Dr Charith Abhayaratne

University of Sheffield Dr Charith Abhayaratne received the B.E, in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1998 and the Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Bath in 2002. Since 2005, he has been a lecturer within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.

He was a recipient of European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) postdoctoral fellowship in 2002-2003 to carry out research at the Centre for mathematics and computer science (CWI) in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and at the National Research Institute for computer science and control (INRIA) in Sophia Antipolis in France.

A Brief History


He was a member of research staff in the Multimedia and Vision Lab within the Department of Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London in the U.K., where he was involved with the EU-FP6 project aceMedia. (Jan. 2004 - June 2005).


He spent the second half of the ERCIM research fellowship at INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France. He was affiliated with "Ariana Project". (March 2003 - Dec. 2003)


He spent the first half of the ERCIM research fellowship at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science(CWI) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In CWI, he was affiliated with the "Signals and Images" theme. He was also involved in EU-FP5 project MASCOT. (June 2002 - Feb. 2003)

Univ. of Bath

He received the degree of Ph.D. of the University of Bath, U.K. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2002 for the thesis entitled "Lossless and Nearly-lossless Video Coding". His work was sponsored by an overseas research studentship from Tandberg Television Ltd. (Formerly NDS Ltd., Southampton, UK).

Univ. of Adelaide

He received B.E. in Electrical and Electronic Enigineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1998. He was sponsored by an AusAid full studentship.


In Sri Lanka, he attended the Royal College, Colombo for the secondary education. Royal College, founded in 1835, is one of the oldest schools in Sri Lanka. Checkout the college profile here. Charith proudly congratualtes his alma materfor celebrating her 175th anniversary this year!.