Professional preparation and work experience

Professional Preparation

  • University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Engineering, 2006.

  • University of Alberta, Canada, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., 2013.

  • Princeton University, USA, Electrical Engineering, Postdoctoral Research in Wireless Communications, (Feb. 2014 - Jan. 2016).


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (Jan. 2016 - present).

  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Jan. 2016 - Jan. 2017).

  • Research/Teaching assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada (Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2013).

  • Wireless Network Planning Engineer, Dialog Broadband Networks, Colombo Sri Lanka (Nov. 2006 - Jul. 2008).

Industrial Internships - Airport and Aviation Services, Sri Lanka

  • Trained in Electronics, Communications, and Radar/Air Navigation divisions (Feb. 2005 - Sep. 2005)