H.M. Vijitha R. Herath received the BScEng degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (1st class honors) from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 1998, MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami, USA, in 2002 and Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 2009.
He was a research assistant at the University of Miami (2000-2002) and German academic exchange service (DAAD) doctoral scholar at the University of Paderborn (2004-2009). Since June 2009 he has been a senior lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His current research interests includes nonlinear effects in the optical fiber transmission, higher order modulation formats in the optical fiber transmission, and algorithm development for the coherent QAM transmission systems.
Dr. Herath is the founder chair of IEEE MTT-S Sri Lanka chapter. He is a member of OSA, IEEE MTT-S, and IEEE SSSC.