Evaluating Sewer Corrosion Control Options Using a Novel Laboratory Scale Sewer System
Dileepa Rathnayake

Dileepa Rathnayake obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 2011.  He worked as a Project Engineer in State Development and Construction Corporation (SD&CC), Sri Lanka and State Engineering Corporation (SEC), Sri Lanka. He completed his Master of Philosophy (Infrastructure Engineering) degree in the Western Sydney University in 2016. Presently, he is a doctoral student at the Western Sydney University. His thesis is focused on Evaluating Sewer Corrosion Control Options Using a Novel Laboratory Scale Sewer System.

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Real-time, portable and lightweight Nanopore DNA sequence analysis using System-on-Chip
Hasindu Gamaarachchi

HasinduHasindu Gamaarachchi is a PhD candidate at School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales. He has worked as a temporary lecturer in the department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya in 2016. He received his bachelor degree with first class honours for Computer Engineering from the University of Peradeniya in 2015. His research interests are in embedded systems, bioinformatic algorithms and parallel computing.

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Rolling Stock– New Intercity Fleet and Tangara Technology Upgrade Projects
Kanashya Thivagarupan

Kanashya is a Mechatronics/Biomedical Engineer who graduated from the University of New South Wales. Kanashya has chosen to pursue her career in the Mechatronics side of her degree. She will be presenting her experience in Sydney’s transport system. Kanashya has worked in Sydney Metro where she was involved in $11 billion project for a new driver-less train system and state of the art train line for Sydney’s City and Southwest. She is now currently working as a Project Engineer at Transport for New South Wales with a primary focus on rolling stock. Here she is a part of a project to upgrade existing trains to extend its life. She is also involved in a $2 billion project to introduce a new set of trains for passengers taking regional routes into Sydney.

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Risky Business: The Importance of Risk Management and Safety in Design
Nadeesha Abayaratna

Nadeesha is currently Bid Coordinator at Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) and in his fifth year of completing a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Bachelor of Business (Management) at the University of Technology Sydney. Both his current and previous role as Engineering Support Officer at TIC have provided him with a greater understanding of risk management processes and the value of safe design in Engineering.

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Role of Economic Diversification in Sustainable Water Management: A Socio-Hydrological Analysis
Mahendran Roobavannan

Roobavannan graduated from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2010) with BSc in Civil Engineering. He obtained Master of Engineering in Water Resources Engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan (2013). After that he joined the UTS and received his PhD in Civil Engineering. He is focusing the co-evolution of society and water based on the case study centered Murrumbidgee River basin. His research interests include (i) Data analysis to understand the dynamics, (ii) numerical modelling and programming (iii) hydrology and water resource management, (iv) socio-hydrology. Currently, he is a water system operator at WaterNSW.
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Nanotechnology-based cancer imaging and treatment methods
Viraj Kulathunge

Viraj graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 2015 with a  first-class honours degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering. After graduating, he joined WSO2 as a software engineer in the enterprise service bus team. Currently, he is a PhD student in the electrical and computer science department at Monash University.

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Efficient and Effective Human Robot Interactions in Dynamic Environments.
Kavindie Katuwandeniya

Kavindie Katuwandeniya graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 2018 with a First Class Honours, specialising in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering and was honoured to be selected to deliver the Valedictorian speech at the Convocation Ceremony. Right after graduation, she joined the Robotic Institute of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as a PhD candidate where she previously worked as a visiting trainee. She is currently working on developing a framework for human robot interactions which is capable of adapting to new environments.

Kavindie was the chairperson of the Women in Engineering (WIE) student branch affinity group of the University of Moratuwa where her role was to empower and lead women to make their mark in the technical field. She is currently fulfilling the above objective by being the ambassador in WiEIT (Women in Engineering and IT) at UTS for the school of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. Moreover, she was the Education Director of the Board of Directors of the IEEE organization of the University of Moratuwa in the period 2017-2018 and is acting as the current Editor of the IEEE Communications Society, Sri Lanka Section.

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Enhancement of Organic Matter and Total Nitrogen Removal in a Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor using PVA-Gel Bio-Carriers
Madhawa Premarathna

Madhawa Premarathna obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil  and Environmental Engineering from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka in 2016.  He worked as a Consultant in SMEC International under Greater Colombo Wastewater Management Project, Sri Lanka. He completed his Master of Engineering (Environmental Engineering specialized in Water and Wastewater Engineering) degree in Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in 2019. Presently, he is a pursuing a doctoral degree at the Western Sydney University. His thesis is focused on Trihalomethane Species Modelling for Drinking Water Supply Systems.

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Revealing Secret Information via Emanated Side-Channel Information
Darshana Jayasinghe

Cryptographic algorithms are deployed to protect the privacy and sensitive information in credit cards, secure hard drives and exchanging emails (only a few examples are mentioned). Cryptographic algorithms are mathematically proven to be secure against multitudes of cryptoanalysis attacks. However, due to physical implementations of cryptographic algorithms (on circuits and on processors), by-products of cryptographic algorithm executions can be used to reveal the secret information.

Power dissipation, Electromagnetic radiation, Time information often used to exploit cryptographic algorithm. In this presentation, different types of side channels which can be used to exploit cryptographic algorithms and an effective countermeasure against power dissipation-based side-channel analysis attacks which I developed at the University of New South Wales will be discussed briefly.

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Space Engineering as viewed as a student
Chamal Perera

Chamal Perera is entering his final year in a five-year Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (with major in Space Engineering) and Advanced Mathematics at the University of Sydney. As a student in this course, he has learnt the fundamentals of both aeronautical and space engineering but has developed an overwhelming passion for space engineering. He has also completed a 3 month internship at the Toulouse Space Centre (a company based in ISAE Supaero) where he modelled the power subsystem of cube-satellites. Chamal is currently undertaking his honours thesis where he combines his mathematics and engineering degrees by working on the three body problem and the implementation of solar sails.

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