Dr Chandimal Jayawardena

Senior Lecturer
Computer Science
Location: Building 183, Room 3001

Professional memberships

Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (SMIEEE)
Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP)

Profile

Chandimal joined Unitec in 2011 having previously held posts in the academia as well as in the industry.

From 1999 to 2001 he was with Sri Lankan Airlines and from 2001 to 2003 he was with Sri Lanka Telecom as an Engineer. In 2006, Chandimal received his PhD in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Systems from Saga University, Japan and joined Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology as a Senior Lecturer. From 2006 to 2009, he worked as a technical consultant in many ICT projects and in 2009 joined the HealthBots research project of the University of Auckland as a research fellow. 

Research Interests

Chandimal's research interests include robotics, human-robot interaction, medical robotics, and software engineering for robotics.

Teaching

ISCG8044 - Health Informatics

ISCG7435 - Software Architecture

ISCG6401 - Data Communication and Networking

ISCG6403 - Network Operating Systems Management

Supervised thesis projects

Mudaliar, Keysha (2015). Performance evaluation of defence mechanisms against ICMPv6 router advertisement flood attacks
Alkorbi, Mohammed (2015-11). Encryption, storage technology and security of data at rest
Narayan, Shaneel (2014). Improving network performance : an evaluation of TCP/UDP on networks
Treseangrat, Kiattikul (2014). Performance analysis of defense mechanisms against UDP flood attacks
Chitti, Anupama (2013). Requirements engineering process improvement in health IT projects. Master's Thesis
Veerisetty, Neeharika (2013). Load balancing in a distributed network environment : an ant colony inspired approach

Publications

Dassanayake, W., & Jayawardena, C. (2017). Determinants of stock market index movements: Evidence from New Zealand stock market. IEEE, 2017 6th National Conference on Technology and Management (NCTM).

Peri, K., Kerse, N., Broadbent, E., Jayawardena, C., Kuo, T., Datta, C., Stafford, R., & MacDonald, B. (2016). Lounging with robots - social spaces of residents in care: A comparison trial. Australasian Journal on Ageing (Vol. 35(1)).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3681

The, V N., & Jayawardena, C. (2016). A decision making model for optimizing social relationship for side-by-side robotic wheelchairs in active mode. IEEE, 2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob).

Broadbent, E., Kerse, N., Peri, K., Robinson, H., Jayawardena, C., Kuo, T., Datta, C., Stafford, R., Butler, H., Jawalkar, P., Amor, M., Robins, B., & MacDonald, B. (2015). Benefits and problems of health-care robots in aged care settings: A comparison trial. Australasian Journal on Ageing (Vol. 99).

Narayan, S., Jayawardena, C., Wang, J., Ma, W., & GeetuGeetu (2015). Performance Test of IEEE 802.11ac Wireless Devices. IEEE, 2015 International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics (ICCCI).

Kuo, I.-Han, and Jayawardena, Chandimal (2014). Application of Fuzzy Techniques in Human-Robot Interaction - A Review. In M. Beetz et al (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Social Robotics. Springer International Publishing. 978-3-319-11973-1 (Vol. 8755).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2956

Elizabeth, Broadbent, Peri, Kathy, Kerse, Ngaire, Jayawardena, Chandimal, Kuo, I.-Han, Datta, Chandan, and MacDonald, Bruce (2014). Robots in Older People's Homes to Improve Medication Adherence and Quality of Life: A Randomised Cross-Over Trial. In M. Beetz et al (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Social Robotics. Springer International Publishing. 978-3-319-11973-1 (Vol. 8755).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2957

Jayawardena, C., Kuo, I. H., Broadbent, E., and MacDonald, B. (2014). Socially Assistive Robot HealthBot: Design, Implementation, and Field Trials. IEEE Systems Journal, ISSN: 1932-8184 (Vol. 99).

Jayawardena, Chandimal, and Sarrafzadeh, Abdolhossein (2014). An Alternative Approach for Developing Socially Assistive Robots. 2014 IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Broadbent, E., MacDonald, B., Kerse, N., Robinson, H., Peri, K., Kuo, T., Jayawardena, C., Datta, C., Watson, C., Stafford, R., & Taylor, L. (2013). The Psychological and Social Interactions Between Older People and Robots. The 20th IAGG Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

McDonald, B., Broadbent, E., Kerse, N., Peri, K., Kuo, I., Jayawardena, C., Datta, C., Watson, C., & Stafford, R. (2013). Robots Helping to Care for Older People. An International Collaboration. The 20th IAGG Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.

