RESUME

Short Resume

  • Director of Graduate Research, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Sep 2021-

  • Member of the Graduate School Board (GSB), School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Sep 2021-

  • Member of the College Graduate Research Forum, College of Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Sep 2021-

  • Member of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Sep 2021-

  • SFI Funded Investigator, Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications (CONNECT), Ireland. Sep 2021-

  • Network and Information Security (NIS) Expert, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), European Commission, Greece. July 2021-

  • Management Committee Member and Ireland National Coordinator CA COST Action CA20111, 2021-2025

  • Management Committee Member and Ireland National Coordinator CA COST Action CA20136, 2021-2025

  • Named Supervisor, Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning (ML-Labs), Ireland. Sep 2020-

  • Management Committee Member, CA COST Action CA16226, 2017-2020

  • Ad Astra Fellow/Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Jan 2020-

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Sep 2019-

  • Marie Curie Fellow, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. Jan 2019- Jan 2020

  • Visiting Researcher, School of IT, University of Sydney, Australia, October 2018- November 2018

  • Adjunct Professor/Docent, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. Sep 2018-

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering (EC), Yangon Technological University (YTU), Myanmar.. Jul 2018- Jul 2020

  • Visiting Researcher, LIP6, Sorbonne University, France, June 2018- July 2018

  • Visiting Researcher, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, December 2017- January 2018

  • Treasurer, IEEE Finland Section Young Professionals (YP) Affinity Group 2017-2019

  • Management Committee Member, CA COST Action CA16226, 2017-2020

  • Visiting Research Fellow Jr, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, January 2017-April 2017

  • Visiting Researcher, Data61, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia, February 2017 - April 2017

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Wireless Communication ,Oulu, Finland. Dec 2016 - Sep 2018

  • Visiting Researcher, Infolabs21, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, United Kingdom, December 2016

  • Management Committee Member and Finnish National Coordinator CA COST Action CA15127, 2016-2020

  • Work Package (WP) Leader: Communication WP - Tekes Project Nordic perspective to gadget-free hyperconnected environments (Naked Approach) 2016 - 2017

  • Substitute Management Committee Member, CA COST Action CA15104, 2016-2020

  • Management Committee Member, ICT COST Action IC1301, 2015-2017

  • Substitute Management Committee Member, ICT COST Action IC1303, 2015-2017

  • Project Manager, Centre for Wireless Communication ,Oulu, Finland. 2013-2018

  • Research Scientist, Centre for Wireless Communication, Oulu, Finland. 2011-2016

  • Work Package (WP) Leader: Security WP - Celltic Call 2012 Project SIGMONA (SDN Concept in Generalized Mobile Network Architectures) 2013 - 2016

  • Session Chair: IEEE WCNC 2013

  • Research Scientist (Intern), SIGNET Research Group, Laboratoire I3S – UNSA CNRS, Shopia Antipolis, France. 02/2011-08/2011

  • Research Scientist (Intern), Mascotte Research Group, INRIA, Shopia Antipolis, France. 11/2010-01/2012

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 01/2008-06/2009



(Full CV)

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Responsibilities in Conferences

Organizing Committee


Workshops


Keynote Speeches

  • European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2019,

  • IEEE 4th International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technologies (AICT) 2021


Plenary Speeches

  • Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Coneference 2017,

  • 12th Annual National Conference On Cyber Security (CSW 2019) 2019,

  • MUST Virtual Exhibition IoT Trends 2020,

  • The 17th International Conference on Multimedia Information Technology and Applications (MITA 2021)

Tutorials

  • 6G Security and Privacy Vision Towards Reality” at IEEE 5GWF 2021
  • ” Blockchain, IoT and 5G – The Trio to Mitigate Current and Post COVID-19 Challenges” at IEEE 5GWF 2021
  • ”Security and Privacy of 5G and Beyond 5G Networks” at IEEE CCNC 2021
  • ” Blockchain for Smart Grid 2.0: Use Cases, Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE ISC2 2021
  • ”Blockchain for 5G and IoT: Use cases, Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE CCNC 2020
  • ”5G Security and Privacy: Issues, Potential Solutions and Future Directions” at IEEE Netsoft 2020
  • ”Role of Blockchain in Beyond 5G Networks” at IEEE 5GWF 2020
  • ”Blockchain-powered 5G-IoT Ecosystem vis-‘a-vis COVID-19: Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE ANTS 2020
  • ”5G Security and Privacy:Issues, Potential Solutions and Future Directions” at IEEE Globecom 2020
  • ”5G Security and Privacy” at ICAC 2020
  • 3-day Workshop on ”Security of 5G and SDN” at SSIC 2019 Conference
  • Special Session on ”Secure 5G Telecommunication Networks” at ICCT’19 conference
  • Five-day Workshop on “Road to 5G Security” at Lovely Professonal University, Panjab, India August 2019

