Human-Centric Software Engineering Researcher

Research Fellow – HumaniSE Lab, Faculty of IT,  Monash University, Australia

Research Interests – Human/Cognitive/Social aspects in Software Engineering (SE), Requirements Engineering (RE), Empirical Software Engineering,  Socio-Technical Grounded Theory in SE, Software-  Psychology Fusion, Information Systems Design, Human-Computer Interaction

I am a passionate, self-driven academic, committed to revolutionizing software development methodologies by bridging the gap between technical processes and human dynamics. As a researcher and educator, my expertise lies in delving into the intersection of human aspects into software engineering practices. My research portfolio extends to exploring the influence of personality, cognitive capabilities, and social dynamics on software development. Through my teaching endeavours, I aim to impart this comprehensive understanding to aspiring software engineers, fostering a nuanced perspective that integrates technical proficiency with human-centric approaches. 

I am currently working as a Research Fellow (Level B) under Australian Laureate Professor John Grundy in the HumaniSE Lab at Monash University, Australia. I completed my PhD in Software Engineering at Monash University, Australia, and worked as a Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia, for 3.5 years.

I graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Information Systems from the University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka. My undergraduate research project earned me the Gold Medallist award for Best Undergraduate Research Project, and I received the Silver award at the National Best Quality Software Award (NBQSA) – jointly for the same project in Sri Lanka. Additionally, I successfully obtained a full scholarship from the Faculty of Information Technology to pursue my PhD at Monash University. 

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