Prof. Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody, Senior Member IEEE, Fellow, IET, received the Ph. D. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, from the University College Dublin, Ireland. He received his MSc degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey (under the University full graduate scholarship). From 2014 – 2016, he was a Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Tartu, Estonia and University of Bergen, Norway. Since 2021, he is with the Autonoma TechLab, Portugal and Sciences and Technologies Department (STD), Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal. From 2016 to to date, he is a Professor at the School of Computer Science & Robotics, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia. He also served as the Head/ School of Postgraduate & Research, Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), Padukka Sri Lanka and Founding head of Centre of Telecommunication Research, SLTC, Sri Lanka. He is supervising/supervised 15 PhD students and many master and undergraduate students.
He held visiting and/or sabbatical positions at the Centre for Telecommunications Research, University of Sydney, Australia in 2015 and Texas A&M University in 2018. Prof. Jayakody has received the best paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT) in 2017 and International Conference on Emerging Technologies of Information and Communications, Bhutan, March 2019. In July 2019, Prof. Jayakody received the Education Leadership Award from the World Academic Congress in 2019. In 2017 and 2018, he received the outstanding faculty award by National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. He also received the Distinguished Researcher in Wireless Communications in Chennai, India 2019. Prof. Jayakody has published nearly 200 international peer reviewed journal and conference papers and books. His research interests include PHY and NET layer prospective of 5G communications technologies such as NOMA for 5G etc, Cooperative wireless communications, device to device communications, LDPC codes, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle etc. In his career, so far, he has attracted nearly 6M $ research funding. Prof. has organized or co-organized more than 30 workshops, special sessions and IEEE conferences. He currently serves as an Area Editor of the Elsevier Physical Communications Journal, MDPI Information journal, MDPI Sensors and Wiley Internet of Technology Letters. Also, he serves on the Advisory Board of MDPI Multidisciplinary Journal Sci. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for various IEEE Transactions and other journals.