Champika Manel Epa Ranasinghe


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Champika is a lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS). Her current teaching involves Data Physicalization, Smart Technology and Research and Design of UX . 

She received a PhD  from the University of Munster in Germany and a masters degree (MPhil) in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. She also obtained another MSc. from the School of Computing, University of Colombo and a BSc in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. Prior to joining the University of Twente, Champika worked as a Content Manager at Innodata ( and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka ( She has also completed the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) and has obtained SEDA (UK) accrediation for teaching, learning and assessing in higher education.

Champika's main research areas are Human Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous and Smart Technologies and Data Physicalization. She focuses on cross-disciplinary research aimed at augmenting humans and society and at sustainability. She is particularly interested in bridging computer science and engineering (plus related technologies) with other disciplines such as medical & biological sciences and behavioral sciences  to  design solutions that are more sustainable, ecological and human friendly.

She co-chaired the  Student Competition track of MobileHCI 2020 ) and Posters track of Mobile & Ubiquitous Multimedia - MUM 2020 ( ). 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Munster, Germany

Award Date: 19 Nov 2018

Master, University of Moratuwa

Award Date: 15 Nov 2013

Master, School of Computing, University of Colombo , Sri Lanka

Bachelor, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

External positions

Content Manager, Innodata Inc.

Project Analyst, Innodata Inc.

Senior Lecturer, University of Moratuwa


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Mobile Interaction
  • ubiquitous computing
  • User centred design
  • Data Physicalization


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