KASUN DE ZOYSA

KASUN DE ZOYSA

University of Colombo School of Computing,
35, Reid Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

Office :(94–11-) 2589123 Mobile:(94-77-) 3832923 Fax:(94-11-) 2587239
E-mail: kasun@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk Web: kasun.scorelab.org

Education:
Ph.D. in the area of Information System Security
Dept. of Computer and System Sciences,
Stockholm University, Sweden,
1999-2004.
Title of the Thesis: A Model of Security Architecture for Multi-Party Transactions
Licentiate of Philosophy in Computer and System Sciences
Dept. of Computer and System Sciences,
Stockholm University, Sweden,
1999-2000.
Title of the Thesis: The Concept of a Secure WWW System Based on Smart Cards and
Certification Technoloies
B.Sc. Special Degree in Computer Science (FIRST CLASS HONOURS)
Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka,
1993-1997.
Title of the Thesis: Network Friendly Search Enine for the Internet
Present Positions:
− Senior Lecturer (Gr. I), Department of Communication and Media Technologies,
University of Colombo School of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 1999
− Academic Coordinator, Master of Cybersecurity, International Cybersecurity Master
Program funded by the European Union (EU), University of Colombo School of
Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2018
− Academic Coordinator, Information System Degree Program, University of Colombo
School of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2018
− Coordinator, Center for Digital Forensic, University of Colombo School of Computing,
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2018

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− Secretary, Board of Study for Research & Higher Degrees, University of Colombo School
of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2014
− Member, Research Committee, University of Colombo School of Computing, University of
Colombo, Sri Lanka since 2015
− Principal Investigator, Autonomous Visual Detection of Bio-hazards Locations with Aerial
Drones, International Research Collaboration between Uppsala University, Sweden and
University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka, 2019-2023
− Deputy Coordinator, Innovation Commercialization Enhancement (ICE) Grant, Research
Collaboration between World Bank and University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri
Lanka, 2018-2023

International Academic Career:
− Visiting Research Fellow, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang
Technological University (NTU), Singapore, August, 2016
− Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University
of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, February, 2010
− Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Information Engineering, Research School of
Information Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University (ANU),
Canberra, Australia, June, 2006
− Research Scientist, Cyberspace Security Policy and Research Institute, School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences, George Washington University, US from November
2002 to December 2004

Positions Held (selected list):
− Academic Coordinator, Master of Science in Information Security Program, University of
Colombo School of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2011 to 2018
− Member, Board of Management, University of Colombo School of Computing, University
of Colombo, Sri Lanka from 2015 to 2018
− Vice President, Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Colombo Chapter from
2010 to 2012
− Student Counselor, University of Colombo School of Computing, University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka from 2008 to 2011

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− Head, Computer Security and Forensics Special Interest Group, The Computer Society of
Sri Lanka from 2008 to 2011
− Secretary, Sida/SAREC IT Project, International IT cooperation project between Sweden
and Sri Lanka, Department of Communication and Media Technologies, University of
Colombo School of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2005 to 2008
Selected Consultancies:
− Chairperson, Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC), Selection of Vendors to Supply,
Install, Implement and Maintain a Core Banking Solution for State Mortgage and
Investment Bank, Sri Lanka, 2019
− Security Consultant to the Board of Management, Sanasa Development Bank, Sri
Lanka since 2018
− Security Training Consultant, Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 2018
− Security Consultant, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Application Development,
Sampath Bank, Sri Lanka, 2018
− Consultant, Special Training Program for Digital Forensic Offcers, Organized by
National Forensic Service (NFS), Republic of Korea and the University of Colombo
School of Computing (UCSC), Sri Lanka, Funded by Korea International Cooperation
Agency (KOICA), 2016
− Consultant, Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC), Selection of Vendors to Supply,
Computers and High speed scanners – Department of Inland Revenue, Sri Lanka since
2016
− Consultant, Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC), Selection of Vendors to Supply,
Install, Implement and Maintain a Security Infrastructure, Department of Elections, Sri
Lanka since 2015
− Chairperson, Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC), Selection of Vendors to Supply,
Install, Implement and Maintain a Security Infrastructure, Ceylon Petroleum Storage
Terminals Limited (CPSTL), Sri Lanka, 2012
− Consultant, Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC), Selection of Vendors to Supply,
Install, Implement and Maintain a Core Banking Solution for the Sri Lanka Savings
Bank, Sri Lanka, 2012
− Consultant, Center for Research and Development (CRD), Ministry of Defense, Sri
Lanka, 2011 to 2013
− Consultant, Information System Security Audit on National Passport Printing System,
Department of Immigration, Sri Lanka, 2008
− Consultant, Computer Crime Investigation, Sri Lanka Police Service since 2003

