I am an Associate Professor at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute the University of Auckland (UoA), appointed by invitation under strategic entrepreneurial universities scheme. Before joining UoA, I was an Assistant Professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Fluid Interfaces group, MIT Media Lab. I received his PhD in 2010 and BEng in 2005 from the National University of Singapore. In 2011, I founded the “Augmented Human Lab” to explore ways of designing intelligent human-computer interfaces that extend the limits of our perceptual and cognitive capabilities. For the totality and breadth of achievements, I have won many awards including young inventor under 35 (TR35 award) in the Asia Pacific region by MIT TechReview, Outstanding Young Persons of Sri Lanka (TOYP), and INK Fellowship 2016.
PHD in ELETRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
Research Attachment: Music Computation and Cognition (MuCoaCo)Laboratory, University of Southern California. Advisor: Prof. Elaine Chew
Thesis: Enhancing Musical Experience for the Hearing-impaired using Visual and Haptic Feedback. Advisors: Dr. Elizabeth Taylor, Prof Lonce Wyse, Prof Ong Sim Heng
B.ENG in ELETRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING (1st CLASS)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPOREStudent Exchange Program: University of Birmingham, UK.