Professor Athula Ginige


Professor, School of Computing, Engineering & Math


Professor Athula Ginige graduated with B.Sc. first class honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. In 1987 he won a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship to read for a PhD at the University of Cambridge where he developed a computer vision system for a robot working in a semi-structured environment. After finishing his PhD he joined the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). At the time of leaving UTS he was an Associate Professor and the Head of Computer Systems Engineering Group. At UTS he conducted research in the field of Multimedia and Hypermedia Engineering. His work received international recognition and he was invited to join the Editorial Boards of IEEE Multimedia.

In 1998 Athula joined the University of Western Sydney as Head of School and Professor of Information Technology. In 2001 he guest edited two special issues of IEEE Multimedia on Web Engineering, which provided the foundation for the evolvement of this new discipline area. At present he is researching Web Engineering, eTransformation and how to provide remote healthcare. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of The International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer) and an Associate Editor of the International Journal on Web Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Computer Networking
  • Information Systems
  • Web Engineering
  • eBusiness
  • eTransformation

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Cambridge (UK)
  • BSc(Eng) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Research & Publications

Contact Details
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