Damith Ranasinghe

Associate Professor Damith Ranasinghe

Associate Prof/Reader

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I am an Engineer at heart and work in the area of Pervasive Computing and Machine Learning with a strong appetite for multi-disciplinary research with a strong focus on looking at innovative solutions to problems we face in the area of population ageing, conservation and, cloning and counterfeiting.

Find my lab here: http://autoidlab.cs.adelaide.edu.au/

Find my my lab on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/adelaideautoidlab/

I am an Engineer at heart and work in the area of Autonomous Systems (Drones), Machine Learning and Security (Embedded Systems, and Machine Learning) with a strong appetite for multi-disciplinary research with a strong focus on looking at how my research can provide innovative solutions to problems we face in the area of population ageing, conservation and, cloning and counterfeiting. 

Currently I lead a research group at the Adelaide Auto-ID Lab at the School of Computer Science.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants

  • ARC Linkage Grant Project 2021-2024, Chief Investigator with BN Vo, BT Vo, D Moratuwage, R Rajasingam value: $567,582
    Collision Avoidance in Shipping Lanes via Intelligent Sensor Data Fusion
  • ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Integrated Operations for Complex Resources, value: $6,700,000 (cash)
  • ARC Linkage Grant Project 2016-2018, Lead Chief Investigator with LP Koh, K Falkner, B Ostendorf, G Puddy, value: $272,000
    Airborne spatial tracking to save endangered species
  • ARC Discovery Project 2016-2018: Chief Investigator with Prof. C. Fumeaux, $340,000
    Substrate-integrated wearable antennas for unobtrusive activity monitoring
  • ARC Discovery Project 2014-2016: Lead Chief Investigator with Dr. O. Kavehei, $313,000
    Foundations for Physically Unclonable nano-Security on Silicon
  • ARC Discovery Project 2013-2015: Chief Investigator (CI) with Dr. M. Sheng and A/Prof. X. Li, $360,000
    Learning human activities through low cost, unobtrusive RFID technology
  • ARC Linkage Project 2010-2014: Chief Investigator (CI) with Dr. M. Sheng and Prof. P. H. Cole, $355,000
    Managing Uncertainty in RFID Traceability Networks

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Grants

  • Project grant 2015-2017, Chief Investigator (CI) with Prof. R. Visvanathan, Prof. K. Hill, Dr. K. Lange and Prof. A. Wilson, $1,600,000
    Effectiveness of an Ambient Intelligent Geriatric Management system (AmbIGeM) to prevent falls in older people in hospitals: the AmbIGeM stepped wedge randomised trial

