Roshan Ragel is a full professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya. He is a skilled university lecturer and researcher with a doctorate in computer science and engineering and a passion for teaching, research and administration. His research interest is in the areas of fault-tolerant and dependable computing, accelerated and high-performance computing, wearable computing and synthesis of secure and reliable embedded processors.

Prof. Ragel received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2007 and his BSc in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2001. He was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya December 2007 and a full professor since October 2017.

Prof. Ragel has co-authored about 150 peer-reviewed articles in topics including Micro-Architectural Support for Reliability and Security in Embedded Processors (SoC), Internet of Things (IoT), Side Channel Attacks and Countermeasures, Application Specific Processor Design, High Performance Computing such as Hardware/Software Acceleration of Bioinformatics Algorithms, Wearable Computing, Format-Preserving Digitisation and OCR of Local Language Text, and Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) in the Context of Mobile Applications. He has won a number of best paper awards in conference papers, the most prolific Sri Lankan author award from Elsevier Research in 2017 and the Presidential award for scientific publication in Sri Lanka in 2018.

He was a visiting research scholar at the UNSW, Sydney a few time and UIUC, Illinois once. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society.

Research Interests: 
    • Micro-architectural Aspects of Embedded Systems Design & Security
    • Side Channel Attacks and Countermeasures
    • Application Specific Processor Design
    • Hardware/Software Acceleration of Bioinformatics Algorithms
Educational Qualifications: 
    • BSc Eng (Peradeniya)
    • PhD Computer Science and Engineering (UNSW)
Awards and Honours:
    1. Presidential Awards for Scientific Publications for year 2016
    2. The Scopus most prolific Sri Lankan Author from 2011-16 by MOSTR, COSTi and Elsevier Research, May 2017
    3. Best Paper Award – The 7th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2014), Colombo, Sri Lanka
    4. e-Swabhinami 2012 award in the e-Science & Technology Category for the project titled “Open-source Framework for Lead Identification in Drug Design”
    5. Best Paper Award – The 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS2012), Beijing, China
    6. Won the First Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property Essay Competition in Sri Lanka organized by School of Law at University of New Hampshire, 2012
    7. Best student paper award for ICT & Social Transformation track – The 5th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS2010)
  1. [999,091 Euro funding through Erasmus+ from EU: 2020-2022] Improving Access to Science and Technology Higher Education in Resource-Poor Institutions through an Open Platform for Technology Enabled Active Learning Environment (TEAL2.o). The project will be carried out by a consortium of following eleven universities and the European Center for Quality: UNIVERSITY OF PERADENIYA – Sri Lanka, UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA – Sri Lanka, SLT CAMPUS (PVT) LTD – Sri Lanka, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ALLAHABAD – India, RK UNIVERSITY – India, VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY TRUST-VIT UNIVERSITY – India, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY – Thailand, NARESUAN UNIVERSITY – Thailand, UNIVERSITATEA TRANSILVANIA DIN BRASOV – Rumania, ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA – Italy, UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER – Norway, and EUROPEAN CENTER FOR QUALITY OOD -Bulgaria.
  2. [150,000 Euro funding through Asi@Connect project from EU: 2019-2021] Uplifting Resources to Deploy IPv6, DNS/DNSSEC, identity access management and monitoring of the network performance and its security. The activities are (1) Host Workshops in Bhutan, Laos and Sri Lanka to train NREN technical people on IPv6, DNS/DNSSEC and monitoring of the network performance and security, and (2) Collaborative effort by LEARN, Royal University Bhutan, LERNET-Laos and APNIC. Prospective target countries: Laos, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Vietnam.


Available for Supervision:
  • Yes