RG Score = 32.99


RECENT NEWS

  1. Consultancy Work - EMF exposure of parking officers with wearable wireless devices for Melbourne City Council, Melbourne, August 2018.
  2. External Teaching - Data Science (using R) (2018 - Present).
  3. External Teaching - Business Intelligence using Big Data (2018 - Present).
  4. Guest Speech - "Optimizing Heating Efficiency of Hyperthermia: Calculating Specific Loss Power of Magnetosomes and Superparamagnetic Particles with Different Shapes", Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, July 2018.
  5. Consultancy Work - EMF exposure assessment for Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, May 2018.
  6. ABC News "What is mobile phone radiation and how safe is it?", ABC News, Australia, 30th April 2018.
  7. Consultancy Work - EMF exposure assessment for CS Energy: Kogan Creek Power Station, Brigalow, Toowoomba, Queensland, 17-18 April 2018.
  8. Inaugural Address and the Keynote Address - Emerging Perspectives on Research Conference, Jyothi Engineering College (Kerala Technological University), Kerala, India, 10th February 2018.
  9. Plenary Speaker - "Therapeutic Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: Can Living Being Be Influenced by Non-Ionizing Radiation and Magnetism", Eight International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Technology (ICBET'18), Bali, Indonesia, 23-25 April 2018.
  10. External Teaching - Internet of Things (IoT) (February 2018 - Present).
  11. Editorial Board - Asia-Pacific Journal of Blood Types and Genes, Publisher: APJBG Publishing, (February 2018 - Present).
  12. Guest Speech - "Some Undesirable Effects and Positive Therapeutic Use of Pulsed Electromagnetic", Indian Institute of Technology Madras, (IIT Madras), India, February 2018.
  13. Guest Speech - "Emerging Trends of Machine Learning in Engineering Applications", School of Computer Science and Engineering and School of Electronics Engineering Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore and Chennai Campuses, India, February 2018.
  14. Adjunct Professor - Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India (November 2017 - Present)
  15. Guest Speech - "Electromagnetic Fields: Negative Effects and Positive Medical Benefits", Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 2018.
  16. Consultancy Work - EMF exposure assessment for Wyangala Dam, Cowra, Orange, New South Wales, November 2017.
  17. Consultancy Work - EMF exposure of parking officers with wearable wireless devices for Melbourne City Council, Melbourne, October 2017.
  18. Guest Speech - "Machine Learning for Bioelectromagnetics: Intelligent Data Analysis", Key Laboratory of Bioelectromagnetism, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, July 2017.
  19. Award - Awarded the "2017 Excellence in Teaching Award" Charles Sturt University (external teaching), Australia, June 2017.
  20. Fellowship - Awarded the "Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellow" from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, 2017 - 2018.


EDUCATION

  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, PhD at ARC Special Research Center for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks [CUBIN], Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia (June 2003-Nov 2006), Awarded Aug 2007.
    PhD Thesis: Performance Evaluation and Enhancement of Mobile and Sensor Networks
  2. Masters of Engineering in Information Technology in School of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2000-2002), Awarded Dec 2002.
    Master Thesis: Energy Efficient Ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks
  3. Bachelor of the Science of Engineering in Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1993-1997).
  4. Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT), The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia, Dec 2010.


CAREER TO DATE

(i) Research Experience

  1. Research Fellow (Level B.6) / Research Scientist - (Sep 2007 - Present) [Full Time / Part Time]
    Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.
      * Associated Research Centers:
    • Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS)
    • Center For Neural Engineering (CfNE)
    • Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA)

