Dr Ragel was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya in December 2007 and has been a Professor since October 2017. He has been a Professional Member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society since 2005 and a Senior Member since 2014. He is also a Professional Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
Prof Ragel has co-authored almost 200 peer-reviewed articles on topics including Systems on Chip, the Internet of Things, Bioinformatics, Wearable Computing, and Digitisation 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 also named a Top Scientist in Computer Science (CS) in Sri Lanka in 2021 and 2022 and Best Scientist in CS in the Country in 2023 by AD Scientific Index. With his present h-index of 23 (i10-index of 42), he is also recognised as a Tier 4* awardee by the University of Peradeniya for Research Excellence under the Transparent Research Performance Scheme introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) Sri Lanka. He was a visiting research scholar at the UNSW – Sydney, QUT – Brisbane, UIUC – Illinois and ANU – Canberra.
Prof Ragel is also the consulting Chief Executive Officer at the Lanka Research and Education Network (LEARN), the national NREN, since 2017. With his involvement, LEARN was able to step up for a significant milestone by launching the Asi@Connect Project in Sri Lanka in 2017, which brought many opportunities for the LEARN Research and Education (R&E) network community to get involved in utilising the project resources and funds. He has represented Sri Lanka in the Asi@Connect Governors meeting and has been a Council Member of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) since 2017. Since 2020, he is also the Vice-Chair of the Asi@Connect Steering Committee. With Covid-19 lockdowns, LEARN is helping the university community in the country connect and engage in productive research and education activities online. At the National level, Prof Ragel was a Core Group member for Higher Education at the Presidential Task Force for Education set up in 2020. He is a member of the UGC Standing Committee on the Development of IT Infrastructure and Online Education and UGC appointed committee to develop the Concept of Virtual / Hybrid University.Educational Qualifications:
Please note that here only contain the 'Projects' which were submitted to the projects.ce.pdn.ac.lk as Final Year Research Projects. The actual list of projects supervised by Prof. Roshan G. Ragel may be longer than this.
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