Lecturer Profile


Personal Information
Prof.Gihan N. Wikramanayake
Director
Male
Married

Academic Record
Research Interests

Statistics (1983-1988); Computer Science (since 1988); Database Technology (since 1992); Internet Technologies (since 1998); e-Learning (since 2003); Web 2.0 & beyond (since 2008); Social Networks & Applications (since 2010); Mobile Computing (since 2011); Cloud Data (since 2011); Green IT (since 2012);

Research Projects

  • Member, Multimedia Database System on WBT research group, 2002-2005 (funded by Japan)
  • Co-ordinator of EC4 – Electronic Collaboration Competent Centre (EC4) – Colombo Centre, Research program on ebXML with collaboration with Stockholm Sweden, 2002-2006.
  • Member, Research Group:  e-Business, Australia, 2003 (funded by ADB)
  • Member, Research Group: E-learning (2004-2011), NeLC project management and Asia eBIT committees,2005-2008 (funded by Sweden)
  • Member, Sub Project 7: E-Assessment Methods and Models for Student Evaluation in Asia. Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan is the lead institute of this project, 2005-2007 (funded by Canada)
  • Principal Investigator, Sub Project 1: Accessibility, Acceptance and Effects of Distance Learning Technologies in South Asia, 2007-2008 (funded by Canada)[http://www.pandora-asia.org/]
  • Principal Investigator: A Social Life Network to enable farmers to meet the varying food demands of the population, by providing needed information just in time and better monitoring and management of crop production, 2013 - (funded by NSF).
       
Biography

Gihan Wikramanayake is a Science graduate from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and obtained his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from University of Wales Cardiff, UK.  He is a Professor, Director and Chairman of the Board of Management of the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC).

Gihan began his career in 1984 at the Computer Centre of the University of Colombo as a trainee programmer, before taking a research assistant post and becoming an Assistant Lecturer of the Department of Statistics and Computer Science in 1985. Thereafter he served as a Programmer-cum-System Analyst for two years and became a Lecturer in 1990 and Senior Lecturer in 1996. Moving to the new Department of Computer Science in 2000 he became its acting Head in 2002. When the UCSC was set up in 2002 he became the first Head of the Department of Information Systems Engineering and subsequently held the post of Deputy Director and Acting Head of Head of the Department of Communication and Media Technologies.

Prof Wikramanayake played the role of the Academic Coordinator of the flagship BIT degree programme for many years from its inception in 2000 until he became the Director (except when on sabbatical leave) and the first Computer Science Special degree Programme at University of Colombo from beginning in 1990 to end in 2004 (except when on study leave).

Gihan initially worked on Statistical Data Processing and moved into managing large databases. For several years he provided the technical assistance to UNICEF Colombo and Male. During the early 1990s while doing his research in the field of databases Gihan spent a lot of his time to provide information of Sri Lankan Cricket via the Internet. His interest in Internet Technologies and his role in the BIT programme lead him to be actively involved in introducing learning technologies into courses offered by UCSC. He has served as a consultant in several world bank and ADB projects. His efforts in many research projects was recognized in 2006 and 2013 when University of Colombo awarded him the Research Award. During 2008-2009, Gihan was a visiting scholar in Sweden at Umeå University and Stockholm University and later at University of New Mexico, USA.

Gihan is a Chartered Fellow and a Council Member of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, UK and has held positions in professional associations such as Chairman BCS Sri Lanka Section (four years), first Treasurer IEEE Sri Lanka Section and Student Councillor of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL). Gihan is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineering (IEEE). Professor Gihan is also a board of director of the Sri Lanka Software Testing Board and Chairman of Theekshana a UCSC Company. He also serves on the Boards of Institute of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IBMBB) of the University of Colombo, Staff Development Centre of the University of Colombo & Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) and have served on the Board of  National Institute of Library and Information Sciences (NILIS) of the University of Colombo. He is also a committee member of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo and an Advisor for National Examinations. He has been the team leader of many national Olympiad teams and is associated with the National / International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), National / International School's Software Competition, National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA), Young Computer Scientist (YCS) and Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA).

Publications
  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, News Paper articles, 2007.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G.I. Gamage, A. R. Weerasinghe, Asia eBIT@UCSC, Implementing the paradigm shift from Teaching to Learning through e-learning framework, in Proceedings of 25th National Information Technology Conference, Colombo: CSSL. ISBN: 978-955-9155-15-7, Sep, 2007, pp. 68-81.

  • P.L.M.K. Bandara, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, J.S. Goonethilake, University of Peradeniya, Optimal Selection of Failure Data for Reliability Estimation Based on a Standard Deviation Method, in Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, IEEE 07EX1753C,ISBN:1-4244-1152-1, Aug, 2007, pp. 4.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, T. A. Weerasinghe, Mozelius Peter, Analysis and Development of Curriculum to Build the Foundation for eLearning Courses, in Proceedings of 2nd eLearning Africa (eLA) - International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training, Nairobi: May, 2007, pp. 63 - 65.

  • M. Mashood, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Seamlessly Securing Web Services Using Policies, in Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, IEEE 07EX1753C, ISBN:1-4244-1152-1, Aug, 2007, pp. 6.

  • M. Mashood, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Architecting Secure Web Services for E-Businesses through Policies, in Proceedings of 24th South East Asia Regional Computer Conference. Also in International Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management, S. Charmonman (Ed.), (vol. 15), Muang Thong Thani, Thailand: ISSN 0858-7027, Nov, 2007, pp. 5.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, CSSL Facilitation to Increase the ICT Usage in Sri Lanka, Information Communication Technology, Synergy Interactive, vol. 3, (3), May, 2007, pp. 26.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, ICT as Career Part I, Information Communication Technology, Synergy Interactive, vol. 3, (4), Nov, 2007, pp. 30 -31.

  • S. Jamtsho, S. Rinchen, N.A. Sangi, S. Ahmed, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, G.D.S.P. Wimalaratne, K.P. Hewagamage, D. Attygalle, Accessibility, Acceptance and Effects of Distance Education in South Asia, in Distance Education Technologies in Asia - II, Ed. J. Baggaley and T. Belawati, New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd and International Development Research Centre, 2010, pp. 33-56.

