Prof. Ashoka Polpitiya, Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Sri Lanka
Ashoka Polpitiya, DSc, is a Professor in Electrical Engineering at Sri Lanka Technological Campus since 2016. Prior to this, he was the Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at Sera Prognostics Inc., in Salt Lake City, Utah where he still works as a consultant. He has also worked in the past as the Lead Bioinformatician for Proteomics at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and as a Senior Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has published articles and developed software tools to address various analytics issues in Genomics and Proteomics experiments. Dr. Polpitiya received his BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, an MS and a PhD both from the Washington University in St. Louis in 2000 and in 2004, respectively, in Systems Science and Mathematics. He spends his time in both Sri Lanka and US, working for SLTC and Sera Prognostics.