Firas works on the big data team at LIRNEasia. His research interests are in the area of mobility and transportation leveraging new data sources. He previously worked at the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka as an Assistant Lecturer in both the Applied Science as well as Engineering faculties. He has also interned previous in the Analysis Division of Lanka Market Research Bureau (Pvt) Ltd. He actively volunteers his time as a teacher for Statistics and Mathematics at various institutes.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Peradeniya. where he won the university award for Academic Excellence.