I earned a B.Sc. (1st Class Honors) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2004. I earned MS and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Additionally, I hold diplomas and certifications in college teaching, psychology, and security products from WatchGuard.

Beginning my academic journey in 2005, I joined the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Over the years, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer Grade I in 2012 and Grade II in 2017. In 2019, I became part of Data61 at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia. Later that year, I also joined the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer.

My research interests include Distributed Systems (Blockchain, Cloud, and P2P), Computer Security, Software Architecture, Data Engineering, and IoT (Internet of Things). I have embraced a multidisciplinary approach, applying my expertise in areas such as Supply Chains; Digital Finance; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG); Fleet Management; and Weather Monitoring.

With 12 years of consultancy experience in Blockchain, Security, Cloud, Software Architecture, and Performance Engineering, I bring a wealth of practical expertise to my academic pursuits. I am a Senior Member of IEEE and a Charted Engineer of IESL (The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka). I was an IEEE student member (2007-2012), ACM Member (2014-2016), and president of the student leadership council of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (2010-2012).

Outside academia, I love to travel, savor diverse cuisines, and indulge in reading.

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