Jayawardena, C., Baghaei, N., Ganeshan, K., and Sarrafzadeh, A. (2013). Designing a socially assistive companion robotic wheel chair: RoboChair. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent System & Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, 2013, Philippines.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2734

Jayawardena, C., Kuo, I.-Han, and MacDonald, B. A. (2013). An efficient programming framework for socially assistive robots based on separation of robot behavior description from execution. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent System & Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, 2013, Philippines.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2733

Rebecca , Q.S., Daniel , M. W., Jayawardena, C., MacDonalad, B. A., and Broadbent, E. (2013). Does the robot have a mind? Mind perception and attitudes towards robots predict use of an eldercare robot. International Journal of Social Robotics (Vol. 6(1)).

Datta, C., Jayawardena, C., Kuo, I., and MacDonald, B. (2012). RoboStudio: A Visual Programming Environment for Rapid Authoring and Customization of Complex Services on a Personal Service Robot. Proceeding of 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 7-12, 2012. Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.

Jayawardena, C., Kuo, I., MacDonald, B., and Broadbent, E. (2012). Design, implementation and field tests of a socially assistive robot for the elderly: HealthBot Version 2. 4th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob2012), June 24-27,2012, Rome Italy.

Kuo, I., Jayawardena, C., Broadbent, E., Stafford, R. Q., and MacDonald, B. A. (2012). HRI Evaluation of a Healthcare Service Robot. In S. Ge et al (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Social Robotics: Vol. 7621. (pp. 178-187). Springer, ISBN: 978-3-642-34103-8.

Datta, C., MacDonald, B. A., Jayawardena, C., and Kuo, I. (2012). Programming behaviour of a personal service robot with application to healthcare. In S. Ge et al (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Social Robotics: Vol. 7621. (pp. 228-237). Springer. 978-3-642-34103-8.

Jayawardena, C., Datta, C., Diprose, J., and MacDonald, B. A. (2012). Domain Specific Language for Interactive Service Robot Behaviour. In the Workshop on Software Development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR VII), 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, May 14, 2012.

Srimal, M. D. W., Gunawardena, T. G. S. D., Perera, M. A. S. D., Jayasena, K. P. N., Solangarachchi, D. C. L., and Jayawardena, C. (2011). Intelligent Wheelchair. Proc. Of the 6th SLIIT Research Symposium, Sri Lanka, ISSN 1 800-3591 (Vol. 4).

Kuo, I., Jayawardena, C., Broadbent, E., and MacDonald, B. A. (2011). Multidisciplinary Design Approach for Implementation of Interactive Services. International Journal of Social Robotics, ISSN: 1875-4791 (print), 1875-4805 (online) (Vol. 3).

Broadbent, E., Jayawardena, C., Stafford , R. Q., and MacDonald, B. A. (2011). Human-robot interaction research to improve quality of life in elder care - An approach and issues. In Human-Robot Interaction in Elder Care: Papers from the 2011 AAAI Workshop (Vol. WS-11-12).
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2191

MacDonald, B. A., Roop, P., Abbas, T., Jayawardena, C., Datta, C., Diprose, J., Hoskin, J., and Bhatti, Z. (2011). Case studies for model driven engineering in mobile robotics. Software development and Integration in Robotics (SDIR VI) workshop at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE ICRA 2011, Shanghai, China.

Tiwari, P., Warren, J., Day, K., Jayawardena, C., Kuo, T., Igic, A., and Datta, C. (2011). Feasibility study of a robotic medication assistant for the elderly. Proceedings, 12 th Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC 2011), Perth (Vol. 117).

Jayathilake, P. B. S. N., Punchihewa, A. C. G., Wijesundara, S. J. B., Hettiarachchi, T. D. B., Rajapakse, U. N., Jayawardena, C., and Marikar, F. M. M. T. (2011). Paternity Detection by Image Processing. Proc. Of the 6th SLIIT Research Symposium, Sri Lanka, ISSN 1 800-3591 (Vol. 4).

Kuo, I. H., Jayawardena, C., Tiwari, P., Broadbent, E., and MacDonald, B. A. (2010). User identification for healthcare service robots: Multidisciplinary design for implementation of interactive services. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 6414 LNAI, ISBN: 9783642172472 , ISSN: 03029743 (Vol. 6414/2010).

Jayawardena, C., Kuo, I. H., Unger, U., Igic , A., Wong, R., Watson, C. I., Stafford, R. Q., Broadbent, E., Tiwari, P., Warren, J., Sohn, J., and MacDonald, B. A. (2010). Deployment of a service robot to help older people Jayawardena, C. ; Kuo, I.H. ; Unger, U. ; Igic, A. ; Wong, R. ; Watson, C.I. ; Stafford, R.Q. ; Broadbent, E. ; Tiwari, P. ; Warren, J. ; Sohn, J. ; MacDonald, B.A. ;. 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), ISBN: 978-1-4244-6674-0 , ISSN : 2153-0858.

