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Black HatUnited StatesJuly 2008August 2008
Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator                              
EC - Council                                     
United States
May 2008July 2008
Certified Ethical Hacker
EC - CouncilUnited States
March 2008April 2008
Security 360
Singapore Informatics
SingaporeFebruary 2008March 2008



FernLabs Research

Always imagining tomorrow's future...

Topics of Personal Interest:

+ Mathematical Physics Modelling and Simulation Techniques
+ Quantum Physical Nature of Space-Time and Forces

+ Mathematical Foundations of the Human Brain
+ Experimental Frequencies and Advanced Signal Processing Techniques
+ Energy Research and Storage Techniques
+ Mathematical Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare Strategy using Game Theory


A. H. Fernando

     I have always been fascinated by the world around us and it has always been a quest of mine to decipher the codes in nature. Since I was a child, I always asked how our world came to be and how the things we see came to take the form that they did. As a child, I loved taking things apart and challenging myself to put them back together. Now, I am finally pursuing natural sciences which I have always loved the most. Given my hard corded passion towards the constructions in nature, I was fortunate enough to pursue physics. My background in physics, mathematics engineering and computer science has given me the ability to theorize ideas, as well as, actually build them as experiments to be tested. All my education and experiences allow me to be a good resource to other research projects in different fields from my own. Especially, it gives me the pleasure of learning the other wonderful fields that make our world a better place.

    I am currently a graduate student at Gannon University pursuing dual master of science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. While pursuing the masters degrees, I work as a graduate researcher with Dr. Ramakrishnan Sundaram in the electrical engineering department under special projects section. I am primarily responsible for furthering the research on Radio Thermographic Imaging. Apart from the research conducted with Dr. Sundaram; I work with Dr. Nicholas Conklin in the physics department analyzing high volume data sets of particle collisions. As for the extracurricular activities, I am part of many organizations on campus that represent interests in Mathematics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

    I completed my undergraduate studies at Edinboro University in December of 2015, where I completed two simultaneous degrees in Physics and Individualized Studies (Mathematics). Apart from the majors, I also minored in Computer Science. During my time at Edinboro University, I worked on a project that lead to the development of embedded software that currently controls the main telescope used in astrophysical research.  I also completed a full course load with the Military Science Department (Army ROTC) during my time there. Apart from all the studies, I was also involved in many intramural sports and organizations where in some of them I have taken leadership roles. Serving as a student representative for the university senate, being the president of the soccer club and conducting a fitness/combat training program for a selected set of individuals was some of the highlighted involvements. The training program was conducted so I could help them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals by motivating them and most importantly, learning by sharing each others experiences.

     Primarily, my research interests consists of modeling physical phenomenon that of classical and quantum nature using mathematical design. Then build simulations that will lead to the construction of instrumentation to better understand such phenomenon to investigate the possible development of applications. I often use techniques of project management to increase productivity and efficiency. As far as my complementary experiences are concerned, I use the following methods and tools to make projects more high quality, efficient, cost effective and ensure timely delivery. Some of the main methods I use are mathematical modeling and statistical analysis of systems, prototyping by construction of necessary circuitry and failure mode analysis of the projects to ensure quality. I develop supplementary tools as necessary to speed up sub-system processors as I see fit during projects. I am proficient in the use of digital signal processing and analysis techniques and software tools such as Python, C/C++ to name a few. Additionally, I have experience in troubleshooting hardware and software, simulation and construction of antennas, transmission lines, and wave guides. 


Topics of Knowledge and Area of Skill

Graduate ResearcherGannon UniversityUnited States
September 2016
Founder / Chief Research Officer
FernLabs Research
United States
January 2008
Instructional Designer (Project Management)
Edinboro University
United States
April 2010
October 2010
Information Security Researcher
Virtusa Corporation
Sri Lanka
February 2008
August 2008
Online Lecturer
University of MoratuwaSri LankaJuly 2007
August 2008
Management Executive, Information Security Consultant, LecturerOpenArc Systems Management (PVT) Ltd.Sri Lanka
August 2007
February 2008
IDM Computer Studies (PVT) Ltd.Sri LankaApril 2006

August 2006


Student MemberInstitute of Physics
United KingdomAugust 2012
Student MemberAmerican Physical Society
United StatesFebruary 2014
Society of Physics Students
United StatesFebruary 2014
Student Member                                                 
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers                                          
United States                                           
May 2015
MemberExperimental Aircraft Association
United States
December 2015
Founding MemberAlpha Kappa Psi - Chi Lambda
United States
August 2014
Lambda Chi Alpha - Beta DeltaUnited States
August 2014

MSc. Mechanical Engineering
Gannon University
United States
January 2016
December 2017
MSc. Electrical EngineeringGannon UniversityUnited StatesJanuary 2016May 2017
BSc. Physics
Edinboro University                         United StatesSeptember 2011
December 2015
BA. Individualized Studies (Mathematics / Computer Science)
Edinboro University United States
September 2010
December 2015
P.Dip. Business ComputingNCC Education
Sri Lanka / UKJanuary 2005
December 2008

+ General 

   - Highly goal oriented individual
   - Leader

   - Teacher / Mentor 
   - Fast learner
   - High capacity for imagination 
   - Edge for creative Ideas

   - Detail oriented

   - Technology savvy
   - Research savvy (Traditional / Cyber)

   - Ability to work individually as well as in teams
   - Maintains a very neat working environment

+ Specialized Software Packages
   - MATLAB / Simulink
   - SciLab
   - National Instruments Labview
   - Cadence PSpice

+ Business

   - Training and Development
   - Project Management
   - Knowledge Management System Design
   - Market Research and Stratey
   - Business Intelligence
   - Requirement Analysis
   - Contingency Planning
   - Strategic Planning
   - Technology Integration for Business Development

+ Physics
   - Mathematical Modelling
   - Classical Physics
   - Thermal Physics

   - Electromagnetic Theory

   - Special Relativity
   - General Relativity

   - Optical Physics
   - Quantum Physics

   - Particle Physics

+ Mathematics
   - Probability and Statistics

   - Error Analysis
   - Differential Calculus
   - Integral Calculus
   - Vector Calculus
   - Matrix Analysis
   - Fourier Analysis
   - Complex Analysis

   - Ordinary Differential Equations
   - Partial  Differential Equations

   - Series Analysis Techniques

   - Numerical Analysis

   - Perturbation Theory
   - Abstract Algebra

   - Differential Geometry

   - Algebric Topology
   - Tensor Calculus

+ Computer Science

   - Advanced Operating Systems (Microsoft / Linux / Mac)
   - ISO C/C++ Programming
   - QT C++ Programming

   - Python Programming
   - Software Engineering
   - Large Scale Network Security Design and Development

   - Physical Security Design and Development (Buildings)

+ Electrical Engineering

   - Electronic Circuit Analysis, Design and Development
   - Embedded System Design and Development
   - Digital Signal Analysis and Processing
   - Digital Image Processing and Spectral Analysis

   - Electric Machines and Drive Systems

+ Mechanical Engineering
   - Computational Fluid Dynamics

   - Energy Storage

+ Other

   - Krav Maga Practitioner

   - Muai Thai Practitioner

   - Jiu Jitsu Practitioner

   - Latin, Ballroom and Salsa Dancer

   - Wilderness Survival Methods