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Dr Rukshan Athauda

Senior Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Information Technology)

Career Summary

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 50 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.

Research Expertise
Database Systems IT Security Cloud Computing ICT Education

Teaching Expertise
Database Systems Networks and System Administration Information Systems

Administrative Expertise

  • Deputy BIT Convenor (2015 - present)
  • RHD Coordinator for School of DCIT (2009 - 2014)
  • 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)


Collaborations
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


Qualifications

  • PhD, Florida International University - USA
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Florida International University - USA
  • Master of Science (Computer Science), Florida International University - USA
  • Graduate Certificate Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Management
  • Database Management Systems
  • ICT Education
  • IT Security
  • Networks
  • Programming
  • System Administration
  • Trust

Languages

  • Sinhalese (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
080399 Computer Software not elsewhere classified 30
080599 Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified 30
080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2006 -  Lecturer in IT University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/10/2006 Senior Lecturer Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
Department of Information Technology
Sri Lanka

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/08/2000 - 1/12/2001 Software Development Engineer/Test Microsoft Corporation
SQL Server Team
United States
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Newby 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]
Co-authors Jennifer Schneider, Mira Park, Peter Summons, David Newby

Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Athauda 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]
2005 Athauda R, 'Information Systems', (2005) [B2]

Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fasihuddin H, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'Knowledge Maps in Open Learning Environments: An Evaluation from Learners¿ Perspectives', Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education, 5 18-29 (2015)
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2013 Fasihuddin 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
2013 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.1145/2461321.2461323
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner
2013 Pranata 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]

The growth of "smart" mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has been exponential over the past few years. Such growth was mainly attributed to the development of mobile... [more]

The growth of "smart" mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has been exponential over the past few years. Such growth was mainly attributed to the development of mobile applications. To date, mobile applications have been increasingly used to improve our productivity and also to provide the entertainment contents. However, with a huge number of mobile applications that appear in the application stores; in particular those that provide similar functionalities, users are often confused with the selection of trustworthy and high quality mobile applications. At the current state, there is a limited research embarked to provide solutions for measuring the trustworthiness of mobile applications prior to download. Thus, the aims of this paper are to review the current research in this area and to discuss several issues in measuring the trustworthiness of mobile applications. In addition, this paper also proposes MobilTrust, a similarity trust measurement method to solve the identified issues. © 2013 ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-36660-4_14
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner
2012 Pranata 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]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2012 Pranata 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]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2012 Pranata 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]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
1996 Branly RM, Athauda R, Filingim MO, 'Light curve solutions for eclipsing binaries in NGC 188', Astrophysics and Space Science, 235 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
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Conference (45 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Jiang Y, Weise T, Lassig J, Chiong R, Athauda R, 'Comparing a hybrid branch and bound algorithm with evolutionary computation methods, local search and their hybrids on the TSP', IEEE SSCI 2014 - 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CIPLS 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems, Proceedings (2015)

Benchmarking is one of the most important ways to investigate the performance of metaheuristic optimization algorithms. Yet, most experimental algorithm evaluations in the literat... [more]

Benchmarking is one of the most important ways to investigate the performance of metaheuristic optimization algorithms. Yet, most experimental algorithm evaluations in the literature limit themselves to simple statistics for comparing end results. Furthermore, comparisons between algorithms from different 'families' are rare. In this study, we use the TSP Suite - an open source software framework - to investigate the performance of the Branch and Bound (BB) algorithm for the Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP). We compare this BB algorithm to an Evolutionary Algorithm (EA), an Ant Colony Optimization (ACO) approach, as well as three different Local Search (LS) algorithms. Our comparisons are based on a variety of different performance measures and statistics computed over the entire optimization process. The experimental results show that the BB algorithm performs well on very small TSP instances, but is not a good choice for any medium to large-scale problem instances. Subsequently, we investigate whether hybridizing BB with LS would give rise to similar positive results like the hybrid versions of EA and ACO have. This turns out to be true - the 'Memetic' BB algorithms are able to improve the performance of pure BB algorithms significantly. It is worth pointing out that, while the results presented in this paper are consistent with previous findings in the literature, our results have been obtained through a much more comprehensive and solid experimental procedure.

