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Kumudu Munasinghe holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Sydney. He is currently the Associate Professor in Network Engineering, leader of the IoT Research Group at the Human Centred Research Centre, School of IT and Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Canberra.

His research focuses on Next Generation Mobile and Wireless Networks, Internet-of-Things, Green Communication, Smart Grid Communications, and Cyber-Physical-Systems and Security. Professor Munasinghe has over 100 refereed publications with over 950 citations (H-index 17) in highly prestigious journals, conference proceedings and two books to his credit.

He has secured over $ 1.7 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 Member of the IEEE, a Charted Professional Engineer, an Engineering Executive and a Companion/Fellow Status of Engineers Australia. 


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Award Date: 15 May 2009

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Research Output

The FrogPhone: A novel device for real-time frog call monitoring

Garrido Sanchis, A., Bertolelli, L., Maria Hoefer, A., Yebra Alvarez, M. & Munasinghe, K., Feb 2020, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 11, 2, p. 222-228 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A machine learning approach for intrusion detection in smart cities

    Elsaeidy, A., Munasinghe, K. S., Sharma, D. & Jamalipour, A., 22 Sep 2019, 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Proceedings. Wang, L-C. & Uysal, M. (eds.). United States: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 1-5 5 p. 8891281. (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference; vol. 2019-September).

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution

  • Energy-efficient inter-RAN cooperation for non-collocated cell sites with base station selection and user association policies

    Hossain, M. F., Munasinghe, K. S. & Jamalipour, A., Jan 2019, In : Wireless Networks. 25, 1, p. 269-285 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Intrusion detection in smart cities using Restricted Boltzmann Machines

    ELSAEIDY, A., MUNASINGHE, K., SHARMA, D. & JAMALIPOUR, A., 2019, In : Journal of Network and Computer Applications. 135, p. 76-83 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)