Dr. H.M.V.R. Herath

Dr. H.M.V.R. Herath

(Vijitha)

Senior Lecturer

Dr.-Ing (Paderborn, Germany), M.S. (Miami, U.S.A.), B.Sc.Eng (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

ABOUT ME

H. M. V. R. Herath received the B.Sc. degree (Hons.) in electrical and electronic engineering with 1st class honours from the University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 1998, the M.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering with the award of academic merit from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany, in 2009. In 2009, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, as a Senior Lecturer. His research interests include hyperspectral imaging for remote sensing, multispectral imaging for good quality assessment, coherent optical communications and integrated electronics. Dr. Herath was a member of one of the teams that for the first time successfully demonstrated coherent optical transmission with QPSK and polarization multiplexing. He is currently a member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and The Optical Society. He was a recipient of the Sri Lanka President’s Award for Scientific Research in 2013. He received the Paper Award in the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) 2017 Conference held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2013 in Kandy, Sri Lank

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dr.-Ing degree in electrical engineering (University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany)
  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, (University of Miami, USA)
  • B.Sc. Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Chartered Engineer, Sri Lanka


VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

  • Chair, IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region Subsection (2013-2014)
  • Chair, IEEE MTT-S Sri Lanka Chapter, 2010-2012, 2015

Publications

Latest Refereed Journal Papers

2020

Graph-Based Blind Hyperspectral Unmixing via Nonnegative Matrix Factorization; Bhathiya Rathnayake, E.M.M.B. Ekanayake, Kasun Weerakoon, G.M.R.I. Godaliyadda, M.P.B. Ekanayake, and H.M.V.R. Herath; IEEE Journal of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2020.

2020

Validation of multispectral imaging for the detection of selected adulterants in turmeric samples; Wele Gedara Chaminda Bandara, Gode Withanage Kasun Prabhath, Dissanayake Walawwe Sahan Chinthana Bandara Dissanayake, Vijitha Rohana Herath, Gunawath Mudiyanselage Roshan Indika Godaliyadda, Marvyn Parakrama Bandara Ekanayake, Dhanushika Demini, and Terrence Madhujith; Journal of Food Engineering, 266 (2020)109700

2019

Mapping Ilmenite Deposit in Pulmudai, Sri Lanka using Hyperspectral Imaging Based Surface Mineral Mapping Method; E.M.M.B. Ekanayake, S.S.P. Vithana, E.M.H.E.B. Ekanayake, A.R.M.A.N. Rathnayake, A.M.R. Abeysekara, T.S.J. Oorloff, H.M.V.R. Herath, G.M.R.I. Godaliyadda, M.P.B. Ekanayake, A. Senarathne; Journal of The National Science Foundation Sri Lanka, 2019

Latest International Conferences

2020

Impact of Receiver Orientation on Full-Duplex Relay Aided NOMA Underwater Optical Wireless Systems, Kapila W S Palitharathna, Himal A Suraweera, Gunawath Mudiyanselage Roshan Indika Godaliyadda, Vijitha R Herath, Zhiguo Ding, IEEE International Conference on Communication 2020, Dublin, Ireland ONS3.

2020

Transmittance Multispectral Imaging for Edible Oil Quality Assessment, H. Weerasooriya, H. Lakmal, Y. Ranasinghe, W. Bandara, V. Herath, R. Godaliyadda, P. Ekanayake, T. Madhujith, Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress 2020 JW5C.8. (HS)

2019

Hyperspectral Imaging Based Method to Identify Potential Limestone Deposit, Ranasinghe D.Y.L, Lakmal, H.M.S., Weerasooriya, H.M.H.K, Ekanayake, E.M.M.B., Godaliyadda, G.M.R.I., H.M.V.R. Herath, Ekanayake, M.P.B., 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS). Dec. 2019, Kandy, Sri Lanka. (HS).

BOOKS/THESIS

ASIC Design for a Coherent Optical Receiver DSPU, Vijitha Rohana Herath, ISBN-13 9783844304190

High-Speed MOS ICs for a Signal Processor Input Interface of an Optical Synchronous QPSK Receiver and Related Clock Distribution Issues; V. R. Herath; Dr. -Ing. Dissertation, March 2009

Stability of Distributed Sensor Networks; V. R. Herath; 2002 MS Thesis, University of Miami


TECHNICAL REPORTS

D17-Results of CMOS chip version B, R. Peveling, V. Herath, R. Noé, Key components for synchronous optical quadrature phase shift keying transmission, EC SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, PRIORITY IST-2002-2.3.2.2 Optical, opto-electronic, & photonic functional components, 2008

D10b-Results of CMOS chip version A, V. Herath, R. Noé, Key components for synchronous optical quadrature phase shift keying transmission, EC SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, PRIORITY IST-2002-2.3.2.2 Optical, opto-electronic, & photonic functional components, 2008

D6b-Report on tapeout of CMOS chip version A, V. Herath, R. Peveling, O. Adamczyk, R. Noé, Key components for synchronous optical quadrature phase shift keying transmission, EC SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME, PRIORITY IST-2002-2.3.2.2 Optical, opto-electronic, & photonic functional components, 2007

Research

Grant Received

  • Principle Investigator – Peradeniya University research grant “High Voltage Insulator Pollution Monitoring Using a Multispectral Imaging System”
  • Co- Principle Investigator - Global South AI4COVID project funded by IDRC


Conferences organized

  • General Chair, 8th IEEE International Conference in Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2013
  • TPC Co-chair, ICIIS 2017
  • TPC chair, iPURSE 2015
  • Publicity chair and technical program co-chair, ICIIS 2009
  • Finance chair, ICIIS 2011

Research Interests

  • Hyperspectral Imaging for remote sensing
  • Multispectral Imaging for food quality analysis
  • Coherent optical transmission
  • Analog integrated circuit design
  • Artificial intelligance
  • Computational epidemiology

Ongoing Research

  • Global South AI4COVID project

  • Hyperspectral Imaging for remote sensing

  • Multispectral Imaging for food and water quality analysis

  • Modulation classification

AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS

AWARDS

  • Sri Lanka President’s Award for Scientific Publications, 2013 DAAD scholar

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Member, OSA
  • Member, IESL

POSITIONS HELD

POSITIONS  HELD

  • Director, Certer for Engineering Research and Postgraduate Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2020 – 2023.
  • Director, Computing Center, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2015-2017.
  • Senior Student Councillor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2014-2018.
  • Senior Treasurer, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society, University of Peradeniya, 2014-2015
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, International research Centre, University of Peradeniya, 2012-2016
  • Faculty Co-ordinator, Erasmus Mundus project, 2014 -date
  • Member, University discipline board, 2015-2018


VISITING  APPOINTMENTS

  • Visiting lecturer, University of Moratuwa
  • Visiting lecturer, Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya
  • Visiting Lecturer, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

TEACHING

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • Electricity (GP 108)
  • Network Analysis (EE 201)
  • Signals and Systems (EE 257)
  • Applied Electromagnetics (EE 355)
  • Integrated Analog Electronic Circuits (EE 403)
  • Undergraduate Projects (EE 405 and EE 406)
  • Telecommunication and Wireless Systems (EE 522)


Contact

Department of Electrial & Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

+94 81 239 3442

+94 77 775 0235

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