Biography

Gayan Amarasuriya (S’09-M’13) received the B.Sc. degree in engineering with first-class honours in 2006 from the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He received the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Alberta, Canada (in 2013). He was a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Prof. H. Vincent Poor at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Currently, he serves an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, USA. His current research interests include massive MIMO systems, millimeter-wave communications, physical layer security, dynamic TDD designs for heterogeneous wireless systems, cognitive radios, simultaneous wireless information and power transmission, and deep-learning based physical-layer communication designs.

Dr. Amarasuriya has published more than 60 journal articles and conference papers in IEEE prestigious journals and flagship conferences. He was awarded the exemplary reviewer certificates for IEEE Communication Letters in 2011 and 2012, and for IEEE Wireless Communication Letters in 2013 by the IEEE communication society. He was the recipient of the best paper award in the wireless communication symposium at the Global Communications conference, San Diego, CA, USA 2015. In recognition of Dr. Amarasuriya's academic, research and scholarly achievements, he was awarded four major awards: (i) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) post-doctoral fellowship, (ii) Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, (iii) Alberta Innovates-Technology Future Graduate Student Scholarship in Information and Communications Technology, and (iv) Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize. He has been serving as an associate editor in IEEE Communication Letters since January 2018