Raju Rimal

Amtmand Breders Gate 3, 3045, Drammen Norway
+47 99884369
Certifications: Driving licence class B

Passionate about data analysis and visualisations with strong technical and interpersonal skills for working in a team. Searching career in the intersection of statistics, web and programming.

Experiences

Research

University of Oslo,

Faculty of Medicine

Oslo, Norway

Postdoctoral Fellow,

Department of Biostatistics

Nov 2020Now

Analyzing the trend of melanoma incidence and survival by tumour thickness in Norway overall and within different prognostic factors such as sex, age, anatomic site, and melanoma subtypes.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ås, Norway

Ph.D. Candidate,

Faculty of Chem., Biotech. and Food Science

Aug. 2015Oct. 2019

Developing a versatile tool for simulating multi-response data from a linear model.

Consultation & Advising

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ås, Norway

Senior Consultant,

Cenral Adminstration

Nov. 2019May. 2020

Mapping the research works of NMBU to the SDG goals of UN is the primary objective of this project. Creating web-application from scratch and analysing & visualizing the collected data has been an exciting experience.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ås, Norway

Consultant,

Learning Center

Nov. 2016Mar. 2018

Providing statistical advice and tips about data analysis and preparation to the bachelors, masters and other PhD students was both exciting and challenging job where I encountered problems from many disciplines such as animal sciences, plant sciences and econometrics.

Teaching

Norwegian University of Life Sciences Ås, Norway

Theoretical Statistics II

Spring 2020

Planning and perparation of the complete course, prepare exercises, assignments and examination.

Applied Methods in Statistics

Autumn 2018

Involved in lecturing the part of the course including classification and descrimination.

Design of Experiment and Analysis of Variance

August 2017

Involved in lecturing the part of the course including classification and descrimination.

Teaching Assistant

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ås, Norway

Applied Methods in Statistics

Autumn of 2016, 2017, and 2018

Regression Analysis

January of 2014, 2016, and 2017

Design of Experiment and Analysis of Variance

August of 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Working closely with students and preparing exercises for the course helped me not only to understand and solve students’ problems but also gave me ideas on how to construct lectures, exercises and other activities for future courses. The experience has also helped me to clearly understand many basic statistical concepts.

IT Support

Election Commission Nepal Computer Operator Aug 2011—July 2012

Election Commission Nepal Computer Operator Mar 2005—Aug 2011

Education

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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.13140/rg.2.1.1145.4886

PhD Papers

Rimal, Raju, Almøy Trygve, and Sæbø Solve. A tool for simulating multi-response linear model data. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 176 (2018): 1-10.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2018.02.009

Helland, Inge S., Sæbø, solve, Almøy, Trygve and Rimal, Raju, 2018. Model and estimators for partial least squares regression. Journal of Chemometrics, 32(9), p.e3044.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/cem.3044

Rimal, R., Almøy, T., & Sæbø, S. (2019). Comparison of multi-response prediction methods. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 190, 10-21.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2019.05.004

Rimal, Raju, Almøy, Trygve, and Sæbø Solve. 2019. Comparison of multi-response estimation methods Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 205 (2020) 104093

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2020.104093

PhD Thesis

Rimal, Raju. Exploration of Multi-Response Multivariate Methods PhD thesis. Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, 2019.

DOI: https://therimalaya.github.io/Thesis/Thesis.pdf

Conference Participation

NOFE Conference 2021

Bergen, Norway

Long-term Trend on Tumour Thickness of Melanoma in Norway

Nov 3-4, 2021

Tenth World Congress of Melanoma in Conjunction with 17th EADO Congress

Virtual (Online)

Long-term trend in melanoma tumour thickness in Norway

Apr 15-17, 2021

The 26th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics (NordStat 2016)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Simrel-M: Simulation tool for multi-response linear model data

Jun 27-30, 2016

The 19th national meeting of statistics (Norske Statistikermøtet)

Fredrikstad, Norway

Simrel-M: A simulation tool and its application

Jul 12-15, 2017

UseR! 2018 Conference

Brisbane, Australia

A versatile tool for simulating linear model data

Jul 10-13, 2018

Scandinavian Symposium on Chemometrics (SSC16) Conference

Oslo, Norway

A comparison of multi-response prediction methods

Jun 17-20, 2019

Academic Qualifications

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ås, Norway

Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Statistics

2015—2019

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ås, Norway

Masters in Bioinformatics and Applied Statistics

2012—2015

Tribhuwan University, Central Department of Statistics

Kathmandu, Nepal

Masters in Statistics

2007—2009

Tribhuwan University, Tri-candra Campus

Kathmandu, Nepal

Bachelors in Physics and Statistics

2003—2007

Skills

IT Skills

Advanced user of R and comfortable with Matlab and Python in most situations.

  • Data cleaning and wrangling
  • Interactive shiny application with R
  • Reproducible workflow
  • Version control and testing
  • Data visualization
  • Web development and deployment

Advanced

R, Python, LaTeX, Knitr, Rmarkdown, Web Technologies, Microsoft Office, Graphics Design

Comfortable

Git, JavaScript, Minitab, Matlab, Stata, SPSS, Docker, SQL, Bash, Linux, D3

Elementary

Julia, SVG

Scientific Skills

Interpersonal Skills

Hobbies and Interests

I like hiking, cycling, and photography. In my free time I also play lego and make crafts together with my son.

Languages

Nepali

Listening
Native
Reading
Native
Speaking
Native
Writing
Native

English

Listening
Excellent
Reading
Excellent
Speaking
Excellent
Writing
Excellent

Hindi

Listening
Excellent
Reading
Very Good
Speaking
Good
Writing
Good

Norwegian

Listening
Novice (A2)
Reading
Novice (A2)
Speaking
Novice (A2)
Writing
Novice (A2)

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