Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu

Contact information

Address

University of Moratuwa

Department of Electrical engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Moratuwa

10400

Office
Extension
3214
3201
Primary Email
sisil@elect.mrt.ac.lk
Other Emails
sisilkuma@ieee.org

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Teaching
  • Undergraduate teaching (BSc Eng (Hons))
    • EE2053 Control Systems I
    • EE3023 Control Systems II
    • EE 3032 Electrical Machines and Drives III
  • Postgraduate teaching (MSc in Industrial Automation/Electrical Eng/Electrical Installations)
    • EE5212 System Control and Automation
    • EE5217 Systems Automation Technologies
    • EE5062 Digital Control
Administrative Activities
Director, Engineering Research Unit—2009-2010
Member of the Senate of University of Moratuwa
President, Univ Moratuwa Teachers’ Association—2008-2009
President, Electrical Engineering Society—2007-2009
Counselor—IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa
Member, Senate Research Committee--2008-2010
Faculty Nominee-Eng, Senate Research Committee (Sep., 2007 through Dec., 2008)
Member, Higher Degrees Committee—Fac. Eng. (2008-2009)
Projects Coordinator, Dept Electrical Eng., 2005-2009
Member, International Relations Committee—Fac. Eng., 2007-2008
Academic Coordinator (Department of Electrical Engineering)—Level 4 (2006-2008)

Research Activities

Key Research Areas
Intelligent Autonomous Systems
System Modeling and Control
Building Automation and Control Systems
Power Systems Stability and Control
Intelligent Power and Energy Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Natural Language Processing

Education and Training

Education
PhD in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Saga National University, Japan, 2003
MEng in Advanced Systems Control Engineering, Saga National University, Japan, 2000
BSc in Electrical Engineering (Fisrt Class Honours), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1996

