Prof. N. C. Ganegoda


Prof. N. C. Ganegoda
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)
Department of Mathematics
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
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  • Ph. D. in Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2011
  • B. Sc. (special) in Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2004

Awards: Dr. Sirimathi Wewala Memorial Gold Medal for obtaining First Class Pass with highest performance at the B.Sc. special degree (Mathematics) in 2004

  • School Education

Sri Medhankara Maha Vidyalaya – Horana (Grade 1 to Grade 5)

D.S. Senanayake College – Colombo 7 (Grade 6 to Advanced Level)


Course units offered:

  • Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Numerical Techniques
  • Mathematical Computing
  • Optimization
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • History of Mathematics
  • Functional Analysis
  • Number Theory
  • Applicable Mathematics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Foundation for Industrial Mathematics
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Numerical Methods for Finance
  • Mathematical Software

Professional training

  • Successfully completed the course of Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) conducted by the Staff development Centre, University of Colombo in 2007 and obtained the accreditation of Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), England 
  • Successfully completed the training program on Educational Technology for Teachers conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2007 
  • Training for probationary lecturers and junior academics on research technique, scientific report writing, research proposals and progressing with Ph.D. degrees, conducted by the Research Promotion Centre, University Grant Commission, 2006 
  • Foundation Course in Personal Management conducted by the Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka, 2001

Teaching career

Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

  • Temporary Lecturer  (Feb, 2005 – Apr, 2006)
  • Lecturer (Probationary) (Apr, 2006 – Dec, 2011)
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II) (Dec, 2011 – Apr, 2017)
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) (Apr, 2017 – to-date)


Journal publications (2015 – to-date)

Conference proceedings (2015 – to-date)

  • N.C. Ganegoda, K.P. Wijaya, M. Amadi, H. Erandi and Y. Jayathunga, Assessing COVID-19 incidence through the context of spatial modelling: A case study from Sri Lanka, 21st ECMI Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics Wuppertal, Germany, 2021
  • H. Erandi, K.P. Wijaya, N.C. Ganegoda and T. Götz, An analysis of connectivity between dengue and climate factors in Sri Lanka based on field data, 21st ECMI Conference on Industrial and Applied MathematicsWuppertal, Germany, 2021
  • N.C. Ganegoda, S.S.N. Perera, T. Götz, K.P. Wijaya, Y. Jayathunga, H.O.W. Peiris, R.G.U.I. Meththananda, K.K.W.H. Erandi, R.N. Gamachchige and R.T. Thrimavithana, Mitigating Covid-19 Transmission in Sri Lanka: A Mathematical Outlook for Decision Support, National Conference on COVID 19: Impact, Mitigation, Opportunities and Building Resilience – National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2021
  • R.G.U.I. Meththananda, N.C. Ganegoda and S.S.N. Perera, Integral equation approach for modeling age-dependent infectiousness of diseases, International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computations – India, 2018
  • S.I.A.P. Diddeniya, A.M.S.B. Adikari, H.N. Gunasinghe, P.R.S. De Silva, N.C. Ganegoda and W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi, Vision based office assistant robot system for indoor office environment, 3rd International Conference on Information Technology Research (ICITR) – University of Moratuwa, 2018
  • S.I.A.P. Diddeniya, W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi, P.R.S. De Silva, N.C. Ganegoda and, A study on mapping, localization and autonomous navigaion with iRobot Create 2 on ROS Indigo, 5th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2018
  • G.D.D.P. Jayaweera, L.M. Liyanage, N.C. Ganegoda and M.A.C.P. Gunawardhana, Characterizing musical sounds with the aid of linear algebra through MATLAB, Proceedings of the 73rd  Annual Sessions of SLAAS, 2017
  • R.G.U.I. Meththananda, N.C. Ganegoda and S.S.N. Perera, Mathematical structures for integrals to enhance the applicability of integral equations in modeling disease transmission: A preliminary study, International Conference on Computational Modelling and Simulation – University of Colombo, 2017
  • C.P. Waduge and N.C. Ganegoda, Case study on measuring central tendency of a set of time series based on discrete Haar wavelet, International Conference on Computational Modelling and Simulation – University of Colombo, 2017
  • B.W.M.N.M. de Silva, S.S.N. Perera and N.C. Ganegoda, Impact of the Human Mobility in two Patch Dengue Dynamics using Gillespie Algorithm, Symposium on BioMathematics – Institute Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia,  2015
  • B.W.M.N.M. de Silva, S.S.N. Perera and N.C. Ganegoda, Impact of reproduction number in dengue virus free region, 11th Annual Research Sessions – Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2015


Research interest

My postgraduate research was about developing a mathematical model for the transmission of Lymphatic Filariasis, which is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease. Model validation, model-based analysis, computational tactics were investigated in that work. Such research covers both pure and applied mathematical contexts, which is an interesting pathway for research in Applied Sciences.  I continue doing research in Mathematical Epidemiology studying dynamics relevant to disease transmission. In addition, I am interested on other arenas of Mathematical Modelling (eg. Mathematical Biology, Applications in Physics, Applications in Economics/Finance, etc.). Development of mathematical tools to cope with modelling strategies and statistical analysis is a specific interest. Differential Equations (ODE/PDE), Numerical Methods, Optimal Control and Mathematical Computing are the key subject fields that contribute to and benefited from research in modelling.

