Online ICT Tutor Saumya



Computer Science PhD


Experienced educator with 10 years of experience in IT, Computer Science and Management at the tertiary level.

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Queensland University of Technology - Computer Science - PhD

Experienced educator with 10 years of experience in IT, Computer Science and Management at the tertiary level.

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About Me

I have worked in academia in different capacities such as senior lecturer, lecturer, tutor, and instructor. I have expertise in a range of subject areas including User Experience Engineering, Software Engineering, Database Systems, Data Mining and Warehousing, System Analysis and Design, Business Process Management, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Psychology, and Project Management.
I have completed my PhD in computer science from QUT. My BSc with Honors is in ICT, and I graduated with a first-class.
With excellent presentation and writing skills, I can communicate quite effectively. Student often praise my skills in dissecting complex subject matter using real-world examples. I attempt to approach teaching from the student's perspective and so I empathize with their unique requirements. Most importantly, I just love to teach, as I like seeing others achieving their true potential.

Tutor Experience

The University of Queensland | Feb 2021 to Now
Units: Human Computer Interaction, Design Computing Studio

Teaching Associate
Monash University | Jul 2020 to Feb 2021
Unit: IT Strategy & Management (FIT5102)

IT Support Officer
Monash University | Nov - Dec 2020
Worked as the issue logger for eAssessment online exams project

Senior Lecturer
University of Sri Jayewardanapura, Sri Lanka | Feb 2019 to Feb 2020
Units: Human Computer, Interaction (HCI), Software Design, Project Management, and Data Mining &

Visiting Lecturer
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka | Jan 2018 to Jun 2019
Conducted sessions in HCI
Designed and marked assessment items

Visiting Lecturer
Charted Inst. of Personnel Mgt, Sri Lanka | Mar 2018 to Jan 2020
Units: Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), HR Analytics, Research Methodology, and Social Media

Sri Lanka Inst. of Information Technology | Aug 2017 to Jan 2019
Units: User Experience Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, and Capstone Projects
Coordinated and supervised 4th-year research projects

Assistant Lecturer
Uni. of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka | Feb 2017 to Jul 2017 & Feb 2012 to Jan 2013
Units: Human Computer Interaction, Psychology, and Business Process Management
Coordinated 3rd-year software development projects and 4th-year research projects
Liaised with the industry to develop software systems

Queensland University of Technology | Feb 2014 to Jun 2015
Conducted tutorial sessions and marked viva sessions in the unit People, Context and Technology

Uni. of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka | Oct 2011 to Feb 2012
Conducted lab sessions in System Analysis and Design, Database Systems, and Programming

Topic Expertise

User Experience Engineering
Software Engineering
Database Systems
Data Mining and Warehousing
System Analysis and Design
Business Process Management
Strategic Management
Project Management
Human Resource Management


"I had the privilege to interact with Ravihansa while he was my tutor for the unit 'IT Strategy and Governance' at Monash University. Ravihansa is very knowledgeable and does thorough research prior to every class. He is very thoughtful, patient and professional in his interactions with students. Ravihansa has always encouraged us to speak-up and express our views which promoted practical and research-oriented discussions, and enhanced the learning process during every class. Ravihansa is a great tutor and will be a valuable addition to any team he engages with. I wish him the very best and every success!"

"Ravihansa and I met initially while reading for our PhDs at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. We later became colleagues at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka. I got to work closely with Ravihansa at the Department of Infomation and Communication Technology, particularly with curriculum development. He contributed immensely to improving and developing the curriculum for the BICT degree. As the coordinator for the Software Technology technology specialisation, he effectively managed the expectations of students while adhering to standard processes and upholding academic integrity. With excellent technical knowledge and exceptional people skills, I would highly recommend Ravihansa as an experienced researcher as well as an accomplished lecturer."

Background Checks



PhD in Human Computer Interaction
Queensland University of Technology, 2018
Thesis on collaborating with diverse communities to design personalised technologies for and with people with a

BSc (Hons) in ICT
University of Colombo, 2012
Graduated as the batch-top with a GPA of

- Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). PR093089 (Oct 2015)
- Academic Research Foundations: Quantitative (LinkedIn)
- Member: ACM SIGCHI Colombo Chapter (Dec 2019)
- IELTS General Test: Listening - 9 | Reading - 8.5 |Writing - 7 | Speaking - 8 | Overall - 8 (Apr 2019)
- 2nd runner-up: 3MT Competition, Faculty of Science and Engineering, QUT (2015)
- ā€œTeaching Advantageā€: QUT (2015)
- Certificate in Human Resource Management: Charted Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka (2009)
- Developing Object-based Applications in Java: National Institute of Information Technology (2009)
- Certificate in English: University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2007)