Stafford, R. Q., Broadbent, E., Jayawardena, C., Unger, U., Kuo, I. H., Igic, A., Wong, R., Kerse, N., Watson, C., and MacDonald , B. A. (2010). Improved robot attitudes and emotions at a retirement home after meeting a robot. IEEE International Symposium on Robots and Human Interactive Communications, ISBN: 978-1-4244-7991-7, ISSN : 1944-9445.

Igic, A., Watson, C., Stafford, R., Broadbent, E., Jayawardena, C., and MacDonald, B. (2010). Perceptions of synthetic speech with emotion modelling delivered through a robot platform: an initial investigation with older listeners. The proceedings of the 13th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology SST 2010, Melbourne, Australia.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2192

Fernando, W. H. R., Karunaratne, C., Vimukthi, M. L. D. M., Saneek, S., Atapattu, H. T. K., and Jayawardena, C. (2009). Criminal Identification System Using Face Recognition & Fingerprint Identification. Proc. Of the 5th SLIIT Research Symposium, Sri Lanka, ISBN 1 800-3591 (Vol. 3).

Nanayakkara, T. D., Priyadarshana, B. L., Embuldeniya, L. C., Wattegedara, R. P., Madhushanka , D. G. P., and Jayawardena, C. (2009). Lightweight Ad-Hoc Routing Protocol. Proc. Of the 5th SLIIT Research Symposium, Sri Lanka, ISBN 1 800-3591 (Vol. 3).

Senevirathna, S. B., Jayawardena, C., Perera, S. S., Perera, C. L., Ranasignhe , D., Wijerathna, S. R., and Bandara, T. N. (2008). Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation for OFDM System using Extended Kalman Filter Senevirathna, S.B. ; Jayawardena, C. ; Perera, S.S. ; Perera, C.L. ; Ranasignhe, D. ; Wijerathna, S.R. ; Bandara, T.N. ;. 4th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, 2008 (ICIAFS 2008), ISBN: 978-1-4244-2899-1.

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2007). Learning from Approximate Human Decisions by a Robot. Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, ISSN : 0915-3942(print), 1883-8049(online) (Vol. 19(1)).

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2007). Controlling a robot manipulator with fuzzy voice commands using a probabilistic neural network. Neural Computing and Applications, ISSN: 0941-0643 (print), 1433-3058 (online) (Vol. 16(2)).

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2007). Posture control of robot manipulators with fuzzy voice commands using a fuzzy coach-player system. Advanced Robotics, ISSN: 0169-1864 (print), 1568-5535 (online) (Vol. 21(3-4)).

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2007). Fuzzy Coach-Player System for Controlling a Robot Manipulator. Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Intelligent Information Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applications, X. F. Zha, Ed. IGP, PA: Idea Group Publishing, ISBN: 1- 59904-249-5.

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2006). Learning of Object Identification by Natural Language Controlled Robots. Engineering Letters, ISSN: 1816-0948 (Vol. 13 - 1).

Jayawardena, C. (2006). Learning from Natural Language Instructions in Fuzzy Coach-Player Systems. Department of Advanced Systems Control Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saga University, Japan.

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2006). Learning of Object Identification by Robots Commanded by Natural Language. Intelligent Autonomous systems 9, T. Arai and R. Pfeifer, Eds. IOS Press, Netherlands: IOS Press , 2006, ISBN: 1-58603-595-9.

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2006). C. Jayawardena, K. Watanabe, and K. Izumi, "A natural language based human friendly network robotic system," in Proc. Of the 11th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB), Oita, Japan, Jan. 2006, OS3-4(CD-ROM). 11th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB).

Watanabe, K., Jayawardena, C., and Izumi, K. (2006). Approximate Decision Making by Natural Language Commands for Robots. IEEE Industrial Electronics, IECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on, ISBN: 1-4244-0390-1, ISSN : 1553-572X.

Watanabe, K., Jayawardena, C., and Izumi, K. (2006). Intelligent Interface Using Natural Voice and Vision for Supporting the Acquisition of Robot Behaviors. 5th IEEE Conference on Sensors, ISBN: 1-4244-0375-8, ISSN : 1930-0395.

Jayawardena, C., Watanabe, K., and Izumi, K. (2005). Teaching a tele-robot using natural language commands. 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, Nagoya, Japan.
http://hdl.handle.net/10652/2190

Jayawardena, C. S., and Dayawansa, I. J. (2003). Beam-forming using generalized regression neural network for smart antennas. Transactions of the IEE Sri Lanka (Vol. 5-1).