Dr. Arulanantham Anburuvel


Senior Lecturer Grade I, Department of Civil Engineering


BSc. Eng (Hons) (Peradeniya), PhD (Hokkaido, Japan)
Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka


Research interests : Traffic control, Traffic simulation modelling, Variable traffic demand forecasting, Feedback estimation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Pavement construction materials, Geopolymer


  aanbu007@eng.jfn.ac.lk
 +94-21-206-0160



Dr. A. Anburuvel received BScEng Degree with first class honours from University of Peradeniya in 2006 and PhD from Hokkaido University, Japan in 2012. Presently, he is attached to the department of Civil Engineering as a senior lecturer since May 2013.


  • May 2019 – To date : Senior Lecturer G I, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna
  • May 2013 – Apr. 2019 : Senior Lecturer G II, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna
  • Oct. 2009 – Sep. 2012 : PhD Researcher, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Oct. 2007 – Sep. 2009 : Masters, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Jan. 2006 – Sep. 2007 : Temporary Lecturer, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka



  • Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (Nov. 2013 – Apr. 2020)
  • Chairman of Academic Development and Planning Committee (ADPC) of the faculty (Dec. 2013 – Feb. 2020)
  • Student Counselor (May 2014 – Aug. 2015 and Mar. 2020 – Mar. 2021)
  • Part-time Warden/ Male Hostel (May 2014 – Nov. 2018)
  • Chairman, Studentships & Awards Committee (2014 – 2017)
  • Technical Advisor for Internal Road Design, Kilinochchi Premises, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (Sep. 2017 – To date)
  • Coordinator, IITGN Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India (2017 – Feb. 2020)
  • Coordinator, Centre for Prosthetic (2018 – 2020)
  • Coordinator – Engineering, Higher Education and Research collaboration on Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Technologies project (Jul. 2017 – Apr. 2019)
  • Academic Career Guidance Advisor of the Faculty (Mar. 2014 - Feb. 2016, Aug. 2016 - Mar. 2017)
  • Chairman, Canteen Committee (2015 – 2016)
  • Member, University Curriculum Evaluation Committee (21. 10. 2014 – 29. 02. 2020)
  • Member, University Endowment committee (22. 01. 2016 – 30. 04. 2020)
  • Member, Interim Committee for the Gender Cell to prepare the by-laws. (2017)
  • Member, Research Committee of the Faculty of Engineering (03. 01. 2014 – 30. 04. 2020)
  • Member, Board of Study in Engineering of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (01. 02. 2015 – 2020)
  • Member, Board of Study in Physical Sciences of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (24. 03. 2014 – 24. 03. 2017)
  • Member, Handbook Committee of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Member, IT Infrastructure of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Member, Studentship & Award Committee (2018 – To date)
  • Member, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (02. 10. 2015 – 30. 04. 2020)
  • Member, Journal Editorial Board of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Member, Renewable Energy Park of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Member, Industrial Training Unit of the Faculty of Engineering (06. 02. 2015 – 30. 04. 2020)
  • Member, Land, Building and Management Committee (LBMC) of the Faculty (02. 02. 2013 – 30. 04. 2020)
  • Member, Library Committee of the Faculty of Engineering



MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Associate Member of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
  • Regular Member of Sri Lanka Society of Transport & Logistics
  • Member of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

CONSULTANCY AND OTHER SERVICES

  1. Served as a specialist consultant to undertake transport and traffic surveys planned under Jaffna Integrated Multi-Modal Transportation Study (JIMMTS) on the request of ministry of mega polis and western development.
  2. Served as a resource person for the part time short course on Highway material testing for technical officers conducted from 22nd May to 24th July 2015 by the department of civil engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna.
  3. Served as a member of the Jury of Inventions Evaluations at Provincial Level held in year 2016.



Research area:

  • Traffic control
  • Traffic simulation modelling
  • Variable traffic demand forecasting
  • Feedback estimation
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Pavement construction materials
  • Geopolymer

Summary of Research: Researcher’s primary focus is to develop an algorithm using feedback estimation techniques to estimate short-term, dynamic Origin-Destination (OD) traffic demand, which is indispensable for online traffic control and management. The algorithm tends to integrate a traffic simulation model in a feedback estimation framework. Traffic simulation models ranging from conventional macro models to sophisticated simulation software packages such as VISSIM are being studied for their applicability in terms of accuracy and computational effort. For feedback estimation framework, Unscented Kalman Filter (UKF) technique is being focused presently. Applications covers both freeway and urban traffic networks, and various types of intelligent transportation systems information.