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Research Interests:
Open Source Intelligent, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, Cyber Security and Privacy, Security in
wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, Securing mobile applications, Digital Forensic, Information
and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D),
Contributed Research Projects (in last 10 years):
− Principal Investigator, ASSERT Research Project, International research Collaboration
between Uppsala University, Sweden and University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri
Lanka, 2014-2017
− Principal Investigator, Railway Traffc Optimization System (NRC Grant No: 12-075),
research cooperation between Sri Lanka Railways and Department of Communication and
Media Technologies, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka, fnanced by
The National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka
− Principal Investigator, Social Sensor Networks for Opinion Analysis (NRC Grant No: 11-
25), research project fnanced by The National Research Council (NRC) of Sri Lanka,
January 2012 to December 2014
− Principal Investigator, M-ATM: Mobile ATM research project, International research
cooperation between Department of Computer and System Sciences, Stockholm University,
Sweden and Department of Communication and Media Technologies, University of
Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka, fnanced by The Swedish Program for
Information and Communication Technology in Developing Regions (SPIDER), January
2008 to December 2010
− Principal Investigator, Virtual IPV6 Network Test Bed (VIPNet), International research
cooperation between The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) and Department of
Communication and Media Technologies, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri
Lanka, fnanced The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Asia Pacifc
Network Information Center (APNIC) and Internet Society (ISOC) since March 2010
− Principal Investigator, A Low Cost Digital Forensic Laboratory for a Developing Country,
International research cooperation between The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF)
and Department of Communication and Media Technologies, University of Colombo School
of Computing, Sri Lanka, fnanced The International Development Research Centre (IDRC),
Asia Pacifc Network Information Center (APNIC) and Internet Society (ISOC), February
2009 to June 2010
− Principal Investigator, V-Learning research project, International research cooperation
between IBM Research India Ltd., India and Department of Communication and Media
Technologies, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka, fnanced by IBM

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and The Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida), January 2008 to August
2010
− Principal Investigator, The Smart Computer Laboratory, International research cooperation
between Internet Society (ISOC) and Old Boy Association of Dharmashoka College, Sri
Lanka January 2008 to January 2009
− Principal Investigator and Research Advisor, Ad-hoc and Sensor Network research
project, International research cooperation between Ericsson, Sweden and Department of
Communication and Media Technologies, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri
Lanka, fnanced by The Swedish Program for Information and Communication Technology
in Developing Regions (SPIDER), January 2006 to June 2008

International Publications (in last 7 years):
1. Mystiko—Blockchain Meets Big Data, Eranga Bandara, Week NG, Kasun De, N Fernando,
S Tharaka, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2018
2. Identifcation of Lantana Camara Distribution Using Convolutional Neural Networks
T Samarajeewa, C Suduwella, N Jayasuriya, P Kumarasinghe, Kasun De Zoysa, 18th
International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, Sri Lanka, 2018
3. Sensor Based Fence Breakage Detection System, S Dissanayake, D Fernando, C Suduwella,
M Dabare, Kasun De Zoysa, 18th International Conference on Advances in ICT for
Emerging Regions, Sri Lanka, 2018
4. Enhancing the Accuracy of Wi-Fi Tomographic Imaging Using a Human-Interference Model
L Niroshan, I Dharmadasa, S Edirisinghe, C Suduwella, A Sayakkara, Kasun De Zoysa, 18th
International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, Sri Lanka, 2018
5. A Machine Learning Approach for Identifying Mosquito Breeding Sites via Drone Images,
Akarshani Amarasinghe, Chathura Suduwella, Charith Elvitigala, Lasith Niroshan, Rangana
Jayashanka Amaraweera, Kasun Gunawardana, Prabash Kumarasinghe, Kasun De Zoysa,
Chamath Keppetiyagama,Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Network
Sensor, Delft, Netherlands, 2017
6. An Empirical Study of WiFi-based Radio Tomographic Imaging, Dilushi Piumwardane,
Chathura Suduwella, Isuru Dharmadasa, Asanka Sayakkara, Prabhash Kumarasinghe, Kasun
de Zoysa, Chamath Keppitiyagama, Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on
Embedded Network Sensor, Delft, Netherlands, 2017
7. “Wire is not dead”: Wired-backscatter Communication for Breakage Detection in Electric
Fences, Namal Jayasuriya, Asanka Sayakkara, Chathura Suduwella, Chamath
Keppitiyagama, Kasun De Zoysa, Kasun Hewage, Proceedings of the 2017 International
Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks, Uppsala, Sweden, 2017

