Harindu Korala

Melbourne, Australia. hkorala@swin.edu.au

I am a Senior Research Data Scientist at Monash Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University. Before that I worked as an AI and Data Science Research Fellow at the Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University, where I worked with a set of leading cross-disciplinary experts to enhance health sciences, governance and policy and sustainable development using data-driven AI. I completed my doctoral research at Swinburne University of Technology and I hold a B.Sc. Hons degree in Information Technology from University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka). From 2015 to 2018, I worked as a Senior Software Engineer at 99X Technology (Sri Lanka).

My research interests are Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Data analytics at cloud and edge, Cloud computing, Machine learning


Senior Research Data Scientist

Institute of Railway Technology, Monash University

Undertaking research and development of new and innovative software applications and systems related to big data modelling, storage, analysis and reporting of railway infrastructure

Supporting all facets of AI-based software application and system development including requirements gathering from industry partners, acquiring data from IoT devices, developing databases, conducting exploratory data analysis, building and evaluating machine learning models and implementing web-based dashboards for visualizations

Providing specialised applied research advice and solutions to complex situations including consultation with senior managers, academics and professional staff and developing proposals and strategies for AI-based software design activities

Designing, implementing and productionising machine-learning models as part of AI-based software applications and systems to meet industry partner needs

June 2022 - Present

AI and Data Science Research Fellow

Monash Data Futures Institute, Monash University

Worked with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and Institute AI engineers to deploy machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to solve client-based business and research challenges

Focussed on the advancement and development of artificial intelligence methods and tools to improve transparency, fairness, interpretability and explainability

Oversaw client development and proposal development efforts and take ownership of client project deliverables

Built and sustained relationships with other faculties, clients and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure efficiency of function, program or strategy delivery

Collaborated across Monash University, industry partners and the broader AI community to implement projects and outcomes that create and advance ethical and safe AI for lasting impact

October 2021 - June 2022

Research Assistant

Swinburne University of Technology

Designed and developed research prototypes and system implementations for industry stakeholders such as Bega Cheese, Bunnings, Scope 3, etc. to collect a diverse set of data from various sources such as sensors, cameras, etc.

Analysed complex, disperse, often incomplete and noisy data (e.g., sensor data) to create actionable insights

Developed and tuned machine learning models and productionising them

Published and communicated findings of research projects by presenting at internationally recognised conferences

Mentored and supervised research interns

Oct 2019 - Aug 2021

Academic Tutor

Swinburne University of Technology

Worked as a tutor for courses including Fundamentals of Data Management, Computer and Logic Essentials, Software Development for Mobile Devices, and IoT Programming

Aug 2018 - Jun 2021

Senior Software Engineer

99X Technology

Worked as a Senior Full-Stack developer at Sri Lanka’s leading product engineering company and involved in developing a vehicle information management ERP system for a Norway vendor called BUS AS

Feb 2017 - Feb 2018

Software Engineer

99X Technology

Worked as a Full-Stack developer at Sri Lanka’s leading product engineering company and involved in developing a vehicle information management ERP system for a Norway vendor called BUS AS

Successfully developed and deployed 30+ production-ready features for a Scandinavian-based ERP web solution in the automotive industry

Spearheaded building the continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline of the project to enable seamless monthly product releases; as a result, the product to market time increased by 65%

Dec 2015 - Jan 2017

Software Engineer Intern

Moodle Org

Developed a Javascript-based SCORM player for the Moodle Mobile application as part of the Google Summer Code Internship program

May 2015 - Aug 2015

Software Engineer Intern

99X Technology

Developed three web applications during the period of the internship using various web technologies including Java 2 EE, EJB, HTML 5, AngularJs, PHP, Mongo DB, MySQL, etc

May 2014 - Nov 2014


Doctor of Philosophy in Information & Communication Technology

Swinburne University of Technology
Supervised by : Professor Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Associate Professor Prem Prakash Jayaraman and Dr. Ali Yavari
2018 - 2022

B.Sc.(Hons) in Information Technology

University of Moratuwa

Graduated with a First class Honors degree and ranked within the top 5% of the class

2011 - 2015



Korala, H.. 2022. Managing Time-Sensitive Internet of Things Applications via Adaptive and Scalable Techniques. PhD Thesis.
Yavari, A.; Bagha, H., Korala, H., Mirza, I., Dia, H., Scifleet, P., Sargent, J., Shafiei, M. 2022. ParcEMon: IoT Platform for Real-Time Parcel Level Last-Mile Delivery Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting and Management. Sensors.
Korala, H. , Georgakopoulos, D., Jayaraman, P.P., Yavari, A. 2022. A Survey of Techniques for Fulfilling the Time-Bound Requirements of Time-Sensitive IoT Data Applications. ACM Computing Surveys.


Korala, H. , Georgakopoulos, D., Jayaraman, P.P., Yavari, A. 2021. Managing Time-Sensitive IoT Applications via Dynamic Application Task Distribution and Adaptation. Remote Sensing.
Korala, H. , Georgakopoulos, D.,Yavari, A., Jayaraman, P.P., 2021. A Time-Sensitive IoT Data Analysis Framework. In Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


Korala, H., Jayaraman, P.P., Yavari, A., and Georgakopoulos, D., 2020. APOLLO: A Platform for Experimental Analysis of Time Sensitive Multimedia IoT Applications . In the 18th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM ’20)
Korala, H., Yavari, A., Georgakopoulos, D., and Jayaraman, P.P., 2020. Design and Implementation of a Platform for Managing Time-Sensitive IoT Applications . In the 6th IEEE International Conference on Collaboration and Internet Computing (IEEE CIC 2020)
Yavari, A., Georgakopoulos, D., Agrawal, H., Korala, H., Jayaraman, P. P., and Karabotić Milovac, J."Internet of Things Milk Spectrum Profiling for Industry 4.0 Dairy and Milk Manufacturing," 2020 International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN), Barcelona, Spain, 2020, pp. 342-347.

Teaching Experience


Fundamentals of Data Management : COS20015
Computer and Logic Essentials : COS10003


Software Development for Mobile Devices : COS30017
IoT Programming : SWE30011


Fundamentals of Data Management : COS20015

Honors & Awards

Nominated for the best paper award at the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2021
Swinburne University Postrgraduate Research Award (SUPRA), 2018
Nominated for the best-emerging employee of the year, 99X Technology, 2016
Most Innovative Team Leader, AIESEC, 2015
Dean's Honor List Award Semester 1, 3,4,5, University of Moratuwa, 2012-2015
Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship, 2011

Volunteering & Leadership

Open day volunteer, Swinburne University of Technology, 2019
Vice president, Sports committee of 99X Technology, 2017 -2018
Vice President - Business Development - AIESEC in University of Moratuwa 2014-2015