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Prof. Sanath Jayawardena

Head | Department of Computer Systems Engineering

Faculty of Computing | Computer Systems Engineering

Career Summary

  • December 2021 - Present: Professor (on contract), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka, Faculty of Computing
  • April 2011 - November 2021: Senior Lecturer (Grade I), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Faculty of Engineering
  • April 2005 - March 2011: Senior Lecturer (Grade II), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Faculty of Engineering
  • July 1998 - March 2005: Lecturer (Probationary), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Faculty of Engineering
  • April 1997 – July 1998: Temporary Lecturer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Faculty of Engineering


  • PhD in Robotics and Systems Control (April 2005)- Saga University, Japan
  • MSc in Operational Research (February 2003) – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (December 1996) – University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 
  • Charted Engineer (February 2017), Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka


  • Prof GTF de Silva award for the best overall student of MSc in Operational Research: University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2003
  • Best Paper Award: Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers Kyushu Branch, Japan in 2002
  • PhD Research Scholarship: Asian Development Bank in 2002
  • National Research Council Grant 11-067 (Co-investigator) in 2015
  • Outstanding Research Excellence Award of University of Moratuwa in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Robotics and systems control
  • Automation
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)



  • Senior Member of Institute  of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA (SMIEEE)
  • Member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (MIESL)

Ongoing Research

  • Development and Control of a Lower-Limb Power Assist Exoskeleton Robot and Adaptive Control Methodology Co-supervisor of PhD candidate, University of Moratuwa
  • Managing Risks Involved in Innovations - Co-supervisor of MPhil candidate, University of Moratuwa

My Publications

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