Roshan Ragel is a full professor in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and the consulting Chief Executive Officer at the Lanka Research and Education Network (LEARN), the national NREN. He is a skilled university lecturer and researcher with a doctorate in computer science and engineering and a passion for teaching, research and administration. His research interest is in fault-tolerant and dependable computing, accelerated and high-performance computing, wearable computing and synthesis of secure and reliable embedded processors.
At LEARN, he works on establishing an effective organizational structure to achieve corporate strategic goals. He has spent many years building and managing Information and Communication Technology infrastructure dedicated to supporting the research and education communities in Sri Lanka. With his involvement, LEARN was able to step up for a significant milestone by launching the [email protected] Project in Sri Lanka in 2017, which brings a lot of opportunities for LEARN R&E network community to get involved and utilize the project resources and funds.
With Covid-19 lockdowns, LEARN is helping the university community in the country connect and engage in productive research and education activities online. Prof. Ragel received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2007 and his BSc in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2001. He was appointed a Senior Lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Peradeniya in December 2007 and a Full Professor since October 2017.