Dr. A. Rukshan

Head and Senior Lecturer in Information Technology

Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business Studies

University of Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Manner Road, Pampaimadu, Vavuniya, 43000, Northern Provience, Sri Lanka.

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Recent Event

Resource Person for workshop on Gamification

Resource Person for Workshop on 2D/3D Virtual Navigation and Tourism Promotion through Gamification. This two days workshop has been organised by Skills for Inclusive Growth and held on 11th and 19th May 2022. I have delivered the background of 2D/3D Virtual Navigation and Tourism Gamification.

Award for top cited Journal Articel in 2020-2021

My research work published in Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology - an A* Journal listed in ABDC Journal Quality List - is among the top cited paper and generated immediate impact in the research community.

The research paper "Cultural factors and the role of privacy concerns in acceptance of government surveillance is accessible:" is accessible at:

https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/asi.24372

Research paper presentation in ACIS2021 Conference

Presented a research paper titled - Usability Perceptions of Culturally Adapted Web Pages, in the 32nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS2021), Sydney, Australia, from December 8 to 10, 2022.

This paper was presented on the Day 3 of the conference, on 10 December 2021, in the Track 9: Usability, Usability Thinking, and Human Centred Design in Contemporary Organisations.

ACIS is the premier Information Systems conference within Australia and New Zealand, targeting Information Systems academics and researchers. It covers technical, organisational, business and social issues in the application of Information Technology to real world problems. ACIS provides a platform for panel discussions and the presentation of peer-reviewed information systems research papers.




Sri Lankan UGC's Graduate Training Programme - 2020

Act as a resource person to deliver a training on "Digital Tools" on 30th September 2020, in both Mannar and Vavuniya.

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About me

I work as a Senior Lecturer in Information Technologyin the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Studies of the University of Vavuniya, from July 2019. Further, I worked as Information Technology, from 2011 to 2019, and Instructor in Computer Technology, from 2005 to 2011, attached to the above entity .

I also work as an Instructor in Computer Technology in the Computer Unit of the University of Jaffna from 2004 to 2005.

My academic carrier started as a Tutor in Computing, in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, from January to August, 2004.

Research Interests

The following are the core research interests:

  • Gamification

  • Digital Business

  • Web Applications for Business

  • Management Information Systems

  • Data Science

  • Cross-cultural Communication

  • Data Mining

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

  • User Experience (UX) Design

  • Usability and Accessibility

  • Information Security

The interests page details my research interests, together with research ideas to supervise students.

Summary of Education:

1) PhD in IT (Murdoch University, Australia, from 2014 - 2019)

2) MSc in IT (University of East London, Uk, from 2009 - 2010)

3) Pg.Dip in IT (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, from 2006 - 2007)

4) BSc in Applied Sciences (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, from 2000 - 2004)

International Collaboration

1. University Associate

Curtin University, School of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Australia.

a) One year from 28 June 2021.

b) Two years from 1 February 2019.

2. Information Systems Research Group Member

Murdoch University, School of Engineering and It, Australia.

Language Skills

English, Tamil, and Sinhala