Appointed Prof. at Melbourne UniView(s):
Shanika Karunasekera has been promoted as a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Shanika joined the Melbourne School of Engineering in 2003 and has won many teaching awards including a National Carrick Citation in 2007, and Kelvin Medal and Excellence in teaching award from the Melbourne School of Engineering in 2006.
An old girl of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo 4, Shanika completed a Bsc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with First Class Honours in 1990. She was the recipient of the UNESCO Gold Medal for the Best Engineering Undergraduate at the University in 1990. She obtained her PhDÂ in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1994.
She is the daughter of Milton Karunasekera and Late Sujeewa Karunasekera of Chapel Lane, Nugegoda.