Awards and Honors

  1. Best Paper Award in the Wireless Communications Symposium at the Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2015, San Diego, CA, USA

  2. NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Feb. 2014 - Jan. 2016)
    Institution : Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada
    Significance : Ranked 2nd in Electrical Engineering Committee of the Canada-wide competition

  3. Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (May 2012 - Apr. 2014)
    Institution : University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Significance : The most prestigious graduate student award administered by the University of Alberta

  4. Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize (May 2012)
    Institution : University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Significance : Recognizes an exemplary research contribution during the Ph.D. degree program

  5. AITF Ph.D. Graduate Student Scholarship in ICT (May 2010 - Apr. 2012)
    Institution : Alberta Innovates Technology Future, Alberta, Canada
    Significance : Recognizes outstanding academic and research achievements during the Ph.D. degree program

  6. J. Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award (May 2012)
    Institution : University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Significance : Recognizes a travel for dissemination of research outcomes during the Ph.D. degree program

  7. Professional Development Award (May 2012)
    Institution : Graduate Students’ Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

  8. Graduate Research Assistantship (Sep. 2008 - Apr. 2010)
    Institution : University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

  9. IEEE Exemplary Reviewer - IEEE Wireless Communications Letters (2013)
    Institution : IEEE Communication Society
    Significance : Recognizes fewer than 3% of all reviewers with constructive, insightful reviews

  10. IEEE Exemplary Reviewer - IEEE Communications Letters (2012)
    Institution : IEEE Communication Society
    Significance : Recognizes fewer than 3% of all reviewers with constructive, insightful reviews

  11. IEEE Exemplary Reviewer - IEEE Communications Letters (2011)
    Institution : IEEE Communication Society
    Significance : Recognizes fewer than 3% of all reviewers with constructive, insightful reviews

  12. First Class Honors, Dean's Lists for all semesters, and 3rd best GPA (Jun. 2002 - Oct. 2006)
    Institution : Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

  13. Gold medals for best academic performances in GCE O/L and GCE A/L examinations (Jan. 1998 - Dec. 2001)
    Institution : Vidyaloka College, Galle, Sri Lanka