MERCon 2015

COMMITTEE



Honorary Chair Prof. J. Rohan Lucas
General Chair Prof. W.P.S. Dias
Program Chair Prof. S. Rohan Munasinghe
Program Co-Chair Dr. H.M.N. Dilum Bandara
Registration/Financial Chair Dr. R.A.R.C. Gopura
Publications Chair Dr. A.G.B.P. Jayasekara
Tutorials and Workshops Chair Dr. Udeni Nawagamuwa
Exhibition Chair Dr. Lesley Ekanayaka
Local Organizing Chair Dr. Nalin de Silva
Track Chairs Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Chair: Prof. Britt Margrethe Halvorsen, Telemark University College, Norway
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Mahinsasa Narayana, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Power Systems, Electrical Machines and High Voltage Engineering
  • Chair: Dr. Dharshana Muthumuni, Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Canada
  • Co-Chair: Prof. Nalin Wickramarachchi, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Energy and Mechanical Engineering Systems
  • Chair: Prof. Kazuo Kiguchi, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Ruwan Gopura, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Telecommunication Systems
  • Chair: Prof. Nandana Rajadewa, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Ruwan Udayanga, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chair: Prof. Junichi Koseki University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Nalin De Silva, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Robotics and Control
  • Chair: Prof. Zhang Tao, Tsinghua University, China
  • Chair: Prof. Satoru Goto, Saga University, Japan
  • Chair: Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara, King's College, London UK
  • Co-Chair: Prof. Rohan Munasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Transport, Logistics and Technology management
  • Chair: Prof. Amal Kumarage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Indika Sigera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Big Data and Software Engineering
  • Chair: Prof. Sanath Jayasena
  • Chair: Prof. Gihan Dias
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Dilum Bandara, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Textile and Apparel
  • Chair: Dr. Gamini Lanarolle, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Sanath Jayawardena, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Machine Vision and Image Processing
  • Chair: Prof. David Grayden, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chair: Prof. Nanda Munasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Co-Chair: Mr. Bandu Samarasekara, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Prof. Duminda Nishantha, Asia Pacific University, Japan
Dr. Narishma k. Shashidhar, Sam Houston State University, USA
Mr. Hiranya Suriyarachchi, University of Manitoba, Canada
Emeritus Prof. Nimal de Silva, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Priyan Dias, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Rohan Munasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Singo Ashamota, Saitama University, Japan
Dr. Nishantha Ekneligoda, Tuskegee University, USA
Mr. Lalin kothalawala, University of Manitoba, Canada
Prof. W.A. Wimalaweera, Open University, Sri Lanka
Prof. Amal Kumarage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Kamal Laksiri, Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka
Dr. C.D. Tilakaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
DR. P.G. Rathnasiri, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Mrs. Dilini Kulawansa, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. S. Jayasena, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. N. K. Wickrarachchi, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. S.W.S.B. Dasanayake, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. T.S.G. Peiris, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. S. Fernando, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Dilruk Yahathugoda, Senior Innovation Leader, MAS holdings, Sri Lanka
Dr. T. Sivakumar, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. S. Walpalage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. H. Y. R. Perera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. S.U. Amarasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. K. Perera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. G. Ranatunga, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Britt Margrethe Halvorsen, Telemark University College, Norway
Prof. Kazuo Kiguchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Dr. Damminda Alahakoon, La Trobe University, Australia
Dr. Kazuo Kiguchi, Kyushu University, Japan
Mr. Sachithra Hemachandra, MIT, USA
Dr. Stephen Cahoon, Australian Maritime College, Australia
Dr. Nihal Yatawara, Curtin University, Australia
Mr. Chulaka Gunasekara, Syracuse University, Syracuse
Prof. Keerthi Walgama, University Of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Thilak Siyabalapitiya, Resource Management Associates (pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka
Dr. Lynne Hammond, London College of Fashion, UK
Mr. Namal Thibbatuwawa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Mr. S. Uggalla, Peak Gold mine, Australia
Prof. P. Wijekoon, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Prof. Vathsala Wickramasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Prabath J. Binduhewa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. G.L.D. Wickramasinghe, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. U. P. Navagamuwa, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Mr. S. Weerawarnakula, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. Anjula De Silva, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. S.U. Adikary, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. R. Attalage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Ms. N. Tissera, SLINTEC, Sri Lanka
Dr. Jayathu Samarawickrama, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. M.F.M. Firdhouse, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. P.G.R. Dharmarathne, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. S. Thayaparan, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dr. N.M.V.K. Liyanage, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. George Mann, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Dr. Indika Sigera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Prof. Masatoshi Nakamura, Emeritus Professor, Saga University, Japan
Prof. Saman Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia
Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara, King's College London, UK
Dr. Tao Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

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