Hi I'm Dilrukshi Abeyrathne

I started my Ph.D. studies in Jan 2019 and currently working with Dr. Silvia Nittel and Dr. Sepideh Ghanavati, collaborating with the Geosensor Networks Lab and Privacy Engineering–Regulatory Compliance Lab (PERC_Lab) at the University of Maine. My Ph.D. research focus is mainly on the topic of adopting blockchain technology to enhance the privacy and security of information, primarily focusing on digital medical records.

Research Interests

Blockchain in Healthcare | Access Control | Data Privacy | Spatio-Temporal Blockchain | Smart contracts | Permission Modeling | Engineering Privacy in Software Systems

Publication Index

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List of publications

  • Dilrukshi Abeyrathne, Chamari Edirisinghe, Nimesha Ranasinghe, Kasun Karunanayaka, Kening Zhu, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, Adrian David Cheok, Lan Lan, and Yukihiro Morisawa. "Connected online and offline safe social networking for children." Computers in Entertainment (CIE) 9, no. 2 (2011): 1-8.

  • Adrian David Cheok,, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, and Dilrukshi Abeyrathne. "Petimo: children's companion for social networking, Journal of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering 10(2), 86-90, 2011-03.

  • Dilrukshi Abeyrathne, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, Nimesha Ranasinghe, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, and Adrian David Cheok. "Food internet communication." In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, pp. 49-52. 2010.

  • Yongsoon Choi, Adrian David Cheok, Veronica Halupka, Jose Sepulveda, Roshan Peris, Jeffrey Koh, Wang Xuan, Wei Jun, Dilrukshi Abeyrathne, and Yamaguchi Tomoharu, "Flavor visualization: Taste guidance in co-cooking system for coexistence." In 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality-Arts, Media, and Humanities, pp. 53-60. IEEE, 2010.

  • Adrian David Cheok, Dilrukshi Abeyrathne, Chamari Priyange Edirisinghe, Owen Noel Newton Fernando, Isuru Sawubhagya Godage, Kris Hoogendoorn, Junsong Hou, Kasun Karunanayaka, Michelle Narangoda, Roshan Lalintha Peiris, "Petimo: children's companion for safe social networking." In ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2009 Art Gallery & Emerging Technologies: Adaptation, pp. 80-80. ACM, 2009.

  • D.D.I.D.S. Abeyrathne, R.A.N. Ranasinghe, M.D.D. Udara, L. Ranathunga, "iMTracer - Intelligent Mobile Route Tracer with Map Guide.", In Second International Conference on Industrial and Information, pp: 92. IEEE 2007


  • iHealthcare: Most innovative TDC project –Republic Polytechnic-2012

  • First prize for Petimo at InventiON: competition of ideas for inventors, International Innovation Competition in Milan, Italy (Apr 2010)

  • Petimo: Safe Social Networking Robot for children, short listed at the Como for Children (C4C) Competition at the 8th International Conference on Interaction design and children in Como, Italy, June 3 – 5, 2009. IDC ‘09.

Professional Service

Sub Reviewer

  • SANER’20: International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering.

  • REFSQ working conference 2020.

  • ACM-Symposium on Applied Computing 2020.

  • RE'20- The 28th IEEE International Requirement Engineering Conference.

  • RE’19- The 27th IEEE International Requirement Engineering Conference.