• Dr. K. Thabotharan

    Senior Lecturer Gr.I
    B.Sc.[Hons](Jaffna), M.Sc.(Akron), Ph.L. (Uppsala), Ph.D. (Colombo)
  • thabo@jfn.ac.lk
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  • Research Interests: Opportunistic content distribution between small hand held mobile wireless devices in a pair wise manner
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • Ph.L. in Computer Science (Uppsala, Sweden)
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science (Akron, US)
  • B.Sc. Special in Computer Science (Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
Postgraduate Supervision
Undergraduate Supervision for other HEIs
Resource person
Institutional Development
  • Head - Department of Computer Science from 2014 to 2017
  • Membership of the Board of Management of the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, 2014 to date
  • Coordinator of the World Bank funded HETC Project for the Physical Science Study Programme.
  • Students' Counselor for the Faculty of Science since October 2012.
  • Coordinator - e-learning for Staff Development Centre, University of Jaffna. 2011 - 2013
  • Academic Counsellor for Computer Science, 2010 – to date
  • Coordinator for the Knowledge sharing partnership between the University of Jaffna and the World Bank.
  • Senate Representative for Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna.
  • Member of the Faculty Research Committee for the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna.
  • Member of the Senate Sub-Committee on IT.
  • Member of the Senate Sub-Committee on Web Designing.
  • Member of the Board - Faculty of Science.
Presentations
Attended Conferences and workshops
Reviewer
Other activities
Undergraduate Teaching
Inter-faculty Teaching
Visiting Lecturer
  • Thabotharan, K. and Ranasinghe, N.: "An Adaptive Routing Protocol with Congestion Avoidance for Opportunistic Networks", In IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer2014), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 10-14 December 2014.
  • Thabotharan, K. and Nalin, R.: “Self Similarity and Predictability of Contact Opportunities in Opportunistic Networks”, In Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), 12-14 December, Singapore, 2012.
  • Thabotharan, K., Nalin, R., and Pears, A.N.: “An Enhanced Congestion Aware Adaptive Routing Protocol for Opportunistic Networks”, In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’11), pp. 210-215, 16-19 August, 2011.
  • Thabotharan, K. and Sivasuthan, S.: “A Hybrid Reactive Routing Protocol for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks”, In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’11), pp. 222-227, 16-19 August, 2011.
  • Sakuntharaj, R. and Thabotharan, K.: “Implementing the Epidemic Routing Protocol for the Scalable Wireless Ad-hoc Network Simulations (SWANS)”, In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Sessions, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, pp. 18, 6 - 8 April, 2011.
  • Thabotharan, K. Arnold, P. and Nalin, R.: “Towards Designing a Routing Protocol for Opportunistic Networks”, In First International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer-2010), September 29 – October 01, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Sathees, R. and Thabotharan, K.: “A Performance Comparison of Mobility Models for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks”, In 17th Annual Sessions, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Thabotharan, K. and Arnold, P.: “State of the art in Modeling Opportunistic Networks”, Book chapter in the book “Mobile Opportunistic Networks: Architectures, Protocols and Applications”, edited by Mieso K. Denko, publisher Auerbach Publications, Taylor & Francis Group, March 2010.
  • Thabotharan, K., Nalin, R. and Arnold, P.: “Evaluation of the Impact of Opportunistic Networking on Command and Control System Performance”, In proceedings of the First International Conference on Next Generation Wireless Systems (NGWS-2009), Melbourne, Australia, 12-14 October 2009.
  • Thabotharan, K. and Arnold, P.: “Modeling Predictability and Connectedness in a Command and Control System”, in proceedings of the 6th Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop (SNCNW'09), Uppsala, 4-5 May 2009.
  • Thabotharan, K. and Arnold, P.: “Benchmarking of Opportunistic Networking Experiments”. In 5th Swedish National Computer Networking Workshop (SNCNW ’08), Karlskrona, Sweden. April, 2008.
  • Thabotharan, K. and Arnold, P.: “Reproducing Opportunistic Connectivity Traces Using Connectivity Models”, Student Workshop Paper, CoNext 2007, New York, USA, December 2007.
  • Thabotharan, K., Arnold, P. and Nalin, R.: “Connectivity Models : A new Approach to Modeling Contacts in Opportunistic Networks”, In proceedings of the 8th International information Technology Conference (IITC 2006), Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 2006.
  • Thabotharan, K.: “What and When?: Distributing Content in Opportunistic Networks”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC'06), Buchraest, Romania, July 2006.
  • Thabotharan, K., and Arnold, P.: “Approaches to P2P Internet Application Development”, In proceedings of the International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS'05), French Polynsia, October 2005.
  • Dang, X.-H. and Thabotharan, K.: “Performance Evaluation of an Enhanced Popularity-Aware Web Proxy Cache Replacement Algorithm”, International Conference on Internet Computing, pp.290-295, 2004.
  • Kesavan, K., Thabotharan, K. and Mahesan, S.: “A Glossary Management System”, 8th Annual Session, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, 1999.
Research
Travel
  • Best Student Paper Award - “Self Similarity and Predictability of Contact Opportunities in Opportunistic Networks”, 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), 12-14 December, Singapore, 2012