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Kumudu Munasinghe holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Sydney. He is currently the the Head of School - IT and System, Associate Professor in Network Engineering, and leader of the IoT Research Group, 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 1100 citations (H-index 18, FWCI 1.36) in highly prestigious journals, conference proceedings and two books to his credit.

He has secured over $ 2.8 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 Member of the IEEE, a Charted Professional Engineer, an Engineering Executive and a Companion/Fellow of Engineers Australia. 


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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