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Biography

Dr Rukshan I. Athauda is a Lecturer at the School of Design, Communication and Information Technology (DCIT) at The Univeristy of Newcastle, Australia. Dr Athauda's research interests span Database Systems, Cloud Computing, ICT Education and ICT Security. Dr Athauda has published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers internationally.

Prior to working at the Univeristy of Newcastle, Dr. Athauda has worked at Microsoft Corporation, USA, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Sri Lanka and High-Performance Database Research Centre (HPDRC) at Florida International University, USA.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Florida International University - USA, 15/08/2000
  • Master of Science (Computer Science), Florida International University - USA, 11/08/1998
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Florida International University - USA, 14/08/1996
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle, 09/07/2010

Research

Research keywords

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Management
  • ICT Education
  • IT Security
  • Trust

Research expertise

Database Systems

IT Security

Cloud Computing

ICT Education

Languages

  • Sinhalese

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
080600Information Systems40
080300Computer Software30
080500Distributed Computing30

Collaboration

Dr Athauda is a member of Applied Research Informatics (AIR) group at the University of Newcastle.

Other research activities include:

  • Member of Editorial Board - International Journal of Computer and Information Technology (IJCIT)
  • Member of Research Committee for 23rd Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2014)
  • Member of Program Committees in International Conference on Natural Computation and the International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2009 and ICNC-FSKD 2011)
  • Keynote Speaker at 7th Annual Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI 2010)
  • Guest Speaker at SLIIT Research Symposium 2007

Administrative

Administrative expertise

  • RHD Coordinator for School of DCIT (2009 - present)
  • Member of Research Committee - School of DCIT (2009 - present)
  • Member of Faculty Board - Faculty of Science and IT (2008-2010)
  • Member of BSc Review Working Party (2007)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Database Management Systems
  • Networks
  • Programming
  • System Administration

Teaching expertise

Database Systems

Networks and System Administration

Information Systems

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Pranata I, Athauda RI, Skinner GD, 'Modeling Decentralized Reputation-Based Trust for Initial Transactions in Digital Environments', ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 12 8:1-8:35 (2013) [C1]
2000Rishe N, Yuan J, Athauda R, Chen SC, Lu X, Ma X, et al., 'SemanticAccess: Semantic Interface for Querying Databases', Cairo, Egypt. (2000) [E1]
2005Athauda R, Kodagoda N, Wickramaratne J, Sumathipala P, Rupasinghe L, Edirishighe A, et al., 'Integrating industrial technologies, tools and practices to the IT curriculum: an innovative course with .NET and java platforms', Proceedings of the 6th conference on Information technology education, Newark, New Jersey (2005) [E1]
2012Alharbi N, Athauda RI, Simon, 'An analysis of student's perspectives in using virtual labs in an undergraduate IT course', Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: simon

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Newby DA, Jin JS, Summons PF, Athauda RI, Park M, Schneider JJ, et al., Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy: Final Report, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Surry Hills, 75 (2011) [A2]

Chapter (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Athauda RI, Tissera M, Fernando C, 'Data mining applications: Promise and challenges', Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Real Life Applications, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia 201-213 (2009) [B1]
2005Athauda R, 'Information Systems', (2005) [B2]

Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Pranata I, Athauda R, Skinner G, 'Determining trustworthiness and quality of mobile applications', Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 65 LNICST 192-206 (2013) [C1]
2013Fasihuddin H, Skinner G, Athauda RI, 'Boosting the Opportunities of Open Learning (MOOCs) through Learning Theories', GSTF Journal on Computing, 3 (2013) [C1]

Co-authors: Geoff Skinner

2013Pranata I, Athauda RI, Skinner GD, 'Modeling Decentralized Reputation-Based Trust for Initial Transactions in Digital Environments', ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, 12 8:1-8:35 (2013) [C1]
2012Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A distributed secure mechanism for resource protection in a digital ecosystem environment', Journal of Information Security, 3 25-38 (2012) [C1]
2012Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A holistic review on trust and reputation management systems for digital environments', International Journal of Computer and Information Technology, 1 44-53 (2012) [C1]
2012Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A flexible authentication and authorisation mechanism for securing transactions in digital ecosystem', International Journal on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, 2 87-101 (2012) [C1]
1996Branly RM, Athauda R, Filingim MO, 'Light curve solutions for eclipsing binaries in NGC 188', Astrophysics and Space Science, 235 (1996) [C1]
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Conference (39 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fasihuddin H, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'Personalizing Open Learning Environments through the Adaptation to Learning Styles', The 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications, Sydney (2014)

