Dr. Roshan Ragel helps to develop the curriculum for the Department of Computer Engineering

Dr. Roshan Ragel was visiting the Faculty from November 2013 onwards, time to time to help with the curriculum development of the Department of Computer Engineering. By February 2014, the first three semester syllabus was completed. Currently, we are finalizing the last five semester syllabus. He recently visited the Faculty and stayed for three days from 3rd November till 5th November 2014. He was leading the team to develop curriculum of the Department of Computer Engineering. He has gone through the curriculum and detail syllabus of the Computer Engineering program with the Faculty staff members during this visit. We had excellent discussions to check through the detailed syllabus, line by line to make sure all done correctly. Therefore, the Faculty staff members thank him for his dedicated hard work that he volunteered to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna. Further, he delivered a talk on “Making a Successful Presentation” to the students on the 5th of November 2014.

Roshan Ragel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He also serves as the Director of the Internet and Communication Services Unit at Peradeniya. Roshan completed his BSc Engineering degree at Peradeniya and his PhD at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. At present, Roshan leads a young and vibrant research group, Embedded Systems and Computer Architecture Laboratory (ESCAL). His research interests are inclined towards micro-architectural design aspects of embedded microprocessors and their security and reliability concerns. His topics of interests include: (1) Micro-Architectural Support for Reliability and Security in Embedded Processors, (2) Side Channel Attacks and Countermeasures, (3) Application Specific Processor Design, and (4) High Performance Computing including Hardware/Software Acceleration of Bioinformatics Algorithms. Roshan has co-authored about 70 peer reviewed articles and a book. He has won a number of awards for his scholarly work including the e-Swabhinami 2012 award in the e-Science & Technology Category from the Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka. In the past, Roshan has taken up Visiting Research Fellow positions at UNSW, Sydney a few times and UIUC, Illinois once. Roshan is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IET.