Dr. Isuru Nawinne

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Dr. Isuru Nawinne

Senior Lecturer

BIO

“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”

Isuru received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2011, and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2016. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya. He has a keen interest in improving the quality of Engineering Education and research. Isuru is currently involved in curriculum development and devising learner-centered delivery methods.

Research Interests:
  • Computer Architecture
  • FPGA-based Acceleration
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.Sc. Engineering (Peradeniya)
  • Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering (UNSW)
Awards and Honours:
  • University International Postgraduate Award – University of New South Wales, 2012-2016
  • A. Hewavitharana Prize for Best Performance in Engineering – University of Peradeniya, 2012
  • IFS Gold Medal for Excellence in Computer Engineering – University of Peradeniya, 2012
  • F. Bartholomeusz Prize for Engineering Mathematics – University of Peradeniya, 2012
Available for Supervision:
  • Yes
Academic and Administrative Activities:
  • Resource person on ICT Skills in Education for the academic staff, Staff Development Centre, Rajarata University Sri Lanka, 2021.
  • Developing guidelines to hold online proctored examinations, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2021.
  • Supervising the first ever online proctored examination held at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2021.
  • Conducting seminars and training sessions on Holding Examinations Online for:
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2021
    Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya, 2021
    Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, 2021
    Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, 2021
    Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 2021
  • Resource person on Authentic Online Assessments for the academic staff, Staff Development Centre, Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 2021.
  • Curriculum design, development and coordination, BScEng – Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2019-2021 (ongoing).
  • Revision and development of the common first semester curriculum, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2019.
  • Curriculum development for RUSL Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree Program (Systems Modeling and Simulation, Operating Systems), Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 2017/2018.
  • Design and development of an Instructor Development Program for the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2019.
  • Conceptualization and development of cross-curricular projects for third year Computer Engineering undergraduates, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2017 onward.
  • Member of the Board of Study for the General Programme in Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, in 2018-2019.
  • Timetable Committee member, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2018 onward.
  • Initiation and implementation of the Casual Instructors programme at the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
  • Undergraduate program delivery planning and management for Computer Engineering specialization (timetabling, resource allocation and workload distribution), Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2019 onward.
  • Infrastructure development for Computer Engineering specialization (planning and management of the building expansion and restructuring process, planning and design of several new laboratories, infrastructure for learner-centered-education, procurement and inventory management), Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2017 onward.
  • Conceptualization, design and development of the ESCAL Makerspace Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2020-2022.
  • Conceptualization, design and development of the ESCAL Robotics Laboratory, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2018-2022.
  • Assistance to FADPC for the planning of online program delivery during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2020.
  • Administrator of the University of Peradeniya on Coursera online program, 2020.
  • Preparation of an enhanced examination moderation process for Computer Engineering specialization, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2019.
  • Faculty of Engineering representative in the Power and Audio Visual Committee of iPURSE 2019, University of Peradeniya.
  • Resource person in the Soft Skills Awareness Workshop in the foundation programme, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, in 2016.
  • Resource person in the Portfolio Building Awareness Workshop for Computer Engineering Students, at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2016 onward.
  • Session Chair in the UNSW Engineering Postgraduate Research Symposium, at the University of New South Wales, in 2015.
  • Voluntary work in the 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, in 2011.