Govinda Dhungana

Data Scientist

Govinda Dhungana, Ph.D. is the Data Scientist for SMU DataArts who works in the interface of research and technology. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer at AT&T where he developed real-time systems to monitor and model device performance and optimization using 100s of Terabytes of telecommunication and customer data. He is an SMU alumnus and an experimental physicist who has developed innovative methods to design and build the data processing systems for small to large physics experiments. In 2019, he was awarded the “Builder” status by the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration- that will build the largest 3D map of the universe; in recognition of his contribution to the DESI data systems. He manages the SMU DataArts data warehouse and workflows and develops data processing pipelines for predictive modeling and analysis. He is excited about the data-driven products of SMU DataArts and anticipates to use machine learning techniques in arts and cultural data research. 


Cultural Pursuits

Music | Literature | War and Science History  



Kathmandu, Nepal 


Hidden Skill

Mountain Biking | Playing Guitar 


Secretly Wishes To Be

Trekking and gazing at the cosmos in the Himalayas