Sonu Kumar is estimating the sand mining budget from satellite-based data for the major rivers of Southeast Asia using machine learning under the supervision of Prof. Edward Park. Sonu Kumar previously worked at ATP innovations, Thailand, as Environmental Engineer (May 2021- September 2021) and was an Intern in R Programming at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka (October 2020-April 2021). In July 2021, He received an M.Eng. in Water Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. In 2019, he received a B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering from Central Agricultural University, Imphal, India.

His research interests include: satellite-based monitoring, geospatial and big data analysis, machine learning, hydrology and hydrological modelling, floods and drought modelling, groundwater modelling, river water quality modelling, satellite-based monitoring, climate change, and environmental engineering.