Chathura obtained his BSc Computer Science (1st class honours) degree at University Of Essex. Soon after he was awarded the University Of Essex Scholarship for his PhD at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE), University Of Essex. Currently he is a researcher at InterDigital International Labs and a visiting fellow at the University of Essex. He works on various UK and EU projects, and was also involved in successful EU Horizon 2020 research grant proposal for project iCIRRUS. He has held program committee memberships on several occasions. He had deployed and managed a Mobile Cloud testbed used for research and for teaching newly introduced MSc Cloud Computing course at CSEE, University of Essex.
Research Interests - Mobile Computing - Distributed Computing - Virtualisation
To view the testbed that I have developed for research during my PhD click here.
Research Projects - iCIRRUS (European Union Funded) (intelligent Converged network consolidating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment). Grant amount: around €4M, 1 Jan. 2015 - 31 Dec. 2017- Grant proposal co-author and Research Associate. - UK EPSRC (Engineering & Physics Science Research Council) funded project NIRVANA (Intelligent, Heterogeneous Virtualised Networking Infrastructure). Grant amount: around €1M, Oct. 2014 - 30 Sep. 2017 - Research Associate. - EU (European Union)-funded FP7 Project CLIMBER (Cross-Layer Investigation and Integration of Computing and Networking Aspects of Mobile Social Networks). - Research Associate. - EU (European Union)-funded FP7 Project MONICA (Mobile Cloud Computing: Networks, Services and Architecture). - Research Associate.
Other Projects - IEEE Intercloud : Organized under the IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections Program, and jointly sponsored by the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative, the IEEE Cloud Computing Standards Committee, and the IEEE Standards Association. The IEEE Cloud Computing Standards Committee is sponsoring the development of technical standards (including IEEE P2302) for cloud to cloud interoperability. The objective of the IEEE Intercloud Testbed Project is to create a global lab to prove and improve the Intercloud technology and provide a springboard for the Intercloud to become a commercial reality. - Member and POC for Essex. - OpenAirInterface (OAI) : Individual and Alliance Member.
Software - Androidx86-Openstack - SourceForge. - A Location-Aware Password Protection System (LAPPS) - Poster - 2013 - A windows USB minifilter driver for blocking unauthorised devices (Commercialised by Conseal Security Ltd. UK). - An anaglyph 3D video recorder and virtual webcam device [Unix and Windows], for Minoru 3D Webcam - 2012 - Cooperative Intelligent agents that eats and explores to survive in a simulated world - Youtube - Description.
Teaching - CE805 - Cloud Technologies and Systems | Laboratory | Course Material Design - CE222 - Operating Systems | Graduate Lab Assistant | 2013 - 2015 - CE151 - Introduction to Programming | Graduate Lab Assistant | 2014 - CE153 - Introduction to Database | Graduate Lab Assistant | 2014 - CE101 - Professional Development | Graduate Lab Assistant | 2014 - CE235 - Computer Security | Graduate Lab Assistant | 2013
News - Device Virtualization work has been presented at MWC 2019, Barcelona. - Device disintegration work has been presented at MWC 2018, Barcelona. - (Invited) Speaking at OAI 2nd workshop, EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France. - 19.05.2016 - An article about mobile clone related work in iCIRRUS project featured on RCRWireless news - Sep, 2015 - Poster presentation, iCIRRUS: intelligent Converged network consolidating Radio and optical access aRound USer equipment, Nathan. J. Gomes, Huiling Zhu, Philippos Assimakopoulos (University of Kent & Communications Research group, United Kingdom), Anthony Magee (ADVA Optical Networking, United Kingdom), Volker Jungnickel (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute & Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Michael Parker, Chathura Sarathchandra Magurawalage (University of Essex, United Kingdom), EuCNC 2015, Paris, France, July 1, 2015. - A blog post has been featured on Mirantis's "This week in Openstack", www.mirantis.com - March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014 - Presented at Winemo London Meeting (at City University London) - 29.04.2014 - Visited Cluster and Grid Computing Lab.(CGCL), Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 13 - 14,08,2013 - Visited Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communications of Ministry of Education, BUPT, Beijing, China. - Visited Grid Computing and Computer Security Laboratory, Jilin University, China. - Attended Sino-Europe Joint Workshop on Future Internet technologies, Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 22,07,2013 - Speaker, Cloud Computing Workshop, East Anglia Small Business Workshop, Stoke by Nayland Hotel. 25.04.2013