Department Consultant Board - Dept: of ICT

Prof. RGN Meegama

Professor in Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura



Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Medical Imaging. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, March 2004.
  • M.Sc. Computer Science. Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, December 1999.
  • B.Sc. Special Degree (First Class Honours), Computer Science. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 1995

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Architecture and Assembly Language
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Operating Systems
  • Visual Computing
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Networks and Data Communication
  • Mobile Computing

Full Time Appointments

  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (11/2011 – to date).
  • Senior Lecturer (Gr. II), Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2008 – 2011).
  • Senior Lecturer (Gr. II), Centre for Computer Studies, Sabaragamuwa University, (2004 – 2008)
  • Lecturer (Prob.), Centre for Computer Studies, Sabaragamuwa University, (1998 – 2004).
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University, (1997 – 1997)
  • Consultant, National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka (1996 – 1997).
  • Project Assistant, Environmental Division, National Building Research Organization (NBRO), Sri Lanka (1995 – 1996).

Professional Activities

  • Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Horizon College of Business and Technology, Sri Lanka (June 2014 – October 2015)
  • Director, Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN), representing University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2008 – 2013).
  • Faculty Coordinator, University Development Grant (UDG) and Quality and Innovation Grant (QIG) of the World Bank funded Higher Education for the Twenty First Century (HETC) Project, Faculty of Applied Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2011 to 2014).
  • Deputy Coordinator, Information Technology, World Bank funded HETC Project, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2010).
  • Director, Local Technical Secretariat (LTS) of the World Bank funded Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) Project, Sabaragamuwa University (2004 – 2007).
  • Director, Centre for Computer Studies, Sabaragamuwa University (2005 – 2008)
  • Coordinator, Information Technology, World Bank funded IRQUE Project, Sabaragamuwa University (2003 – 2004).
  • Coordinator, Centre for Computer Studies, Sabaragamuwa University, (2003 – 2005).

Committee membership and assignments at state institutes

  • Co-controller, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), GCE Advanced Level Examination (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Member, ICT advisory committee, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka (2005).
  • Member, Standing Committee on IT Development, University Grants Commission (UGC) (2006 – 2008)

Committee membership at University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Sabaragamuwa University:

  • Chairman, ICT Advisory Committee, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (11/2012 – to date).
  • Member, IT Committee, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2008 – to date).
  • Member, Board of Study in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2009 to date).

Professional conference and publication activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Computer Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • External Examiner for Research Degrees - University of Colombo School of Computing, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), Anna University (India).
  • Session chair: 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2013), 9th Annual Sessions, Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (2012), IT Research Symposium, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2012), International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University (2006).
  • Reviewer: Ceylon Journal of Science, University of Peradeniya, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, Annual Research Session, University of Jaffna, Research Symposium, IT Research Unit, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Annual Research Session, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University

Consultancy/Assignments at State Enterprises/Institutes

  • Consultant: Revision of Computer Science and Information Technology curricular, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, (2013), revision of Information System curricular, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, (2013).
  • Chairman, subject review panel in Software Engineering Degree Programs for Ministry of Higher Education (2015).
  • Consultant: Setting up of a Virtual Learning Environment (South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (2015).
  • Consultant, Subject Committee on Computing, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of Sri Lanka, (2013).
  • Assisted law enforcement authorities to perform investigations on crimes committed using computers, Ratnapura Police Division, (2008).
  • Team leader, Project on improving performance of public enterprises, Public Enterprises Reforms Commission (PERC), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2007).
  • Team leader, for setting up of a web-based information system for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of UGC, Sri Lanka (2005).
  • Consultant, Ministry of Transport, Environment & Women's Affairs, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka (1996).

Awards and Honours

  • National Science Foundation SUSRED Award 2016.
  • University of Sri Jayewardenepura Research Awards 2014, 2015.
  • Best research paper award at International Conference on Advances in Electrical and Information Engineering (2014).
  • Best research paper award at National Conference on Technology and Management held in Colombo, (2012).
  • Council commendation for excellent achievements – Sabaragamuwa University.
  • Gold Medal for the best presentation (Computer Science) at International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University (2006).
  • Full scholarship offered by the Royal Thai Government for M.Sc. in Computer Science at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (05/1998- 12/1999).
  • Full scholarship offered by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, for Ph.D. in Medical Imaging (04/2000 – 03/2003).
  • UNESCO grant for training program in Rich Media Webcasting at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (2007).
  • Conference travel grant to Shanghai, China to present a paper at International Conference on Neural Information Processing (2001).

