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Amal Punchihewa

KL, Malaysia

Joined this community on Sep 18, 2015

Bio Amal graduated from Engineering, specializing in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, with honours. He completed a Master of Electronics Engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, focusing on digital video signal processing. Amal has worked as an engineer in both academia and industry over the past twenty eight years, starting as a computer engineer. He moved to the broadcast industry, worked as a research engineer and then head of Engineering for the national television broadcaster in Sri Lanka. His PhD was on framework for rapid objective evaluation of image and video compression artefacts. He has published over 100 scholarly articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings. Amal is a CEng, Fellow of the IET UK, Senior Member of IEEE-USA, Fellow of IPENZ, New Zealand, and a life member of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science. He was awarded the Wimalasurendra award in recognition of the contribution he made to the Broadcast Engineering development by the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka.

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