Contact Info

Email: lasithy@sltc.ac.lk

Phone: 0712361490

Dr. Lasith Yasaketu

  • Designation:
    Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
  • Faculty/Office:
    Faculty of Engineering

Dr. Lasith Yasakethu is a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Engineering SLTC Sri Lanka. He received his BSc. Engineering degree (First Class Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2007. Dr. Yasakethu was awarded the prize for best performance in Electronic Communication Engineering by the University of Peradeniya for his achievements in undergraduate studies. After graduation, he joined Dialog Telecom (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka as a Core-Network Engineer (2007). In Oct. 2007 he was awarded the Overseas Research Scholarships Award by the Higher Education Funding Council of England to pursue PhD at the University of Surrey, UK. After completing his PhD he worked as a Research Engineer for Technicolor Research & Innovations (formerly known as THOMSON R&D), in Rennes, France (2010-2012). Afterwards, Dr. Yasakethu worked as a Research Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow at University of Surrey, UK and Kingston University, London, UK respectively (2012-2015). Then, he worked as a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering SAITM (2014-2016) and at Faculty of Engineering University of Peradeniya (2016-2018). His area of expertise is 3D Video Communication & Perception. Dr. Yasakethu has worked for several European Commission Framework Program-6 (FP6) and Framework Program-7 (FP7) projects. He is a member of IEEE & an author/reviewer of several IEEE/IET journal/conference publications.

Academic/Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
PhD University of Surrey, UK 2010

Teaching Activities

  • Circuit Analysis I
  • Applied Mathematics Laboratory (AML)
  • Mesurments and Instrumentation
  • Electronics Circuits
  • Electrical and Electronics Circuits
  • Electrical Engineering for Civil Engineers

Academic Admin Roles

  • Lead Electronics Engineering

Research Interests

  • Video coding
  • Quality of Experience in Video Communications
  • 3D Cinema and 3DTV
  • Intrusion detection

Publications

Type Name Description
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, W.A.C. Fernando and A. Kondoz “Rate Controlling in Off Line 3D Video Coding Using Evolution Strategy”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 150-157, February 2009.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, W.A.C. Fernando, B. Kamolrat and A. Kondoz “Analyzing Perceptual Attributes of 3D Video”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 864-872, May 2009.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, C.T.E.R. Hewage, W.A.C. Fernando, and A. Kondoz “Quality Analysis for 3D Video Using 2D Video Quality Models”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 1969-1977, November 2008.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, W.A.R.J. Weerakkody, W.A.C. Fernando, F. Pereira, A. Kondoz “An Improved Decoding Algorithm for DVC over Multipath Error Prone Wireless Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 1543 – 1548, October 2009.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, W.A.C. Fernando and A. Kondoz “Evolution strategy based rate controlling for off line video coding”, IET Electronic letters, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 204-205, February 2009.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, D.V.S.X. De Silva, W.A.C. Fernando, and A. Kondoz “Predicting sensation of depth in 3D video”, IET Electronic letters, vol. 46, no.12, pp 837-839, June 2010.
Journals D.V.S.X. De Silva, W.A.C. Fernando and S.L.P. Yasakethu “Object based coding of the depth maps for 3D video coding”, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1699-1706, August 2009.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, S. Adedoyin, W.A.C. Fernando, and A. Kondoz “Rate Controlling in H.264/AVC Using Subjective Quality of Video and Evolution Strategy", IEICE transactions on fundamentals of electronics, communications and computer science, vol. 92, pp.808-815, 2009.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, J. Jiang “Real-Time Intrusion Detection for Critical Infrastructure Protection: CockpitCI Approach”, eForensics magazine-Network, Vol-1, No-4,pp18-25, December 2012.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, J. Jiang “Automatic Reaction Strategies for Critical Infrastructure Protection: CockpitCI Approach”, eForensics magazine-Open, Vol-2, No-2, pp 132-140, April 2014.
Journals S.L.P. Yasakethu, O.Adigun and C. Politis “Towards a Secure Next Generation PPDR Communication: SALUS Approach, eForensics magazine - Inside the Cryptolocker C&C server, Vol-3, No-12, pp 65-71, November 2014.
Journals Yasakethu, S.L.P. & Hewage, C.T.E.R. “Efficient decoding algorithm for 3D video over wireless channels”, Multimedia Tools and Applications - Springer (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-018-6157-4
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu, W.A.C. Fernando, S. Adedoyin and A. Kondoz “A Rate Control Technique for H.264/AVC Using Subjective Quality of 2D/3D Video”, Proceedings of ICCE, Las Vegas, USA, January 2009.
Conference D.V.S.X. De Silva, W.A.C. Fernando, S.T. Worrall, S.L.P. Yasakethu and A. Kondoz “Just Noticeable Difference in Depth Model for Stereoscopic 3D Displays”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo, Singapore, July 2010.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu, W.A.C. Fernando, M.B. Badem and A. Kondoz “Quality Analysis of Side Information Refinement in Transform-Based DVC”, Proceedings of ICIAfS 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2008.
Conference M.B. Badem, W.A.C. Fernando, W.A.R.J. Weerakkody, S.L.P. Yasakethu and A. Kondoz “Region-of-Activity Based Coding for Transform Domain DVC”, Proceedings of ICIAfS 08, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2008.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu, S.T. Worrall, D.V.S.X. De Silva, W.A.C. Fernando, A. Kondoz “A Compound Depth and Image Quality Metric for Measuring the Effects of Packet Loss on 3D Video” Proceedings of International conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2011), Corfu, Greece, July 2011.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu, L. Bolondé, D. Doyen and Q. Quynh-Thu “Transforming 3D Cinema Content for an Enhanced 3DTV Experience”, Proceedings of The International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D), Liège, Belgium, December 2011.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu, L. Bolondé, D. Doyen and Q. Quynh-Thu “3D Cinema to 3DTV Content Adaptation”, Proceedings of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, California, USA, January 2012
Conference J. Jiang and S.L.P. Yasakethu “Computerized risk detection towards Critical Infrastructure Protection: An Introduction of CockpitCI Project”, Proceedings of The Global Virtual Conference 2013 (GV-CONF 2013), Goce Delchev University Macedonia & THOMSON Ltd. Slovakia, April 2013.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu, J. Jiang and A. Agraziano “Intelligent Risk Detection and Analysis Tools for Critical Infrastructure Protection”, Proceedings of the IEEE Eurocon conference, Croatia, July 2013.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu and J. Jiang “Intrusion Detection via Machine Learning for SCADA System Protection”. Proceedings of 1st International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security, Leicester, UK, September 2013.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu and J. Jiang “Anomaly Detection via One Class SVM for Protection of SCADA Systems”. Proceedings of International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery - CyberC, Beijing, China, October 2013.
Conference S.L.P. Yasakethu and J. Jiang “Intelligent Intrusion Detection Approach for SCADA System Protection”. Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Computing, Electronics and Communication, ACEC - 2013" Zurich, Switzerland, October, 2013.
Conference . D.T. Ratnayake, C.K. Kulasekera, Y.V. Fernando, T.W. Meewella, J.P. Praveena, S.L.P. Yasakethu “Persistent Vision Display”, Proceedings of International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements (IRSEA), Malabe, Sri Lanka, April 2015.
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