  • P.L.M.K. Bandara, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, J.S. Goonethilake, Software Reliability Estimation Based on Cubic Splines, in International Conference of Computer Science and Engineering, (World Congress on Engineering), Ed. S.I. Ao et al. Newswood Ltd, London: Jul, 2009, pp. 169.

  • S. Jamtsho, S. Rinchen, N.A. Sangi, S. Ahmed, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, K.P. Hewagamage, D. Attygalle, Accessibility, Acceptance and Effects of Distance Education in South Asia, Ed. Virtual University of Pakistan, 2009, pp. 5-25.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, J.S. Goonethilake, Managing Very Large Databases and Data Warehousing, Sri Lankan Journal of Librarianship and Information Management (SLLIM), vol. 2, (1), 2006, pp. 22-29.

  • J P Liyanage, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Infotel Lanka Society Colombo, Improving Your Web Services Through Semantic Web Techniques, in 8th International Information Technology Conference on Innovations for a Knowledge Economy, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Oct, 2006, pp. 14-23.

  • K. Larsson, A. Andersson, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, H. Hansson, L. Glimbert, T.A. Weerasinghe, (2009) Evaluation of didactics from a cross cultural perspective: The eBIT project: online education in Sri Lanka, in 23rd ICDE World Conference on Open Learning and Distance Education, Maastricht, The Netherlands: Jun, 2009.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Effectiveness of Online Learning in Sri Lanka , in e-Asia , Dec, 2009, pp. 22.

  • M. Mashood, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Department of Electronics Engineering Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology Aligarh Muslim University, Architecting Secure Web Services for E-Businesses through Policies, in National Conference On Modern Trends in Electronics and Communication Systems, Aligarh, India and IETE Aligarh Centre: Mar, 2008.

  • H. Usoof, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Improving student learning through assessment for learning using social media and e-Learning 2.0 on a distance education degree programme in Sri Lanka, in Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures, What Role for Social Media and E-Learning 2.0? The European Conference on Educational Research , Vienna: Sep, 2009.

  • M.A.K. Rahuman , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, A Study of Informal Learning in ICT Enabled Environment Digital Learning India, vol. 5, Dec, 2009, pp. 50-52.

  • M.A.K. Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Pedagogy Changes for ICT Enabled Primary Education in Sri Lanka Digital Learning India, vol. 5 , 2009, pp. 47-49.

  • M.A.K. Rahuman , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Pedagogy Changes for ICT Enabled Primary Education in Sri Lanka , in e-Asia, Colombo: Dec, 2009.

  • M.A.K. Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, A Study of Informal Learning in ICT Enabled Environment, in e-Asia, Dec, 2009, pp. 113.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Jon Baggaley, Pan Asia Networking (PAN) Programme Initiative of the International Development Research Centre Lahore, Accessibility and Selection of DE Media, in PANdora Distance Education Guidebook, chapter 5a, Ed. Tian Belawati, Jon Baggaley, Gajaraj Dhanarajan, Pakistan: Virtual University of Pakistan, 2008, pp. 88-91.

  • A.I. Walisadeera, P.M. Jayaweera, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Development of Ontological Framework for Healthcare Management Systems, in Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emgering Resions Conference, Colombo: Oct, 2010, pp. 14.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, News Paper articles, 2007.

  • M.A.K. Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, A Study of Informal Learning in ICT Enabled Environment In: Designs for Learning, in 2nd International conference - towards a new conceptualization of learning Stockholm University, Frescati Aula Magna, Sweden: Mar, 2010.

  • M.A.K. Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Pedagogy Changes for ICT Enabled Primary Education in Sri Lanka”, Designs for Learning, in 2nd Int’l Conf towards a new conceptualization of learning Stockholm University, Frescati Aula Magna, Sweden: Mar, 2010.

  • Peter Mozelius, M A Kaleelur Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, World Education Summit, One Year of One-to-one Computing in Sri Lanka – The Impact on Formal Learning in Primary School Education, New Delhi, India: Jul, 2011.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, Hakim Usoof, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Brian Hudson, International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology, Designing e-Assessment in Massive Online Courses, in 5th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2011), Singapore: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4, Sep, 2011, pp. 16-22.

  • M A Kaleelur Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Case Study on Adaptability to ICT Enabled Childhood Education in Sri Lanka, in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions - ICTer2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka: IEEE Conference Publications, Sep, 2011.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, NishaKumari Kariyawasm, Thushani Weerasinghe, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology (IACSIT), Motivating Student Discussions”- a strategy to develop online learning community in the BIT Virtual Learning Environment, in 5th International Conference on Distance Learning and Education (ICDLE 2011), Singapore: Sep, 2011, pp. 45-51.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Extending a Relational Database System with Character Domains, University of Wales, College of Cardiff Cardiff, UK, 1989.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Assisting Migration and Evolution of Relational Legacy Databases, University of Wales, College of Cardiff Cardiff, UK, 1996.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , Dilkushi S. Wettewe, International Conference on Information and Education Technology (ICIET), Evaluation of English and information technology skills of new entrants to Sri Lankan universities, Jan, 2012.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, K.M.G.B. Nishakumari,, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Developing Online Virtual Community by Facilitating Student Discussions, International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET), vol. 1, (4), 2011, pp. 303-308.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Designing Formative e-Assessments to Prepare Students for the Summative Assessment in Massive Online Courses, International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET), vol. 1, (4), 2011, pp. 286-291.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, “Vidupiyasa” UCSC Virtual Campus: An Innovative Approach to Produce ICT Professionals through Online Education for the National Development, in 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED), ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4, Nov, 2011, pp. 6424-6434.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, J. Baggaley, Accessibility and Selection of Distance Education Media, in Policy and Practice in Asian Distance Education - IV: Principles of Distance Education Implementation, Ed. T. Belawati and J. Baggaley, New Delhi, India: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd and International Development Research Centre, 2010, pp. 149-155.

  • Sabesan Manivasakan, Risch Tore, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Infotel Lanka Society Colombo, Querying Mediated Web Services, in 8th International Information Technology Conference on Innovations for a Knowledge Economy, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Oct, 2006, pp. 39-44.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Asian Development Bank, Fundamentals of Computer Programming, in E-Learning from Policies to Programmes. Report on National Workshop – Pilot Course on E-Learning Policies, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Distance Learning Centre, 2006, pp. 213-218.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Impact of Digital Technology on Education, in 24th National Information Technology Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Aug, 2005, pp. 82-91.