International Journals
10 results
2022
[10]Sustainable use of coco pith in cement-sand mortar for masonry block production: Mechanical characteristics,durability and environmental benefit ( and ), In Cleaner Production 360: 132243, .
[9]Investigation of the effects of compaction on compressive strength and porosity characteristics of pervious concrete ( and ), In Transportation Research Record, .
[8]Influence of aggregate gradation and compaction on compressive strength and porosity characteristics of pervious concrete ( and ), In International Journal of Pavement Engineering, .
[7]A demand responsive public transport for a spatially scattered population in a developing country ( and ), In Case Studies on Transport Policy, volume 10, .
[6]Quarry dust as river sand replacement in cement masonry blocks: Effect on mechanical and durability characteristics ( and ), In Materialia, 21: 101324, volume 21, .
2021
[5]Investigation of the engineering properties of cementless stabilized earth blocks with alkali-activated eggshell and rice husk ash as a binder ( and ), In Construction and Building Materials 277: 122371, .
[4]Crushed stone partially substituted with shredded-waste tyres of motorcycles for low-volume road base construction: A feasibility study in Sri Lanka (), In Innovative Infrastructure Solutions 7, 123, volume 7, .
[3]Assessment of aggregates substituted partially with waste tire particles for road bases ( and ), In Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, .
2012
[2]Model Parameter Identification and Dynamic OD Estimation based on API Module of Traffic Flow Simulator (, , and ), In Japanese Society of Civil Engineering, D3, volume 6, .
2011
[1]A Comprehensive Approach for Data Scarcity Problem in Real-Time OD Matrix Estimation ( and ), In Japanese Society of Civil Engineering, D3, volume 67, .
International Conference and Workshop Papers
13 results
2021
[13]Influence of sample preparation on California Bearing Ratio test Results ( and ), In 8th International Symposium on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development (ACEPS – 2021), .
[12]Strength and durability characteristics of cement blocks incorporating quarry dust as river sand replacement (), In 8th International Symposium on Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering Practices for Sustainable Development (ACEPS – 2021), .
[11]Transportation issues in Jaffna: An investigation ( and ), In 7th International Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2021), .
2020
[10]Feasibility Study on Introducing Demand Responsive Transportation in Kilinochchi ( and ), In 7th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON 2020), .
[9]A study of three-dimensional (3D) printed prosthetic upper limb models in local context ( and ), In Materials Today: Proceedings, 23, .
2019
[8]A Study on Developing a Multimodal Transport Hub for Kilinochchi ( and ), In 4th International Conference on Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI 2019), .
[7]Influence of parameters in demand responsive transportation service (), In 3rd International Conference on Research for Transport and Logistics Industry (R4TLI 2019), .
2012
[6]Application of Dual-Filter to Incorporate Model Parameter Effect in Traffic Simulation-based Origin- Destination Traffic Demand Estimation (, and ), In The 46th Conference of Infrastructure Planning, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, .
2010
[5]Design of Particle Filter and Application to Traffic Flow (, and ), In The 42nd Conference of Infrastructure Planning, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, .
2009
[4]An Innovative Proposal for Real-Time OD flow Estimation Algorithm for Large Traffic Networks (, and ), In The 39th Conference of Infrastructure Planning, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, .
2008
[3]Dynamic OD and Traffic State Estimates with embedding Logit-Based Route Choice Model in Kalman Filter (, and ), In The 38th Conference of Infrastructure Planning, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, .
[2]Evaluation of Macroscopic Model based on Godunov Scheme for Estimating Traffic Flow on a Freeway (, and ), In The 38th Conference of Infrastructure Planning, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, .
[1]Selection of Macroscopic Traffic Simulation Model Based on Performance Indices for Real-Time Feedback OD Estimation ( and ), In The Annual Conference, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Hokkaido, .
National Conference and Workshop Papers
3 results
2019
[3]Alternative for gravel ( and ), In 113th Annual Sessions, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, .
[2]A review on alternative pavement construction materials ( and ), In Transport Research Forum (TRF 2019), Transportation Engineering Group, .
[1]A review on demand responsive transportation system ( and ), In Transport Research Forum (TRF 2019), Transportation Engineering Group, .