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Senior Lecturer
Coordinator: Electronics and Embedded Systems
Email: iwanni@sjp.ac.lk  iwanni@gmail.com
Office : 0112758889
Research interest :Embedded Systems, Machine Vision, Computational Physics, Electronic Structure, Signal Processing
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Undergraduate Teaching:
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Workshops/Seminars
Mobile Robot Design and Applications with Embedded Systems (September, 2017)

Beyond Seeing: The Art and Science of Long Exposure Photography (July 25th, 2017)
http://science.sjp.ac.lk/phy/event/beyond-seeing-the-art-and-science-of-long-exposure-photography/
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EDUCATION

Wayne State University, Michigan, USA (Aug 2008- Dec 2013)

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Thesis Title : Low Energy Positron Interactions with Biological Molecules

University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Oct 2000-May 2005)

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics) with First Class Honors

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OCCUPATION

  •  3/2015 – present Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences,University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • 5/2014 – 2/2015 Senior Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science
    and Technology, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka.
  • 9/2012 – 8/2013 Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University, USA.
  • 8/2008 – 8/2012 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Wayne State University, USA.
  • 5/2006 – 4/2014 Probationary Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology, Faculty of
    Science and Technology, Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka.

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HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Business Solution Awards 2015 –”Monitoring Fermentation of Black Tea with Image Processing Techniques” University Business Linkage (UBL) Unit, Uva Wellassa University
  • Business Solution Awards 2015 – “An automated soil and climatic conditions controlling greenhouse: a preliminary study” University Business Linkage (UBL) Unit, Uva Wellassa University
  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Wayne State University, USA, 2013
  • Thomas C. Rumble University Graduate Fellowship, Wayne State University, USA, 2012-2013
  • Gustafson Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Wayne State University, USA, 2012
  • Winner of the “Physical Science Awards- 2005”, in the field of physics awarded by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

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RESEARCH

  • J.M.S.M.B. Jayasundara, H.M.S.K. Herath, W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi.”An Automated Soil and Climatic Conditions Controlling Greenhouse: A Preliminary Study”. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSET) 6 (12) 349-353 (2017) DOI : 10.5958/2277-1581.2017.00056.0
  • S. S. Attygalla, C. H. Manathunga, W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi. “An Electronic Eye to Improve Efficiency of Cut Tile Measuring Function”.  (IOSR-JCE) 19(4) : 25-30 (2017) DOI: 10.9790/0661-1904042530
  • G. M. N. Thilakarathna, W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi.”English Character Recognition of an Image and Voicing System”.  Proceedings of APIIT Business, Law & Technology Conference. ISBN978-955-7678-02-3 (2017) 136-140
  • S I A P Diddeniya, H N Gunasinghe, K A S V Rathnayaka, W K I L Wanniarachchi. “Integrating iRobot-Arduino-Kinect Systems: An Educational Voice and Keyboard Operated Wireless Mobile Robot”. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSET) 6 (6) 188-192 (2017) DOI : 10.5958/2277-1581.2017.00017.1
  • M. S. B. Adikari, N. G. C. Ganegoda, W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi. “Non-Contact Human Body Parameter Measurement Based on Kinect Sensor”. IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering (IOSR JCE) 19 (3) 80-85 (2017) DOI: 10.9790/0661-1903028085
  • A.S.V. Rathnayake, S.I.A.P. Diddeniya, W.K.I. L. Wanniarachchi, W.H.K.P. Nanayakkara, H.N. Gunasinghe. “Voice operated home automation system based on Kinect sensor”. Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS) 1-5 IEEE (2016) DOI: 10.1109/ICIAFS.2016.7946530
  • D. N. C. Bandara and W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi. “Android Application: Sound Pressure Level Meter and Frequency Spectrum Analyzer”, Vidyodaya J. of Sci. (2016) Vol. 20 PP 17-25
  • S. Saranka, T. Kartheeswaran, D.D.C. Wanniarachchi, W.K.I.L Wanniarachchi. “Monitoring Fermentation of Black Tea with Image Processing Techniques”. Proceedings of the Technical Sessions, Institute of Physics – Sri Lanka 23 13-19 (2016)
  • W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi, D. U. J. Sonnadara and M. K. Jayananda. “Detection of License Plates of Vehicles”. Proceedings of the Technical Sessions, Institute of Physics – Sri Lanka 23 13-19 (2008)
  • W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi, C. P. Abayratne. “A Computational Model for Calculating the Electric Field Strength of Radio Transmissions”, International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 187-192 (2007) IEEE DOI: 10.1109/ICIINFS.2007.4579171
  • W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi, D. U. J. Sonnadara and M. K. Jayananda. “License plate identification based on image processing techniques” International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 373-378 (2007) IEEE   DOI: 10.1109/ICIINFS.2007.4579205
  • W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi, D. U. J. Sonnadara and M. K. Jayananda. “Detection and Extraction of Road Traffic Signs”. Proceedings of the Technical Sessions, Institute of Physics – Sri Lanka 24 13-18 (2007)

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TeachingAward
Gustafson Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Wayne State University, USA, 2012
Left to Right
Professor Ratna Naik, Professor Robert L Thomas, Ehab Hamdy Abd Elhamid, W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi, and NASA astronaut Terry W. Virts, Jr.

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W. K. I. L. Wanniarachchi of Sri Jayewardenepura University (left) receives the certificate and Physical Science Award 2005 in the field of Physics from Padma Vibushana Prof. M. S. Swaminathan FRS UNESCO-Conteau Professor in Echo technology for Asia and Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Foundation. Also present (second from right) Prof. Tuley De Silva, Professor of Chemistry, Queen’s University of Belfast U.K. (Monday 12 December 2005 @ Bandaranayke Memorial International Conference Hall)