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Dr. (Mrs) Thashika Rupasinghe


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  • Metaheuristics, Supply chain Management, Inventory control, ERP systems
  • Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing/Construction
  • Practical Management Science
  • Pedagogical material development, and assessment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education using Virtual Reality Technology

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Supply chain Management
  • Operations Research and Optimization

Dr. (Mrs) Thashika Rupasinghe received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University in  USA. Her first degree was in Industrial Management, graduating with first class honors from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Clemson University and the University of Kelaniya and won several awards for her teaching skills and contributions

She was part of the research team to work on two United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded grants to support Aviation and Automotive Technical Education using Virtual Reality technology. She has won the award for the best research project at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Advanced Learning and Computation category at the Grand Challenges Conference held in Duram, North Carolina, USA in the year 2009

After completing her graduate studies she had joined the corporate sector and worked at SYSCO Corporation, USA as a Senior Supply Chain Analyst and later promoted to the management. She has gained expertise in designing and planning analytics to optimize inventory management, master data, and ERP systems for complex supply chains

Her areas of interest in teaching, research and consulting are in Industrial Engineering, Supply chain Management, Advanced learning, Operations Research and Optimization

  • Majeed Aabid Abdul and Rupasinghe T D, “Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded Future Supply Chains for Industry 4.0: An Assessment from an ERP-based Fashion Apparel and Footwear Industry” to appear in International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM) [ISSN 2050-7399 (Online), 2051-3771 (Print)] Volume 6, Number 1, 2017
  • Cooray P.L.N.UA and Rupasinghe, T.,” Machine Leaning Augmented Energy Minimizing Vehicle Routing Problem (EMVRP)”, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3019523, 13 pages https://www.hindawi.com/ journals/jie/aip/3019523/
  • Liyanage R P, Rupasinghe T D, An Analytical Model Formulation to Enhance the Green Logistics (Gl) Operations: From The Perspective of Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP), American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), e-ISSN: 2320-0847 p-ISSN: 2320-0936, Volume-5, Issue-8, pp-294- 299. http://www.ajer.org/papers/v5( 08)/ZN050802940299.pdf
  • Illaperuma D.D., Rupasinghe, T.D “Applicability of Forecasting Models and Techniques for Stationery Business: A Case Study from Sri Lanka”, International Journal of Engineering Research (IJER) for Issue 7 of Volume 2 (01 Nov. 2013) http://www.ijer.in/ijer/public ation/v2s7/IJER_2013_708.pdf
  • Rupasinghe, T.D, Kurz, M.E, Washburn, C., Gramopadhye, A.K. “Virtual Reality Training Integrated Curriculum: An Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) Education Perspective”, International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE) special issue -Learning through Play, vol. 27 (4), pg 778-788, 2011. http://dialnet.unirioja.es/ser vlet/articulo?codigo=3910906

 

