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.
Pannel Member of the Scientific Dialog
On the topic "The need for Digitizing the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Sri Lanka" in the 5th International Research Conference (TRInCo-2022), organied by the Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lank, on 9th November 2022. Accessible at: https://trincoconf.tc.esn.ac.lk/
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.
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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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.
The following are the core research interests:
Web Applications for Business
Management Information Systems
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
User Experience (UX) Design
Usability and Accessibility
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)
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