  • Manjith Gunatilaka, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , Ontologies in Business Registries to Support e-Commerce, in International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society, Ed. D. Kamalavijayan et al., Mumbai, India: Allied Publishers, Feb, 2005, pp. 558-575.

  • S C Premaratne, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G. K. A. Dias , Improvised Profile Construction for Multimedia Databases in E-Learning, in MMU International Symposium on Information and Communications Technologies, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Nov, 2005, pp. 9-12.

  • S C Premaratne, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G. K. A. Dias , Implementation of a Video Segmentation System to Support E-learning, in International Conference on Information Management in a Knowledge Society, Ed. D. Kamalavijayan et al., Mumbai, India: Allied Publishers, Feb, 2005, pp. 89-100.

  • S C Premaratne, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G. K. A. Dias , Efficient Profile Construction Algorithm for Video Indexing in E-Learning, in 11th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, Ghent, Belgium: Oct, 2005.

  • H A Caldera, Y Deshpande, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Web Usage Mining Based on Heuristics: Drawbacks, IS Engineer, Apr, 2005, pp. 27-28.

  • S Sivaparan, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, An SMS-Email Reader, IS Engineer, Apr, 2005, pp. 17-18.

  • M C Siriwardena, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Exploiting Tourism through Data Warehousing, IS Engineer, Oct, 2005, pp. 23-25.

  • Mifla Mashood, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, XML Web Services, IS Engineer, Oct, 2005, pp. 8-10.

  • S C Premaratne, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G. K. A. Dias , Infotel Lanka Society, Profile Based Video Segmentation System to Support e-Learning, in 6th International Information Technology Conference, Ed. V.K. Samaranayake et al., Colombo, Sri Lanka: Nov, 2004, pp. 74-81.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, G. K. A. Dias , An Open Multimedia Database System to Support Web Based Teaching, in 10th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, Ed. H. Thwaites, Softopia, Ogaki City, Japan: Netherlands: IOS Press, Nov, 2004, pp. 1005-1114.

  • T Silva, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G. K. A. Dias , Infotel Lanka Society, Speaker Search and Indexing for Multimedia Databases, in 6th International Information Technology Conference, Ed. V.K. Samaranayake et al., Colombo, Sri Lanka: Nov, 2004, pp. 157-162.

  • J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Management of Evolving Constraints in a Computerised Engineering Design Environment, in 23rd National Information Technology Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Jul, 2004, pp. 43-54.

  • Manjith Gunatilaka, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , Infotel Lanka Society, Implementation of Ontology Based Business Registries to Support e-Commerce, in 6th International Information Technology Conference, Ed. V.K. Samaranayake et al., Colombo, Sri Lanka: Nov, 2004, pp. 222-231.

  • Manjith Gunatilaka, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Improving B2B Transactions by Exploiting Business Registries, in 23rd National Information Technology Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Jul, 2004, pp. 103-109.

  • M G N A S Fernando, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Application of Data Warehousing and Data Mining to Exploitation for Supporting the Planning of Higher Education System in Sri Lanka, in 23rd National Information Technology Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Jul, 2004, pp. 114-120.

  • H A Caldera, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Web Mining to Understand the Web Usage, in Synergy Interactive, Colombo, Sri Lanka: 2004.

  • S C Premaratne, D.D. Karunaratne , Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, G. K. A. Dias , An Architecture of a Media Based System to Support e-Learning, in Synergy Interactive, Colombo, Sri Lanka: 2004.

  • Raj Prasanna, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, ERP usage in Apparel Brand Identification, in Synergy Interactive, Colombo, Sri Lanka: 2004.

  • Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , Dilkushi S. Wettewe, Evaluation of English and information technology skills of new entrants to Sri Lankan universities, International Journal of Information and Education Technology (IJIET), vol. 2, (2), 2012, pp. 171-174.

  • K.P. Hewagamage, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, D.D. Karunaratne , S Arunasalam, Outcome and Challenges of Guiding Large Number of Distance Learning Students to Complete their Final Year Projects Successfully, in Asian Conference on Technology in Classroom (ACTC2012) - "Learning, Culture and Society: What role can technology play?" , Osaka, Japan: The International Academic Forum, Apr, 2012, pp. 345-362.

  • Pasquale Di Giovanni, Marco Romano, Monica Sebillo, Genny Tortora, Giuliana Vitiello, Lasanthi De Silva, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Tamara Ginige, Athula Ginige, User Centered Scenario based Approach for Developing Mobile Interfaces for Social Life Networks, in 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012) - UsARE Workshops, Zurich, Switzerland: Jun, 2012.

  • W.P.E. Priyadarshani, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Lynn M. Batten, Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Enhancement of User Level Controls in Cloud Databases, in 30th National IT Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Jul, 2012, pp. 46-53.

  • A.M. Anusha H. Chandrathilaka, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Restructure Corporate Training using Technology, in 30th National IT Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Jul, 2012, pp. 39-45.

  • Peter Mozelius, Kalelur Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, A Sri Lankan one-to-one computing initiative and its impact on formal learning in primary School, Herald J. Edu. and Gen Stud., vol. 1, (1), Aug, 2012, pp. 022-027.

  • Lasanthi De Silva, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Athula Ginige, ACIS-2012, Towards using ICT to Enhance Flow of Information to aid Farmer Sustainability in Sri Lanka , Dec, 2012.

  • Peter Mozelius, Kalelur Rahuman, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Two Years of One-to-one Computing in Sri Lanka – The Impact on Formal and Informal Learning in Primary School Education, Ed. T. Bastiaens & G. Marks, Chesapeake, VA: AACE: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012, Oct, 2012, pp. 1192-1201.

  • W P E Priyadharshani, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Privacy and Efficiency in Cloud Database Models, Nov, 2012.

  • Lasanthi N C De Silva, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Athula Ginige, IASTED, A Holistic Mobile based Information System to Enhance Farming Activities in Sri Lanka, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), Ed. B.M. Chen, M.T. Khan, K.-K. Tan, Colombo, Sri Lanka: ACTA Press, 785EAS, ISBN: 978-0-88986-941-7, Dec, 2012, pp. 91-99.

