Dr. T. Thiruvaran appointed as the acting head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering on 17th October 2014. He received BScEng Degree with first class honours from University of Peradeniya in 2002. He was the batch second in the final year of his studies in 2002 and obtained University Prize for Academic Excellence from University of Peradeniya. He obtained PhD from University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2010. He is serving the University of Jaffna as a senior lecturer as one of the founder staff member of the Faculty of Engineering. Before joining University of Jaffna he has worked as Postdoctoral Fellow (Teaching) in University of New South Wales. Further he has worked as a researcher in IBM research projects of Speaker selection for background data in Forensic Voice Comparison Laboratory. He has worked in collaboration with I2R, Singapore as a team of I4U for the international evaluation of speaker recognition system by NIST. He has published over 20 papers in conferences, Journals and Transactions. He is a Member of the IEEE, Associate Member of the IESL and Member of Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA). During his undergraduate studies he received Mahapola Higher Education (Merit) Scholarship for the meritorious performance in Advanced Level Examination.