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Dr Kumudu Munasinghe

Dr Kumudu MunasinghePosition

Assistant Professor in Network Engineering

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Tel: +61 2 6201 2926


Dr Kumudu Munasinghe obtained his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Sydney in 2008. He joined the Faculty of ESTeM as an Assistant Professor in Network Engineering in January 2013.

His research focuses on Next Generation Mobile Networks, Biologically and Ecologically inspired Networks, Green Communication Systems, and Smart Grid Communications.

Dr Munasinghe has over 50 refereed publications with over 250 citations (H-index 9) in highly prestigious journals, conference proceedings and a book to his credit.

He has been successful in securing several prestigious research grants and awards such as: ARC APD Fellowship (2010), ARC DP Grant (2010), USYD ECRS Grant (2012), and USYD Bridging Support Seed Grant (2013) worth over $ 350,000 in total. He has won many research awards including an IEEE Best Paper Award at the 50th Anniversary Global Communications Conference in Washington DC, 2007.

Dr Munasinghe has undertaken TPC Chairing responsibilities in a number of IEEE's flagship conferences.  He also acts as an editorial board member and reviewer for several prestigious international journals. He is currently a Senior Member of the IEEE and the ACS.

Research interests

  • Next Generation Mobile and Cellular Networks
  • Bio and Eco inspired Networks, Cloud Networking
  • Green Communications, Smart Grid Communications

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