• 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

MSc

  • Mr. K. Shanmuganathan, A Data Analysis and Prediction on the Sales of Wheat Flour in the Northern Sri Lanka”, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 2015.
  • Mr. G. Sashikumaran, “Developing an Application for Local Social Networking Game for Android Phones”, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 2015.
  • Mr.K. Garigaraganapathy, “A location Based Reminder System for Android Devices”, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 2015.
  • Mr. S. Sivaraj, “Detecting and Eliminating Active Traffic Analysis Based onMonitoring Network Traffic Flow Patterns”, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 2014.
  • Mr. K. Pratheepan, “Modeling and alerting network attacks based on network traffic flow pattern observations”, PGIS University of Peradeniya, 2013.
Undergraduate Supervision for other HEIs
Resource person
  • Extension programmes for students following various courses conducted by the Extra Mural Studies Unit of the University of Jaffna since year 2015.
  • Resource person in Computer Science and Information Technology by conducting full day Seminars to Tamil and Sinhala medium School Teachers of all districts, initiated by Ministry of Education and organised by National Institute Education, NIE, Maharagama, 2016.
  • Resource person for the Workshop for the Quality Development of the Grade 11 Textbook for Information and Communication Technology compiled for the year 2016, conducted by the Educational publications Department of Sri Lanka, Battaramulla, March 2016.
  • Resource person for the Training of Trainers workshop organized by the Ministry of Technology and Research for the Science & Technology officers at the District Secretariat Levels in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, and have delivered the awareness lectures entitled “e-Waste” and “Proper Use of the Internet”, in December 2014.
  • Resource person in G.C.E. (A/L) ICT teacher training programmes at the Zone level in the northern Province of Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person to conduct student seminars for G.C.E. (A/L) students offering Information and Communication Technology asa subject for the A/L examination.
  • Resource person for the motivational lecture conducted for the students following BSc Degree Programme at the Open University, Jaffna Regional centre, as part of the HETC QIG project grant of the Open University.
Institutional Development
  • Contributor in introducing new courses to Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Programme, 2015 & 2016.
  • Contributor in introducing the Extended Degree Programme, Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science in Computing, 2014.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Arts with ICT as a subject, Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2015/2016.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science in Computing, Academic Year 2014/2015
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2014/2015.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree Specialisation in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2014/2015.
  • 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.
  • Member of IEEE
Presentations
  • “Current Research Activities in Opportunistic Networking”, at the ICIAfS 2010 Post Conference Workshopon ICT for Sustainability, 21-22 December 2010, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, Jaffna.
  • “Application of Ad-hoc Mobile Communication Technologies For Sustainable Development”,In the 18thannual scientific sessions of the Jaffna Science Association, April 2011.
Attended Conferences and workshops
  • Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 16 – 19 August, 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • 2010 ICIAfS Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability, 21 & 22 December, 2010, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Mobisys 2010, June 15-18, Sanfrancisco, California, USA 2010.
Reviewer
  • Elsevier Journal “Ad Hoc networks” – 2015
  • Reviewer for Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Session (VCARS) 2011.
  • Reviewer for IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 2011.
  • Reviewer for Network Protocols and Algorithms journal.
Other activities
  • Section chair, Section B (Applied Sciences), Jaffna Science Association.
  • “Gearing up for TOEFL” informative talk given to the audience of the chemical society of the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, July 12, 2010.
  • “Exploring Opportunities with TOEFL / GRE” popular talk, given to JSA Section A, August 2008.
  • Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Undergraduate Teaching
  • CSC203GC2: Software Engineering
  • CSC303MC4: Data Communication and Computer Networks
  • CSC305MC3: Practical Computing – 3M (shared with Dr. A.R, Dr. B.M, and Mr. K.S.)
  • CSC406MC3: System Design, Analysis and Project Management
  • CSC422ME3: Mobile Computing
Inter-faculty Teaching
  • First year Arts Students with ICT as a subject, Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, 2013/2014 & 2014/2015.
Visiting Lecturer
  • Visiting Lecturer for the final year ICT students, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, 2011.
  • Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka for the Special Degree Programme in Computer Science, 2010/2011.
  • Thushika, V. and Thabotharan, K.: “A lightweight tool for learning data structures using Android smartphones”, In proceedings of the First International Research Conference on Emerging Knowledge for Sustainable Regional Development (TRInCo), p. 74, 14-15 September 2016.
  • Kumaran, R. and Thabotharan, K.: “A Hop-count and Time based MANET Routing Protocol”, In IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), Bangalore, India, 6-9 November 2016.
  • 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
  • Swedish International Development and Corporation Agency (SIDA) split-site Ph.D. Scholarship
Travel
  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, to participate in the 18th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), 12-14 December 2012, Singapore.
  • The organizing committe of TATA Research Development and Design Centre, to participate in the TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) Excellence in Computer Science Week 2011, 3-7 January 2011, Pune, India.
  • The organizing committe of Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT’07), to participate in the CoNEXT-2007 Conference in New York, USA, December 2007.
  • 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