**Prof. N. C. Ganegoda**

B.Sc., Ph.D. (Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka)

Professor

Department of Mathematics

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Email : **naleen@sjp.ac.lk**

**Education**

**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)

**Teaching**

**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)

__Publications__

__Publications__

**Journal publications (2015 – to-date)**

- R.G.U.I. Meththananda, N.C. Ganegoda, S.S.N. Perera, K.K.W.H. Erandi, Y. Jayathunga and H.O.W. Peiris, On timeline of enhancing testing-capacity of COVID-19: A case study via an optimal replacement model,
*Journal of Process Control*, Vol. 105, pp. 204-213, 2021

- C.P. Waduge, N.C. Ganegoda, D.C. Wickramarachchi and RS Lokupitiya, Consensus Patterns of a Set of Time Series via a Wavelet-Based Temporal Localization: Emphasizing the Utility over Point-Wise Averaging and Averaging under Dynamic Time Warping,
*Journal of Applied Mathematics*, pp. 5535363-19, 2021

- K.P. Wijaya, N. Ganegoda, Y. Jayathunga, T. Götz, M. Schäfer and P. Heidrich, An epidemic model integrating direct and fomite transmission as well as household structure applied to COVID-19,
*Journal of Mathematics in Industry*, Vol. 11 (1), pp. 1-26, 2021

- A.J. Maldeniya, N.C. Ganegoda, K. De Silva and S.K. Boralugoda, Solving Poisson Equation by Distributional HK-Integral: Prospects and Limitations,
*International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences*, pp. 5511283-9, 2021

- N.C. Ganegoda, K.P. Wijaya, M. Amadi, K.K.W.H. Erandi and D. Aldila, Interrelationship between daily COVID-19 cases and average temperature as well as relative humidity in Germany,
*Scientific Reports*, Vol. 11, pp. 11302-16, 2021

- K.P. Wijaya, D. Aldila, K.K.W.H. Erandi, M. Fakhruddin, M. Amadi and N. Ganegoda, Learning from panel data of dengue incidence and meteorological factors in Jakarta, Indonesia,
*Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment*, Vol. 35 (2), pp. 437-456, 2021

- N. Ganegoda, T. Götz and K.P. Wijaya, An age-dependent model for dengue transmission: Analysis and comparison to field data,
*Applied Mathematics and Computation*, Vol. 388, pp. 125538-14, 2020

- R.G.U.I. Meththananda, N.C. Ganegoda and S.S.N. Perera, Harmonic Analysis via an Integral Equation: An Application to Dengue Transmission,
*Journal of Applied Mathematics*, pp. 1073813-7, 2020

- S.B. Adikari, N.C. Ganegoda, R.G.N. Meegama and I.L. Wanniarachchi, Applicability of a Single Depth Sensor in Real-Time 3D Clothes Simulation: Augmented Reality Virtual Dressing Room Using Kinect Sensor,
*Advances in Human-Computer Interaction*, pp. 1314598-10, 2020

- S. Diddeniya, W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi, P.R.S. De Silva and N.C. Ganegoda, Efficient office assistant robot system: autonomous navigation and controlling based on ROS
*International Journal of multidisciplinary Studies*, Vol. 6(1), pp. 64-71, 2019

- A.M.S.B. Adikari, N. C. Ganegoda and W.K.I.L. Wanniarachchi, Non-Contact Human Body Parameter Measurement Based on Kinect Sensor,
*IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering*Vol. 19(3), pp. 80 – 85, 2017

- N.C. Ganegoda, D.A. Tantrigoda, S.K. Boralugoda, S.S.N. Perera and K.K.W.A.S. Kumara, An approach for visualizing error and obtaining a measure of central tendency regarding a set of time series using discrete Haar wavelet,
*Journal of Wavelet Theory and Applications*, Vol. 10(1), 2016

- S.A.S. Sureni Wickramasooriya, Thisal M. Weerasekara, G.H. Jayantha Lanel, T.P. de Silva and N.C. Ganegoda, A cryptographic method to send a secret route or map to a receiver using concepts in graph theory and number theory,
*International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences*, Vol. 2(12), 2015

**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,
*21*–^{st}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,
*21*–^{st}ECMI Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics*Wuppertal, 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 73*^{rd}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,
*11*^{th }Annual Research Sessions – Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2015

**Research**

**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

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**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 21*^{st}Century (HETC) World Bank Project, 2013

- Representative to the Quality Assurance Cell – F
*aculty 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)*