About Me

I am Kashumi Madampe, a final year Software Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Monash University, Australia. My research interests lie within 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:

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). Currently, I am supervising 4 more students.

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.

From 2016 to 2019, I worked as an Associate Consultant (Project Manager – Business Analyst) at myDigitalOffice Ltd. Prior to that, I interned as a System Analyst at SriLankan Airlines Ltd., and as a Business Analyst at Nibaya Ltd.


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


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