Education

2017 - : Rice University
Ph.D. Student

2010 - 2015 : University of Moratuwa
Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Honors)



Professional Experience

Software Engineering Intern (2019) at Google.

  • Worked on FPGA based application acceleration

Associate Architect (2017 - ),
Electronic Engineer (2015 - 2017),
ParaQum Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.
ParaQum Technologies is a start-up focusing on semiconductor IP and embedded designs targeting high-performance computing (HPC).

  • Lead a team of engineers which designed and developed a real time all-intra HD HEVC encoder on FPGA (link)
  • Worked on developing a 4K real time HEVC decoder to support higher profiles
  • Worked on developing HEVC - Screen content coding based video encoder

Application Engineer (Consultancy basis) (2015 - 2017) at Wave Computing.
Wave Computing is a silicon valley based startup developing a massively parallel data-flow architecture using Wave Dataflow Processing Units (DPU) to speed up machine learning applications.

  • Mapped machine learning algorithms to wave data-flow architecture (novel coarse grained reconfigurable architecture) ) using in-house programming tools

Trainee Associate Electronic Engineer at Zone 24x7 (Pvt.) Ltd.
Zone 24x7 is a silicon Valley based company providing complete technology solutions from initial custom hardware designs to software development and implementation services. Development centers of Zone 24x7 are situated in Sri Lanka and Malaysia.

  • Designed a handwriting recognition system to be integrated with a computer vision based check processing library and a computer vision based information extraction library.