Mr. Ravihansa Rajapakse


FACULTY : Computing


Department of Software Engineering

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor of Science in ICT (1st Class Honors), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management, Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka, 2009
  • Certificate in English, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007

Career Summary

  • PhD Candidate - Queensland University of Technology, Australia (March 2013 – Now. Thesis under review)
  • Assistant Lecturer - University of Colombo School of Computing (Feb 2012 - Jan 2013 and Feb 2017 - Now)
  • Reviewer - International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) 2017
  • Reviewer - CHI UX Indonesia 2016 (ACM)
  • Tutor - Queensland University of Technology (2014 & 2015)

Tutored in People, Context and Technology unit across two semesters. This subject combined Participatory Design (PD) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) aspects.

  • Reviewer - Asia Pacific HCI and UX Design Symposium 2015
  • Reviewer - International Conference on Creative Industry 2015
  • Instructor - University of Colombo School of Computing (October 2011 - February 2012)
  • Junior Executive - IT at Imperial Teas (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka (August 2010 - March 2011)

Research Interests

    • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
    • Co-Design
    • Designing with people with different abilities


    • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). (License: PR093089), Since October 2015

  • IFS Academic Excellence Award for the Best Performance in ICT 4 Year Degree (Batch-top), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2012
  • Sampath Bank Award for the Best Final Year Project (ICT), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2012 (with K. K. G. Weerasekara and D. M. P. Dias)

    Article from Conference Proceedings (Published)

  • Rajapakse, R., Brereton, M., Sitbon, L., & Roe, P. . "A Collaborative approach to design individualized technologies with people with a disability.." in Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction on - OzCHI ’15 , 2015, pp. 29–33.
  • Rajapakse, R., Brereton, M., Roe, P., & Sitbon, L. . "Designing with people with disabilities: Adapting best practices of DIY and organizational approaches." in 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures the Future of Design - OzCHI ’14 , 2014, pp. 519–522.
  • Weerasekara, K., Dias, M., Rajapakse, R., Wimalarathne, P., & Dharmarathne, A.. "Two dimensional audio environment for the visually impaired.." in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, IEEE, 2011, pp. 46–51.
  • Rajapakse, R., Dias, M., Weerasekara, K., Wimalarathne, P., & Dharmarathne, A. . "Audio User Interface for Visually Impaired Computer Users: in a Two Dimensional Audio Environment. ." in World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2011, pp. 55-64.

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