Competitive Grants from Other Schemes

  • Brittany Scholarships from the Government of South Australia, Department of State Development (DSD) 2018-2019: Chief Investigator with A Ma-Wyatt A, Q Shi, S Wiederman, L White, G Coppin, Y Latif, R Garg, $67,000
    Human and robotic vision: from scene understanding to augmentation
  • Premier's Research and Industry Fund (PRIF) Research Consortia Program from the Government of South Australia 2017-2021: Chief Investigator with S Grano, Peter Dowd, C Xu, T-FLu, N Cook, S. Al-Sarawi, A. Khalil, S Zeyad, C Shen, F Neumann, M Karakus, C Howard, M Pourhassan, W Gao,  M-Y Ameca-Alducin, W Skinner, M William, M Zanin, D Lancaster, D Beattie, C Mudge, M Wagner, $14,600,000
    Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing
  • Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P), Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation & Science 2017-2020: Chief Investigator with C. Shen, N. Cook, and Y. Ngothai, $2,144,000
    Intelligent vision, sensing and data fusion for mining and exploration
  • The University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) 2017-2018: Chief Investigator with M. Breed, P. Weinstein, L. Weyrich, A. Lowe, S.
    Wheeler, P. Bi, and P. O'Connor, $50,000
    Establishing the University of Adelaide as a world leader in healthy environment-healthy people microbiome research
  • The University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) 2016-2017: Chief Investigator with V. Soebarto, R Visvanathan and H. Feist, $41,984
    Planning and design of public spaces to support ageing well
  • G-TRAC Resthaven Grant Scheme 2015: Lead Chief Investigator $50,000
    Empowering Older Citizens to Live at Home Longer Through Service and Product Innovation
  • The University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Fund (IRF) 2015: Chief Investigator with L. P. Koh, J. Buhl, and  K. Amrouch, $20,000
    Research Training on Drones for Environmental Applications
  • The Hospital Research Foundation Project Grant 2012-2015: Lead Chief Investigator, $300,000
    Development of an Innovative Movement-Sensor-Alarm (MSA) Intervention to Prevent Falls in Hospitals
  • Premier's Research and Industry Fund (PRIF) from the Government of South Australia 2014-2018: Chief Investigator with Dr. S. Al-Sarawi, $1,178,000
    Building 21st Century Fabless Semiconductor Manufacturing in South Australia
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Towards Automated Causality Analysis of Software Vulnerabilities Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mathew Duong
    2022 Principal Supervisor Network Protocol Fuzzing Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Kian Kai Ang
    2022 Principal Supervisor Multi-Robot Information Gathering in Hostile Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joshua Anthony Chesser
    2022 Principal Supervisor Automated Security Testing of Embedded Device Firmware Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Guy Dalton Farrelly
    2021 Co-Supervisor Ore Tracking Model from Uncertain Resource Model to Belt Sensors and Run-of-Mine Stockpiles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Juan Chen
    2021 Principal Supervisor Towards Trustworthy Machine Learning Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Callum John Sagar Lindquist
    2020 Principal Supervisor Faster Emulation-based Fuzzing for Automated Software Vulnerability Discovery Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Michael Stephen Chesser
    2020 Principal Supervisor Analysis of Side Channel Mitigations in Web Browsers Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sioli Tiafau O'Connell
    2019 Co-Supervisor Wearable Antennas Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Quoc Hung Dang
    2019 Principal Supervisor Building Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Systems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Quoc Viet Vo
    2018 Principal Supervisor Multi-sensor Data Fusion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fei Chen
    2017 Principal Supervisor Complimentary Resistive Switch Based Reconfigurable Logic Design Towards In-Memory Computing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yang Su
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Towards Robust Deep Neural Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gia Bao Doan
    2017 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Deep Learning Methods for Human Activity Recognition using Wearables Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Abedin Varamin
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Ultrawideband and Multi-state Reconfigurable Antennas with Sum and Difference Radiation Patterns Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Seyedali Malakooti
    2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Methods for Online UAV Path Planning for Tracking Multiple Objects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hoa Van Nguyen
    2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Flexible, Wearable and Reconfigurable Antennas Based on Novel Conductive Materials: Graphene, Polymers and Textiles Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Shengjian Chen
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Ambulatory Monitoring using Passive RFID Technology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Asanga Wickramasinghe
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Analytical Modeling of Electric-based Microgenerators under Sinusoidal Vibrations Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Cuong Cao Nguyen
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Adaptive Markov Random Fields for Structured Compressive Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Suwichaya Suwanwimolkul
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Magnetic Current Inspired Antennas for Wearable Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Sree Pramod Pinapati
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Physical Unclonable Functions Based on Silicon and Nano Elements: Designs, Analyses and Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yansong Gao
    2014 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Towards Technologies for Promoting Nutritional Health in Older People with Dementia Living in their Own Home Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Asangi Jayatilaka
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Managing Uncertainty in RFID Based Tracking Applications Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mrs Rengamathi Sankarkumar
    2012 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Preventing Falls in Hospitals with Body Worn Batteryless Sensor Enabled RFID Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Roberto Luis Shinmoto Torres
  • Position: Associate Prof/Reader
  • Phone: 83130066
  • Email: damith.ranasinghe@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134366
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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