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Dr Dhammika Jayalath

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision and Signal Processing

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Name
Dr Dhammika Jayalath
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science,
Vision and Signal Processing
Discipline *
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Communications Technologies, Curriculum and Pedagogy
Phone
+61 7 3138 8034
Fax
+61 7 3138 1516
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD Wireless Communications (Monash University), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Senior Member – IEEE
  • Secretary – Signal Processing and Communications Chapter, IEEE Queensland Section
  • Member – IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
  • Member – Australian Communications Research Network (ACoRN)
  • Member – Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
Keywords

Communications Theory, Cognitive Radio/Cooperative Communications, Physical Layer Security, 5G New Radio, Chaotic Communications, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Channel Estimation, Space-Time Signal Processing and MIMO, Resource Allocation, Vehicle To Vehicle Communications

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Broad area of research: Smart Systems Main areas of research

  • Physical Layer Security
  • Cooperative communications and Cognitive radio
  • multi-carrier communications
  • modulation and coding
  • broadband wireless communications
  • communications in intelligent transportation systems
  • cross layer optimisation in mobile ad-hoc networks
  • communications theory.

Grants

  • 2014: QUT-Teaching and Learnig grant (member of the team), $20,000, to develop a text enriched concept inventory for student assessments.
  • 2008: QUT Teaching and Learning grant, $2,000, to develop interactive problem database for digital communications unit.
  • 2008: QUT ECARD Grant – $15,000, Vice-Chancellor’s earlier Career Academic Recruitment and Development Grant.
  • 2006: ARC Special e-research Grant - $90,000, Chief Investigator, Title: Collection, Sharing, Visualisation and Analysis of locally gathered information from geographically remote areas vulnerable to tidal waves. This grant is administered by University of Melbourne (Prof. Saman Halgamuge).
  • 2005: ARC discovery grant - $150,000, Chief Investigator, Title: Design and analysis of optimum space time-frequency codes for multi-rate OFDM systems with funding of $150 000 over three years starting in 2005. This grant is administered by the Australian National University.

Awards and recognitions

  • 2000: IEEE travel grant, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • 2000: Postgraduate travel grant, Monash University, Australia.
  • 1999 – 2002: Departmental scholarship for tuition fee, CSSE Monash university, Australia.
  • 1999 – 2002: Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS), Monash University, Australia.
  • 1997 – 1998: Finland Government Scholarship -MEng, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1986: Best achievements award – Physics – Ananda College Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Career history

  • 2007 – present: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering Systems, QUT.
  • 2003 – 2007: Senior Researcher, Wireless Signal Processing, National ICT Australia Ltd, Canberra Research Laboratory (Researcher until January 2007).
  • 2002 – 2007: Fellow, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering, School of Advanced Studies, Australian National University (Research Fellow until January 2007).
  • 1999 – 2002: Research Assistant, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 1996 – 1997: Engineer Operations, Satellite Earth Station, Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd., Padukka, Sri Lanka.
  • 1995 – 1996: Engineer customer services, Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd., Head Quarters, Lotus Road, Sri Lanka.
  • 1995 – 1996: Demonstrator, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • 1994 – 1995: Teaching Assistant, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
This information has been contributed by Dr Dhammika Jayalath.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Dr Jayalath has teaching experience in the following areas:

QUT: School of Engineering Systems

  • Signal Processing and Filtering
  • Digital Communications
  • Modern Signal Processing
  • Wireless Communications
  • Advanced Communications Systems
  • Research Methods for Engineers
  • Introduction to Telecommunications

Australian National University: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

  • Mobile and Wireless Communications

NICTA, Canberra Research Laboratory

  • Overview of Wireless Communications
  • Advanced Course on Adaptive Wireless Communications
This information has been contributed by Dr Dhammika Jayalath.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2013
Details
Technical Program Committee member of The 2nd annual International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2013)
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2013
Details
Technical program committee member of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, 2014 (ICC)
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
Technical Program Committee of IEEE International Conference on Communications 2012 (ICC 2012)
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2010
Details
Elected for the Chair position of the Signal Processing and Communications Joint Chapter of IEEE Queensland Section.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2010
Details
Member of Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference (WCNC) in Sydney Australia
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2010
Details
Editor ISRN Communications. ISRN Communications is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of communications.
Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2010
Details
Selected as an assessor for ARC's Discovery 2011 round DP11 and 2011 Future Fellows Scheme.
Type
Reviewer for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2010
Details
Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Communications Letters,
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2009
Details
Elevated to the Senior Member Grade of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Design and Analysis of Optimum Space-Frequency-Time Codes for Multi-rate OFDM Systems
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP0558865
Start year
2005
Keywords
Broadband Wireless Communications; MIMO OFDM; Coding and Modulation; Space Frequency Time Coding

Supervision