Prof. Ruvan Abeysekara is an accomplished IT professional with a diverse background and extensive teaching experience at various international institutions. He holds a PhD (Doctor of Engineering) in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Dalian, People's Republic of China (2013). He obtained a Master's degree from the University of Colombo-School of Computing, Sri Lanka, as a Master of Science in Computer Science in 2006. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sri Lanka in 1999, with comprehensive HR management, project management, lecturing, consultation, and management skills in both Face-to-Face (F2F) and Distance environments. In addition, he has a diploma in Financial Accountancy from Aquinas University College.
Prof. Abeysekara has expertise in IT policy and curriculum development, Distance/Multimedia learning content development, business information processing, enterprise application integration (EAI), systems integration, requirements analysis, workflow design, project management, leadership, process modeling, testing/quality assurance, software development, customer service, and vendor relationships. He also holds a National Diploma in Teaching Science from the National College of Education, Sri Lanka.
He has served as a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka. He was a former member of the Committee for Loan Scheme for Students to Follow Degrees at Non-State Higher Education Institutes Steering Committee and the Committee for Bachelor of Education Degree Steering Committee of the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways. He is a member of the Curriculum Development Committee of Joint Curriculum Development for Bachelor of Education Honours Degree Programme - National Institute of Education and SLANSHEI. He is also a member of the Curriculum Development Committee of 13 Years of Schooling - National Institute of Education. He was a former Consultant for IT Infrastructure of SANASA Development Bank PLC.
Prof. Abeysekara is a member of several professional organizations, including the Institute of Doctors Engineers and Scientists, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the British Computer Society, the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, and the Australian Computer Society. He is a Microsoft Certified Peer Coacher and a Cisco Certified Instructor.
Prof. Abeysekara boasts a wealth of teaching experience, particularly in Computer Science-based subjects, Cyber Security, Data Mining, and Computer Engineering, spanning both Bachelor's and Master's levels. His dedication to education has taken him to various countries, where he has left an indelible mark on students and institutions alike.
In the United Kingdom, Prof. Abeysekara has shared his knowledge at prestigious institutions, including the University of Wolverhampton, London Metropolitan University, and Kingston University, Wrexham Glyndwr University. His expertise has also benefited Australian universities, such as Deakin University, University of South Australia, and Flinders University.
Venturing into Asia, he has made significant contributions in Singapore, offering instruction in Computer Science-related subjects. In South Korea, his extensive teaching experience in Computer Science and related fields has enhanced the academic landscape.
India has also been a recipient of Prof. Abeysekara's wisdom, as he shared his profound insights in the field of Computer Science. Further extending his influence globally, he has taught Computer Science subjects in China, fostering technological education.
In Cambodia, he provided valuable instruction in Computer Science-related areas, enriching the educational environment. Prof. Abeysekara's dedication to education transcends borders, and his teaching experience also extends to France, where he made a meaningful impact at the University of Esigelec.
At the Master's level, Prof. Abeysekara has excelled in teaching advanced subjects, encompassing Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Mining, and Computer Engineering. His commitment to educating the next generation of technology professionals is evident in his extensive and diverse teaching experiences across multiple countries and academic levels.
Prof. Abeysekara is a proficient problem-solver who visualizes business and technical perspectives to develop workable solutions. He is a good communicator and a better go-getter who enjoys achieving targets in a timely manner both nationally and internationally. He currently serves as the Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Computer Science at IDM Campus, where he continues to contribute to the field of education and technology.
Receiving the prestigious "Asia's Outstanding Professor of the Year Award" from ASIA AWARDS powered by World Research Congress is a moment that fills me with immense pride and gratitude. It is a recognition that not only honors my personal dedication to the field of education and technology but also highlights the collaborative efforts of a passionate team and the unwavering support of my family. This award symbolizes the relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation that IDM Campus and I hold dear. It propels us to continue pushing boundaries, inspiring us to make a profound impact on our students and the ever-evolving world of technology. This achievement is not just a personal milestone; it's a reflection of the commitment we have to provide quality education and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. I am deeply humbled and motivated to strive for even greater heights in the realm of education, research, and technology.
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