Dr. H.M.V.R. Herath

(Vijitha)

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
vijitha@eng.pdn.ac.lk
+94-81-2393436

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Biography

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 Lanka.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD : Electrical Engineering, University of Paderborn,Germany (October 2004 – March 2009)

  • MSc : Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, USA (January 2000 – May 2002)

  • BSc : Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (February 1994 – August 1998)

Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD : Electrical Engineering, University of Paderborn,Germany (October 2004 – March 2009)

  • MSc : Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Miami, USA (January 2000 – May 2002)

  • BSc : Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (February 1994 – August 1998)

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • Faculty co-coordinator, International Research Center, University of Peradeniya

Memberships & Awards


  • General Chair, ICIIS 2013

  • Chair, IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region Subsection (2013)

  • Chair, IEEE MTT-S Sri Lanka Chapter (2010-2012)

  • Finance Chair, ICIIS 2011

  • Member IEEE (MTT society member)

  • Graduate Member OSA

  • Publicity chair and technical program co-chair, ICIIS 2009

  • Local organizing committee member, WCON 2010

  • Vice-chair, IEEE Sri Lanka section (2010-11)

Awards


  • DAAD doctoral scholarship.

  • Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami, USA.

  • R.H.Paul Prize for the best performance in subjects which include Electrical Power, Control and Electrical Machines, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

RESEARCH

INTERESTS


  • Coherent Optical Transmission : Algorithm development, Linear and nonlinear phase noise compensation, Performance evaluation ,Modulation formats and demodulation

  • Optical burst switching : Algorithm development, Performance evaluation

  • High speed analog ICs : Topology development, Design, synthesis, packaging, and testing , Optical receivers.

  • Nanoelectronics