Madhusanka Liyanage

Madhusanka Liyanage

BSc (UoM, Sri Lanka), MSc (UNS, France), MEng (AIT, Thailand), DSc (UOulu, Finland), SMIEEE

Assistant Professor / Ad Astra Fellow, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Adjunct Professor of Security in Softwarized Networks, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland.

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Research Interests

5G/6G, Blockchain, Network security, Virtual Networks, Security Protocols, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)

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Madhusanka Liyanage received his B.Sc. degree (First Class Honours) in electronics and telecommunication engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2009, the M.Eng. degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011, the M.Sc. degree from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France, in 2011, and the Doctor of Technology degree in communication engineering from the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, in 2016. From 2011 to 2012, he worked a Research Scientist at the I3S Laboratory and Inria, Shopia Antipolis, France. He is currently an assistant professor/Ad Astra Fellow at School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. He is also acting as an adjunct Processor at the Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. He was also a recipient of prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship during 2018-2020. During 2015-2018, he has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the CSIRO, Australia, the Infolabs21, Lancaster University, U.K., Computer Science and Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Australia, School of IT, University of Sydney, Australia, LIP6, Sorbonne University, France and Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Oxford, U.K. He is also a senior member of IEEE. In 2020, he has received "2020 IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher" award by IEEE ComSoc EMEA.

He has co-authored over 80 publications including three edited books with Wiley and one patent. He was the Demo Chair of IEEE WCNC 2019 and Publicity Chair of ISWCS 2019 conferences. He was also the Lead Organizer of MEC-IoT-5G 2018 Workshop at IEEE 5GWF 2018, Blockchain in IoT at IEEE Globecom 2018, blockchain for CPS at IEEE ICC 2020, Blockchain for 5G at IEEE 5GWF 2020. He was the TPC Co-Chair of IEEE SecureEdge 2017 Workshop as well. He acted as a TPC Member of EAI M3Apps, 2016, 5GU 2017, EUCNC 2017, EUCNC 2018, MASS 2018, 5G-WF 2018, MCWN 2018, WCNC 2019, EUCNC 2019, 5GWF 2019 conferences and as a Session Chair IEEE WCNC 2013, CROWNCOM 2014, 5GU 2014, IEEE CIT 2017, IEEE PIMRC 2017, Bodynet 2018, Globecom 2018 conferences. Moreover, He has received two best Paper Awards in the areas of SDMN security (at NGMAST 2015) and 5G Security (at IEEE CSCN 2017). Additionally, he has been awarded two research grants and 19 other prestigious awards/scholarships during his research career.

Liyanage has worked for more than twelve EU, international and national projects in ICT domain. He held responsibilities as a leader of work packages in several projects including SIGMONA and Naked approach projects. Currently, he is the Finnish national coordinator for EU COST Action CA15127 on resilient communication services and also serving as management committee member for three other EU COST action projects namely EU COST Action IC1301, IC1303, CA15107 and CA16226. Liyanage has over three years’ experience in research project management, research group leadership, research project proposal preparation, project progress documentation and graduate student co-supervision/mentoring, skills. For last four years, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, he won the Best Researcher Award at the Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu for his excellent contribution in project management and project proposal preparation. Additionally, two of the research projects (MEVICO and SIGMONA projects) received the CELTIC Excellence and CELTIC Innovation Awards in 2013, 2017 and 2018 respectively.