SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

Dr. Neranjan Suranga Edirisinghe grew up in Sri Lanka and earned his BS degree in Engineering Physics at University of Colombo. During his doctorate studies he specialized soft condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on charge transfer properties of flexible biological molecules, such as DNA. After completing of his PhD in end of 2010, Dr. Edirisinghe spent two years at Electrical Engineering department at University of Washington as postdoctoral research associate. His research then focused on modeling and simulation aspects of how self-assembling small molecules can be used to fabricate nanoscale circuits. During this period, he specialized molecular dynamics simulations, ab inito electronic structure calculation and Greens function based transport theory. At the end of 2012 he moved back to GSU and currently works as High Performance Computing Facilitator at GSU. In his current capacity, he specializes numerical methods, scalable parallel and distributed computing, and performance optimization of numerical simulations. His current research includes disease modeling, stochastic neural network and data intensive distributed computing. As HPC Facilitator, Dr. Edirisinghe is responsible for building the campus cyberinfrastructure (CI) environment and engaging faculty, staff, and students who need CI for their academic, research, and outreach activities. Dr. Edirisinghe is a member of XSEDE service provider (SP) forum and serves as a XSEDE campus champion. He also served as a member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association’s (SURA) SURAgrid Governance Committee. He mentors 3 graduate students under XSEDE student campus champion program.