  • Kuganathan K Visavanathamuthaliyar, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, IASTED, Common Gateway for Green Banking Solutions, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), Ed. B.M. Chen, M.T. Khan, K.-K. Tan, Colombo, Sri Lanka: ACTA Press, 785EAS, ISBN: 978-0-88986-941-7, Dec, 2012, pp. 283-290.

  • Giovanni, P.D., Romano, M., Sebillo, M., Tortora, G., Vitiello, G., L.N.C. De Silva, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Building Social Life Networks through Mobile Interfaces - the Case Study of Sri Lanka Farmers, in IX Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS (ITAIS), Rome, Italy: Sep, 2012.

  • Colombage Peiris, K.P. Hewagamage, Henrik Hansson, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, International Association of Technology, Education and Development, An Analysis of Existing Issues in Research Project Initiation Stage: Information and Communication Technology Perspective, in 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED), Valencia, Spain: Mar, 2013.

  • Uvasara Dissanayeke, K.P. Hewagamage, Robert Ramberg, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 955, An Activity Theory Based Approach to Introduce mLearning in Agriculture, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2012, Ed. Marcus Specht, Mike Sharples, Jari Multisilta, Helsinki, Finland, October 16 -18: CEUR-WS, Oct, 2012, pp. 326-327.

  • Dissanayeke, U., K.P. Hewagamage, Ramberg, R., Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Twitter Micro-Blogging Based Mobile Learning Approach to Enhance the Agriculture Education Process, in IADIS Mobile Learning 2013, 14–16 March, Lisbon, Portugal: Mar, 2013.

  • Uvasara Dissanayeke, K.P. Hewagamage, Robert Ramberg, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Twitter in mLearning: Enhancing Agriculture Knowledge Among a Group of young Farmers in Kandy District, Sri Lanka, Dec, 2012.

  • Hakim Usoof, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, University of Vienna, Austria, Improving student learning through assessment for learning using social media and e-Learning 2.0 on a distance education degree programme in Sri Lanka, in The European Conference on Educational Research, Sep, 2009.

  • Anusha I Walisadeera, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Athula Ginige, An Ontological Approach to Meet Information Needs of Farmers in Sri Lanka, in 13th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA), Ed. Murgante et al., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam June 24-27: Springer, Heidelberg, Part I, LNCS 7971, Jun, 2013, pp. 228-240.

  • Anusha I Walisadeera, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Athula Ginige, Designing a Farmer Centred Ontology for Social Life Network, in DATA 2013 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Data Technologies and Applications, Reykjavik, Iceland, 29-31 July, 2013: SciTePress, Jul, 2013, pp. 238-247.

  • Kuganathan V. Kanagasundaram, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Eco Points that Think of Tomorrow Today, in International Scientific Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (ISCEAS), Okinawa, Japan: Nov, 2013.

  • Lasanthi De Silva, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Athula Ginige, Farmer Response towards the Initial Agriculture Information Dissemination Mobile Prototype, in 13th International Conference on Computational Science and Applications (ICCSA), Ed. Murgante et al., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam June 24-27: Springer, Heidelberg, Part I, LNCS 7971, Jun, 2013, pp. 264-278.

  • W.P. Eureka Priyadarshani, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, E.M. Piyal Ekanayake, Measuring Trust and Selecting Cloud Database Services, ACSIJ Advances in Computer Science: an International Journal, vol. 2, (5), Nov, 2013, pp. 114-120.

  • Uvasara Dissanayeke, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, Robert Ramberg, A theoretical framework to conduct informal m-learning research in agriculture, in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), Dec, 2013, pp. 283.

  • Anusha Indika Walisadeera, Athula Ginige, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Conceptualizing Crop Life Cycle Events to Create a User Centered Ontology for Farmers, in ICCSA 2014, Part V, LNCS 8583, Ed. B. Murgante et al. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Jul, 2014, pp. 791--806.

  • Ranil Peiris, Henrik Hansson, K.P. Hewagamage, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, K.P. Hewagamage, Assessment Theory and Practice in Thesis Supervision: A Study of Information and Communication Technology Enabled System (SciPro) for Effective Evaluation, in European Distance and E-Learning Network, European Distance and E-Learning Network: Jun, 2013, pp. 79.

  • U. Dissanayeke, K.P. Hewagamage, R. Ramberg, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Informal M-Learning Research in Agriculture: An Activity Theory Based Approach, in 6th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN) , Barcelona, Spain: IATED, Jul, 2014, pp. 3450-3458.

  • Anusha Indika Walisadeera, Athula Ginige, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, User Centered Ontology for Sri Lankan Farmers, Ecological Informatics, vol. 2?, 2014, pp. ?, Elsevier .

  • Lasanthi De Silva, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Athula Ginige, Tamara Ginige, Giuliana Vitiello, Monica Sebillo, Pasquale Di Giovanni et al, Design Science Research Based Blended Approach for Usability Driven Requirements Gathering and Application Development, in 2014 IEEE 2nd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering (UsARE), August 25, 2014, Karlskrona, Sweden: Aug, 2014, pp. 17-24.

  • Athula Ginige, Lasanthi De Silva, Tamara Ginige, Pasquale Di Giovanni, Anusha I Walisadeera, Maneesh Mathai, J.S. Goonethilake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, et al, Towards an Agriculture Knowledge Ecosystem: A Social Life Network for Farmers in Sri Lanka, in 9th Conference of the Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA), Perth, Australia: 29 Sep - 2 Oct 2014: Sep, 2014.

  • V.K.Samaranayake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, A P S R Somasiri, M. G. N. A. S. Fernando, Analysis of Multiple Choice Question Papers with Special Reference to those set at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination, The Journal of the Mathematical and Astronomical Society, vol. 12, 1985, pp. 17-25.

  • T W Wikramanayake, J Dassanayake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, S Amerasinghe, Anthropometry of Sri Lankan Sportsmen and Sportswomen, with Special Reference to Body Mass Index, The Ceylon Journal of Medical Science, vol. 34, (1), Jun, 1991, pp. 15-32.

  • T W Wikramanayake, Gihan N. Wikramanayake, Quetelet's Body Mass Index of Healthy Young Adults in Sri Lanka, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 46, (1), Jan, 1992, pp. 73.

