Dr Asangi Jayatilaka
PhD thesis title: Towards Technologies for Promoting Nutritional Health in Older People with Dementia Living in Their Own Home
Utilising research methods embracing the qualitative descriptive design, the PhD thesis argued the need to explore technological needs for promoting nutritional health in older people with dementia by understanding perceptions of care workers recruited from the aged care industry. Reliable insights for designing such technologies emerged in eight categories from synthesising care workers' voices. Stakeholder views are crucial for technologies to be effective and accepted by users. Based on these findings, eleven considerations for developing effective technologies for older people and care workers are proposed. These two technology demonstrations involved fluid intake gesture recognition system and a smart home system for nutrition and mealtime activity support.
|2017||Lecturer and course coordinator||The Univeristy of Adelaide|
|2013 - 2014||Reserach Assistant||The University of Adelaide|
|2013 - 2014||Tutor||The Univeristy of Adelaide|
|2011 - 2012||Lecturer and course coordinator||Kotelawala Defense University (KDU)|
|2011 - 2011||Assistant lecturer and teaching team coordinator||Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)|
|2010 - 2011||Business Analyst||The DirectFN (PVT) LTD|
|2009 - 2009||Research Assistant||The National e-learning Centre|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|2014 - 2017||The University of Adelaide||Adelaide||PhD|
|2010 - 2011||University of Colombo School of Computing||Sri Lanka||Bachelour of Science in Computer Science (Honours)|
|2017||Guerin, C., McCulloch, A., Ranasinghe, D., Jayatilaka, A. & Calder, P. (2017). Choosing to study for a PhD: A framework for examining decisions to become a research student. Higher Education Review -London-, 2, 49, 85-106.|
|2017||Guerin, C., Jaytilaka, A., Ranasinghe, D., McCulloch, A. & Calder, P. (2017). Research degrees in Information and Communication Technology (ICT): why so few doctoral students?. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41, 5, 625-641.
|2017||Jayatilaka, A. & Ranasinghe, D. (2017). Real-time fluid intake gesture recognition based on batteryless UHF RFID technology. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 34, 146-156.
|2017||Jayatilaka, A., Ranasinghe, D. C., Falkner, K., Visvanathan, R. & Wilson, A. (2017). Care workers' voices in designing assistive technologies for preventing malnutrition in older people with dementia: Innovative Practice.. Dementia (London, England), 1471301217722852-.
|2015||Guerin, C., Jayatilaka, A. & Ranasinghe, D. (2015). Why start a higher degree by research? An exploratory factor analysis of motivations to undertake doctoral studies. Higher Education Research and Development, 34, 1, 89-104.
|2012||Hewagamage, K. P., Wickramasinghe, W. M. A. S. B. & De S. Jayatilaka, A. (2012). "M-learning not an extension of e-learning:" based on a case study of moodle VLE. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 4, 4, 21-33.
|2016||Jayatilaka, A., Su, Y. & Ranasinghe, D. (2016). HoTAAL: home of social things meet ambient assisted living. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom Workshops). Sydney, NSW.
|2016||Jayatilaka, A. & Ranasinghe, D. (2016). Towards unobtrusive real-time fluid intake monitoring using passive UHF RFID. IEEE International Conference on RFID (RFID). Orlando, FL.
|2015||Jayatilaka, A. (2015). Design and Evaluation of a Single Body-Worn Passive UHF
RFID Tag for Recognizing Bed-Exit Events In Hospitals. Ubicom. Japan.
|2015||Guerin, C., Jayatilaka, A., Calder, P., McCulloch, A. & Ranasinghe, D. (2015). Why Don’t More ICT Students Do PhDs?. 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference. Sydney, New South Wales.|
|2015||Guerin, C., Jayatilaka, A., Calder, P., McCulloch, A. & Ranasinghe, D. (2015). Why don't more ICT students do PhDs?. 17th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2015). D. D'Souza & K. Falkner (Eds.) Sydney, Australia.|
|2011||Jayatilaka, A. & Wimalarathne, G. (2011). Knowledge extraction for semantic web using web mining.
Based on approximatly three years of university-level, teaching experience in Australia and Sri Lanka, I see myself as a facilitator supporting students to actively pursue knowledge in the field of Information Technology.
Current teaching commitments:
Introduction to Software Engineering (ISE) (course coordinator)
Previous teaching commitments:
Networking systems and Applications (2013, 2014)
Software Engineering (Course coordinator, 2012)
Data Modelling (Course coordinator, 2012)
Databased Management Systems (Course coordinator 2012)
Computer Communications (Teaching team coordinator, 2011)
Software Architecture (2011)