analysis, and visualization workflow.

ADMC Engineering Pvt. Ltd. | Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

Geographic Information System Expert

• Integrated CAD, Spatial data, and tabular data into a unified geodatabase for downstream analysis resulting in a 50% reduction in data quality issues. • Developed and prepared proposal drafts, technical reports, and progress reports for multiple projects, effectively communicating them to technical and non-technical stakeholders. • Collaborated with the web development team to build interactive dashboards and maps for clients as well as the company’s website.

My Education

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Master of Science in GeographyThe University of Alabama | 2023
Bachelors in Geomatics EngineeringTribhuvan University, IOE, Pashchimanchal Campus | 2017

About Me

Pratik Dhungana

Data science and Deep Learning enthusiast with 5 years of computer vision and 3 years of deep-learning experience. Quick learner, and excellent team worker with extensive experience in leading data analysis and machine learning teams. Looking for

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