Invited Talks:

  • Webinar on ”The Role of Blockchain in Private 5G Operators Realization” organized by Hyperledger Telecom SIG, January 2021

  • Panel Discussion on ”To the future through connectivity” organized by IEEE Techno Meetup Sri Lanka January 2021

  • Webinar on “5G Security” organized by IoT Security Institute Mexico Chapter, Mexico November 2020

  • Webinar on “Blockchain Applications in Healthcare” organized by Industrial Management Science Students’ Association, Sri Lanka August 2020

  • Webinar on “Blockchain for 5G IoT : Use Cases, Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE WiE (Sri Lanka Section) July 2020

  • Keynote Speech on “ 5G Security: Opportunities and Challenges” at Special Session on “5G Development, Applications and Research in 6G”, Colombo, Sri Lanka October 2019

  • Guest Lecture on “A Glimpse of 5G Security: Opportunities and Challenges” at University of Sri Jayawardhanapure, Sri Lanka October 2019

  • Webinar on “Blockchain for IoT: Opportunities and Challenges” at IEEE Blockchain Group (the UK and Ireland Section) September 2019

  • Guest Lecture on “A Glimpse of 5G Security: Opportunities and Challenges” at Ulster University, Belfast, UK September 2019

  • Guest Lecture on “Software Defined VPLS Networks” at Cyber Security Seminar | Swansea University, UK February 2019

  • Conducted a Three-day Pre-Conference Workshop on “5G and SDN” at SSIC 2019 | Manipal University Jaipur, India January 2019

  • Guest Lecture on “6Genesis: 6G enabled Societies and Eco Systems” | University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, October 2018

  • Guest Lecture on “6Genesis: 6G enabled Societies and Eco Systems” | University of Sri Jayawardhanapure, Sri Lanka, October 2018

  • Guest Lecture on “6Genesis: 6G enabled Societies and Eco Systems” | University of Sydney, Australia, October 2018

  • Guest Lecture on “6Genesis: 6G enabled Societies and Eco Systems” | University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France, June 2018

  • Key note speech on “Secure Communication for Industrial Internet” | APCERT 2017 Conference, India, November 2017

  • Guest Lecture on “Software Defined VPLS Networks” | Data61, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia, February 2017

  • Guest Lecture on “Security Challenges in 5G Network” | Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka, July 2017



Technical Programme Committee (TPC) member

  • IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2021

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2021

  • IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC) 2021

  • The 18th IEEE Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC) 2021

  • IEEE 5G World Forum (5G-WF) 2021

  • 13th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2021

  • IEEE 5G World Forum (5G-WF) 2020

  • International Symposium on High Performance Mobile Computing & Wireless Networks for HPC (MCWN) 2020

  • The 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2020)

  • IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC) 2020

  • IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2020

  • European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2020

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2020

  • European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2019

  • International Symposium on High Performance Mobile Computing & Wireless Networks for HPC (MCWN) 2019

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2019

  • The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019)

  • IEEE 5G World Forum (5G-WF) 2019

  • IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2018

  • IEEE 5G World Forum (5G-WF) 2018

  • European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2018

  • International Symposium on High Performance Mobile Computing & Wireless Networks for HPC (MCWN) 2018

  • 2nd EAI International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous (5GU) 2017

  • European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2017

  • EAI International Conference on Mobile Medical Multimedia Technologies, Applications and Services (M3Apps )2016


Session chair

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2013

  • 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM) 2014

  • 2nd EAI International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous (5GU) 2017

  • 17th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT) 2017

  • IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) 2017

  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2018

  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS) 2019

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2019

  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) 2020





Education

Doctor of Science (Technology), 2016

  • Department of Communications Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

    • Thesis: Secure and Scalable VPLS Architectures for Future Communication Networks

Master of Science (MSc), 2011

  • Polytech Nice-Sophia, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.

    • Major: Ubiquitous Networking and Computing

Master of Engineering (MEng) – Excellence Award, 2011

  • Department of Telecommunications Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

    • Major: Telecommunications Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc) – First Class Honors, 2009

  • Department of Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

    • Major: Telecommunications Engineering

Research Visits