Asangi Jayatilaka

Dr Asangi Jayatilaka

Grant-Funded Researcher (A)

School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

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.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing 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
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    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)
  • Research Interests

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)

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Secure Message Transmission in Vehicular Ad-hoc Network Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Orvila Sarker
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Data Quality for Data-Driven Software Vulnerability Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Roland Lloyd Croft
    2019 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Understanding Socio-Technical Aspects of Software Security Patch Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Nishadi Nesara Munasinghe
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
  • Phone: 83134519
  • Email:
  • Fax: 83134366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Computer Science

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