Co-authors: Geoff Skinner

2013Pranata I, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'A survey on the usability and effectiveness of web-based trust rating systems', 2013 IEEE/ACIS 12th International Conference on Computer and Information Science, ICIS 2013 - Proceedings, Niigata (2013) [E1]
2013Fasihuddin HA, Skinner G, Athauda RI, Pranata I, 'Insights into the use of Knowledge Maps in Online Learning Environments: A Pilot Study', International Conference on Technical Education (ICTechEd), Bangkok, Thailand (2013) [E2]
2012Fasihuddin HAA, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A theoretical framework for healthcare innovation management using wiki based Digital Ecosystem', Advanced Materials Research, Chengdu, China (2012) [E1]
2012Fasihuddin HAA, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A review of contemporary cloud based e-learning intitiatives', IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2012, Perth, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Geoff Skinner

2012Fasihuddin HAA, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'Taking elearning to the cloud - CALC: A framework for collaborative learning in the cloud (CALC)', 3rd Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology, Singapore (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Geoff Skinner

2012Pranata I, Athauda RI, Skinner GD, 'Securing and governing access in ad-hoc networks of internet of things', Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012) [E1]
2012Fasihuddin HAA, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A holistic review of cloud-based e-learning system', IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2012, Hong Kong (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Geoff Skinner

2012Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'Architecture implementation for applying trust in digital environments (TIDE)', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Internet Technologies & Society 2012, Perth, Australia (2012) [E1]
2012Alharbi N, Athauda RI, Simon, 'An analysis of student's perspectives in using virtual labs in an undergraduate IT course', Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: simon

2012Fasihuddin HAA, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'Open learning sky: A conceptual framework for a cloud based open elearning environment', Proceedings of IASTED International Conference Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012), Colombo, Sri Lanka (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Geoff Skinner

2011Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A community based authentication and authorisation mechanism for digital ecosystem', Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Daejeon, Korea (2011) [E1]
2011Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, 'Modelling a simulated pharmacy patient', 9th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2011: ISC'2011, Venice (2011) [E1]
2011Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'TIDE: Measuring and evaluating trustworthiness and credibility of enterprises in Digital Ecosystem', MEDES '11 Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
2011Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A distributed community approach for protecting resources in Digital Ecosystem', 2011 International Conference on Advanced Computer Science and Information Systems (Proceedings), Jakarta, Indonesia (2011) [E1]
2011Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'Distributed mechanism for protecting resources in a newly emerged digital ecosystem technology', Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing. 11th International Conference, ICA300 2011, Melbourne, Australia, October 24-26, 2011, Proceedings, Part II, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
2011Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A survey on the security requirements for a successful adoption of Digital Ecosystem environment', Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Network Technologies & Communications (NTC 2011), Singapore (2011) [E1]
2011Pranata I, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A distributed mechanism for secure collaboration in Digital Ecosystems', MEDES '11 Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
2010Fernando HC, Tissera WMR, Athauda RI, 'Gaining insights to the importation of food to Sri Lanka using data mining', IMECS 2010 Proceedings CD, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2010) [E1]
2009Regan B, Pusatli OT, Lutton E, Athauda R, 'Securing an EHR in a Health Sector Digital Ecosystem', 2009 3RD IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES, Istanbul, TURKEY (2009) [E1]
2009Summons PF, Newby D, Athauda R, Park M, Shaw P, Pranata I, et al., 'Design strategy for a scalable virtual pharmacy patient', ACIS 2009 Proceedings - 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (2009) [E1]
2009Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, Shaw PE, Pranata I, et al., 'Design strategy for a scalable virtual pharmacy patient', ACIS 2009: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E1]
2009Regan BG, Pusatli OT, Lutton E, Athauda RI, 'Securing an EHR in a health sector digital ecosystem', IEEE-DEST 2009: Third IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey (2009) [E1]
2009Fernando I, Athauda RI, Cohen M, Henskens FA, Smith R, 'Towards data-oriented clinical information systems and data mining in psychiatry: Can they beat clinical trials?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009Fernando I, Henskens FA, Cohen M, Athauda RI, 'Integrating clinical knowledge for automated reasoning and synthesis: Tapping the power of information technology into psychiatry', RANZCP NZ Conference: Conference Handbook, Rotorua, NZ (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Frans Henskens