Research experience

  • Obtained a postdoctoral research training in Mathematical modelling of infectious disease transmission at Mathematics Institute, University of Koblenz, Germany – 2019 (Grant: NSF Overseas Special Training Programme)
  • Obtained the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics from University of Sri Jayewardenepura – 2011. Thesis: Mathematical analysis of parasite dynamics of Lymphatic Filariasis using range modelling and other approaches in relation to observational data from Sri Lanka
  •  Obtained a postgraduate research training on Mathematical modeling at Vector Control Research Centre – India (WHO collaborating institute) – 2009 (Grant: SIDA-SAREC University of Sri Jayewardenepura)


Research supervisions (Ph.D./M.Phil.)

  • Analyzing the applicability of different forms of integrals in integral equation modeling of infectious disease transmission  (M.Phil. – on-going), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Supervisors: Dr. N.C. Ganegoda, Prof. S.S.N. Perera
  • Proposing measures based on discrete Haar wavelet for central tendency and dispersion of a set of time series (M.Phil. – on-going), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Supervisors: Dr. N.C. Ganegoda, Dr. D.C. Wickramarachchi, Dr. R.S. Lokupitiya
  • A solution for Poisson’s equation by Henstock-Kurzweil integrals (M.Phil. – on-going), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Supervisors: Dr. N.C. Ganegoda,  Dr. S.K. Boralugoda, Dr. K. de Silva
  • Design and implementation of real time physics based augmented virtual dressing using the Microsoft Kinect Sensor (Ph.D. – on-going), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Supervisors: Dr. W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi, Prof. R.G.N. Meegama, Dr. N.C. Ganegoda
  • A Study on use of Polypropylene (PP) and PP composites in the manufacture of Castor Wheels and their effect, on processing, dynamic and static characteristics (Ph.D. – completed in 2016), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Supervisors: Prof.  L. Karunanayake, Dr. S. Walpalage, Dr. N.C. Ganegoda

Project supervisions

Final year project supervisions – B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics

  • Mathematical modeling of population interactions – 2013
  • Mathematical modeling of the dynamics of infectious diseases – 2014
  • Aspects of mathematical modeling on optimization problems – 2014
  • Least square optimization and some incorporation from Haar wavelet – 2015
  • Mathematical visualization with sweeping tangent method – 2016
  • A study on index development with a case study on developing an index for Leachate pollution – 2016
  • A study on vehicle movements through differential equations and a case study on investigating dynamics of a vehicle motor – 2016
  • A study on integral equations with applications – 2016
  • A study of optimization problems with equality constraints – 2017
  • A study on multi-step numerical methods of solving differential equations – 2017
  • Study of the Henstock-Kurzweil (HK) integral comparing with Riemann and Lebesgue integrals – 2018
  • A study on optimal machine replacement problems via integral equations – 2021

Institutional Development and Outreach

  • Resource person and organizer – Webinar on Modelling in Epidemiology: Challenges in Existing Data – 2020 (In collaboration with National Science Foundation and University of Koblenz, Germany)
  • Concept paper – Investigating challenges and prospects in data processing of infectious diseases  –  A way forward to a decision support system for Sri Lankan context, submitted to National Science Foundation, 2020
  • Subject review panel member – Non-State Higher Education Division, Ministry of Higher Education & Highways, 2017
  • Resource person – Seminar on Modeling population dynamics with differential equations: Trends, Parsimony & Model Adequacy – SLAAS Section E1 activity 2016
  • Presidential address (Section E1) – Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Annual Sessions – 2016. Title: Conceptual burden for Mathematics to be interdisciplinary
  • General co-chair – International Industrial Mathematics Conference-I 2016, Department of Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Guest speaker – International Forum for Mathematical Modeling – 2015, Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo
  • Course coordinator – M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics (2015/2016), University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Resource person – Mathematical Modeling Week, International Conference on Mathematical Modeling – 2014, Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo
  • Resource person – Mathematics teacher trainings / curriculum development – National Institute of Education (2015 – 2021)
  • Editorial board member – Mathematics school textbooks, Educational Publication Department, Ministry of Education (2015 – 2018)
  • Activity coordinator – Quality and Innovation Grant (QIG) of the Higher Education for 21st Century (HETC) World Bank Project, 2013
  • Representative to the Quality Assurance Cell – Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2013 – 2015)
  • Faculty representative to the Senate – University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2014 – 2016)
  • Student Counsellor – Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2018 – 2019)