Mr. Nilmantha Wijesekara

Ph.D. (Reading, Ruhuna, Sri Lanka), BScEng (Hons) (Ruhuna), AMIE (SL)

Contact info

Room E214


Mr. Shehan Nilmantha Wijesekara is a Lecturer attached to the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEIE), Faculty of Engineering (FoE), University of Ruhuna since 2018. He was a former instructor in the same department from December 2017- September 2018. He received his BScEng (Hons) Degree with first class distinction from FoE University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 2017. He has been awarded with Mallika De Mel memorial gold medal for highest OGPA of FoE and Dr. A.D.V. Premaratna memorial gold medal for highest OGPA of DEIE for his Bachelor’s degree from the university of Ruhuna in 2017. He won best student award for excelling in Electronic Engineering. He has also been awarded Migara Ranatunga award for industrial training and E.W. Karunaratna award for the undergraduate project from IESL. He has also received Chinese ambassador scholarship for academic excellence in 2017. He had gained both teaching and research experience for more than 3 years in DEIE in all Electronic, Software and Telecommunication domains. Mr. Nilmantha is currently reading for a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. He has currently published 9 internationally indexed peer-reviewed journal articles and has more than 60 citation scores while holding an H-index of 4 and an I10-index of 1. He has served as a peer reviewer in numerous journals and conferences including IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) and Bentham CORONAVIRUSES journal.

Research Interests and Collaborations

Research Interests


  • Digital Electronics
  • FPGA programming
  • Data Fusion
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Channel Coding
  • Video Streaming
  • Computer Security
  • Deep Learning
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Epidemiological modelling
  • Autonomous driving
  • Psychiatry
  • Software Defined Vehicular Networks
  • Knowledge Defined Networking
  • Blockchain


  • EE5201 Computer Architecture
  • EE3302 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • EE3301 Analog Electronics
  • EE4202 Database Systems
  • EE6301 Communication Systems
  • EE6206 Operating Systems and Programming
  • EE5305 Sensors and Transducers


Peer Reviewed Journal Papers


Contributions and Awards

Local Contributions

  • Instructor In charge for 7th semester laboratories of DEIE – 2018
  • Instructor In charge for 6th semester laboratories of DEIE – 2018
  • Instructor In charge for 8th semester laboratories of DEIE – 2018
  • Developed the laboratory manual for Optical Fibre Communication – 2019


  • Chinese Ambassador’s scholarship – 2017


  • Mallika De Mel Memorial Gold Medal from UoR – 2018
  • Dr. A.D.V. Premaratne Memorial Gold Medal from UoR – 2018
  • Best Student Award from UoR – 2018
  • Migara Ranatunga Trust Award from IESL -2018
  • Eng. E.W. Karunaratna Award from IESL- 2018