Career

Professional Affiliations
SMIEEE
Positions Held
Chairperson of IEEE Sri Lanka Section: 2008
Consultant/Resource Person : Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)
Consultant/Resource Person : Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB)
Consultant/Resource Person : Ministry of Power and Energy
Consultant/Resource Person : Ministry of Higher Education
Consultant/Resource Person : Arthur C Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies
Consultant/Resource Person : Sri Lanka Inventors' Commission
Editorial Board Member-Int Journals : International Journal of Automation and Logistics
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Visvesvaraya Technological University, India
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Anna University, India
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Nirma University, India
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : University of Technology, Sydney
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Melbourne University
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Deakin University, Australia
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Nurrul-Islam University, India
External Examiner for PhD Theses Evaluation : Kalasalingam University, India
International Advisory Board Member : International Conference on Global Innovations in Technology and Sciences
International Advisory Board Member : Sustainable Energy and Intelligent Systems Conference
International Advisory Board Member : Nirma University International Conference on Engineering
International Advisory Board Member : International Conference on Materials, Electronics, and Information Engineering
International Advisory Board Member : IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Techniques in Control, Optimization and Signal Processing
International Advisory Board Member : IEEE International Conference on Circuits Systems
International Advisory Board Member : International Conference on Contemporary Topics in power Engineering and Aiding Technologies
International Advisory Board Member : IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Instrumentation, and Communications Engineering
Organizing Committee Chair : International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Dec 2005, Dec 2006, Colombo; Dec 2007, Melbourne
Organizing Committee Chair : IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dec 2012, Colombo
On the Editorial Staff of IEEE SMCS eNewsletter, Apr. 2003 through Dec. 2005
Director, Engineering Research Unit—2009-2010
Member of the Senate of University of Moratuwa
President, Univ Moratuwa Teachers’ Association—2008-2009
President, Electrical Engineering Society—2007-2009
Counselor—IEEE Student Branch of University of Moratuwa
Member, Senate Research Committee--2008-2010
Faculty Nominee-Eng, Senate Research Committee (Sep., 2007 through Dec., 2008)
Member, Higher Degrees Committee—Fac. Eng. (2008-2009)
Projects Coordinator, Dept Electrical Eng., 2005-2009
Member, International Relations Committee—Fac. Eng., 2007-2008
Academic Coordinator (Department of Electrical Engineering)—Level 4 (2006-2008)
Professional Activities
Invited Referee, Energy and Environment-SAGE Publications
Invited Referee, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B-Cybernetics
Invited Referee, Control and Intelligent Systems Journal-ACTA Press/IASTED
Invited Referee, Applied Soft Computing-Elsevier
Invited Referee, Neural Computing and Applications-Springer
Invited Referee, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics
Invited Referee, IEEE Trans. Intelligent Transportation Systems
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2018, Miyazaki, Japan
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2017, Banff, Canada
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2016, Budapest, Hungary
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2015, Hong Kong
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2014, San Diego, California, USA
International Program Committees, IEEE 9th Int. Conf. Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Info Processing, Apr., 2014, Singapore
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2013, Manchester, UK
International Program Committees, IEEE 8th Int. Conf. Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Info Processing, Apr., 2013, Melbourne
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, Apr., 2012, Beijing, China
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, Apr., 2011, Delft, The Nederlands
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2011, Anchorage, Alaska
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, Apr., 2010, Chicago, IL, USA
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2009, San Antonio, Texas
International Program Committees, 4th Indian Int. Conf. Artificial Intelligence, Dec., 2009, Tumkur
International Program Committees, 5th Int. Conf. Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, Dec., 2009, Melbourne
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2008, Singapore
International Program Committees, 3rd Indian Int. Conf. Artificial Intelligence, Dec.,2007, Pune
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Oct., 2007, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, Apr., 2007, London, UK
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2006, Taipei, Taiwan
International Program Committees, 2nd Indian Int. Conf. Artificial Intelligence, 2005, Pune, India
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 2005, The Big Island, HI, USA
International Program Committees, IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, 2005, Tucson, AZ, USA
Keynote/Invited Speeches,"Second-guessing: A Critical Attribute for Success in R&D in Engineering & Technology", International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation, and Control Technologies (ICICICT'17), Chemperi, Kannur, India, July, 2017
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Energy-based Automatic Control and Computing Technologies in Green Commercial Buildings", IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Power and Advanced Computing Technologies, Apr., 2017, Vellore, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Control and Automation Technologies in Sustainable Resource Efficient Buildings", International Conference on Sustainable Aspects in Engineering Technology Management and Science, Feb., 2017, TN, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Energy Conservation Technologies in Modern Buildings", Energy Conservation Day - Jyothi Engineering College, Feb., 2017, Thrissur, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Intelligent Buildings: The Past and the Future", International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering & Technology, Dec., 2016, ACEW, TN, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Optimal Energy and Operational Management Technologies in Modern Commercial Buildings", Vidya Academy of Science & Technology International Seminar on Emerging Trends in Energy Management, Dec., 2016, KL, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Intelligent Buildings: The Past and the Future", IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technological Trends, Oct., 2016, KL, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Optimizing Green Design with Building Automation and Control Systems (BACSs)", International Conference on Soft Computing Systems, Feb., 2016, TN, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Second-guessing: A Critical Attribute for Success in R&D in Engineering & Technology", 9th IEEE ICOSST'15, Lahore, Dec., 2015
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Visual Servoing: Perception and Control", at the International Conference on Materials, Electronics, and Information Engineering (ICMEIE'15), June 2015, Rajshahi, B'Desh
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Modeling and Control of Vehicular and Robotic Systems", at the 17th IEEE Multi-topic Conference (INMIC'14), Dec 2014, Karachi, Pakistan
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Recent Advances in Visual Servo Control", at the Nirma University International Conference on Engineering(NUiCONE'13), Dec 2013, AMD, GJ, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "The USA Principle as a Common Sense Approach to Automation Projects", at the International Conference on Instrumentation, Communication, Control, and Automation (ICICCA'13), Jan 2013, TN, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Active Vision: Modeling, Perception, and Control", at the International Conference on Computing, Electronics, and Electrical Technologies (ICCEETS’12), March 2012, TN, India
Keynote/Invited Speeches, "Automated Vehicle Operation in Intelligent Transportation Systems'', at the International Conference on VLSI, Communication, and Instrumentation (ICVCI'11), April 2011, KL, India

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publications, 2010
President's Award for Scientific Research Publications, 2007, 2009
Jaycees Top Outstanding Young Persons Award 2009: Academic Leadership and Accomplishments
Outstanding Research Performances Award, 2009, 2008, Univ Moratuwa
Best Paper Award Runner-up: IEEE ICNSC 2004, Taipei
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by National Science Council, Taiwan: Apr 2003-July 2005.
Japanese Government Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate studies for Oct.1997-March 2003
Professor Ted Parish Award (Highest Overall GPA-Electrical Eng.), Univ. Moratuwa-1996.
Paper Award Nominee, Best Paper Award (Finalist)- SCIS & ISIS, 2004, Yokohama
Paper Award Nominee, Shimemura Young Author Price - Asian Control Conference, 2002, Singapore

Publications*

Publications

 

Books

  1. Sisil Kumarawadu, Control Systems: Theory and Implementation, Alpha Science International, Oxford/Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2009
  2. Sisil Kumarawadu, Modeling and Control of Vehicular and Robotic Systems, Alpha Science International, Oxford/Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi, 2008
  3. Tharangika Bambarawanage, Asanka Rodrigo, and Sisil Kumarawadu, Modeling, Simulation, and Control of a Medium Scale Power System, Springer-Singapore, 2017

