Roshan G. Ragel

Dr. Ragel Roshan

Roshan Ragel is a full professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and a consultant at the Lanka Research and Education Network (LEARN), the national NREN. He is a skilled university lecturer and researcher with a doctorate in computer science and engineering and passion for teaching, research and administration. His research interest is in the areas of fault-tolerant and dependable computing, accelerated and high-performance computing, wearable computing and synthesis of secure and reliable embedded processors.

At LEARN, he works on establishing an effective organizational structure to achieve corporate strategic goals. He has spent many years for 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. At present, with COVID-19 lockdown, LEARN is helping the university community in the country to connect and engage in productive research and education activities online.

Prof. Ragel received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2007 and his BSc in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2001. He was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya December 2007 and a full professor since October 2017.

Prof. Ragel has co-authored about 150 peer-reviewed articles in topics including Micro-Architectural Support for Reliability and Security in Embedded Processors (SoC), Internet of Things (IoT), Side-Channel Attacks and Countermeasures, Application Specific Processor Design, High-Performance Computing such as Hardware/Software Acceleration of Bioinformatics Algorithms, Wearable Computing, and Format-Preserving Digitisation and OCR of Local Language Text. He has won several best paper awards in conference papers, the most prolific Sri Lankan author award from Elsevier Research in 2017 and the Presidential award for scientific publication in Sri Lanka in 2018. He was a visiting research scholar at the UNSW, Sydney a few times and UIUC, Illinois once. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society.