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Last updated on 2019-02-10.


Raju Rimal

PhD Fellow at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Passionate on analysis and visualisations of data and information. Strong technical and interpersonal skills for working in a team.


Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Statistics

Ås, Norway

2015 - 2019*


  • Research Ethics and Philosophy of Sciences
  • Selected Topics in Statistics
  • Applied Machine Learning I
  • Applied Machine Learning II
  • Advanced Regression and Classification (UiO)
  • Multivariate Data and Meta Modelling (NTNU)

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Masters in Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics

Ås, Norway

2012 - 2015


  • Design of Experiment
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Analysis of Categorical Data
  • Statistical Programming in R
  • Theoretical Statistics
  • Academic Writing
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Econometric Methods

Tribhuwan University, Central Department of Statistics

Masters in Statistics

Kathmandu, Nepal

2007 - 2009


  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Probability Theory
  • Stochastic Process
  • Econometrics
  • Quality Control
  • Sampling Theory
  • Population Demography

Dissertations and Publications

Masters Thesis:

Rimal, Raju. Evaluation of models for predicting the average monthly Euro versus Norwegian krone exchange rate from financial and commodity information. MS thesis. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, 2014.



PhD Papers:



2015 - 2019

  • Rimal, Raju, Trygve Almøy, and Solve Sæbø. A tool for simulating multi-response linear model data. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 176 (2018): 1-10.
  • Helland, Inge S., Sæbø, Sæbø, Almøy, Trygve and Rimal, Raju, 2018. Model and estimators for partial least squares regression. Journal of Chemometrics, 32(9), p.e3044.

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant

Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, China

2011 - 2014

  • Performed computational biology research towards understanding regulation of alternative splicing in human and mouse transcriptome.
  • Found EGFR pathway related mutations, aimed to understand the impacts of cancer mutations on EGFR signaling pathway.


My Health Gene Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing, China

2015 - 2016

  • Investigated how cancer cells spread to other parts of the body at the single cell level.

Visiting Scientist

University of Alabama at Birmingham


2016 - 2018

  • Investigated the role of mitochondria in development of cancer.
  • Investigated the evolution of genome architecture and its role in important evolutionary events.
  • Detected thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura related mutations in mutiple patients’ blood genome.

Professional Experience

Data Scientist, intern

SupStat Inc.

Beijing, China


  • Taught R language to beginners.
  • Wrote Shiny app demos.
  • Converted statistical tutorials from SPSS to R language.


My Health Gene Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing, China

2015 - 2016

  • Analyzed whole-exome sequencing data.
  • Wrote analysis pipelines of ChIP-seq, single cell DNA-seq and single cell RNA-seq.
  • Studied tumor metastasis and wrote research reports.
  • Also did case studies to identify the genetic defect causing rare disease.

Teaching Experience

Introduction to R Language for Beginners.

Instructor of R and Data Mining Training Courses at SupStat Inc.

Beijing, China


Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Teaching assistant of GBS CB2-201 courses at UAB


2016 - 2017

Selected Publications and Posters

Genetic and epigenetic signals are found predictive to the distribution of intra-individual divergence of alternative splicing.

Poster for 2013 International Conference of Genomics

Qingdao, China


Yu L, Chen B, Zhang Z.

ESCRT-0 complex modulates Rbf mutant cell survival by regulating Rhomboid endosomal trafficking and EGFR signaling.

J Cell Sci. 2016 May 15;129(10):2075-84.



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