Monographs

  1. K.S.K. Weranga, Sisil Kumarawadu, D.P. Chandima, Smart Metering: Design and Applications, Springer Briefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, Springer-Singapore, 2013

    Refereed International Journals

    1. Nuwantha Fernando and Sisil Kumarawadu, "Discrete-Time Neuroadaptive Control Using Dynamic State Feedback with Application to Vehicle Motion Control for IVHS,'' Control Theory & ApplicationsIET, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 1465--1477, Aug. 2010.
    2. Sisil Kumarawadu and Tsu-Tian Lee, "Neuroadaptive Output Tracking of Fully Autonomous Road Vehicles with an Observer,'' IEEE Trans. Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 335--346, June, 2009.
    3. S R Ranatunga and Sisil Kumarawadu, "Cooperatively Controlled Collision Evasive Emergency Maneuvers," Control and Intelligent Systems, ACTA Press/IASTED, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 330--339, 2008.
    4. Sisil Kumarawadu, Keigo Watanabe, and Tsu-Tian Lee, "High-Performance Object Tracking and Fixation with an Online Neural Estimator,'' IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part B: Cybernetics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 213--223, Feb. 2007.
    5. Sisil Kumarawadu and Tsu-Tian Lee, "Neuroadaptive Combined Lateral and Longitudinal Control of Highway Vehicles Using RBF Networks,'' IEEE Trans. Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 500--512, Dec. 2006.
    6. Sisil Kumarawadu, Keigo Watanabe, Kazuo Kiguchi and Kiyotaka Izumi, "Neural Network-Based Optimal Adaptive Tracking Using Genetic Algorithms,'' Asian Journal of Control, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 372--384, Dec. 2006.
    7. Sisil Kumarawadu, Keigo Watanabe, Kazuo Kiguchi and Kiyotaka Izumi, "Self-daptive Output Tracking with Applications to Active Binocular Tracking,''International Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Vol. 36, pp. 129--147, 2003.
    8. Sisil Kumarawadu, Keigo Watanabe, Kazuo Kiguchi and Kiyotaka Izumi, "An Active Binocular Robotic Head, Derivation of its Kinematics and Equations of Motion,'' Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers International Journal--Series C, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp.754--765, 2003.
    9. Nuwantha Fernando and Sisil Kumarawadu, "Miltirate Controller-Observer Schemes for Fully Automatic Vehicle Control," in review IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