DOI 10.1109/CIPLS.2014.7007174
Co-authors Raymond Chiong
2015 Alharbi NM, Athauda RI, Chiong R, 'A survey of CSCL script tools that support designing collaborative scenarios', 2014 International Conference on Web and Open Access to Learning, ICWOAL 2014 (2015) [E1]

Collaborative learning is proven to be effective in improving cognitive skills (e.g., critical thinking) and acquiring knowledge through group interactions and activities. An acti... [more]

Collaborative learning is proven to be effective in improving cognitive skills (e.g., critical thinking) and acquiring knowledge through group interactions and activities. An active research field known as Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) aims to enrich collaborative learning using technology. These days, online learning environments equipped with various communication tools (e.g., chat sessions, discussion forums, voting, video conferencing, etc.) are widely used by many higher education institutions. However, the CSCL research community has identified potential issues among online learners, one of which is the lack of productive collaboration in online learning environments. To address these issues, CSCL researchers suggest the use of CSCL scripts to trigger and structure collaborative learning activities. This paper provides a review of current tools that have been developed and applied to design CSCL scripts in order to enhance collaborative learning.

DOI 10.1109/ICWOAL.2014.7009226
Co-authors Raymond Chiong
2015 Fasihuddin H, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'A Framework to Personalise Open Learning Environments by Adapting to Learning Styles', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference in Computer Supported Education, Portugal (2015)
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2014 Alharbi N, Athauda R, Chiong R, 'A Survey of CSCL Script Tools that Support Designing Collaborative Scenarios', 2014 International Conference on Web and Open Access to Learning Conference, Dubai, UAE (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ICWOAL.2014.7009226
Co-authors Raymond Chiong
2014 Jiang Y, Weise T, Lassig J, Chiong R, Athauda R, 'Comparing a hybrid branch and bound algorithm with evolutionary computation methods, local search and their hybrids on the TSP', IEEE SSCI 2014 - 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CIPLS 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems, Proceedings, Orlando, Florida (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/CIPLS.2014.7007174
Co-authors Raymond Chiong
2014 Alharbi N, Athauda R, Chiong R, 'An Integrated Framework for Collaboration in Online Learning Using CSCL Scripts', The 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Application (ICITA 2014), Sydney, Australia (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Raymond Chiong
2014 Fasihuddin H, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'Personalizing Open Learning Environments through the Adaptation to Learning Styles', The 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 2014), Sydney (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2014 Fasihuddin H, Skinner G, Athauda R, 'Towards an Adaptive Model to Personalise Open Learning Environments using Learning Styles', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information & Communication Technology and Systems, Surabaya, Indonesia (2014) [E1]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2013 Fasihuddin 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]
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner
2013 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.1109/ICIS.2013.6607882
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner
2012 Fasihuddin 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
2012 Alharbi 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
2012 Pranata 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner
2012 Fasihuddin 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
2012 Fasihuddin HAA, Skinner GD, Athauda RI, 'A theoretical framework for healthcare innovation management using wiki based Digital Ecosystem', Advanced Materials Research, Chengdu, China (2012) [E1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.463-464.811
Co-authors Geoff Skinner
2012 Fasihuddin 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
2012 Pranata 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]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2012 Fasihuddin 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
2011 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.5176/2251-2233_its11
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2011 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.1145/2077489.2077492
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2011 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.1145/2077489.2077495
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2011 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.1109/dest.2011.5936618
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner
2011 Pranata 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]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-24669-2_17
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2011 Summons PF, Newby DA, Athauda RI, Park M, 'Modelling a simulated pharmacy patient', 9th International Industrial Simulation Conference 2011: ISC'2011, Venice (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors David Newby, Mira Park, Peter Summons
2011 Pranata 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Ilung Pranata
2010 Fernando 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]
2009 Summons 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, Melbourne, Australia (2009) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Mira Park, Peter Summons
2009 Summons 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]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Ilung Pranata, Peter Summons, David Newby, Mira Park
2009 Regan 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]
DOI 10.1109/dest.2009.5276739
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Brian Regan
2009 Fernando 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
2009 Fernando 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]
DOI 10.1080/00048670902940075
Co-authors Roger Smith, Frans Henskens
2008 Luo 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]
DOI 10.1109/umc.2008.17
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Suhuai Luo
2008 Athauda 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]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Brian Regan, Geoff Skinner
2008 Fernando 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]
2007 Athauda 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]
2007 Tissera 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
2006 Athauda RI, Sumathipala P, 'Use of semantics for efficient translation of XML queries', Proceedings of The SLIIT Research Symposium, Malabe (2006) [E2]
2006 Tissera 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]
2006 Sumathipala 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]