Awards and Distinctions
  • Research Award, University of Colombo, 2005 and 2012.
  • Sabbatical Placement, Sida funded National eLearning Project for research in Sweden (Umea University and Stockholm University) and USA (University of New Mexico), 2008-2009.
  • 1988-2002 Training
    • Asian Development Bank Staff Development Programme Training at University of Western Sydney, Australia (2002)
    • Singapore Corporation Programme for training in Client/Server Application Development, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2000)
    • Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship for research in Computing for the degree of Ph.D. in UK (1991)
    • British Government Technical Corporation Training Award to follow an M.Sc. course in UK (1988)
  • 1985 Prizes
    • Mohan Munasinghe Prize for Computer Studies 1984, University of Colombo (1985)
  • 1976-1984 Others
    • Obtained "A" grades in all 21 units offered for the final two examinations, University of Colombo (1983-84)
    • Selected to University of Colombo on Merit from Royal College, Colombo district (1981)
    • Best GCE (O/L) results, St. Aloysius College, Galle (1976)
Professional Achievements and Activities

Membership of Professional Bodies / Societies

Activities for Professional Bodies / Societies

Board of Directors

  • LEARN Member 2010-2013.
  • UCSC Member (Sept 2002- March 08); Chairman June 2010-
  • IBMBB, Member June 2010-
  • NILIS, Member (Sept 2012- )
  • Theekshana: Member (2007-2008); Chairman (2010- ).
  • SLSTB Member 2010-.

International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)

  • Team Leader: National IOI teams, International Software Competition, Taiwan (2014), Canada (2010), Bulgaria (2009), Croatia (2007), Mexico (2006), Poland (2005), Greece (2004), USA (2003), Korea (2002) and Finland (2001). Teams have won a total of 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 10 Bronze Medals.
  • Deputy Leader: National IOI team, Turkey (1999). Team won 1 Bronze Medal.
  • Member, Committee of the International Olympiad in Informatics, Sri Lanka, UCSC, 2004-11.
  • Member, Committee of the Sri Lanka National Informatics Olympiad, CINTEC, since 1998; Chairman, 2002-03.
  • Member, Committee of the International Olympiad in Informatics, Sri Lanka, CINTEC, 1997-2003; Chairman, 2002-03.

International Schools Software Competition

  • Chairman, South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) 2006, International Schools Software Competition, Colombo, September, 2006.
  • Member, Technical Committee, South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) 2003, International Schools Software Competition, September, 2003.
  • Manager, Two National teams, South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) 98, International Schools Software Competition, Australia, (1998). Teams were placed 4th and 10th respectively.

National Schools Software Competition

  • Chairman, National Schools Software Competition, Colombo, July, 2006 and 2007.

Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA)

  • International Judge: Member, Panel of International Judges, Hong Kong (2013), Brunei (2012), Thailand (2011), Malaysia (2010), Australia (2009), Singapore (2007), Macau (2006), Thailand (2005), Hong Kong (2004), Thailand (2003). Chairman Panel of Judges: Tertiary, Education & Training, e-Learning and Research & Development.

National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA)

  • Chairman Judges to select the award winners to honour significant technological developments in the field of Software Technologies in Sri Lanka, British Computer Society, 2006.
  • Member, Panel of Judges to select the award winners to honour significant technological developments in the field of Software Technologies in Sri Lanka, British Computer Society, 1998-2000, 2002-07; 2009-12 Chairman many Panel of Judges.

Invited Events

  • Judge, IT MasterMind Quiz 2014, Computer Society of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • Keynote Address on Innovation and Development, Sharing community best practices & Launch of Plan Asia regional report on community ased child protection systems, 13th March 2014, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.
  • Chief Guest, IEEE Sri Lanka Section Student/GOLD/WIE Congress 2013, 1st December 2013 at UCSC.
  • Brand Ambassador, INFOTEL 2013.
  • Guest of Honour, Matrix Institute Appreciation 2013, 13th October 2013 at Hotel Renuka, Colombo.
  • Referee, 30th Annivesary Draw, Sanwathsara Wasana Lottery, Development Lotteries Board, 19th January 2013 at Rupavahini, Colombo.
  • Chief Guest, Convocation 2012, OpenArc School of Business and Technology, 19th November 2012 at BMICH, Colombo.
  • Chief Guest, St. Aloysius College, Galle Annual Staff Day celebrations, 23rd September 2012 at Samoda Reception Hall, Dangedara, Galle.
  • Chief Guest, Launching of Industrial BIT, OpenArc, 12th September 2012 at Cinnamon Lake Side, Colombo.
  • Research Seminar, Conducting Large Scale University Programmes to Meet Industry Needs, 10 Aug 2012, Deakin University, Australia.
  • Keynote address, Delivering Massive Online Courses, 1st International Conference on Applied Computing 2012 (ICAC-2012) held on 18th March 2012 at Hotel Canaan, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Invited Speaker, Choices 2011, Career Guidence Seminar, OpenArc School of Business and Technology, 10th Sept 2011 at University of Colombo, Colombo 07.
  • Chief Guest, Certificate Award Ceremony 2011, IDM Affiliated Campus Nugegoda, 11 July 2011 at the British School in Colombo Auditorium, Colombo 08.
  • Chief Guest, Gateway Kids School of Computing, Gateway Centre for Information Technology, Gatewaay Language Centre Awards Day, 5th June 2011 at Maris Stella Indoor Stadium, Negombo.
  • Inauguration of the Master of Information System Management programme 2010/11, 3rd June 2011 at FGS Auditorium, University of Colombo.
  • 39th Prize Awarding Ceremony of JMC Jayasekera Management Centre, 3rd May 2011 at John de Silva Memorial, Colombo 07.
  • Keynote address, first Award Ceremony of the Executive Diploma in Marketting conducted through m-Learning, 9th Dec 2010 at FGS.
  • Guest of Honour, e-Sithivili 2010, Awards Ceremony of the Inter Sussex Digital Art Competition, Succes Educational Services Ltd., 7th Dec 2010 at Central Bank of Ceylon, Rajagiriya.
  • Guest of Honour,  Awards Presentation of Inter University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition, SLASSCOM & Motorola, 6th Dec 2010 at UCSC.
  • Guest of Honour, Matrix Institute Appreciation 2010, 19th June 2010 at Maxtrix Institute of IT, Colombo.
  • Chief Guest, The Launching Ceremony of GIT Champion 2010, 23rd June 2010 at Language Center of Nalanda College.