  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellow (June – July 2017 & June – July 2018)
    Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    Research Experience: Optimizing magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) based thermal therapies : Influence of Alternating Magnetic Field
    Fellowship: Chinese Academy of Sciences Presidents International Fellow (2017).
  3. Incoming Leaders Fellow - (June - July 2016)
    Australia India Institute (AII), Delhi, India
    Research Experience:Analysis of Large Flood Events in Australia and India
    Fellowship: Incoming Leaders Fellowship (2016).
  4. Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Nov 2015).
    Laboratory Experiment: Investigated electromagnetic therapy to treat wound infection by applying alternating (AC) magnetic field (using animal model - mouse)
    Fellowship: Next Step Initiative Fellowship (2015) and Australia-China Young Scientist Fellowship (2014).
  5. Dyason Fellow - (Nov - Dec 2013)
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA.
    Research Experience: Investigated extremely low-frequency magnetic Fields from diesel, gasoline and hybrid cars under controlled conditions
    Fellowship: Dyason Fellowship (2013).
  6. Electromagnetic Effects Research Laboratory, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (Nov - Dec 2011).
    Laboratory Experiment: Investigated sprouting rate of seeds in radio frequency fields - GSM mobile phone and base station radiation (using seeds - soybean seedlings).
  7. Solander Fellow - (Sep - Oct 2008)
    Department of Radiation Physics & Department of Bio-Chemistry, Lund University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden.
    Laboratory Experiment: Investigated biological effect of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (using cell - plasma membrane)
    Fellowship: Solander Fellowship (2008).
  8. Solander Fellow - (Sep - Oct 2007)
    Department of Neurosurgery, Lund University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden.
    Laboratory Experiment: Investigated blood-brain barrier permeability in rats exposed to radio frequency and extremely low-frequency electromagnetic radiation - GSM mobile phone radiation (using animal model - rats).
    Fellowship: Solander Fellowship (2007).

(ii) Teaching Experience

  1. Adjunct Professor - (Nov 2017 - Present)


    Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India.

      Subject - Undergraduate Course

    • ECE4008 - Computer Communication (Feb 2018)

  2. Lecturer (Part-Time) - (Aug 2011 - Nov 2011)


    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

      Subjects - Undergraduate Course

    • EE4188 - Wireless Communication (2011 - 2nd Sem) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 4.61/5)
    • EE2008 - Data Structures and Algorithms (2011 - 2nd Sem)
  3. Subject Coordinator/ Casual Lecturer - (July 2008 - Dec 2009)

  4. (with Dr. L. Ayu)
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

      Subjects - Postgraduate Course

    • 421-619 - Energy for Sustainable Development (2008 - 2nd Sem, 1 hr per week)
    • 421-629 - Energy Efficiency Technology (2009 - 2nd Sem, 1 hr per week)

  5. Lecture (casual) (Feb 2018 - Present)

  6. School of Engineering and Technology, CQUniversity, Melbourne, Australia.

      Subjects - Undergraduate Course

    • COIT12209 - Data Science (using R) (2018 – 100%)

      Subjects - Postgraduate Course

    • COIT20253 - Business Intelligence using Big Data (2018 – 100%)
    • COIT20263 - Information Security Management (2018 – 100%)
    • COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching (2018 – 50%)

  7. Adjunct Senior Lecture (Nov 2017 - Present), Adjunct Lecturer (Sep 2007 - Nov 2017)

  8. Charles Sturt University, Australia.
    Teaching: School of Computing & Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Melbourne, Australia (June 2007 - Present).

      Subjects - Undergraduate Course

    • ITC161 - Introduction to Information Technology / Computer Systems (2013, 2014 & 2016 - 100%) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 5.9/7)
    • ITC242 - Introduction to Data Communication (2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2014 - 100%) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 5.93/7)
    • ITC333 - Server Administration & Maintenance (2008 & 2009 - 100%)
    • ITC254 - Wireless Networks (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013 - 100%) (Quality Of Teaching = 6.63/7)

      Subjects - Postgraduate Course

    • ITC560 - Internet of Things (IoT) (2018 - 100%) Quality of Teaching, QOT = 4.8/5
    • ITC571 - Capstone Unit (Emerging Technologies and Innovation) (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 - 100%) Quality of Teaching, QOT = 6.6/7
    • ITC513 - Wireless Networking Concepts (2016 & 2017 - 100%) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 6.63/7)
    • ITC544 - Computer Organisation and Architecture - PG (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 - 100%) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 6.1/7)
    • ITC431 - Computer Networks (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 - 100%) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 6.4/7)
    • ITC482 - Computer Management and Security (2012 & 2013 - 100%) (Quality of Teaching, QOT = 6.1/7)
    • ITC542 - Internetworking with TCP/IP (2008 - 100%)

(iii) Industry Consultancy Experience:

  1. Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR) Consultant (Jan 2014 - Present).
    EMR Australia Pty Limited, Sydney, Australia.
    * Radiation Hazards (RADHAZ) safety measurement and assessment
  2. Founder & Director of SenseRadiation Pty Ltd (July 2015 - July 2018)
    SenseRadiation Pty Ltd provides electromagnetic radiation risk assessment and prediction services for community, industry and the government including councils.
  3. Algorithm Trading Researcher/Consultant - Part-time (Sep 2013 - March 2014).
    GreenBox Services Pty Limited, Melbourne, Australia.

