final day as an undergrad.

I’m a PhD student at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland and member of UMD Intelligent Sensing Lab. I also work at the Naval Research Lab as a trainee Electrical Engineer.

About my research

My research interests are on signal processing and machine learning. Read more about my research here.


  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Maryland, College Park, USA. (2021-Present)

  • Bachelor of Science (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
    GPA 4.0/4.0 Top of the batch(/423) Transcript
    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2015 - 2020)

  • G.C.E. Advanced Level (Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry)
    Ranked in the TOP 20 overall in the country
    Kingswood College, Sri Lanka (2013-2014)

A bit about myself

volunteering at a workshop

I was born in Lincoln, NE. My family moved to Sri Lanka when I was about three years old. I completed my secondary education in Kingswood College, Kandy. I came in at 2nd place in the Kandy district and 16th in Sri Lanka in the GCE A/L examination which is the entrance examination for Sri Lankan universities. I actively engaged in various extra-curricular activities such as the Astronomical Society and chess.

During my time at my undergraduate institute, I was fortunate enough to be selected to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialization program which only accepts the top 5 in the general program. While pursuing my degree I started focusing more on signal processing and machine learning, and this led to choosing my Final Year Research Project in a related field. I was blessed to work with several brilliant supervisors who motivated me on pursuing higher studies.

Currently, I am doing my graduate studies at University of Maryland, College Park at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I also work at the Naval Research Lab as a trainee Electrical Engineer.

I enjoy teaching very much. I volunteered as an intructor in my final year to conduct labaratory classes. Also I have partcipated in several workshops conducted for school childeren in rural areas. I believe that education I recieved had a strong influence on my success and I am passionate on contributing back to the society.

I love being outdoors and hiking with my friends. In my leisure time, I like to read and play video games.