Other Activties

  • Member, Advisory Committee, School Examinations, 2013-2015.
  • Member, Academic Governing Council, National School of Business Management (NSBM), 2014.
  • Member, Academic Syndicate, UCSC, Sept 2002-08; 09-.
  • Member, Session Committee, 58th Annual session, SLAAS, 2002.
  • Member, Committee on Network and Web site, University of Colombo, 2002-03.
  • Chairman, TEC, Ministry of Education, 2002.
  • Member, sub-committee to evaluate the draft Training Standards for Computer Training Programs, CINTEC, 2001.
  • Member, CINTEC Committee on Computer Education, 2001-03.
  • NORAD Funded Project – MSTAT for Universities (2001-2004).
  • Evaluating the proposal for an M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Kelaniya, August 2000.
  • Member, interview panel, CICC Training Programme, Japan, May-July 2000.
  • Member, Technical Evaluation Committee, PURNA Windows version, Sri Lanka Library Association, 2000.
  • Member, Academic Committee, Institute of Computer Technology, University of Colombo, 2000-2002.
  • Chairman, TEC, Finance Commission, 1999-2003.
  • Member, sub-committee to revise the National Certificate in Computer Applications (Basic & Intermediate Levels) syllabus, 1999.
  • Member, Education Budget Monitoring Unit, GEP II , Finance Component, 1999-2001.
  • Member, National Science Foundation, Working Committee on Scientific & Technical Information, 1999-2000.
  • Member, interview panel, GTP, 1998-2000.
  • Member, Committee on Drawing up the necessary syllabi for the IT component of the Efficiency Bar Examinations for the Public Sector in Sri Lanka, CINTEC, 1998-2000
  • Faculty Board member, Science Faculty, University of Colombo, 1998-2006.
  • Member, Technical Committee on Computerisation of the Registration of Persons Department, Sri Lanka, CINTEC, 1997-2000.
  • Member, interview panel, M.Sc. in Computer Science, M.Sc. in IT, M.Sc. in Advanced Computer Science, DSCS/DCS/UCSC, 1997-2002.
Teaching

Teaching in Undergraduate Programmes

University of Colombo: (Physical Science)

  • AM115: Introduction to Statistics and Micro Computer Applications, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 2 batches, 1995/96 (97), 1996/97 (97/98).
  • CS3123: Designing, Managing and Administering Database Systems, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 6 batches [95/96 (99), 96/97 (99/00), 97/98 (00/01), 98/99 (01/02), 99/00 (02), 2003, 00/01 (02/03)]
  • CS3102: Selected Topics on Computer Science, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 93/94 (97).
  • AM3041: Computer Programming in FORTRAN for Scientific Applications, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 2 batches, 1985/86, 1986/87.
  • ST201: Distribution Theory and Inference, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 1985/86.
  • ST206: Survey and Sampling Techniques, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 1985/86.

University of Colombo: (Computer Science)

  • CSS4134: Advance Database Systems, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2 batches [94/95 (99/00), 95/96 (00/01)]
  • CS4006: Advanced Database Systems, Bachelor of Science (Joint Special Degrees – Statistical Computing, Biochemistry, Computational Physics), 6 Batches [02/03A (06/07), 03/04 (08), 05/06 (10), 06/07 (11), 07/08 (12), 08/09 (13)]
  • SCS4006: Advanced Database Systems, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 5 batches [03/04 (08), 05/06 (10), 06/07 (11), 07/08 (12), 08/09 (13)]
  • ICT4013: Advanced Database Systems, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, 4 batches [05/06 (10), 06/07 (11), 07/08 (12), 08/09 (13)]
  • CSS4154: Advance Database Systems, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 7 batches [96/97 (01), 97/98 (01/02), 98/99 (02/03), 99/00 (03), 00/01 (03/04), 01/02 (04/05), 02/03 (05/06)]
  • CSS4107: Data Security and Advance Database Systems, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 3 batches [91/92 (96/97), 92/93 (97/98), 93/94 (98/99)]
  • SCS1103: Database Systems I, 1 batch [11/12 (13)]
  • IS1010: Database Systems I, 1 batch [11/12 (13)]
  • SCS1008: Database Management Systems, Bachelor of Computer Science, 4 batches [02/03A (03/04), 03/04 (04/05), 04/05 (05/06), 05/06 (06/07)]
  • CSS3132: Database Systems, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 7 batches [94/95 (98/99), 95/96 (99), 96/97 (99/00), 97/98 (00/01), 98/99 (01/02), 99/00 (02), 00/01 (02/03)]
  • CSS3202: File Organisation and Database Management Systems, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2 batches [92/93 (96/97), 93/94 (97/98)]
  • CSS3102: File Organisation and Database Management Systems, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2 batches [85/86 (90/91), 86/87 (91/92)]
  • CSS3106: Micro Computer Applications, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2 batches [85/86 (90/91), 86/87 (91/92)]
  • SCS 3007/ICT3006: Professional Issues [2006/07 (10)]

University of Colombo: (Special Topics)

  • "FORTRAN Language and Numerical Methods (AM Year 2)", B.Sc. in Physical Science, 2 batches [1986/87, 1985/86].
  • ST201: Distribution Theory, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 1986/87.
  • "Pascal Programming and Statistics (AM Year 1)", Tutorial, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 1985/86.
  • ST305: Factorial Design, B.Sc. in Physical Science, 1985/86.
  • "BASIC Language (Year 3)", B.Sc. in Biological Science, 1985/86.
  • "Statistics (Year 2)", B.A. in Social Science, 1985/86.
  • “Final Year Project”, BIT, 3rd Year, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • “Final Year Project”, BICT, 3rd Year, 2007
  • “Database Design & Implementation”, BICT, 2nd Year, 2007

Other Institutions:

  • "Selected topics in MIS", B.Sc. in Management Information Systems, National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), 2 batches [1998, 1997].
  • "Introduction to Computers", Degree in Defence Studies, Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy, 1986/87.
  • "INSTAT and Distribution Theory", Degree in Defence Studies, Sir John Kotelawala Defence Academy, 2 batches [1986/87, Mar-May 1987].

