Professor Kumudu Munasinghe

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Wireless and Cellular Networks, IoT, 5G, Cyber-Physical Security, Smart Grid Comms, Smart Cities


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Kumudu Munasinghe holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Sydney. He is currently the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology. Kumudu was also the immediate past Head of School - IT and Systems (2020 - 24), and Cisco Research Chair (2022-23), at the University of Canberra.

As the Professor of Network Engineering, Kumudu's research focuses on Next Generation Mobile and Wireless Networks, Internet-of-Things, Cyber-Physical-Systems, Security and Blockchain. Professor Munasinghe has over 130 refereed publications with over 1500 citations (H-index 21, FWCI 1.5) in highly prestigious journals, conference proceedings and two books to his credit.

He has secured over $ 8 Million dollars in competitive research funding by winning grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Commonwealth and State Governments, Department of Defence, and industry. He has also won the highly prestigious ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, served as a co-chair for many international conferences, served as an editorial board member for a number of journals. Professor Munasinghe's research has been highly commended through many research awards including two VC's Research Awards and three IEEE Best Paper Awards.

He is currently a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Sr. Member of the IEEE, a Charted Professional Engineer, and an Engineering Executive. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Telecommunications Engineering, University of Sydney

Award Date: 15 May 2009


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