Prof. G.K.A.Dias

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BSc (Col), PG Dip (Essex), MPhil (Cardiff), MCS(SL), MACM
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Research Interests:Computer Aided Software Engineering, Multimedia for Education, Modelling and Simulation, Web Based Learning


Biography

G.K.A. Dias received his BSc in Physical Science (1982) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Studies from University of Essex,UK (1986), and MPhil in Computer Science from University of Wales,UK (1995). He is currently a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Colombo School of  Computing (UCSC).   He is a member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science (SLASS) and a member of the ACM the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.He is a member of the IEEE.  In 2016 he received a research award from NSF (National Science Foundation) for recognizing the outstanding achievements and contributions to research, development and innovation in Sri Lanka. He received the winner award for his ‘Travel Meter’ project in eSwarbhimani 2016, Sri Lanka under Culture & Tourism Category. He also won the Bronze award under Education & Training category in NBQSA Sri Lanka-National Best Qualaity Software Award -Oct 2015 for K8-Flight Simulation project. He is also a member of the “Vidusayura” Project group, which won several International and National Awards listed below.

  • e-Swabhimani - National Best e-Content Award - Sri Lanka 2009
  • Gold Award (Education & Training Category) –National Best Quality Software Award (NBQSA)- 2010
  • Overall Bronze Award–National Best Quality Software Award (NBQSA)- 2010

He was awarded the University of Colombo Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence for the year 2017

He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications to his credit. His research interests are computer aided software engineering, multimedia for education, modeling and simulation, artificial neural networks and model driven engineering.