Teaching in Postgraduate Programmes

University of Colombo: (Computer Science)

  • "Database Management Systems", M.Sc. in Computer Science, 3 batches [1997/98–2003].
  • "Database Management Systems", M.Sc. in Computer Science & M.Sc. in Information Technology, 2 batches [2003-2005].
  • “Advanced Database Management Systems”, M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2 batches [2001-2002].
  • “Advanced Database Management Systems”, M.Sc. in Advanced Computing, 2 batches [2003-2005].
  • MCS1030: Advanced Database Management Systems, Masters in Computer Science (MCS), 5 batches [2007/08 (08), 2008/08 (09), 2009/10 (10), 2010/11 (11), 2011/12 (12), 2012/13 (13)].
  • MCS1103: Advanced Database Systems, Masters in Computer Science (MCS), 1 batch [2013/14 (14)]
  • MIT1103: Database Systems, Masters in Information Technology (MIT), 1 batch [2013/14 (14)]
  • MIT3090: Evolving Technologies in e-Learning, Masters in Information Technology (MIT), 4 batches [2008/09 (09), 2009/10 (10), 2010/11 (11), 2011/12 (12/13)].

University of Colombo: (Special Topics)

  • "Pascal and UNIX", M.Sc. in Computing, 1991.
  • "Introduction to DBMS, using dBASE III Plus and Lotus 1-2-3", MBA, Mar-Apr 1988.
  • "SAS", M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, Mar 1987.
  • Computer Viruses, PG Diploma in Computer Technology Full-time/Part-Time, ICT, 4 batches [1998-2001].
  • "Profession and Professional Bodies" in MCS3010/MIT3010 Project Management and Proffesional Issues in ICT [2009/10 (10), 2010/11 (11)]

Other Institutions:

  • "Management Information Systems (IM545.20)", M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1997/98.

Teaching in Diploma / Certificate Courses

University of Colombo:

  • Diploma in Library and Information Science, 3 batches [1987/88, 1986/87, 1985/86]. [pg. 18-19]
  • "Analysis of Survey Data", Certificate Course in Resource Survey and Mapping, Dept. of Geography, 1991.
  • "FORTRAN Language", Certificate Course in Science and Technology, 6 batches [Oct-Dec 1987 (F/14/M1), May-Jul 1987 (F/13/M1), Dec-Apr 1986/87 (F/12/M1), Sep-Nov 1986 (F/11/M1), Jul-Sep 1986 (F/10/M1), Feb-Jun 1986 (F/9/M1)].
  • "Client Server Technology", Diploma in IT for Maldives and Bhutan students, 1998.
  • "BASIC Language revision", Certificate Course in Structured BASIC, August 1986 (B/7/M1).
  • "Stepwise Refinement", Certificate Course in Science and Technology, 3 batches, Oct 1987 (F/13/M2), Jul 1987 (F/12/M2), Feb 1987 (F/11/M2).
  • "Introduction to Computers", Certificate Course in Science and Technology and Structured BASIC, May 1987 (F/13/M1 & B/10/M1).
  • "Project Management", Certificate Course in Science and Technology and Structured BASIC, 2 batches [Sep 1987 (F/13/M2 & B/10/M2), Jun 1987 (F/12/M2 & B/9/M2)].
  • "Jackson Method", Certificate Course in Science and Technology, November 1987 (F/14/M1).
  • "Client Server Technology", Regional Course on Structured Systems Analysis and Design Methodology (SSADM), ICT, 1997.
  • "Introduction to Databases", Certificate Course in use of IT for development, ICT, 2 batches [1997, 1998].
  • “Computer Viruses”, PC Maintenance Certificate Course, ICT, U/C, 3 batches, 1998-2001.
  • “Introduction to Computers”, AutoCAD Certificate Course, ICT, U/C, 2000.

Others:

