Liyanage C De Silva received BSc Eng.(Hons) degree from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka in 1985, M.Phil. Degree from The Open University of Sri Lanka in 1989, MEng. and PhD degrees from the Univ. of Tokyo, Japan in 1992 and 1995 respectively. From April 1995 to March 1997 he pursued his postdoctoral research as a researcher at ATR (Advanced Telecommunication Research) Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. He was with National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore from 1997 till 2003. He was a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand from 2003 July to 2007 July. He has been an Associate Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) from July 2007 to January 2013. He has been promoted to Full Professor at UBD from January 2013. Currently he is with Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT), UBD.
Liyanage’s current research interests are IoT (Internet of Things), Smart Grid Technologies, Smart Home Research (Smart environments for security, eldercare, healthcare, energy efficiency with smart sensors), Power System Analysis, Image and Speech Signal Processing (in particular multi modal emotion recognition and speech emotion analysis), Digital Communication (CDMA, OFDMA etc.), Information theory (source coding), Pattern recognition and understanding (biometric identification), and Multimedia signal processing. He has almost 30 years of postgraduate experience in various levels in his career in the Asia Pacific region. Liyanage has published over 160 technical papers in these areas in international conferences, journals and Japanese national conventions and holds one Japanese national patent, which was successfully sold to Sony Corporation Japan for commercial utilization. So far he has jointly filled 2 US, 2 Indian and 2 Brunei patents. Liyanage’s works have been cited as one of the pioneering work in the bimodal (audio and video signal based) emotion recognition by many researchers. His papers so far have been cited by more than 1740 times (according to scholar.google.com) with an h-index of 19. http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=utF5BG0AAAAJ&hl=en.