2008Fernando HC, Tissera WMR, Athauda RI, 'Gaining insights to the tea industry of Sri Lanka using data mining', International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2008 (IMECS 2008). Proceedings, Hong Kong (2008) [E1]
2008Athauda RI, Skinner GD, Regan BG, 'A methodology to minimise excessively permissive security configurations', Recent Advances in Applied Computer Science: Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Computer Science (ACS' 08), Venice, Italy (2008) [E1]
2008Luo S, Xia HF, Gao Y, Jin JS, Athauda RI, 'Smart fridges with multimedia capability for better nutrition and health', Proceedings: 2008 International Symposium on Ubiquitous Multimedia Computing, UMC 2008, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E1]
2007Tissera WMR, Athauda RI, Femando HC, 'Discovery of strongly related subjects in the undergraduate syllabi using data mining', 2006 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION AND AUTOMATION, Colombo, SRI LANKA (2007) [E1]
2007Athauda RI, 'A revision of a database course with a real-world project', Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, Nelson, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2006Sumathipala P, Athauda RI, Goonetillake J, 'Utilizing superclass/subclass relationship in mapping XML schema to ORDBs', Proceedings - Sixth IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, CIT 2006 (2006) [E1]
2006Tissera WMR, Athauda RI, Fernando HC, 'Experiences of a Data Mining Experiment on a Large ICT Educational Institution in Sri Lanka: Significance, Challenges, Issues and Strategy', Proceedings of The SLIIT Research Symposium, Malabe (2006) [E2]
2006Athauda RI, Sumathipala P, 'Use of semantics for efficient translation of XML queries', Proceedings of The SLIIT Research Symposium, Malabe (2006) [E2]
2005Athauda R, Kodagoda N, Wickramaratne J, Sumathipala P, Rupasinghe L, Edirishighe A, et al., 'Integrating industrial technologies, tools and practices to the IT curriculum: an innovative course with .NET and java platforms', Proceedings of the 6th conference on Information technology education, Newark, New Jersey (2005) [E1]
2000Rishe N, Athauda RI, Yuan J, Chen SC, 'Semantic Relations: The Key to Integrating and Query Processing in Heterogeneous Databases', Orlando, Florida, USA. (2000) [E1]
2000Rishe N, Yuan J, Athauda R, Chen SC, Lu X, Ma X, et al., 'SemanticAccess: Semantic Interface for Querying Databases', Cairo, Egypt. (2000) [E1]
2000Rishe ND, Athauda RI, Yuan J, Chen SC, 'Knowledge management for database interoperability', INFORMATION REUSE AND INTEGRATION, HONOLULU, HI (2000) [E1]
1998Rishe N, Barton D, Prabakaran N, Gutierrez M, Martinez M, Athauda R, et al., 'Landasat Viewer: A Tool to Create Color Composite Images of Landsat Thematic Mapper Data', Orlando, Florida, USA. (1998) [E1]
1997Rishe N, Barton D, Prabakaran N, Gutierrez M, Alvarez E, Athauda R, et al., 'Landasat Viewer: Landasat Data Visualizing via the Internet', San Diego, California, USA. (1997) [E1]
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Other (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Athauda R, 'Web Services and System Integration. IS Engineer,', : British Computer Society (BCS) - Sri Lanka Chapter (2004) [O1]
2000Athauda R, 'Heterogeneity Resolution in MSemODB', : School of Computer Science, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA. (2000) [O1]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Athauda R, Integration and Querying of Heterogeneous, Autonomus, Distirbuted Database System., (2006) [T3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants4
Total funding$167,322

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2013 (1 grants)

Intelligent Transportation Planning: Benchmarking of Novel Business Analytics Techniques using the Travelling Salesman Problem as a Test-Bed.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Raymond Chiong, Associate Professor Claus Weise, Doctor Rukshan Athauda
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1401032

2008 (1 grants)

Towards identification of factors inhibiting seamless integrated data access: A health research case study$6,650
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Rukshan Athauda
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,65020082008
GNo:G0187713

2007 (2 grants)

Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy$149,292
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Associate Professor David Newby, Professor Jesse Jin, Doctor Peter Summons, Doctor Rukshan Athauda, Associate Professor Jenny Schneider
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$149,29220072008
GNo:G0188332

The 20th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications, Nelson New Zealand, 8/7/2007 - 11/7/207$1,380
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Rukshan Athauda
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,38020072007
GNo:G0187911
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Information Technology)Principal SupervisorTowards Developing Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Scripts to Enhance Online Learning Experiences
20112015PhD (Information Technology)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation on Employing Cloud Computing Capabilities to Build an Open, Adaptive E-Learning Environment

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Information Technology)Co-SupervisorArchitecture for Security and Trust in Digital Environments (SecuTIDE)
2007Masters Info Tech Not Elswhere Classfd
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
Sole SupervisorApplying Data Mining Techniques for Student Data
2006Masters Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class
Univeristy of Moratuwa
Sole SupervisorReliable Data Transfer Tool for Large Amounts of Data
2006Masters Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class
University of Colombo
Consultant SupervisorTechnique for mapping XML Schema into Object Relational Schema
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Dr Rukshan Athauda

Work Phone(02) 4985 4507
Fax(02) 4921 5896
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaInformation Technology
Office
ICT3.51,
ICT Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/rukshan-athauda
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/design-communication-it/our_staff/athauda_rukshan.html