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M.A.P. Chamikara is a research scientist in cyber security at CSIRO's Data61. Before joining as a research scientist, Chamikara worked as a postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO's Data61. He received his Ph.D. from RMIT University, Australia. For his Ph.D. research work, he received the RMIT Prize for Research Excellence – Higher Degree by Research (Technology) and the Research Achievement Award for outstanding research performance at the School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University. During his Ph.D. at RMIT University, he also engaged with CSIRO's Data61 as a Ph.D. researcher. Before joining CSIRO's Data61, Chamikara worked as a lecturer at the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He received his M.Phil. in Computer Science and B.Sc. Special (Hons.) in Computer Science from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His current research interests include data privacy, distributed privacy-preserving machine learning, explainable AI, natural language processing, and human-centric cyber security.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2021

    Ph.D. in Computer Science
    RMIT University, Australia

  • 2015

    M.Phil. in Computer Science
    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Professional Experiences

  • 2022-Current

    Research Scientist

  • 2020-2022

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2014-2017

    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • 2011-2014

    Research Assistant
    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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