Profile Summary

Kugamoorthy Gajananan (Gajan) is currently working as a researcher at IBM  Research Tokyo.

His current work involves the research and development in the area of service business transformation. More specifically,  he focuses on service analytics which involves analyzing the data generated from the execution of a service system to improve, extend and personalize a service (e.g. cloud based service) to create value for both providers and customers.

Before that, he was  a project researcher at  the National Institute of Informatics.  His main research interests included: Virtual /augmented/mixed reality, Human-machine interfaces/interaction (e.g  Haptics), Human-behavior sensing and Visualization.

He acquired his PhD in Informatics at  the National Institute of Informatics, also affiliated to the Graduate University for Advanced Studies,  in September, 2013.  For his PhD research,  he  worked under the supervision of  Professor Helmut Prendinger at the Global lab  since April 2010.  His PhD thesis research focused on  developing a novel framework for the automatic generation of complex traffic scenarios for the purpose of sensing human driving behaviors in simulated environments such as an online multi-user three dimensional (3D) virtual reality environment. During his PhD research, he collaborated with traffic engineers to develop tools and techniques so that they can collect driver behavioral data and study the human factors that influence driving behavior, against various transport scenarios. For that purpose he also visited Smart Transport Research Center at Queensland University of Technology in 2012.

Previously he received his B.Sc degree in Computer Science from the University of Colombo , Colombo, Sri Lanka in August , 2005. Then, he worked as a Software Engineer at Industrial Financial Systems Private Limited in Sri Lanka  from August  2005 to August 2007.

In 2007 August, he obtained the Thailand King Scholarship for pursuing his M.Sc degree in Information Management at School of Engineering and Technology in Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. During his graduate studies, he worked on a thesis under the supervision of Professor Peter Haddawy.

As a part of his graduate studies,  he also participated in an international internship program at the National Institute of Informatics , Tokyo, Japan from July 2009 to December 2010 and also worked as a Project researcher at the National Institute of Informatics for 3 months from January  2010 to March 2010.

His professional activities include the memberships in
 IEEE and ACM.

Contact detail:

Kugamoorthy Gajananan
IBM Research Tokyo, Japan.
Work Profile: IBM Research - Tokyo

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