Pubudu Abeysiri Wickrama Liyanaarachchige


PhD Student

Queensland University of Technology

Pubudu joined QUT as a doctorate student in 2016. His research focuses on developing an innovative adaptive modelling and sampling framework for monitoring the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) using new Bayesian computational algorithms. Pubudu received his B.Sc. with a first class honour in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka, and his Master of Philosophy from the same university. He has obtained a M.Sc. in Statistics from the Sam Houston State University, USA. Prior to coming to QUT, Pubudu worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Sam Houston State University, USA. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka and currently on study leave to follow his PhD studies.

Research Interests:

  • Optimal Experimental Design through Bayesian Statistics


  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Science
  • Diploma in Information Technology