Dr. Janaka Alawatugoda


Dr. Janaka Alawatugoda

Senior Lecturer


Current Affiliations: Previous Affiliations (selected):
  • NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2016 – 2017
  • Intern at the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation, Japan, in 2015
  • Software Engineer at the Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS), Sri Lanka, in 2011 – 2012
Professional Memberships/Fellowships: Research Interests:
  • Cryptography
  • Complexity
  • Information Security

Research Group: Cryptography Research Laboratory Talks and Lectures: Youtube Channel


Janaka’s academic genealogy can be found on the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

Awards and Honors: Teaching:
  • Programming Methodologies (CO222)
  • Software Construction (CO225)
  • Network and Web Application Design (CO324)
  • Computer and Network Security (CO325)
  • Software Engineering (CO328)
Administrative (selected):
    • Form and lead the Cryptography Research Laboratory (CRL) research group of the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya, since 2016.
    • Curriculum development for the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (Cloud Computing, Computer Systems Security, Software Design and Development): Ongoing.
    • Curriculum development for the Faculty of Engineering, Rajarata Universit of Sri Lanka (Software Engineering, Computer and Network Security), 2017/2018.
    • Senior Student Counselor of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, 2021.
    • Session Chair/Co-Chair: ICIAfS 2016 (Sri Lanka), ICIIS 2019 (Sri Lanka).
    • Technical Program Committee: ICIAfS 2016 (Sri Lanka), ICIIS 2017 (Sri Lanka), Provsec 2017 (China), ICIIS 2019 (Sri Lanka), IEEE IAS GUCON 2021 (Malaysia), ICIIS 2021 (Sri Lanka).
    • Engineering Students’ Conference at Peradeniya (ESCaPe) Editor in 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021.
Research Grants:
  • Chebyshev Grant to participate in the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2022) in St. Petersburg, Russia (Grant No: ICM № 49808412).
  • 2021 UNESCO-TWAS Research Grant for Individual Scientists (Grant No: 21-021 RG/MATHS/AS_I-FR3240319461), 2021-2023. (Role: Principal Investigator)
  • 2019 National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship grant (Grant No: NRC 19-064), 2019-2022. (Role: Collaborator)
  • Tier 1 Internal Research Grant of Research Management Centre, Tun Hussein Onn University of Malaysia (Grant Code: H082), 2018-2020. (Role: External Researcher)
  • 2018 University Research Grants of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Grant No: URG/2018/19/E), 2018-2019. (Role: Principal Investigator)
  • 2016 National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship grant (Grant No: NRC 16-020), 2016-2017. (Role: Principal Investigator)