  • Use of Computers for the Department of External Resources, Feb 1986 (SCADPS 86/002).
  • Introduction to Computers, Certificate Course in Computer Programming using BASIC Language, CWE, 2 batches, May-Jun 1987, Jan-Mar1987.
  • Introduction to C Programming Language, Author C Clarke Centre, Dec 1989.
  • Certificate Course in Computer Applications, CWE, 1987-88.
  • Introduction to DBMS and using dBASE III Plus, Dec 1987 (SCADPS 87/027).
  • Introduction to DBMS, MS-DOS, using dBASE III Plus and Lotus 1-2-3, Oct-Dec 1987 (SCADPS 87/021).
  • Word Processing, NIE, 1988.
  • C Programming Language for the Academic Staff, Faculty of Science, Dec 1989.
  • Micro Computer Applications for the Academic Staff of U/C
  • dBASE, LOTUS, WordStar, 1980s.
  • Computer Management for the Charted Institute of Management Accountants, 1987
  • Micro Computer Applications for the Population Information Centre
Employment
  • Director, University of Colombo School of Computing, May 2010 - ...
  • Professor, University of Colombo, Feb 2008- ...
  • Visiting Scholar, Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology Program, University of New Mexico, USA, Jan 2009-Apr 2009.
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden, Sept 2008-Dec 2008.
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Interactive Media and Learning, Umeå University, Sweden, Mar 2008-Aug 2008.
  • Act. Head, Department of Communication and Media Technologies, University of Colombo School of Computing, Oct 2007-Mar 2008.
  • Deputy Director, University of Colombo School of Computing, May 2004-May 2007.
  • Head, Department of Information Systems Engineering, University of Colombo School of Computing, September 2002-February 2003, April 2003-September 2005.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Systems Engineering, University of Colombo School of Computing, September 2002.
  • Acting Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Colombo, March 2002.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Colombo, October 200, August 2002.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Colombo, December 1996, September 2001.
  • Research Assistant, British Telecom research project with UWC relating to Operational Data Management and Access, Developed a Re-engineering tool to migrate legacy information systems of British Telecom, Sep 1995 - Mar 1996.
  • Tutor / Demonstrator, UWC, Teaching Computer Programming and Database Application in B.Sc. Part 1 Computer Science and M.Sc. Computing, Nov 1994 , Dec 1996.
  • Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Colombo, July 1990 - December 1996.
  • Programmer-cum-System Analyst, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Colombo, March 1988 - July 1990.
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Colombo, November 1985 - February 1988.
  • Research Technical Assistant, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Colombo, July-November 1985.
  • Trainee Programmer, Computer Centre, University of Colombo, November 1984 - July 1985
Consultancy
  • Consultant UNICEF Colombo and Male (1987-1991).
  • World Bank Funded Projects - consultant Finance Commission, GEP II – Finance Component (1998-2002); National Housing Development Authority, Urban Settlements Improvement Project (1999)
  • Asian Development Bank Funded Project - Improving Education Planning (1999).
  • Bhutan e-Learnming Project (2010-2011).
  • Developing ICT Tests for the Universities in Sri Lanka, HETC (2012-2013).
Supervised Projects
  • K.W.K.B.P.L.M. Kelanibandara (2013) Software Reliability Estimation Based on Cubic Splines Network Model, University of Colombo School of Computing, University of ColomboMPhil thesis, January 2013 (co-supervisor)
  • Hakim Usoof (2012)  Designing for eAssessment of higher order thinking : An undergraduate IT online distance education course in Sri Lanka, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Applied Educational Sciences, Umeå University, Sweden (co-supervisor)
  • I U Amarasinghe (2012) Customer Relationship Management System for Hewas graphics (Pte) ltd. Master of Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • D N Ukwatta (2012) Web Based Task Management System with Short Message Service Master of Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Anusha H Chandrathilaka (2012) Key Performance Indicator based Multimedia Interactive Teacher for Sri Lanka Telecom Master of Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • E T S Soysa (2012) An e-Learning Course on Website Designing Master of Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • H G Virantha (2012) Database Object Modification Auditor Master of Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • R P Hirantha D J Bandara (2011)  Educational Query Tool for Relational Databases   Master of Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • M Sabesan (2010)  Querying Data Providing Web Services   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Thesis in Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. SIDA Funded Project – PhD Research (co-supervisor)
  • H H D Aruni W Damayanthi (2010)  Application of Data Warehousing and Data Mining for the rubber industry in Sri lanka   MSc in Information Technology, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Sri Lanka   
  • Taraka S Ilayperuma (2010)  Improving E-Business Design through Business Model Analysis   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Thesis in Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden   
  • Edirisuriya, Ananda (2009)  Design Support for e-Commerce Information Systems using Goal, Business and Process Modelling   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Thesis in Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University, Sweden (co-supervisor)  
  • M G Indika Lakmal (2009)  Integration Tool for Heteroeneous Relational Databases   Master of Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Mifla Mashood (2008)  Securing Web Services through the use of a Declarative Model Advanced Computing Masters Thesis, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka   
  • M Sabesan (2007)  Querying Mediated Web Services   Thesis for the degree of Licentiate of Philosophy in Computer Science with specialization in Database Technology, Uppsala University (co-supervisor)  
  • Seher, Indra (2007)  A personalised query expansion approach using context   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney (co-supervisor)   
  • Tharaka Ilayperuma (2007)  "Reference Ontology for Business Models Towards Interoperability between Business Modelling Ontologies",  Licentiate of Philosophy Thesis in Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University, Sweden (co-supervisor)   
  • Dias Gunasinghe (2007)  Development of an MIS for Project Monitoring in Reconstruction and Development Agency (RADA)   M.Sc. in Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Edirisuriya, Ananda (2007)  On the Alignment of Business Models and Process Models   Licentiate of Philosophy Thesis in Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University, Sweden (co-supervisor)   
  • W M S J Weerasuriya (2006)  Automated System (automated test) for Measuring the Effectiveness of Computer Training at SLIDA   M.Sc. in Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Jayaratne, Lakshman (2006)  Enhancing retrieval of images on the web through effective use of associated text and semantics from low-level image features   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney (co-supervisor)   
  • K M N B Tennakoon (2006)  Samurdhi projects monitoring and evaluation system   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Caldera, Amithalal (2005)  Effectively capturing user sessions on the Web using Web server logs   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Western Sydney (co-supervisor)   
  • A H Siribaddana (2005)  Medical Support system (MSS) for Medical Centers in Sri Lanka   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Raj Prasanna (2005)  ERP development in Brand Identification Industry   M.Sc. in Information Technology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • M S L Peiris (2005)  Purchasing System for Central Maintenance Store of Loadstar (Pvt) Limited   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • M B D Neelakanthie (2005)  Progress Monitoring and Management Information System for Product Certification Scheme at Sri Lanka Standards Institution   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Manjith S Gunatilaka (2005)  Ontology to classify ebXML Registry Contents   Advanced Computing Masters Thesis, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka (co-supervisor)   
  • A M P B Abeysinghe (2004)  A web based Computer Laboratory Reservation System for the Open University of Sri Lanka   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • H G D Gunawardane (2004)  Database comparison tool   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Jayaweera, M Prasad (2004)  A Unified Framework for e-Commerce Systems Development: Business Process Patterns Perspective   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Thesis in Computer and Systems Sciences Stockholm University, Sweden (co-supervisor)   
  • S V Samaraweera (2004)  DBMigrate Generic Database Migration Tool   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • M C Siriwardena (2004)  Enterprise Data Warehouse & Decision Support System for the Tourism Industry   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 
  • W A Upananda (2004)  Implications of Learning Methods of IT on Skills, Knowledge and Academic Performance of Students in Non-formal IT Education Sector of Sri Lanka   Master of Business Administration, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (co-supervisor)   
  • J M P Jayasundara (2003)  Web based mobile phone billing information and services system   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • M D A Karunaratne (2001)  An Information System for Bank of Ceylon Staff Services Department   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • B D A Chandraguptha (2001)  Automated survey plan preparation system for the Survey Department of Sri Lanka   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • G I Gamage (1999)  An Internet Based Information retrieval System For IT Education in Sri Lanka   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • Sunanda Withana (1999)  Identification and storing co-ordinates of geodetic features using aerial photographs   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • P N P Fernando (1998)  Internet Based Information System for One Day International Cricket   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • A D A Mahinda (1998)  Management Information System for Department of Technical Education and Training   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
  • M D S N Gunatilaka (1998)  Migration to AS/400 from System 36 and integration for the loan scheme of State Mortgage & Investment Bank   M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka   
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