Kasun Wijayaratna is a Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is a practical, application focussed transport researcher and teacher with over 10 years of industry and research experience, publishing in a vast array of fields extending across network modelling, traffic management, parking and car-sharing. During his time in industry (2009 –2012), Kasun worked for the consulting firm Cardno as a Traffic Modeller and Engineer. He has been involved in delivering over a dozen local and state government planning projects, specifically providing microsimulation models and modelling advice. Kasun then returned to UNSW to complete a PhD (2016) titled, “Modelling Disrupted Transport Network Behaviour, extending knowledge on network modelling and driver behaviour. Kasun then continued on as a Research Associate in the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) between 2016 and 2019 working on a number of industry linked research projects. He has been recognised as a future research leader receiving the 2014 sutdent regional prize for NSW/ACT for the most outstanding and practical postgraduate research project sponsored by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Roads Australia. He also received the 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers Australia and New Zealand (ITEANZ) SIDRA Solutions Postgraduate Award as the most outstanding postgraduate student from a tertiary institution in Australia and and New Zealand.
Kasun’s primary research interest surrounds the concepts of reliability and vulnerability of transport networks with a particular focus on travel behaviour under different information scenarios.