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Rajiv Khadka

Visualization Researcher

Research Areas:
Applied Visualization; Cyber and Information Science; Data collection; Data Science; Spatial Analysis; Web Applications; Data Analytics; Data Assimilation; Human factors


Rajiv Khadka is a Visualization Researcher at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and an Adjunct Professor at the Idaho State University. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming. His research interest’s area Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Human-Computer Interaction, 3D User Interactions, Collaborative Virtual Environments, Proxemics, and Immersive Data Visualization. He is respected as dynamic, enthusiastic, and multilingual with a proven track record of researching and creating cutting-edge user interaction methods, visual analytics applications, and tools that improve scientific workflows within Virtual and Augmented Reality environments. He is also a dedicated and passionate educator, delivering engaging lessons and providing mentorship to his students, while also writing successful proposals and furthering personal research. Rajiv has a strong technical background in programming and visualization tools, and an outstanding ability to build lasting relationships with, and convey technical information to, scientists and non-scientists audiences. He is respected as a motivated self-starter with exemplary organization skills, a keen eye for detail, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

Digital Profiles:

Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Wyoming, 2019
M.S., Computer Science, University of Wyoming, 2019
B.E., Computer Engineering, Kathmandu University, 2012


Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Idaho State University, Pocatello, USA​

  • Moore, D., Edwards, J., Karimi, H., Khadka, R., & Bodily, P. (2022, May). Temporal Abstract Syntax Trees for Understanding Student Coding Thought Process. In 2022 Intermountain Engineering, Technology and Computing (IETC) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Khanal, S., Medasetti, U. S., Mashal, M., Savage, B., & Khadka, R. (2022). Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Disaster Management Technology: A Literature Review of the Past 11 years. Front. Virtual Real. 3: 843195. doi: 10.3389/frvir.
  • Khadka, R., Koudelka, J. A., Kenney, K. L., Egan, S. E., Hillman, B. C., Reed, T. R., ... & Newman, G. A. (2022). Mobile Hot Cell Digital Twin: End-of-life Management of Disused High Activity Radioactive Sources–22057 (No. INL/CON-21-64873-Rev000). Idaho National Lab.(INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States).
  • Khadka, R., Acharya, M., LaBrier, D., & Mashal, M. (2022). Visualization of Macroscopic Structure of Ultra-high Performance Concrete Based on X-ray Computed Tomography Using Immersive Environments. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 20-33). Springer, Cham.
  • Rajiv Khadka; Disaster Management and HCI: A Critical Review of Current Research and Future Directions, Human-Computer Interaction and Beyond: Advances Towards Smart and Interconnected Environments Part II (2022) 1: 1.

Research Interests:
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Immersive Data Visualization
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • 3d User Interactions
  • Collaborative Virtual Environments
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Digital Twins
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