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Prof. K. S. Walgama

Senior Professor

Office Address: 

Department of Engineering Mathematics,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

+94 081-239 3344
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Biography :


Educational Qualifications :

  • PhD : Department of Systems Engineering and Applied Mathematics, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, Automatic Control (1991)
  • MSc : Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta Edmonton Canada, Process Control Engineering (1986)
  • MEE : Phillips International Institute of technology, Eindhoven The Netherlands,
    Electronic Engineering (1984)
  • BSc Eng: University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (1980)

Professional Qualifications :

  • Member IESL, Charted Engineer

Appointments (Selected) :

  • Chief Executive Officer – Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) (2012– todate)
  • Director, Academic Affairs, University of Peradeniya. (2007- 2009)
  • Director, Center for Engineering Research and Postgraduate Studies. (2003-2006)
  • Head, Department of Computer Engineering, Univerisity of Peradeniya. (2003-2006)
  • Head, Department of Engineering Mathematics, University of Peradeniya. (1998-2001)

Members & Awards :

  • Award for Second Best Research Presentation, Annual Research Sessions, Univ. of Peradeniya, for the paper Optimal Tuning of anti-windup Compansators (with D.H.S. Maithripala). (1997)

  • Award for Best Research Presentation (by Senior Researchers) under the category " Energy and Environmental Sciences" at the Annual Research Sessions, Univ. of Peradeniya, for the paper Development of Digital Control System for Current and Temperature Control of an Electrodialyser (with J.B. Ekanayake and A. Atputharaja). (1998)

  • Presidential Award for publication in an indexed journal. (2005)

Keynote/Invited Papers :

  • Key note address “Intelligent controllers” -Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 2012

Extra-curricular Activities and Hobbies

  • Conduct Tai Chi and Chi Gong classes for colleagues and interested individuals. (Certified Instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis, and Diabetes, Certified Instructor for Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi)
  • Counseling.
  • Participate in activities related to household solid waste disposal in community level.
  • Painting and Sketching
  • Hiking and trekking

Research Intersests :

  • Control Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • System Identification
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Optimization