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Biography

I'm a Research Scientist at the Architecture and Analytics Platforms (AAP) team of the CSIRO's Data61. I'm also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW). My research expertise is in the areas of Distributed Systems (Blockchain, Cloud, and P2P), Computer Security, Software Architecture, Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Engineering. I'm particularly interested in multi-disciplinary applications of those technologies, and some of my work is related to supply chains, fleet management, and weather monitoring. I also have over 8-years of industry and consultancy expertise in Security, Cloud, Data Centre, and Performance Engineering of FinTech and Enterprise Systems.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD
    Colorado State University, USA

  • 2008

    MS
    Colorado State University, USA

  • 2004

    BSc Eng. (Hons)
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    Software and Computational Systems program Collaboration Award (as team member)
    CSIRO

  • 2015-2018

    Award of Excellence – Outstanding Research Performances
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

  • 2018-2018

    Student Paper Award (Merit)
    2018 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics (SOLI 2018)

Grants

  • 2017-2018

    Title: Real-Time Control Centre Data Integration and Forecasting. Agency: Metro Colombo Urban Development Project, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development, Sri Lanka (Funding agency – World Bank)

  • 2018-2019

    Title: Integration Platform for Smart Cities. Agency: Senate Research Grant, University of Moratuwa

  • 2016-2017

    Title: Descriptive and Predictive Data Analytics Platform for Vehicular Sensor Data. Agency: Senate Research Grant, University of Moratuwa

  • 2014-2015

    Title: Distributed, Infrastructure as a Service Cloud Computing Platform for High Performance Computing Requirements of the Sri Lankan Scientific Community. Agency: Senate Research Grant, University of Moratuwa

Professional Experiences

  • 03/2019-Present

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO's Data61

  • 12/2019-Present

    Conjoint Senior Lecturer
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

  • 12/2012-02/2019

    Senior Lecturer
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

  • 09/2012-02/2019

    Senior Consultant (part-time)
    TechCERT

  • 10/2017-01/2019

    Consultant (part-time)
    99X Technology (Pvt) Ltd. (part-time)

  • 07/2015-07/2018

    Director, Engineering Research Unit
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

  • 08/2016-07/2018

    Co-Founder/Director
    VaticHub (Pvt) Ltd.

  • 05/2005-12/2012

    Lecturer (Probationary)
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 08/2019-Present

    Health and Safety Representative (HSR)

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