    Fully Refereed International Proceedings

    1. Sisil Kumarawadu et al., "A Portable Remote Medical Consultation System for the Use of Distant Rural Communities," Proc of Int Conf on Materials, Electronics, and Information Engineering (ICMEIE'15), Rajshahi, B'Desh, June, 2015.
    2. T. Bambaravanage, A. Rodrigo, Sisil Kumarawadu, and L. N. Widanagama Arachchige, "Under-frequency Load Shedding for Power Systems with High Variability and Uncertainty," Proc of IEEE Int Conf on Signal Processing, Computing, and Control (IEEE ISPCC'13), Waknaghat, HP, India, Sep., 2013.
    3. R. Senanayake and Sisil Kumarawadu, "Vision-based Hand Gesture Recognition System for Appliance Control in Smart Homes", Proc. of IEEE Int Conf Signal Processing, Communications, and Computing, Hong Kong, Aug., 2012.
    4. K. S. K. Weranga, D. P. Chandima, and Sisil Kumarawadu, "A Short-term Electricity Demand Forcasting Method for Smart Meters," Proc. of IEEE Int Conf Information and Automation for Sustainability, Beijing, China, Aug., 2012.
    5. K. S. K. Weranga, D. P. Chandima, and Sisil Kumarawadu, "Smart Metering for Next Generation Energy Efficiency and Conservation," Proc. of Asia Conference of Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (IEEE PES ISGT 2012), Tianjin, China, May, 2012.
    6. G Jayendra, Sisil Kumarawadu, and L Meegahapola, ``A GA-based Approach to LV Radial Distribution Feeder Load Configuration,” Proc. 6th IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial and Information Systems, Aug., 2011.
    7. L Samarakoon, Sisil Kumarawadu, and K Pulasinghe, ``Automated Question Answering for Customer Helpdesk Applications,” Proc. 6th IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial and Information Systems, Aug., 2011.
    8. Sisil Kumarawadu and K.J.C Kumara, ``Intelligent Control of Vehicles for 'ITS for the Sea' Applications,'' Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. Information and Automation for Sustainability, Melbourne, Dec. 2007.
    9. Sisil Kumarawadu and K.J.C Kumara, ``On the Speed Control for Automated Surface Vessel Operation,'' Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. Information and Automation for Sustainability, Melbourne, Dec. 2007.
    10. G Jayendra, J R Lucas, Sisil Kumarawadu, L Neelawala, C Jeewantha, P Dharmapriya, ``Intelligent Lightning Warning System,'' Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. Information and Automation for Sustainability, Melbourne, Dec. 2007.
    11. Geeth Jayendra, Sisil Kumarawadu, Ravi Ranatunge, and Samitha Ransara, ``Interactive Intelligent Collision Avoidance Control: Theory and Experiments,'' Proc. of Int. Conf. Information and Industrial Systems,Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Aug. 2007.
    12. Geeth Jayendra, Sisil Kumarawadu, and Lasantha Meegahapola,``RFID-Based Anti-Theft Auto Security System with an Immobilizer,'' Proc. of Int. Conf. Information and Industrial Systems, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Aug. 2007.
    13. Sisil Kumarawadu et al.,``Intelligent Controller (Adaptive Fuzzy) for High Performance Power Electronic Converters,'' Proc. of Int. Conf. Information and Automation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 2006.
    14. Sisil Kumarawadu et al.,``Practical Design Considerations of a Low Cost Variable Speed Drive,'' Proc. of Int. Conf. Information and Automation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 2006.
    15. Ravi Ranatunge, Sisil Kumarawadu, Pawan Lingras, and Tsu-Tian Lee, ''A New Paradigm for Intelligent Collision Avoidance via Interactive and Interdependent Generic Maneuvers,'' Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 2006.
    16. Sisil Kumarawadu, Jau-Woei Perng, and Tsu-Tian Lee, "Exponentially Stabilizing Output Tracking of Fully Autonomous Passenger Cars with an Observer,'' Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. Networking, Sensing, and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, Apr. 2006, pp. 562-566.
    17. Tsu-Tian Lee, Sisil Kumarawadu, and Jau-Woei Perng,"Direct-Adaptive Neurocontrol of Robots with Unknown Nonlinearities and Velocity Feedback,'' in Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on SystemsMan and Cybernetics, The Big Island, Hawaii, Oct. 2005, pp2073-2077.
    18. Sisil Kumarawadu and Tsu-Tian Lee, "Combined Controller-Observer Design with Guaranteed Closed-Loop Stability for Automated Vehicle Operation,'' in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Tucson, AZ, USA, Mar. 2005, pp. 294--298.
    19. Sisil Kumarawadu and Tsu-Tian Lee, "On the Speed Control for Automated Vehicle Operation,'' in Proc. of the 5th IEEE World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Hangzhou, China, June 2004, pp. 2443--2448.
    20. Sisil Kumarawadu and Tsu-Tian Lee, "A Model-Based Neurocontrol Approach for Car-Following Collision Prevention,'' in Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Taipei, Mar. 2004, pp. 152--157.
    21. Sisil Kumarawadu, Keigo Watanabe, Kazuo Kiguchi and Kiyotaka Izumi, "A Neural-Net Switching Controller for Partly Known Robot Systems with Guaranteed Tracking Performance,'' in Proc. of 8th Int. Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB'03), Oita, Japan, Jan. 2003, pp. 613-616.
    22. Sisil Kumarawadu, K. Watanabe, K Kiguchi and K Izumi, "Neural Network-Based Optimal Adaptive Tracking Using Genetic Algorithms,'' in Proc. of the 4th Asian Control Conference (ASCC'02), Singapore, Sep. 2002, pp. 105-110.
    23. Sisil Kumarawadu, K Watanabe, K Kiguchi and K Izumi, "Partitioned NN-Based Control with Guaranteed Tracking Performance'', in Proc. of International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (AdCONIP'02)}, Kumamoto, Japan, June 2002, pp. 507-512.
    24. Sisil Kumarawadu, K Watanabe, K Kiguchi and K Izumi, "Adaptive Output Tracking of Partly Known Robotic Systems Using SoftMax Function Networks'', in Proc. of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2002. pp. 483-488 (IJCNN'02).
    25. Sisil Kumarawadu, K Watanabe, K Kiguchi and K Izumi, "Growing Neural Networks for Compensating Dynamic Uncertainties in Visual Tracking Problem'', in Proc. of 7th Int. Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB'02), Oita, Japan, Jan. 2002, pp. 409-412.
    26. Sisil Kumarawadu, K Watanabe, K Kiguchi and K Izumi, "An application of Active Vision Head Control Using Model-based Compensating Neural Networks Controller'', in Proc. of Int. Conf. on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), Cheju, Korea, Oct. 2001, pp. 879-882.
    27. Sisil Kumarawadu, K Watanabe, K Kiguchi and K Izumi, "Resolved Velocity Controller with an Online RBF-NNs Compensator for Controlling a Binocular Active Vision Head'', in Proc. of 40th SICE Annual Conference, Nagoya, Japan, July 2001, Int. Session Papers, Paper ID. 114 A-2 (CD-R).

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