Talk of Prof. Dush Nalin Jayakody

Dush Nalin Jayakody





Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody (Senior Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Gaziantep, Turkey, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and communications engineering from the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, in 2014.,Since 2022, he is a Professor with Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2023, he is also a Professor with Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka. From 2019 to 2022, he served as the Dean and the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies and Research with Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Padukka, Sri Lanka, and then from 2021 to 2022 as the Director Postgraduate, Research and Impact at the Research with Sri Lanka Technological Campus. He held visiting and/or sabbatical positions with the Center for Telecommunications Research, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 2015, and Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 2018, He was a Visiting Professor with the University of Jyvaskyla, Jyväskylä, Finland, both in 2019 and 2022 within the framework of the Academy of Finland. He also served as a Visiting Professor with the University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, Brazil, in 2019. From 2019 to 2022, he has been a SPARC Professor with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchirappalli, India, within the framework of the Ministry of Human Resources in India. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, and the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. From 2016 to 2021, he was a Professor with the School of Computer Science and Robotics, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia. From 2021 to 2022, he was with the Department of Engineering and Computer Science/Autonoma TechLab, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. He supervised over eight Ph.D. students, many master’s and over 50 undergraduate students and five Postdoctoral Researchers. In his career, so far, he has attracted nearly 6M $ Research Funding from many international grant agencies and has published over 230 international peer reviewed journal and conference papers and books.,Prof. Jayakody was ranked as the Top 2% Scientist in the world in 2021, 2022, and 2023 by the Stanford Elsevier list. In 2021, he received the Sri Lankan Presidential Award for his outstanding research performance among many other awards and recognitions. He has received the Best Paper Award from the ICCMIT in 2017 and International Conference on Emerging Technologies of Information and Communications (ETIC 2019), March 2019, and IRC 2023. He has received the Sri Lankan President’s Award for Research Excellence in 2020. In July 2019, he received the Education Leadership Award from the World Academic Congress in 2019. In 2017 and 2018, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award by National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. He also received the Distinguished Researcher in Wireless Communications Award in Chennai, India, in 2019. He received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Research Performance in 2021. He also received the “Best Publication Award” at the Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka, in 2019 and 2020. He is currently serving as the Vice Chair for IEEE ComSoc (Sri Lanka Chapter). He is a Fellow of IET.