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Hashini received her PhD in Human-Centered Computing and Artificial Intelligence in 2022 from Monash University (Australia). Specifically, her PhD research involved detecting temporal patterns of anxiety using multimodal-multisensor analytics to support the future design of intelligent and clinically-meaningful assistive mobile technologies for anxiety. She holds a BSc. Eng. Honors in Computer Science from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. She also has a background in designing and developing robotic and electronic-based STEM educational toolkits for children and disability communities. Hashini's broader research interests focus on discovering impactful human-centered AI technologies for multiple domains, using the techniques of domain exploration, multimodal analytics of physiological and behavioral signals, and employing AI techniques in an explainable manner. Currently, as a postdoctoral fellow of the CINTEL FSP, Hashini is researching how the situational awareness of humans in human-robot teams can be maintained at an optimal level throughout a mission, by designing and implementing adaptive interfaces integrated with user models.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2022

    Monash University, Australia

  • 2015

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

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    Best Paper Award - Honorable Mention
    ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction

  • 2021-2021

    Dean’s Award for Equity Diversity and Inclusion (Community)
    Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University

  • 2016-2016

    Gold Winner (Applied Science and Technology)
    “Sahasak Nimavum” National Invention and Innovation Competition, Sri Lanka

  • 2015-2015

    Gold Winner (Tertiary Technology)
    National Best Quality ICT Awards, Sri Lanka

Professional Experiences

  • 2021-2022

    Research Assistant
    Monash University

  • 2018-2021

    Teaching Associate
    Monash University

  • 2017-2018

    University of Moratuwa

  • 2016-2017

    Senior Software Engineer
    Sysco Labs

  • 2015-2016

    Software Engineer
    Sysco Labs

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2020-2021

    Co-Chair, Mobile App and e-Rights Committee, ACM CHI Conference

  • 2019-2022

    Regular reviewer for ACM CHI and ACM ICMI conferences

  • 2014-2014

    Chairperson of ACM Student Chapter, University of Moratuwa

  • 2013-2013

    President of Robotics Club, University of Moratuwa