B.E., Computer Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 2008
M.S., Computer Science, Georgia State University, 2013
Ph.D., Computer Science, Georgia State University, 2015
Cyber-physical systems, smart grid security, network security
I’m from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Prior to entering graduate school, I had a few years of industry experience as a software developer, where I worked on front-end applications as well as cloud-based SaaS and HaaS. I used to be an active member of the free and open source community in Nepal, and I’m still a big supporter of free/libre and open source software.
My research focuses on security in cyber-physical systems, including smart grids and water supply systems. I have designed frameworks to detect attacks, including false data injection attacks, and isolate faulty nodes. I have also worked on privacy and security in future network architectures. I’m also interested in trust-based network architectures and home energy management systems.
K. Manandhar and X. Cao, Optimizing load schedule for building energy management in smart grids, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2015).
K. Manandhar, B. Adcock, and Xiaojun Cao, Preserving the anonymity in MobilityFirst networks, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2014).
K. Manandhar and X. Cao, Attacks/faults detection and isolation in the smart grid using Kalman filter, Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2014).
K. Manandhar, X. Cao, F. Hu, and Y. Liu, Combating false data injection attacks in smart grid using Kalman filter, Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications (ICNC 2014), pp. 16–20.
K. Manandhar, X. Cao, F. Hu, and Y. Liu, Detection of faults and attacks including false data injection attack in smart grid using Kalman filter, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 1, no. 4, 2014, pp. 370–379.
A. Shrestha, Y. Zhu, and K. Manandhar, NetTimeView: applying spatio-temporal data visualization techniques to DDoS attack analysis, Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2014), published as Advances in Visual Computing (George Bebis, et al., eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8887, Springer-Verlag, pp. 357–366.
K. Manandhar, X. Cao, and F. Hu, Attack detection in water supply systems using Kalman filter estimator, Proceedings of the 35th IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, 2012.
K. Manandhar, X. Cao, and F. Hu, A framework for detecting attacks on sensors of water systems, in Intelligent Sensor Networks: The Integration of Sensor Networks, Signal Processing and Machine Learning (F. Hu and Q. Hao, eds.), CRC Press, 2012, pp. 397–407.