Researcher Spotlight: An Interview With Kithmin Wickramasinghe

Reflections on researching as an undergraduate

Rochelle Silva
9 min readNov 21, 2020


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As a continuation of an earlier article about sharing research experiences with undergraduates, I had a chat with another friend of mine, Kithmin, whom I got to know during my time at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Tell me a bit about yourself….

I have never really been sure what fits best here, so I’ll just repeat what it says on my LinkedIn :D

I am a self-motivated and passionate dynamic individual with a sound educational background and a passion for learning new concepts, technologies, new techniques in the field of innovative healthcare. I have a First Class Honours bachelor’s degree from the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, where I specialized in Biomedical Engineering. I am quite keen on entering the field of flexible electronics and wearable technology, biomedical devices, bio-signal processing, cybernetics, and human-computer interaction. For hobbies, I can do sketching, hiking, travelling to places mentioned on the Dan Brown books, listening to music, playing basketball, or binging anime while surviving on cereal for an entire week.

Basically, I’m an engineer who likes designing and hands-on development and want to figure out innovative ways in how humans interact with gadgets in the healthcare field, like with wearables.

What is your passion for research?

I normally consider myself an average researcher. That is, everything I may know about the scientific method and about doing research, many others surely know better than me. This is why I have not focused on talking about how to do research in this small article.

I consider my strengths to be in guiding others, planning hardware design projects and executing them to a very professional standard, and finishing things off (yes, even tough hardware projects) on a high note. My motto for engineering is, “I mean software work is cool and brilliant and we can’t really exist without some of them, but elegant and cutting edge hardware, executed with precision design and state of the art engineering is just so damn cool and unbeatable”. How does Apple…



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