Dr. S.L.P. Yasakethu

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
lasithy@ee.pdn.ac.lk
+94-81-2393438

Biography

Dr. Lasith Yasakethu is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Persdeniya. He received his BSc. Engineering degree (First Class Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2007. Dr. Yasakethu was awarded the prize for best performance in Electronic Communication Engineering by the University of Peradeniya for his achievements in undergraduate studies. After graduation, he joined Dialog Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka as a Core-Network Engineer (2007). In October 2007 he was awarded the Overseas Research Scholarships Award by the Higher Education Funding Council of England to pursue PhD at the University of Surrey, UK. After completing his PhD he worked as a Research Engineer for Technicolor Research & Innovations (formerly known as THOMSON R&D), in Rennes, France (2010-2012). Dr.Yasakethu worked as a Research Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow at University of Surrey, UK and Kingston University, London, UK respectively (2012-2014). Afterwards, he worked as a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering SAITM (2014-2016). His area of expertise is 3D Video Communication & Perception. Dr. Yasakethu has worked for several European Commission Framework Program-6 (FP6) and Framework Program-7 (FP7) projects. He is a member of IEEE & an author/reviewer of several IEEE/IET journal/conference publications.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Video Coding & Communications from University of Surrey UK (July 2010)

  • BSc.Eng (1st class Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (February 2007)

Project involvements

  • SALUS: Security and interoperability in next generation PPDR communication infrastructures, funded under European commission 7th framework programme (FP7)

  • CokpitCI: Cybersecurity on SCADA - risk prediction, analysis and reaction tools for Critical Infrastructures, funded under European commission 7th framework programme (FP7)

  • MUSCADE: MUltimediaSCAlable 3D for Europe, funded under European commission 7th framework programme (FP7)

  • DIOMEDES: Distribution of Multi-View Entertainment Using Content Aware Delivery Systems, funded under European commission 7th framework programme (FP7)

  • VISNET II: Network of Excellence (NoE), funded under European commission 6th framework programme (FP6)

  • Content for 3D: Technicolor internal project. Aims at developing solutions for 3D production, post-production, distribution and rendering of 3D content for 3D cinema and 3DTV applications

Honours and Awards

  • 2009 - Awarded a grant by the Royal Academy of Engineering on the basis of research achievements for international conference participation/li>
  • 2009 - Chester Sall award for the second best transactions paper in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

  • 2007 - Overseas Research Scholarships Award (ORSAS) by the Higher Education Funding Council of England to pursue PhD at the University of Surrey UK.

  • 2007 - W.M.G Fernando award for the best performance in Electronic Communication Engineering, awarded at the general convocation, by the University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • - Quality of Experience (QoE) in multimedia communications

  • - 2D/3D video processing and transmission

  • - Content creation for 3D cinema and 3DTV

  • - Cyber-security