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Jyoti U. Devkota

Country of origin: Nepal Currently in: Nepal, Kathmandu General field of specialization: Mathematical sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2000 Doctorate Mathematical sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Interdisciplinary

I am a professor of Statistics with research focus on problems from energy and environment. My interest is in data generation, data verification, data rectification and data prediction. With these objectives, I have worked as a project leader in Renewable Nepal Project (www.ku.edu.np/renewablenepal) since July 17, 2010 till July 16, 2014. 20 full time and part time research assistants were recruited to carry out project activities. I have also conducted three training under the project namely a four days training on database construction, a seven days training on statistical analysis and interpretation using computer soft ware such as SPSS and EXCEL and a seven days training on Categorical Data Analysis. These trainings are a part of capacity building program for the Kathmandu University faculty members and full time and part time project staff. This project conducted two major surveys assessing the detailed Socio Economic impact of Renewable Energy on 400 households using biogas as a source of Renewable Energy. A detailed questionnaire comprising of 59 questions and requiring 40 -45 minutes to complete it was developed and tested on 30 households. Then two major surveys were conducted in two different districts of Nepal. After that a consumer profile database of biogas consumers was constructed. There were four publications in international journals and presentations in four international conferences. I have also worked as project leader in a Project on interdisciplinary applications of statistical methodology in Energy Research from March 2015 to October 2015. An Energy Consumption Profile sample survey of 300 households of three rural himalayan villages was completed in July 2015. A database of Energy Consumption Profile was designed and the data collected has been entered in the database. Papers (based on energy consumption profile) have been sent to international journal for publication.

Research Keywords: 
renewable energy sources
statistical analysis
data integration
Biogas
Hydropower

Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Jyoti U. Devkota, Kamala Upreti, Deepa Gurung 2016: Principal Components Analysis of Socio-Economic Factors of Micro Hydro Consumers of Nepal, Proceedings of International Conference on “ASIAN Community Knowledge Networks for the Economy, Society, Culture and Environmental Stability”, Page 387 - 393, May 2016.
2. Jyoti U. Devkota, Kamala Upreti, Deepa Gurung 2015: Principal Components Analysis of Socio-Economic Factors of Renewable Energy Users of Countries Such as Nepal, Proceedings of International Conference on Applied Statistics 2015, Page 143 - 149, July 2015.
3. Jyoti U. Devkota, Swechhya Singh, Chanda Prajapati, Binu Hada 2014: Principle components analysis of the socioeconomic conditions of biogas users - with examples from Nepal. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, Volume 4, No. 3, Page 655 - 664, September 2014.
4. Jyoti U. Devkota, Chanda Prajapati, Swechyya Singh, Binu Hada 2014: Statistical analysis of benefits of renewable energy - examples of biogas consumers of Nepal. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, Volume 4, No. 2, Page 471 - 476, June 2014.

5. Jyoti U. Devkota, Chanda Prajapati, Swechyya Singh, Binu Hada 2014: Multinomial logistic regression of ben- efits of renewable energy-examples from biogas consumers of Nepal, Proceedings of International Conference on Applied Statistics 2014, Page 206 - 213, May 2014.

6. Jyoti U. Devkota, Chanda Prajapati, Swechyya Singh, Binu Hada 2013: Statistical analysis of socioeconomic variables of biogas consumers of Nepal. Rentech Symposium Compendium, Volume 3, Page 32-35, September
2013.

7. Jyoti U. Devkota, Chanda Prajapati, Swechyya Singh, Binu Hada 2013: Statistical analysis of socioeconomic variables of biogas consumers of Nepal. Rentech Symposium Compendium, Volume 3, Page 32-35, September 2013.

