Salik Ram Khanal was born in Pakawadi-4, Syangja, Nepal, in 1984. He received the B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from the Pokhara Engineering College affiliated to the Pokhara University, Pokhara, Nepal, in 2007, and the MSc IT from Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim, India in 2010. In 2014 he selected for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the MSc in Information Engineering from University of Porto and completed MSc in 2016. Currently, he is pursuing Ph.D. degrees in Informatics Engineering at the University of Trans-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD).
In 2008, he joined the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pashchimanchal Campus Pokhara, Nepal, as a Lecturer. Moreover, from 2011 to 2014, he became head of the department in the same department. Since October 2016, he has been working as a research assistant in INESC TEC, UTAD center.
His main area of research interests includes computer vision, machine learning, deep learning, and HCI. He attempted more than 10 scientific conferences as a conference organizer and presenter of research papers. He has more than 10 research articles published in peer-review journal and conference proceedings.