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Dr. Harinda Fernando

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Computing | Computer Systems Engineering

Career Summary

  • Overview
    • Senior academic with 15 years experience in tertiary education in Australia and Sri Lanka. My technical, research and teaching expertise are in the areas of Networking, Network Security and Cyber security. With over 8 years of experience in academic supervision of both undergraduate and post graduate dissertations I have guided over 100 UG and 25 PG students on their dissertations. I also have significant experience in curriculum development, revision and localization with local and international teams and also in trans-national academic and teaching partnership negotiation and development. I am also experienced in leadership, administration and management in higher education.
  • Experience
    • SLIIT Uni - Sri Lanka
      • 2023 - Current - Assistant Professor
      • 2023 - Current - Program Coordinator (MSc - Cybersecurity) | Faculty of Computing
      • 2022 - 2023 - Senior Lecturer (HG) | Faculty of Computing
      • 2022 - 2023 - Program Coordinator (MSc - Information Systems) | Faculty of Computing
      • 2022 - 2023 - Coordinator (CDAP) | Faculty of Computing
    • APIIT - Sri Lanka
      • 2021 - 2022 - Head | Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing Research Lab 
      • 2014 - 2022 - Senior Lecturer | School of Computing
      • 2017 - 2022 - Final Year Project Coordinator | School of Computing
      • 2016 - 2019 - Head | School of Computing
      • 2014 - 2016 - Award Coordinator | School of Computing
    • Deakin University - Australia
      • 2013 - 2013 - Research Assistant
      • 2008 - 2013 - Sessional Lecturer

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD In Computing (2008 - 2013) - Deakin University, Australia
    • Research Areas - Cybersecurity, Networking and IOT
  • BBIT (Hons)  (2004 - 2007) - Deakin University, Australia

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Judge of "National Best Quality Software Awards" (NBQSA) for years 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Recipient of "Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP)" scholarship for PhD
  • Inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society
  • Placed on Deans List for Undergraduate Degree

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Cyber Security (CS)
  • Networking and Network Security 
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Senior Member of Institute of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE)
  • Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Member of the Australian Computer Society (MACS)

Ongoing Research

  • Deep Learning for Network Attack Detection on Resource Constrainted Edge Devices
  • Deep Learning based prediction of the properties of nanoparticles to be used in medicine and healthcare

My Publications

Book Chapters

  • H. S. Fernando and J. Abawajy  " Malware Detection and Prevention in RFID Systems "  N. Bessis,  Internet of things and inter-cooperative computational technologies for collective intelligence,  Ed. 1,    2013,  Springer,    
  • H. Fernando and J. Abawajy  " A Security Framework for Networked RFID "  J. Abawajy,  Internet and Distributed Computing Advancements: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Applications,  Ed. 1,    2012,  IGI Global,  pp.28,  

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

World Wide Web

  • H. Fernando and J. Abawajy  " Enhancing RFID performance and security in networked environments  "https://dro.deakin.edu.au/view/DU:30056787."  By: Deakin University  By: 2012

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