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Prof. Chulantha Kulasekere


Faculty of Engineering | Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology 2012-todate
  • Dean, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (February 2015 - August 2015)
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2010-2014)
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II) at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa (2001-2010)
  • Head of Department, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa (April 2009 - April 2012)
  • Member of the Academic Governing Council, National School of Business Management, 2012
  • Director, University of Moratuwa - Zone24x7 Electronic Systems Research Laboratory (September 2007 - September 2008)
  • Local Organizing Committee Chair, Seventh International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communication (WOCN) 2010.
  • Member of the IESL Education Committee for the Session 2013/2014
  • Member of the steering committee of the Center for Research and Development of the Ministry of Defense, 2012-2015
  • Member of the Standing Committee on General Education, National Education Commission (NEC), January 2013 - December 2014
  • Local Consultant, Multipurpose Gamma Irradiator Project, Ministry of Technology and Research, January 2010 - December 2013
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for Electronic and Electrical Sector to the Export Development Board (Appointed by the Ministry of Industrial Development) January 2010 - December 2012
  • Member of the panel of examiners for Advanced Level Hard Technology subject, Department of Examinations, Ministry of Education, 2007.
  • Distance Education Course Design Specialist, Distance Education Modernization Project (DEMP) of the Ministry of Education (2008 to 2009)


  • Ph.D University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida, USA 2001
  • M.Sc. University of Miami, Coral Gables Florida, USA 1996
  • B.Sc Eng. in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering 1992


  • Recipient of the National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publications - 2015
  • Recipient of the Presidential Award for Research for the year 2004, awarded in 2010 by the Office of the President of Sri Lanka.
  • Recipient of the University of Moratuwa Outstanding Research Performance Award for the
    year 2007.
  • Recipient of a Special Commendation from the Army Commander Major General Lionel Balagalle for civilian services rendered to the Sri Lanka Army, Colombo, November 2002.
  • Recipient of the “Outstanding Graduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2001” award, University of Miami, May 20, 2001.
  • Recipient of the “Eliahu I and Joyce Jury Award for graduate scholarship in Electrical Engineering”, University of Miami, November 27, 2000.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Uncertainty Management,
  • Approximate reasoning,
  • Distribute Sensor networks.
  • Vision based automation


  • Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Since 2019
  • Institute of Electrical Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) Associate member since January 1993, Charted Member since 2011.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Inc. (IEEE), Student member from 1995-2000, Member since 2001.

Ongoing Research

Power balancing in hierarchical ad-hoc wireless sensor networks

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Indra Dayawansa, Chamith Wijenayake, Chamira Edussooriya, Thusitha Samarasekara, Chamanthi Karunasekara, Dileeka Dias, Kithsiri Samarasinghe, Chulantha Kulasekere, Ranga Rodrigo, Nuwan Dayananda,  " Blended induction program for electronic engineering freshmen, "  nterna- tional Journal of Electrical Engineering Education,      2018,  pp.1-13,      
  • Weeraddana D.M, Kulasekere E.C., Walgama K.S.,  " Dempster-Shafer Information Filtering Frame- work: Temporal and Spatio-Temporal Evidence Filtering, "  IEEE Sensors Journal,,  vol.15,  Issue 10,  2015,  pp.1-1,      
  • Tilakarathna C., Bhanusri P., Randeny T., Rupasinghe H., Kulasekere C.,  " Image Processing Based Girth Monitoring and Recording System for Rubber Plantations, "  Signal and Image Processing: An International Journal (SIPIJ),,  vol.6,  Issue 1,  2015,        
  • Weeraddana D.M., Walgama K.S., and Kulasekere E.C.,  " Dempster-Shafer Information Filtering in Multi-Modality Wireless Sensor Networks, "  World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technol- ogy, International Journal of Electrical, Computer, Electronics and Communication Engineering,,  vol.7,  Issue 7,  2013,  pp.434-440,      
  • Gamwarige S. and Kulasekere C.,  " Cluster Density of Dependent Thinning Distributed Clustering Class of Algorithms in Ad-hoc Deployed Wireless Networks, "  Journal of Computer Networks and Communications,,      2012,        doi:10.1155/2012/781275.,
  • Gamwarige S. and Kulasekere C.,  " An energy efficient distributed clustering algorithm for ad- hoc deployed wireless sensor networks in building monitoring applications "  Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering (eJSE) Special Issue: Sensor Network on Building Monitoring: from Theory to Real Application,      2009,  pp.pp.1127,      
  • Kulasekere E.C, Premaratne K., Dewasurendra D. A., Shyu M-L, and Bauer P. H.  " Conditioning and updating evidence "  Conditioning and updating evidence,  vol.36,  Issue 1,  2004,  pp.pp 75 108,      
  • Hanagan L.M., Kulasekere E.C., Walgama K.S. and Premaratne K.  " Optimal placement of actu- ators and sensors for floor vibration control "  Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE,  vol.126,  Issue 12,  2000,  pp.pp.13801387,      
  • Premaratne K., Kulasekere E.C., Bauer P.H., Leclerc L.-J.  " An exhaustive search algorithm for checking limit cycle behavior of digital filters "  IEEE Trasactions on Signal Processing,  vol.44,  Issue 10,  1996,  pp.pp.24052412,      

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