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8. Eloc: Locating Wild Elephants using Low-cost Infrasonic Detectors, Asanka Sayakkara,
Namal Jayasuriya, Tharindu Ranathunga, Chathura Suduwella, Nithila Vithanage, Chamath
I Keppitiyagama and Kasun De Zoysa, Kasun Hewage, Thiemo Voigt, The 14th
International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Ottawa, Canada,
2017
9. Train Traffc Optimization to Minimize Stochastic Delays, Anura P Kasthoori, JG Varuna
Priyanka, Kasun de Zoysa, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging
Regions, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016
10. Listening to the Giants: Using Elephant Infra-Sound to Solve the Human-Elephant Confict,
Poshitha Dabare, Chathura Suduwella, Asanka Sayakkara, Damitha Sandaruwan, Chamath
Keppitiyagama, Kasun De Zoysa, Kasun Hewage, and Thiemo Voigt. . In Proceedings of the
6th Workshop on Real World Wireless Sensor Networks, Seoul, South Korea, 2015
11. A Quadcopter Controller to Maintain Radio Link Quality, Mohammed Ayyoob Ahamed
Hamza, Chamath Keppitiyagama, Kasun De Zoysa, Venkatraman Iyer, Kasun Hewage,
Thiemo Voigt, Proceedings of the First Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks,
Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use, The 13th Annual International Conference on
Mobile Systems, Florence, Italy, 2015
12. Sensor-based Breakage Detection for Electric Fences, Charith Madusanka, Kasun De Zoysa,
Chamath Keppitiyagama, Venkatraman Iyer, Kasun Hewage, Thiemo Voigt, Sensors
Applications Symposium (SAS), 2015
13. Context-aware sentiment classifcation, Buddhika H Kasthuriarachchy, Kasun de Zoysa, HL
Premarathne, Fifteenth International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions
(ICTer), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
14. Wireless Sensing: What Simplicity has to Offer, Asanka Sayakkara, Chathura Suduwella,
Charith Shalitha, Rumesh Hapuarachchi, Chamath Keppitiyagama, Kasun De Zoysa, Mobile
Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), Dallas, Texas, USA, 2015
15. Secure Dynamic Access Control Mechanism for Shared Wireless Sensor Networks, D.T.N.I.
Perera, Kasun de Zoysa, Jeevani Goonathillake and Asanka Sayakkara, In 10th International
Conference on Systems and Networks Communications, Barcelona, Spain, 2015
16. Railway train dynamics analysis system, AP Kasthoori, EMWV Ekanayaka, Kasun de
Zoysa, Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2014
17. A Feature Selection Method for Twitter News Classifcation, Inoshika Dilrukshi, Kasun de
Zoysa, International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing, 2014
18. Twitter news classifcation using SVM, Inoshika Dilrukshi, Kasun De Zoysa, Amitha
Caldera, 8th International Conference on Computer Science and Education (ICCSE),
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013
19. My Sensors: A System for Secure Sensor Data Sharing Over Internet, Edirisuriya Mudalige
Dilanga Siriwardane, Asanka Sayakkara, Vigitha Ekanayake and Kasun De Zoyza, In

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions,
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013
20. Declarative Interface for In-network Actuation on Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks,
Asanka Sayakkara, Jeevani Goonathillake and Kasun De Zoysa, In Proceedings of the 3rd
IEEE International Conference on Networked Embedded Systems for Every Application,
NESEA 2012, Liverpool, UK.
21. TikiriPower Using TikiriDB abstraction on Smart Home systems, Lakmal Weerawarne,
Asanka Sayakkara, Dinuni Fernando, Chathura Suduwella, and Kasun De Zoysa, In
Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions,
ICTer 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
22. Poster abstract: A declarative interface for smart-phone based sensor network systems, A. P.
Sayakkara and K. De Zoysa , In 2nd International Workshop on Mobile Sensing, Beijing,
China, 2012.