About Me

I am Kashumi Madampe, a final year Software Engineering Ph.D. candidate (about to complete) at Monash University, Australia. My research interests lie in requirements engineering, affective computing, and human and social aspects of Software Engineering. I practice Grounded Theory, software repository mining, and natural language processing mostly in my research work.


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:

Academia: At Monash University, I supervise R&D projects of final year Software Engineering undergraduate students. In 2020, I supervised a team of 4 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 as a Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.

Industry: From 2016 to 2019, I worked as an Associate Consultant 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, and 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.

Comprehensive details of my career are available here.


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


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