About Me

I recently submitted my PhD thesis titled “understanding requirements changes in software development”. I explored the multi-faceted nature of requirements changes, emotional responses to requirements changes, and emotional intelligence in handling requirements changes in software teams. I was supervised by A/Prof. Rashina Hoda and Prof. John Grundy at Monash University, Australia. I use Grounded Theory, statistical analysis, and natural language processing mostly in my research projects.

I won Monash Faculty of IT Postgraduate Publications Award in 2022.


I completed the provisional year of my Ph.D. at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2019 and transferred to Monash in 2020. I obtained a First Class BSc. (Special – Equivalent to Hons) in Computing and Information Systems Degree from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2016.

Work Experience:

Industry: From 2016 to 2019, I workedin the capacity of a Project/Product Manager – Business Analyst at myDigitalOffice Ltd. It’s safe to say that I played a huge role in building the business. I captured valuable businesses, managed multiple integrated and standalone products, engineering, and operations teams, worked closely with clients, conducted user research, did product designing and high-fidelity prototyping. Prior to that, I interned as a System Analyst at SriLankan Airlines Ltd., and as a Business Analyst at Nibaya Ltd.

Academia: At Monash University, I supervise R&D projects of final year Software Engineering undergraduate students. In 2020, I supervised a team of 5 students, and they scored the highest in their course (included 100+ students from both Australian and Malaysian campuses). In 2021 also I supervised another team of 4 students who also scored high marks in the course.

At The University of Auckland, I worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.


  1. IEEE (Graduate Student Member)
  2. IEEE Computer Society
  3. IEEE Young Professionals


  1. Photography
  2. Baking
Mt. Eden, Auckland, New Zealand, 2019.