XML is popularly used as the de-facto standard for exchanging data between information systems. Storage and access to such XML encoded data is needed. Many approaches have been pr... [more]

XML is popularly used as the de-facto standard for exchanging data between information systems. Storage and access to such XML encoded data is needed. Many approaches have been proposed: (i.) Storing XML data in its native form (native XML databases), (ii.)Use of existing DBMSs to store XML encoded data (XML-enabled databases). ORDBs integrate the rich object-oriented modeling capabilities as well as leverage the mature relational database technologies in storing and accessing data. Therefore, use of ORDBs to store XML encoded data enables us to exploit these rich powerful features. Extracting semantics that exists in XML schema enables us to exploit rich 00 modeling capabilities of ORDBs during mapping. This is especially beneficial when storing large amounts of structured XML data. In this paper, we outline techniques to identify superclass/subclass relationship in XML Schema and propose guidelines to map XML Schema to ORDB schema utilizing such semantic information. © 2006 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/CIT.2006.192
2005 Athauda 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]
2000 Rishe N, Yuan J, Athauda R, Chen SC, Lu X, Ma X, et al., 'SemanticAccess: Semantic Interface for Querying Databases', Cairo, Egypt. (2000) [E1]
2000 Rishe N, Athauda RI, Yuan J, Chen SC, 'Semantic Relations: The Key to Integrating and Query Processing in Heterogeneous Databases', Orlando, Florida, USA. (2000) [E1]
2000 Rishe ND, Athauda RI, Yuan J, Chen SC, 'Knowledge management for database interoperability', INFORMATION REUSE AND INTEGRATION, HONOLULU, HI (2000) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
1998 Rishe 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]
1997 Rishe 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)

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

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

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

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $167,322

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20131 grants / $10,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Raymond Chiong, Associate Professor Claus Weise, Doctor Rukshan Athauda
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1401032
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $6,650

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Rukshan Athauda
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187713
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $150,672

Development of a computer-generated digital patient for teaching and assessment in pharmacy$149,292

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

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
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188332
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Rukshan Athauda
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187911
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Strategy Development for Virtual Laboratory in Saudi Higher Education to Enhance Quality and Student Learning Experience
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Towards Developing Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Scripts to Enhance Online Learning Experiences
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD An Investigation on Employing Cloud Computing Capabilities to Build an Open, Adaptive E-Learning Environment
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Architecture for Security and Trust in Digital Environments (SecuTIDE)
Information Technology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006 Masters Applying Data Mining Techniques for Student Data
Info Tech Not Elswhere Classfd, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
2006 Masters Applying Data Mining Techniques for Student Data
Info Tech Not Elswhere Classfd, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
2006 Masters Technique for mapping XML Schema into Object Relational Schema
Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class, University of Colombo
Consultant Supervisor
2006 Masters Reliable Data Transfer Tool for Large Amounts of Data
Computr Sc Not Elswhere Class, Unknown
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Rukshan Athauda

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Information Technology

Contact Details

Email rukshan.athauda@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4985 4507
Fax (02) 4921 5896

Office

Room ICT3.51
Building ICT Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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