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.

Education:

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.

Memberships:

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

Interests:

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