Lasantha is a Research Fellow with LIRNEasia. He previously worked full-time as a Senior Researcher on the Big Data for Development (BD4D) project. While at LIRNEasia, his research focused on spatiotemporal forecasting of infectious diseases, predicting population-level socio-economic characteristics, and privacy preserving data generation using machine learning and mobile network big data. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer at WSO2, a leading IT company in Sri Lanka, where he was a key member of the Complex Event Processor (CEP) team.
He holds a BSc (Hons) and a research-based MSc in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Moratuwa.His areas of interest include Distributed Systems, High-Performance Computing and Machine Learning. He also likes to play online chess during his spare time.