Born and raised in Nepal in south Asia, Nishan was inspired to pursue a career in computer engineering by famous Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientist Andrew Ng, who said: “Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity.”
After completing his undergraduate studies in computer engineering in his home country, Nishan worked as a machine learning engineer for more than two years. During that time, he was involved in various projects that used AI techniques to solve problems in various fields like health care and finance.
To further advance his knowledge in computer science and AI, Nishan traveled thousands of miles from home to the University of Nebraska – Omaha where he completed a Masters of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence.
Nishan first joined Sentinel as a Research and Development Intern and now works as a data scientist – using AI and machine learning techniques to drive innovative technologies to enhance outcomes for growers.