Resource Person at Workshops

  • Workshop for the preparation of GCE (A/L) General ICT examination paper (11/2010).
  • Workshop on Introduction to Moodle – Elearning System – Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2010)
  • Higher Education Management System (HEMIS) training for administration and academic registrations, student welfare, alumni: University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2009).
  • Workshop on preparation of Time Table module : HEMIS project (2008).
  • Workshop on Use of E-Learning facilities for teaching in Higher Education, organized by the Staff Development Centre of Sabaragamuwa University (2008).
  • Workshop on E-Learning Systems organized by the Staff Development Centre of Sabaragamuwa University, (2007).
  • Guest Lecturer at Orientation program: Sabaragamuwa University (2007).
  • Workshop on IT Tools in Higher Education organized by the Staff Development Centre of Sabaragamuwa University (2006).

Text books

  • RGN Meegama, Problems and Solutions in Networks and Data Communication, Sarasavi Publishers, 2011.

Book chapters

  • D. R. Perera, R.A.D.D. Dharmasiri, K.S. Mannatunga, R.G.N. Meegama and K. Jayananda, Implementation of a Smart Sensor Node for Wireless Sensor Network Applications Using FPGAs in Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Technologies for High Performance Instrumentation, J.D.D. Gazzaano, et.al, Eds, IGI Global, 2016.

Refereed Journals

  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Two-way Text Messaging: An Interactive Mobile Learning Environment in Higher Education, Research in Learning Technology, vol. 24, 31818, 2016.
  • A. Niroshika and R.G.N. Meegama, BLAID: Boundaries from Locally Adaptive Isotropic Detection, Image and Vision Computing, vol. 51, pp. 49-57, 2016.
  • A. Niroshika, R.G.N. Meegama, R.S. Lokupitiya and D.K.S. Kannangara, Active Contours with Prior Corner Detection to Extract Discontinuous Boundaries of Anatomical Structures in X-ray Images, IET Image Processing, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 202- 210, 2015.
  • M.D.R. Perera, R.G.N. Meegama and M.K. Jayananda, FPGA Based Single Chip Solution with 1-Wire Protocol for the Design of Smart Sensor Nodes, Journal of Sensors, 2014.
  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Mobile Learning Environment with Short Messaging Service: Application to a Campus Environment in a Developing Country, Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 106-123, 2013.
  • R.H.N.G. Ranamuka and R.G.N. Meegama, Detection of Hard Exudates from Diabetic Retinopathy Images Using Fuzzy Logic, IET Image Processing, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 121- 130, 2013.
  • KAG Udeshani, RGN Meegama and TGI Fernando, Statistical Feature-based Neural Network Approach for the Detection of Lung Cancer in Chest X-Ray Images International Journal of Image Processing, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 425 – 434, 2011.
  • K.K. Jinasena and R.G.N. Meegama, Design of a Low Cost Autonomous Mobile Robot, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 2011.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and S.P.K. Ranatunga, UML-based Framework for Human Resource Management, International Journal of Software Engineering and Computing, vol.1, no. 1, pp. 31-35, 2009.
  • D. Jayatilaka and R.G.N. Meegama, Analysis of Multi-spectral Satellite Images for Detecting and 3D Visualizing of Features of Interest, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 478-483, 2006.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS-Based Visualization of Age-related Diversity in Cortical Morphology, Journal of Visualization, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 9-11, 2006.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, Fully Automated Peeling Technique for T1- Weighted High Quality MR Head Scans, International Journal of Image and Graphics, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 141-156, 2004.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS Snakes, Image and Vision Computing, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 551-562, 2003.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS-Based Segmentation of the Brain in Medical Images, International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 995-1009, 2003.
  • R.M.N.B. Ratnayake and R.G.N. Meegama, Low-cost Heterogeneous Computer Network, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, vol. 4, pp. 63-67, 2004.
  • R.G.N. Meegama, Computer Modeling of Noise Transmission, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, vol. 1, pp. 55-58, 1998.