8. Jyoti U. Devkota 2012: Mortality and Fertility Models for Countries with Limited Data- Results Based on Demographic Data of Nepal, India and Germany, Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbruecken, Germany, September 2012.
9. Jyoti U. Devkota, Swechyya Singh, Binu Hada, Chanda Prajapat 2012: Some preliminary results from the data analysis of consumer profile database of renewable energy (biogas). Rentech Symposium Compendium, Volume 2, Page 8 - 13, December 2012.
10. Jyoti U. Devkota, Binu Hada, Chanda Prajapati, Swechya Singh 2012: The importance of research data digitization and its statistical analysis-with examples of biogas consumers of Nepal, International Journal for Environmental Science and Development, Vol.3, no. 2, Page 103 - 108, April 2012.
11. Jyoti U. Devkota, Binu Hada, Chanda Prajapati and Swechya Singh 2012: Some highlights of consumer profile database of renewable energy (biogas) and statistical analysis of some of its parameters”, Rentech proceedings, Vol. 1, Page 1-4, March 2012.
12. Jyoti U. Devkota, R. S. Singh, 2011: Mathematical modeling of mortality for countries with limited and defective data, Journal of Applied Statistical Sciences, vol. 19 no1, page 24-38.
13. Jyoti U. Devkota, R. S. Singh, 2010: Deterministic and probabilistic models with applications to modeling fertility data, Journal of Applied Statistical Sciences, vol.18 no.2, page 161-176.

14. S. M. Dixit, J. Upadhyaya, et al., 2010: Assessment of Aqueous extracts of selected nepali high altitude medicinal and aromatic herbs as antimicrobial agents against selected gram - negative and gram-positive opportunistic pathogens, Research Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 5 (2), Page 37 - 42. 9.

15. Jyoti Upadhyaya, 2008: Mathematical Analysis of Age Structured Population data, Abstracts of Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, Nov. 10 - 12, 2008, Page 390. 10.

16. Jyoti Upadhyaya, R.P.Ghimire, Tulsi Upadhyaya, 2008: Finite Buffer Non-Preemptive Priority Queue with Heterogeneous Servers under Randomized Push out scheme, Abstracts of Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, Nov. 10 - 12, 2008, Page 382.

17. R. P. Ghimire, Jyoti Upadhyaya, Tulsi Upadhyaya, 2008: Priority Queues with Balking and Reneging, Ab- stracts of Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, Nov. 10 - 12, 2008, Page 383.

18. S.M.Dixit, J. Upadhyaya, A. Dhakal, P. Dulal, P. Gautam, D. Malla, A. Manandhar, S. Pandey, S. Paudel, P. Shrestha and B.M.Pokhrel , 2008 : Assessment of aqueous extracts of selected Nepali high altitude Medic- inal and Aromatic herbs as Antimicrobial agents. Abstracts of Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, Nov. 10 - 12, 2008, Page 183.

19. Bhupendra Devkota, Bhanu Bhakta Panthi, Jyoti U. Devkota, 2008: Pesticidal Activities of Mixture of certain Botanicals against coffee stem Borer, Abstracts of Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology, Nov. 10 - 12, 2008, Page 69.

20. Bhanu Panthi, Bhupendra Devkota, Jyoti U. Devkota, 2008: Effect of botanical pesticides used to control coffee pests on the soil fertility of coffee orchards. Journal of Agriculture and Environment, MOAC, Vol. 9, 2008.

21. Jyoti U. Devkota, Sabita Aryal, 2006: Mathematical Modeling of Residual Effects of Distillery Effluents Appli- cation by Finite Difference Method. Kathmandu University Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 1/ No. 2/ March 2006.

22. Jyoti U. Devkota, 2006: Report on Mathematical Modeling of Post Methanated Effluents: Kathmandu Uni- versity 2006.

23. Jyoti U. Devkota, V. P. Saxena, 2005: Mathematical modeling applied to burn injuries. Kathmandu University, Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1/No. 1/September 2005.

24. Jyoti U. Devkota, 2002: Rural and urban effects on mortality and fertility. Archives of the Himalayan Environment, Vol. 1/ Issue 1/1 st March 2002: 16-24.

25. Jyoti U. Devkota, 2001: Some models reflecting and projecting Nepal’s fertility scene. The Nepali Mathemat- ical Sciences Report. Vol. 19 (1 and 2): 101-116.

26. Jyoti U.Devkota, 1999-2000: Calculation and Modeling of Parity Progression for Nepal. The Nepali Mathe- matical Sciences Report. Vol. 18 (1 and 2): 79-102.

26. Jyoti U. Devkota, 2000: ”Modeling and Projecting Nepal’s Mortality and Fertility” - unpublished PhD dis- sertation available in the internet address http://elib.uni-osnabrueck.de/ under the headings ”elektronische dissertationen”, ”mathematik” and ”Modeling and Projecting Nepal’s Mortality and Fertility”



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Teaching

Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Jul 2010
Other
TWAS research grant in 2007 and 2009 on Statistical Analysis of Population Dynamics of Nepal.