I am currently working as a Research Software Development Engineer (RSDE) in Bing Platform Group at Microsoft Corporation.
I am passionate on Systems Research and especially interested in distributed systems, parallel algorithms, and parallel runtimes.
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the School of Informatics and Computing at the Indiana University Bloomington in year 2010. My research advisor was Prof. Geoffrey Fox and in my Ph.D. research, I focused on the Architecture and Performance of Runtime Environments for Data Intensive Scalable Computing. As part of this work, I developed an enhanced MapReduce runtime named Twister, which was later released to the academic community by the Indiana University Bloomington.
Before coming to US, I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka.