Dushyantha Jayatilake, PhD

Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems
University of Tsukuba, Japan.

I'm currently a Postdoctoral researcher attached to the Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems of University of Tsukuba, Japan.

I received the B. Sc. (Eng.) in November 2002 from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and the M.E. in March 2009 from University of Tsukuba, Japan. In 2011 I was a visiting student at the Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab of University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome. In July 2012, I received the Ph.D. in Engineering from University of Tsukuba.

In collaboration with the University of Tsukuba Hospital, currently I am working on the development of Swallowscope, a monitoring and assisting systems for people with swallowing difficulties. Before that, I worked on the development of the Robot Mask, a wearable robotic device with biorobotic control to assist expressiveness of people with facial paralysis.

From 2003 to 2008 I was a lecturer at the Department of Production Engineering of University of Peradeniya. My areas of interest include robotics, biomedical engineering and cognitive neuroscience.

 


Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Engineering in Intelligent Interaction Technologies, University of Tsukuba, July 2012
Dissertation: "A Study on a Wearable Robot Mask for Assisting Facial Expressions"


Master of Engineering (ME) in Intelligent Interaction Technologies, University of Tsukuba, March 2009
Thesis: "A Robotic Mask to Support Expressive Functions of the Human Face"


BSc. (Hons.) in Engineering (Production Engineering), University of Peradeniya, November 2002

 


Awards and Fellowships

Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship from 10/2006 to 03/2012, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan

GCOE Young Researcher Grant in years 2009, 2010 and 2011, University of Tsukuba, Japan

NSF GRASSROOTS Fellowship in 2009, USA

 


Patent

Kenji Suzuki, Prabhath Dushyantha Jayatilake, "Wearing type human support device", No. 2009-285115 A

 


Work History

January 2013 onwards

Postdoctoral Researcher
Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba

July 2012 ~ December 2012

Researcher
Center for Cybernics Research - CCR, University of Tsukuba

April 2012 ~
July 2012

Research Assistant
Center for Cybernics Research - CCR, University of Tsukuba

April 2007 ~ March 2011

Teaching Assistant
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba

October 2003 ~ December 2008

Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

May 2003 ~ October 2003

Temporary Assistant Lecturer
Department of Production Engineering, University of Peradeniya

December 2002 ~ May 2003

Temporary Instructor
Department of Production Engineering, University of Peradeniya

 

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