Education

2017 - : Rice University
Ph.D. Student

2010 - 2015 : University of Moratuwa
GPA 4.10 / 4.2 (Rank 2 out of 100)

2001 - 2009 : Royal College, Colombo
GCE Advanced Level 2009 (Ranked 14th in Sri Lanka with 3A's and a Z-Score of 3.0095)
GCE Ordinary Level 2006 (Ranked 14th in Colombo District with 10 A's)



Professional Experience

Associate Architect (2017 - ),
Electronic Engineer (2016 - 2017),
Associate Electronic Engineer ( 2015 - 2016) at
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)
  • Involved in the project of improving the 4K real time HEVC decoder to support higher profiles
  • Involved in the project of extending the existing HD HEVC encoder to support HEVC - Screen content coding
Please refer to research section for more details on projects

Application Engineer (Consultancy basis) (2015 - ) 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 Electronic Engineer ( 2014) at ParaQum Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd.
Completed an internship at ParaQum Technologies. Then known as GalaxyCores (Pvt.) Ltd.

  • Designed an AXI4 memory model including DPI headers to improve the simulation speed of RTL based designs with large memory requirements
  • Software profiling of X265 encoder to evaluate time complexity of individual operations.

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.
  • Designed a pic based filter for an electric motor driver system.
  • Participated in an internal embedded systems development training program.


Honors and Awards

Migara Ranatunga Trust Award (2015)
Awarded by Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka for the Best Industrial Training Project (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)
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IBM Engineering Scholarship (2013)
Awarded by University of Moratuwa to the student with highest GPA in all level 2 subjects (around 650 students)
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“Mahapola” Merit Scholarship (2010)
4 year scholarship awarded by government of Sri Lanka for high achievers in GCE Advanced Level examination
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"Sisu Udana Kusalatha Pranama" scholarship (2007)
2 year scholarship awarded for high achievers at the GCE Ordinary Level Examination



Organisations

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member (previous : student member)

Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
Associate member (previous : student member)


Others