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Resume Details: Harshi Weerasinghe

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173 A Brandywyne Drive East Boston MA USA

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GIS developer / analyst/ specialist
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Education :
Northeastern University
MSCivE (Concentration: Environmental Engineering) - May 2016

University of Hamburg, International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modeling (IMPRS-ESM)
PhD in Geo-Sciences - May 2013

Erasmus Mundus program at University of Münster, Universitat Jaume I, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MS in Geo-Spatial Technologies - March 2009

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
BS in Agricultural Engineering - August 2006

Max Plank Institute for Meteorology, German Climate Computing Center - Earth System Modeling School (EaSyMS-2010)
Participate in the summer school with assignment & presentation- “Soil respiration” - September 2010

Institute for Geoinformatics - Geoinformatics (ifgi) Spring School 2008
Participate in the spring school - March 2008
GIS Skills :
• GIS Software: ArcGIS10.x, ArcGIS Server 10, ArcSDE, MapInfo 10, ERDAS Imagine, GRASSGIS, HECRAS, HECHMS, GeoDa
• Database: ESRI Geo-database, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS Access
• Programming/Scripting: Java
• Web Technologies: HTML5, XML
• Numerical modeling: Fortran, GAMS, Matlab, C++ , Arctoolbox, Python
• Operating Systems: Windows XP & 8, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Linux-Ubuntu, OSx
• Tools: Visual Studio, My Eclipse 6.5, XMLSpy, ArgoUML
Work Experience :
PROTECT research center at Northeastern University - Graduate Research Assistant (June 2013 – To date)
• MatLab was used in trend analysis of rainfall, runoff data and developed a basic model to understand contaminant balance between surface and ground water.
• R and SAS were used for further data analysis.
• Used Esri ArcObjects along with Python and FORTRAN in ArcGIS desktop 10.2 to develop HRR-karst model which perform analytics using ArcTool box spatial statistics tools.
• Interface can use satellite (TRMM), radar (NEXrad) and rain gauge (USGS) data process to get different time and spatial resolution data and derive output as spatial statistics maps. (i.e. Autocorrelation, Cluster and outlier, hotspot and regression analysis) Outputs are stored in geodatabases using ArcSDE environment. Used MySQL for database querying
• Involved in developing big-data database for the PROTECT project combining clinical and environmental data. Used EQuIS for database development, enter data with RedCap schema and allow access to different users through a web access using SQL.
• Used Arc online along with ArcGIS server to combine several data layers and do simple geospatial analysis between layers.
• Worked as a team member in project 5 and project 3 in the NIH funded project ‘PROTECT’ and completed the training in human subjects research and research ethics.

Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modeling (IMPRS-ESM) - Graduate Research Assistant (March 2009 – May 2013)
• Used ArcToolbox in ArcSDE environment, Python and GAMS to develop optimization model GWAMP, in LINUX-Ubuntu.
• NetCDF files were used as primary visualization in the gridded model. ArcObjects with python was used to develop the application
• Data were accessed through Oracle 11g DBMS and the interface is also able to use low-resolution real time data.
• GNUplot API was used along with GAMS to generate output and visualization in addition to arc map outputs.

“EuroRoads” Project at University of Münster - Research Assistant (March 2008 – March 2009)
• The application was developed for the Euro-roads INSPRE project funded by the European Union.
• Used JDK6, environment to develop the interface OBSM to transform features between different types of geospatial data.
• The application is automated for ontology-based schema mapping rules for the transformation and user can do the manual rule generation as well.
• Data were accessed from a central geospatial database having data models using WMS and FME rules.

“FAO - Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Assessment in Sri Lanka” Project at University of Peradeniya Research Assistant
(March 2006 – March 2007)
• Using Arc Spatial Analyst Objects and SAS, developed Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Information and Mapping System for case study: Sri Lanka. Using ArcMap desktop spatial statistical analysis were performed and visualization maps were generated.
• Using landsat satellite data, ErdasImagine developed land use -land cover maps for the analysis and used Trimble GPS to get ground truth verification data.
• Using KML services published the generated map layers as results and HTML for develop the website to publish work and results
Teaching Assistant at Northeastern University (October 2013 – December 2013)
• Subjects - Engineering problem solving and computation,
• Mentored 2 undergraduate students in each semester to conduct research experiments

Lecturer at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanaka (October 2006 – June 2007)
• Subjects - hydrology, geographic information systems, spatial statistics, thermodynamics


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