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Dr. Ruwan Ranaweera


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Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
University of Peradeniya.
Sri lanka.

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  • Dr. Ruwan D. Ranaweera earned his B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in January 2001 from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He joined the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, as a probationary lecturer in June the same year. In August 2003 he received the Fulbright scholarship to study in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. where he earned his M.S.B.m.E in May 2005. Ruwan worked as a teaching assistant in the school of Biomedical Engineering and won the Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon award for Excellence in Teaching awarded by the College of Engineering, as well as the Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching by the Purdue University Teaching Academy in 2009. For his Ph.D., he worked on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) related issues in functional brain mapping of the human auditory system. He earned his Ph.D. in December 2010 from the school of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Educational Qualifications :

  • PhD :Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. (2010)
  • M.S.B.m.E: Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. (2005)
  • B.Sc.Eng : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2001)

Professional Qualifications:

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (MIEEE) USA

Professional Activities:

  • Chairman, Panel of experts on health sector development, Biomedical Engineering subcommittee, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. (2012 to date)
  • Member of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
    • IEEE Sri Lanka Section
      • Chairman, 2015
      • Chairman-elect 2014
      • Student Activities Chair 2013
      • Secretary 2012
      • Treasurer 2011
    • IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region Subsection
    • Vice Chairman 2014
    • Committee Member 2013
    • Student Activities Chair 2013
    • Chairman 2011, 2012
    • Member of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
    • Member of IEEE Young Professionals (YP)
  • Associate Member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEE)
    • IEE Young Members’ Section (UK), Sri Lanka Branch
      • Chairman 2003/2003
      • Secretary 2001/2002
      • Vice Chairman 2000/2001


  • “President’s Awards for Scientific Publications 2010, 2011, 2012” (2014) Awarded to honor the scientists for highly rated scientific research as evaluated by peers and published in a top 10% SCI indexed journal by the National Research Council of Sri Lanka.
  • “Fulbright Scholarship”(2003) Awarded to study in Purdue University in USA by the United States Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission.Funded by the United States Department of State.
  • "Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon award for Excellence in Teaching" (2009) College of Engineering, Purdue University
  • "Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching" (2009) Purdue University Teaching Academy

Research Intersests :

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • PC based medical devices
  • Human-Computer-Interfacing
  • Medical Imaging Systems