Galvihara - Polonnaruwa

Conference Schedule

Keynote Address

We are happy to announce that Prof. Rohan Samarajiva will grace the ICHSS 2017 at Peradeniya by delivering the keynote address.

Prof. Rohan Samarajiva







Prof. Samarajiva is the founding Chair of LIRNEasia, an Asian infrastructure policy and regulation think tank funded by the International Development Research Centre of Canada, DFID, Ford Foundation, World Bank, and others. Since 2012, LIRNEasia has been working on big data for public purposes including urban development, socio-economic monitoring, and disease propagation. Prof. Samarajiva has been researching the privacy and competitive aspects of transaction-generated data, now described as big data, since 1991. While a senior fellow at the Pathfinder Foundation since 2015, and a member of the Board of Advisors, Advocata Institute, since 2016, he also serves as the Board Chair, Communication Policy Research south (CPRsouth) for the period of 2016-18.

More about Prof. Samarajiva can be read by visiting his profile page on LIRNEasia website.