International Refereed Conferences/Symposia (full papers)

  • T.M.K.K. Jinasena, R.G.N. Meegama and R. Marasinghe, Teleradiology in Emergencies: A review of Mobile Teleradiological Applications and Frameworks, Proc. 7th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Telehealth Society: Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Auckland, New Zealand, 2016.
  • T.M.K.K. Jinasena, R.G.N. Meegama and R. Marasinghe, Secure Collaborative Mobile Platform for Transmission and Archival of Medical Images, International Research Conference of Kotelawala Defence University, 2016.
  • M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, Web based Automated Speech-to-Text Translator for the Sinhala Language, National Information Technology Conference (NITC), 2016.
  • M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, 3D Signing Avatar for Sinhala Sign Language, IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, 2015.
  • M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, Unicode Sinhala and Phonetic English Bidirectional Conversion for Sinhala Speech Recognizer, IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, 2015.
  • A.N.K. Angulagamuwa, M.D.R. Perera and R.G.N. Meegama, Mobile Sensor Node for Real Time Monitoring of pH Level in Domestic Water Resources, Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development, Colombo, 2015.
  • M.K.H. Gunasekera and R.G.N. Meegama, Real time Translation of Discrete Sinhala Speech to Unicode Text, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2015.
  • K.A.D.Y.L. Kuruppuarachchi, M.D.R. Perera and R.G.N. Meegama, Wireless Sensor Node for Simultaneous Monitoring of Health Parameters, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2015.
  • R.G.N. Meegama, N. Upeksha and S. Wickremasinghe, Use of Cloud-Based Services for Higher Education in Developing Countries, International Conference on Education and Distance Learning, Colombo, 2015.
  • H.B.A.C. Pradeep, R. G. Nandana, R. Thirimawithana and R.G.N. Meegama, LocationAware Real Time Oceanographic Model to Prevent Coastal Drowning, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Technology and Science, Hyderabad, India, 2015.
  • M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, 3D Animation Framework for Sign Language, International Conference on Engineering and Technology, Colombo, 2015.
  • A. Niroshika and R.G.N. Meegama, Locally Adaptive Isotropic Detection of Corners in Object Boundaries, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2014.
  • K.K.O.S. Gunarathne, R.G.N. Meegama and J. Herath, Dynamic 3D Modelling of the Human Left Ventricle, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2014.
  • H.B.A.C. Pradeep, M.D.R. Perera and R.G.N. Meegama, Wireless Sensor Node with GPS-enabled Peer Alerting Service for Real Time Monitoring of Heart Rate Variability, International Conference on Advances in Electrical and Information Engineering, 2014.
  • K.S. Dasun and R.G.N. Meegama, Android-based Mobile Framework for Navigating Ultrasound and Vision Guided Autonomous Robotic Vehicle, International Conference on Advances in Electrical and Information Engineering, 2014.
  • A. Niroshika and R.G.N. Meegama, Deformable Model to Segment Discontinuous Boundaries of Bone Fractures in X-ray Images, 8th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, 2013.
  • M.H.S.P. Kumara and R.G.N. Meegama, Active Contour-based Segmentation and Removal of Optic Disk from Retinal Images, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2013.
  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Extensive Compression of Text Messages in Interactive Mobile Communication, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2013.
  • M.D.R. Perera, R.G.N. Meegama and M.K. Jayananda, Single Chip Solution with 1- Wire Communication Protocol to Interface Digital Transducers to Sensor Networks, 36th Asia Pacific Advanced Network Research Group Workshop, Daejong, Korea, 2013.
  • M.D.R. Perera, R.G.N. Meegama and M.K. Jayananda, A Single-Chip Solution for Interfacing Transducers to Sensor Networks Using FPGAs, IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Education, Colombo, 2013.
  • A. Niroshika, R.G.N. Meegama and T.G.I. Fernando, Active Contour Model to Extract Boundaries of Teeth in Dental X-Ray Images, IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Education, Colombo, 2013.
  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Implementation of Concatenated Short Messaging Service in a Campus Environment, IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013.
  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Transmission of Concealed Data in Short Messaging Service, 2nd National Conference on Technology and Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013.
  • A. Niroshika and R.G.N. Meegama, Active Contour Model for the Detection of Sharp Corners in Image Boundaries, 2nd National Conference on Technology and Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013.
  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Concealed Data in Two Way Text Messaging: A Framework for Interactive Mobile Learning Environment, IEEE International Conference on ICT for Emerging Regions, Colombo, 2012.
  • A. Niroshika and R.G.N. Meegama, Active Contours with Prior Corner Detection, International Conference on Machine Vision, Image Processing and Pattern Analysis, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012.
  • R.H.N.G. Ranamuka and R.G.N. Meegama, Detection of Hard Exudates from Diabetic Retinopathy Images Using Fuzzy Logic, National Conference on Technology and Management, Colombo, 2012.
  • H.K.S. Premadasa and R.G.N. Meegama, Mobile Learning Environment with Short Messaging Service, National Conference on Technology and Management, Colombo, 2012.
  • S.P.K. Ranatunga and R.G.N. Meegama, A .NET Framework for University Administration, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, 2006.
  • D. Jayathilaka, N. Liyanage and R.G.N. Meegama, An Open-Source Web-Based Elearning Development Technique, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, 2006.
  • C. Hettiarachchi, M. Nanayakkara, R. Kumara, S. Vasanthapriyan and R.G.N. Meegama, Dynamic Web Content for Sabaragamuwa University, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, 2006.
  • R.G.N. Meegama, J.C. Rajapakse, S.S. Kim and L.H. Ling, Extraction of Left Ventricular Cavity from Echo-cardiograph Images by Bayesian and NURBS Modeling, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, 2006.
  • D. Jayatilleke and R.G.N. Meegama, Multi-spectral Image Analysis and NURBS-Based Visualization of Land Maps, WSEAS Intl. Conf. Applied Computer Science, China, 2006.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, Curvature-Based Rational Surface Model for the Detection of Age and Gender-Related Diversity in Cortical Morphology, IEEE Intl. Symp. Image, Signal Processing and Analysis, Italy, 2003.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS-Based Segmentation Technique for MR Head Scans, Indian Conf. Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, pp. 376-381, India, 2002.
  • J.C. Rajapakse, R.G.N. Meegama and L.S. Ho, NURBS-Based Analysis of GenderRelated Variability of the Human Brain Surface, IEEE Intl. Conf Automation, Robotics and Vision, P1533, Singapore, 2002.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS-Based Detection of Age-Related Variability of the Human Brain Surface, IEEE Intl. Conf. Neural Information Processing, P2234, Singapore, 2002.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J. C. Rajapakse, Active Contours: Recent Developments and a New Rational Approach to Segment Digital Images, In Proc. Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications, pp. 80-85, Melbourne, Australia, 2002.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS Snakes, In Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. Neural Information Processing, pp. 424-429, Shanghai, China, 2001.
  • R.G.N. Meegama, J.C. Rajapakse, N.M.I. Lundbom and K. Vuori, Fully Automated Peeling Technique for MR Head Scans, In Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. Information, Communications and Signal Processing, P114, Singapore, 2001.
  • R.G.N. Meegama and J.C. Rajapakse, NURBS-Based Modeling of the Human Brain Surface, In Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. Information, Communications and Signal Processing, P365, Singapore, 2001.