(iv) University Committee Service, University of Melbourne:

  1. Member, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Committee, The University of Melbourne, Australia (Sep 2013 - Present).
  2. Patron, Sri Lankan Graduates' Society (SLGS), The University of Melbourne (2014 - Present)

(v) Community Engagement:

  1. Volunteered Scientist in "Scientists in Schools" program, Australia (managed by CSIRO Education) (2007 - Present).


RESEARCH GRANTS AND FUNDING

  1. Research funding from Osmunda Medical Device Service Group, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, 2016-2018.
  2. Telstra Travel Grant for "Science & Wireless 2014" Workshop, Oct 2014.
  3. B. Moran, M. N. Halgamuge, K. Tolhurst, P. Farrell and M. Garvey (CFA), "Wireless Sensor Network for Bushfire Detection and Early Warning", Knowledge Partnerships Staff Project Grant, 2010.
  4. B. Moran, M. N. Halgamuge, K. Tolhurst, M. Garvey (CFA) and P. Farrell, "Data Assimilation and Bushfire Modelling for Early and Rapid Bushfire Detection using Broadband Technology", Interdisciplinary Seed Grant (IBES), 2010.
  5. M. N. Halgamuge and P. Mendis, Joint Research Grant, collaboration with Lund University, Sweden, "Interaction between extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and living system", 2008.
  6. M. N. Halgamuge, P. Mendis and L. Martin (ARPANSA), Knowledge Transfer Grant, "Environmental impact of low-frequency electromagnetic field exposure", 2008.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

PhD Thesis Examiner

    Bioelectromagnetics, Dec 2012.

Journal / Conference Reviewer

  1. Protoplasma, IEEE Tran. Vehicular Technology, IEEE Tran. on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Comm. Lett., Bioelectromagnetics, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE PMIRC, WirelessCom, WIOPT, ICCS.

Memberships of Professional Societies

  1. IEEE Senior Member, Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA
  2. Member, Bioelectromagnetic Society, USA
  3. Member, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE), Japan
  4. Member, Networking Networking Women (N2 Women), IEEE Communication Society, USA
  5. Member, ARC Research Network in Communications (ACoRN), Australia
  6. Volunteered Scientist "Scientists in Schools" program, Australia
  7. Member, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Committee, The University of Melbourne, Australia (Sep 2013 - Present)
  8. Committee Member, University of Melbourne IEEE Student Branch, Australia (2003 June - 2007 June)


RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Big Data, Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning

  2. Public Health: Biological Effects of Radio Frequency and Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
  3. Critical investigation of biological effects due to electromagnetic fields, theoretical work on behavior of charged particles in a biological cell exposed to AC-DC electromagnetic fields, measurement and analysis of electromagnetic fields from trams, trains and hybrid cars, effect of magnetic fields on the biological clock through the radical pair mechanism, pineal melatonin level disruption in humans due to electromagnetic fields and ICNIRP limits, critical time delay of pineal melatonin rhythm in humans, a meta-analysis of data from 200 publications: weak radiofrequency radiation exposure from mobile phone and radio hazard safety assessment for marine ship transmitters.

  4. Prediction of Natural Disasters - Flood and Bushfire
  5. (i) Bushfires: real-time monitoring bushfires in a forest (experimental work), prediction of spot fires.
    (ii) Flood: working with real-time data to predict cyclone-induced floods, real-time automatic flood control in a managed river network subject to uncertain inflows.

  6. Sensor Networks: (i) Energy Management (ii) Building Monitoring & Irrigation Networks
  7. Power optimisation, sensor network deployment for building environment (experimental work), signal link quality distribution, ventilation efficiency and carbon dioxide concentration (CO2 sensors) and building automation system, real-time sensor learning to adapt sleeping behaviour to suit statistics of the measure.

  8. Issues in Wireless Communication


TEACHING INTERESTS

  1. Research Project (Capstone Project)
  2. Data Science, Business Intelligence using Big Data
  3. Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Information Security, Network Management
  5. Wireless Networks: Cellular & Data Communication
  6. Biomedical Engineering


PERSONAL INTERESTS


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