Roshan G. Ragel

Dr. Ragel Roshan
Email: roshanr@eng.pdn.ac.lk

Dr. Ragel works as a Consultant for Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN) Technical and Operation services since January 2017. He has served the LEARN Board as a Member of University of Peradeniya from 01st of July 2013 to 31st of June 2015 and previously during the year 2010/2011.

Dr. Ragel received his PhD (2007) in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and B.Sc. (2001) in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya December 2007. He has co-authored about 150 peer-reviewed articles in topics including Micro-Architectural Support for Reliability and Security in Embedded Processors (SoC), Side Channel Attacks and Countermeasures, Application Specific Processor Design, High Performance Computing such as Hardware/Software Acceleration of Bioinformatics Algorithms, Format-Preserving Digitisation of Documents and OCR of Local Language Text, and Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) in the Context of Mobile Applications. He was a visiting research scholar at the UNSW, Sydney a few time and UIUC, Illinois once. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society.

At LEARN, he worked on establishing an effective organizational structure to achieve corporate strategic goals. He has spent many years in building and managing Information Technology infrastructure dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities in Sri Lanka. With his involvement, LEARN was able step-up for a significant milestone by launching the Asi@Connect Project in Sri Lanka in 2017 which brings a lot of opportunities for LEARN R&E network community to get involved and utilize the project resources and funds.