Published as Abstracts

  • T.M.K.K. Jinasena and R.G.N. Meegama, Autonomouse Robot with Modulated IR Sensors, 50th Anniversary Academic Conference, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2009.
  • M.N. Nanayakkara, R.G.N. Meegama, A. Madurapperuma, Secure Online Access Method for Teaching Artificial Intelligence, International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University, 2008.
  • A.C.P.K. Siriwardena, R.G.N. Meegama and K.M. Liyanage, Noise Intensity Level Calculation System, 6th Annual Sessions, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 2004.
  • J.J.D. Kaluarachchi, R.G.N. Meegama and G.A. Dharmadasa, Online Customer Service for Cargo Stores of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 6th Annual Sessions, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 2004.
  • E.M.S.A. Gunasinghe, R.G.N. Meegama and K.M. Liyanage, Implementation of an Intrusion Detection System, 6th Annual Sessions, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 2004.
  • D.A.V. Wijesinghe, J.B. Ekanayake and R.G.N. Meegama, Web-based Students Information System, 6th Annual Sessions, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 2004.

Publications in Newsletters/Magazines

  • R.G.N. Meegama, Open Source Accounting Software, Accounting Technician, Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), 2010, Sri Lanka.

Overseas Training, Workshops and Forums Attended

  • Higher Education Web Conference (HighEdWeb), United States, 2016.
  • Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN3) Annual Workshop, Internet Education and Research Laboratory, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (funded by TEIN3) (08/2010)
  • Young Scientist at the World Economic Forum, Davos – Dalian, China nominated by the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka (funded by the Inter Academy Panel) (09/2009)
  • Workshop on Rich Media Web casting Technologies for Science Dissemination, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy (funded by UNESCO) (12/2007).