Staff and students of the department are actively contributing to research and development in Electrical and Electronic Engineering related areas. The table below shows the current areas of research and the leading staff member.
|Computer Vision/Industrial Automation
||Prof. Chulantha Kulasekere
|Human Gait Analysis and Indoor Navigation
||Dr. Nimsiri Abhayasinghe
||Dr. Sujeewa Hettiwatte
|Computer Vision Based Automation
||Dr. Lasantha Seneviratne
|Distributed optimization and optimal decision theory
||Dr. Minhua Ding
|Remote Healthcare and Assistive Technology
||Dr. Lakmini Malasinghe
||Dr. Anton Hettiarachchige Don
Training Hub for Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka (ThreeLanka) Project
THREE LANKA project is an EU Erasmus + funded project worth of approximately 1 million Euros that addresses multiple key challenges for achieving renewable energy supply targets for Sri Lanka. The project runs for three years from 2021. The Faculty of Engineering of SLIIT is a partner of the project and holds a share of approximately 100,000 Euros. Dr. Nimsiri Abhayasinghe, Dr. Sujeewa Hettiwatte, Dr. Anton Hettiarachchige-Don and Ms. Hasini de Silva are contributors from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The department was able to secure several SLIIT research grants worth of LKR 400,000 each. In the year 2021, Dr. Lakmini Malasinghe was able to secure a grant for the research “Contactless Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability monitoring using feature extraction”. In 2022, Dr. Sujeewa Hettiwatte was able to secure another grant for the research “Sky Imager for Short Term Solar Forecasting”.
AHEAD world bank project
As a co-investigator for an AHEAD world bank project, Dr. Lasantha Seneviratne was able to secure LKR 400,000 worth of funding for the research “Development of a Culturally Sensitive Autism Assessment Tool (towards detecting repetitive behaviors of children)”.