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Dr

Malka Halgamuge

Honorary
Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Fundamental and Applied Aspects of IoT Blockchain and BI/ML
Internet of Things (IoT)
Data Science
Bioelectromagnetics
Hyperthermia
Blockchain IoT and Big Data
science & technology
technology
engineering
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Dr

Malka Halgamuge

 
Division
Engineering
 
Primary Interest
Fundamental and Applied Aspects of IoT Blockchain and BI/ML
Malka Halgamuge's Profile Picture
Dr

Malka Halgamuge

 

Dr Malka N. Halgamuge is a Research Fellow / Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of University of Melbourne and obtained her PhD from the same department. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) India.

She also a member of the Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Committee, The University of Melbourne, since Sep 2013.

Publications:
She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed publications attracting over 1310 Citations (h-index = 20). Her Research Gate RG Score is 37.23 and SciVal Field-Weighted Citation Impact = 1.1 (2016 - 2019). One of her papers has been selected as a highly cited paper by ISI's Essential Science Indicators (May 2014). She currently co-supervises a PhD student, and she has co-supervised 4 PhD students to the completion (2013, 2015 & 2018) at the University of Melbourne as the Principle Supervisor.

Awards:
Awarded the CAS President's International Fellowship from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (2017 & 2018), Incoming Leaders Fellowship from Australia India Institute @ Delhi (2016), Next Step Initiative Fellowship (2015), Australia-China Young Scientist Fellowship (2014), Dyason Fellowship to undertake research at Department of Epidemiology, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA (2013), Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award (2013) from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Two of the papers she has co-authored with her PhD students received the Best Paper Award (2012) and Best Student Paper Award (2011). Awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Engagement Award (2010) and Vice-Chancellor's Knowledge Transfer Award (2008) for her research at the University of Melbourne. She also was awarded the Solander Fellowship (2007 and 2008) for research collaboration with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Physics, Lund University. She was among the short-listed applicants for both 2009 and 2010 LOreal Australia for Women in Science Fellowship, out of over 200 female scientists applied in Australia.

Professional Developments:
She was the Keynote Speaker for EcoSSSoil'19, Seoul and EPRC'18, Kerala, India, Plenary Speaker for ICBET'18, Bali, Associate Editor for 2 International Journals, Editorial Board Member for 6 International Journals, an IEEE Senior Member. She was the , Program Co-Chair, Track Co-Chair, Publication Chair, Advisory Chair, Publicity Co-Chair, Track Chair, Track Co-chair, Session Chair and a Member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for 200 international conferences, Guest Editor for 3 Special Issues. She has presented 46 invited/guest lectures including academia (Oxford University, Ohio State University), Industry (IBM, KPMG East Africa), and 7 IEEE talks. She has conducted 17 journalists/media interviews and articles (Science Alert, Melbourne Voice, Moreland Leader and GradNews etc. ), two radio interviews and a TV interview (ABC News, Australia-TV interview).

Research:
Malka's research has few themes: modelling and exploring of

  1. Fundamental and Applied Aspects of IoT, Blockchain
  2. Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Network
  3. Business Intelligence using Big Data, Machine Learning Solution
  4. Public Health: Bioelectromagnetics, Magnetic Nanoparticle (MNP) based Thermal Therapies

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 118 most recent scholarly works by Malka Halgamuge.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

"Chinese Academy of Sciences Presidents International Fellow", Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

2017

Chinese Academy of Sciences Presidents International Fellowship

2016

Incoming Leaders Fellowship

2016

Incoming Leaders Fellowship

2016

"Incoming Leaders Fellow", Australia India Institute (AII), Delhi, India

2015

2015 Next Step Initiative Fellowship from Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

2014

Australia-China Young Scientist Fellowship

2013

"Dyason Fellowship" to work at Department of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA, 2013.

2013

"Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award" from Humboldt Colloquium, 60th Anniversary of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2012

"Best Paper Award" from EEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Beijing China, 27-29 September 2012.

2011

"Best Student Paper Award" from EMC Society Symposium, Perth, Australia

2010

Vice-Chancellor Engagement Award

2008

Solander Fellowship

"Solander Fellowship", to work at Dept of Radiation Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden

2008

Vice-Chancellor Knowledge Transfer Award

2007

Solander Fellowship

"Solander Fellowship", to work at Dept of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Sweden

2003

ARC Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) for PhD studies

"Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)", Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne

1993

Government Education Department Scholarship for Undergraduate studies

Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2013

SMIEEE - Senior Member of the Institution of Radio and Electronic Engineers, Australia


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Member

Bioelectromagnetic Society

Member

Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)

Member

Networking Networking Women (N2 Women), IEEE Communication Society

Member

Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Education


Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT)

University of Melbourne

Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)

University of Melbourne

Masters of Engineering

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

BSc (Engineering)

University of Peradeniya