Department Consultant Board - Dept: of ICT

Dr. TMHA. Usoof

Senior Lecturer
School of Computing
University of Colombo

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2012) - Area of Specialization: Information and Communication Technology and Education
  • Special Degree in Computer Science (2003) with First Class Honours University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Middleware Architectures for 3rd Year Computer Science and ICT Degree programmes
  • Computer Systems for 1st Year Computer Science Degree programme
  • Computing and Society for 1st Year Information Systems Degree programme
  • Foundations of eLearning for Master of IT Degree Programme
  • Software Project Management for Master of Information Security Degree programme
  • Subject Matter Expert for Web Application Development I for Bachelor of IT (External) Degree programme
  • Project Coordinator for Research Projects for 4th Year Computer Science Degree programmes
  • Project Coordinator for Projects for Master of Information Security Degree programmes
  • Course Coordinator for 1st Year Computer Science and Information Systems degree programme's Enhancement course (Humanities)

Research Interests

  • ICT and Education
  • Educational Affordances of Technology
  • Tablet based Games for Education
  • HCI and UX considerations in Didactical Design
  • Plagiarism detection in digital products, online authentication
  • Autonomous and Intelligent systems, Pattern recognition and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer based text development and language learning


  • University Scholarship for the Best Results in the General Science Qualifying Examination in 1999/2000
  • University Award for Academic Excellence at the General Convocation of the University of Peradeniya December 2003
  • Swedish International Development Agency/SPIDER Scholarship through National eLearning Centre Project for reading for PhD, 2007-11
  • ERASMUS student exchange scholarship Dundee University, United Kingdom, 2010

Committee membership and assignments at state institutes

  • M.M.A.P. Madumal, Ajantha S. Atukorale, T.M.H.A. Usoof, (1-2, September 2016), "Adaptive Event Tree-Based Hybrid CEP Computational Model for Fog Computing Architecture" , in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions , Negombo, Sri Lanka
  • Thilina C Halloluwa, Dhaval Vyas, Tony R Sahama, K.P.Hewagamage, T.M.H.A.Usoof, (Aug 2015), "Interaction design for tablet based edutainment systems for mathematical education of primary student" , in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions , Coombo Sri Lanka
  • Thilina Halloluwa, T.M.H.A.Usoof, K.P.Hewagamage, (2014), "Stimulating Learners Motivation in Primary Education in Sri Lanka - A Literature Review" , in International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) T.M.H.A.Usoof, (Sep 2012), "Designing for eAssessment of higher order thinking An undergraduate IT online distance education course in Sri Lanka"
  • H Usoof, (Oct 2011), "Use of Online Forums for Authentic Assessment in Distance Education and the Students Perspective" , in 17th Annual SLOAN-C International Conference on Online Learning
  • T.M.H.A.Usoof, Brian Hudson, Eva Lindgren, (2010), "Plagiarism Catalysts and Not so Simple Solutions" , in Summary of Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges and Issues, IGI Global , Hershey PA, USA
  • T.M.H.A.Usoof, G.N.Wikramanayake, (Sep 2009), "Improving student learning through assessment for learning using social media and e-Learning 2 0 on a distance education degree programme in Sri Lanka" , in Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures, What Role for Social Media and E-Learning 2.0? The European Conference on Educational Research , Vienna
  • T.M.H.A.Usoof, Eva Lindgren, Roshan Yapa, N. K. Karunarathna, (Aug 2009), "Studying writing profiles with keystroke dynamics using fuzzy logic and statistics" , in European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
  • C. T. Wannige, D. U. J. Sonnadara, T.M.H.A.Usoof, K.P.Hewagamage, (2008), "Detecting and Preventing Plagiarism in Online Assessment" , in Journal of Science, University of Kalaniya
  • T.M.H.A.Usoof, Eva Lindgren, (Jun 2008), "Who is Who and Doing What in Distance Education Authentication and Keystroke Dynamics"
  • C. T. Wannige, D. U. J. Sonnadara, T.M.H.A.Usoof, K.P.Hewagamage, (Sep 2007), "An approach to online e-assessment for distance learning" , in CSSL 25th National Information Technology Conference
  • K P Hewagamage, H Usoof, (Feb 2006), "Openness is not an Achilles Heel but Trojan Horses Come with Closed Lids" , in ISACA Sri Lanka chapter - 2nd National Conference
  • G. E. M. D. C. Bandara, S. D. Pathirana, T.M.H.A.Usoof, (Dec 2003), "Application of Fuzzy Logic in Intelligent Traffic Control systems" , in The 2nd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems