Ushik Shrestha Khwakhali

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School: School of Science, Engineering and Technology
Department: Information Technology
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi
ORC ID: 0000-0002-8453-7926

Dr. Ushik Shrestha Khwakhali received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Technology from SIIT, Thammasat University, Thailand. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Middlesex University, UK, and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pokhara University, Nepal.

He was a full-time lecturer at Assumption University, Thailand, and lab instructor and course coordinator at SIIT, Thammasat University, Thailand. He has also worked in the Telecommunication industry providing mobile cellular network access to people in remote places of Nepal.

  • PhD in Engineering and Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand (2020)
  • MSc in Telecommunication Engineering, Middlesex University, UK (2013)
  • BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Pokhara University, Nepal (2009)

  • Introduction to Programming 
  • Introduction to IT 
  • Data Communications and Networking 
  • Principles of Communications 
  • Computer Networking

  • Multi-hop networks 
  • Device-to-device communication 
  • Social-aware relay selection 
  • Network optimization 
  • Machine learning 
  • Software defined radio

  • U. S. Khwakhali, P. Suksompong and S. Gordon, “Midpoint Relay Selection Using Social Trust and Battery Level to Enhance Throughput in Cooperative Device-to-Device Communications,” Sensors (SJR Rank: Q1, ISI Impact factor 3.275), MDPI, Oct 2020 
  • U. S. Khwakhali, P. Suksompong and S. Gordon, “Base Station Assisted Relay Selection in Device-to-Device Communications,” International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (SJR Rank: Q3, ISI Impact factor 0.21), Vol. 33, Issue 1, Jan 2020
  • U. S. Khwakhali, S. Gordon and P. Suksompong, "Adaptive Midpoint Relay Selection: Enhancing Throughput in D2D Communications," Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 850, Springer International Publishing
  • U. S. Khwakhali, S. Gordon and P. Suksompong, "Social-aware relay selection for device to device communications in cooperative cellular networks," 2017 International Electrical Engineering Congress (iEECON), Pattaya, Thailand 
  • Bhattarai, U. S. Khwakhali, S. Paudel, N. K. Hom and F. Yang, "Antenna Parameters Analysis of Patch Arrays at 2.4GHz Using ADS and TTR500 VNA," 2020 Information Communication Technologies Conference (ICTC), Nanjing, China 
  • Bhattarai, U. S. Khwakhali, S. Paudel, S. Paudel and D. Da Costa, “Material Identification Using Feature Extraction (Range of IQ) in Wireless System (LimeSDR Mini),” ECTI-CON 2021, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • U. S. Khwakhali, S. Gordon and P. Suksompong, “Geo-social Relaying in Device-to-device Communications,” Poster session of SmartCom 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, organised by IEICE, Japan

Supervised and co-supervised senior year projects of undergraduate engineering students

Excellent Foreign Scholarship to pursue PhD at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand.


  • Full-time lecturer, Vincent Mary School of Engineering, Assumption University, Thailand (Jan 2018 - Sept 2021) 
  • Teaching assistant, Lab instructor and Course coordinator, SIIT, Thammasat University, Thailand (Jan 2015 – May 2021)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Nukus branch of Tashkent University of Information Technologies named after Mukhammad al-Khwarizmi (NB TUIT), Uzbekistan (Oct 2020 – Jan 2021)
  • BSS Engineer Nepal Satellite Telecom Pvt. Ltd. (Hello Nepal), Kathmandu, Nepal (Jan 2010 - May 2012)
  • Consultant Engineer, Zamil New Delhi Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (ZAMIL), Kathmandu, Nepal (Mar 2009 - Jan 2010)