  • Zoyza L and Rupasinghe, T., “Development of a Safety Stock Optimization Model with High Demand Uncertainties for Winery Supply Chains (WSC)”, International Conference on Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering 2016, Organized by the IEEE and Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, October- 2016 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ document/7780265/
  • Munasinghe I and Rupasinghe, T., “A Supply Chain Network Design Optimization Model from the perspective of a Retail Distribution Supply Chain”, International Conference on Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering 2016, Organized by the IEEE and Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, October- 2016 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/ document/7780267/
  • Cooray P.L.N.UA and Rupasinghe, T.,” An Analysis of Green Vehicle Routing Problem (GVRP) Solving Methodologies: A Systematic Review of Literature”, Research for Transportation and Logistics Industry (R4TLI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2016
  • De Silva R. K. J., Rupasinghe T D., New Product Development and Innovation Approaches: An Exploratory Study in Sri Lankan Apparel Manufacturing Organizations, In Proceedings of International Conference on Science, Innovation and Management (ICSIM) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June, 2016
  • Perera, T and Rupasinghe T, TEACHING SUPPLY CHAIN SIMULATION - FROM BEGINNERS TO PROFESSIONALS, Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, L. Yilmaz, W. K. V. Chan, I. Moon, T. M. K. Roeder, C. Macal, and M. D. Rossetti, eds. Florida, USA, December 2015 http://www.informs-sim.org/wsc15papers/406.pdf
  • M. Heiyantuduwa, W.M. N.N. Wannisingha, and Rupasinghe, T. “A Strategic Analysis of the use of Third Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Industry: A Systematic Review of Literature, In conference proceedings of ICBM (International Conference on Business Management), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2699881
  • Cooray P.L.N.UA and Rupasinghe, T. "Real Time Production Tracking and a Decision Support System (PTDSS) : A Case Study from an Apparel Company”, In conference proceedings of ICBM (International Conference on Business Management), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2706999
  • Thilakarathna, R.H., Dharmawardana, M.N. and Rupasinghe, T. "The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model: A Systematic Review of Literature from the Apparel Industry" ,In conference proceedings of ICBM (International Conference on Business Management), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2699886
  • Dissanayake, A.T, Rupasinghe, T.D, "Development of Natural Flood Disaster Response Planning Systems to Optimize The Last Mile Humanitarian Logistics", International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements – 2015 [RSEA 2015], Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
  • Saumya, T.M.D, Rupasinghe, T.D, Abeysinghe, P, “Systematic Review of the Data Mining Techniques Used in Cancer Data Analysis” International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements – 2015 [RSEA 2015], Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
  • Thevadeepan, P., Rupasinghe, T.D, Abeysinghe, P, “Determinants of Childhood Leukemia: A Risk Assessment Model for Sri Lanka” International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements – 2015 [RSEA 2015], Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
  • Dissanayake, A.T, Rupasinghe, T.D, "Applicability of Last Mile Humanitarian Logistics Optimization for Natural Flood Disasters: A Systematic Review", In conference proceedings of ICBM (International Conference on Business Management), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Saumya, T.M.D, Rupasinghe, T.D, Abeysinghe, P, “A Literature Review in Data Mining Models Used for Survivability Prediction of Cancer Patients” In conference proceedings of ICBM (International Conference on Business Management), Sri Jayewardenepura-Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Rodrigo, P.L.L.T, Rupasinghe, T.D, “The Real World Applicability of Business Process Management Practices in IT enabled Management Undergraduate Pedagogy- A Case Study from Sri Lankan Academia”, In conference proceedings of ICBM (11th International Conference on Business Management), Jayewardenepura - Sri Lanka, 2014
  • Liyanage, K.N.D.D.V, Rupasinghe, T.D, “Challenges and Opportunities in Sri Lankan Health Informatics: An Educational Perspective”, In conference proceedings of ICBM (International Conference on Business Management), Sri Jayewardenepura, 2014
  • Rupasinghe, T.D, Kurz, M.E, “Path-Relinking-based Random Keys Genetic Algorithm (PR2KGA) for the Quadratic Assignment Problem”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference), Cancun-Mexico, 2010. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2093697921.html
  • Rupasinghe, T.D, Kurz, M.E, Washburn,C. Gramopadhye,A.K., “Improving Aircraft maintenance Technology Education: Bloom’s Taxonomy Perspective”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference), Cancun-Mexico, 2010.http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1848743161.html
  • Dorllette Paul, M., Rupasinghe, T.D, Vembar, D, Washburn, C. Gramopadhye, A.K, “Virtual Borescope in Training Aircraft maintenance Technicians: Transfer Effect Study”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference), Cancun-Mexico, 2010 . http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2093696701.html
  • Chalil, M.K.., Rupasinghe, T.D, Vembar, D.,Washburn,C., Gramopadhye,A.K “ Task Analysis Approach of an Eddyscope Operation as a Virtual Training Tool”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference), Cancun-Mexico, 2010. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-2093696891.html
  • Rupasinghe, T.D, Kurz, M.E, “Investigation of Metaheuristics on Quadratic Assignment Problem  (QAP)”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference), Miami-Florida, page 48-53, May 2009 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1848743161.html
  • Montgomery, M.C., Rupasinghe, T.D, Kurz, M.E, “A Hybrid Portfolio Asset Selection Using Genetic Algorithms ”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference),  Miami –Florida ,page 1694-1699, May 2009 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1848735681.html
  • Rupasinghe, T.D, Kurz, M.E, , Sadasivan,S., Vembar,D., Duchowski, A., Washburn, C., Gramopadhye, A.K. “Curriculum Assessment to Enhance Student Learning In Aviation Maintenance Technology”, In conference proceedings of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference),  Miami-Florida ,page 169-174,May 2009 http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1848735731.html
  • Rupasinghe, T. D. and Wijayanayake, A.N, “Identifying the factors that affect the Sri Lankan Stock Market” in conference proceedings at the International Statistical Conference held in the postgraduate Institute of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with collaboration of Royal Melbourne Institute of technology (RMIT), Australia. (ISBN 0-86459-339-2, Pages 381-388), 2004.

  • The Best Young Researcher of the Faculty of Science  in the Year 2016 - University of Kelaniya http://science.kln.ac.lk/web/ index.php/news/102-vice- chancellorss-award-ceremony- 2016
  • Challenge Trophy for the Outstanding Alumni 2016 - Alma Mater – Sirimavo Bandaranayake Girls’ School
  • Three Senate Awards for Outstanding Research 2016 - University of Kelaniya
  • Editor’s Award for Outstanding Research  2016 - International Journal of Textile and Fashion Technology
  • Senate Award for Outstanding Research 2016 - University of Kelaniya
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year Voted by the Students 2010 Annual award ceremony and banquet of the Department of Industrial Engineering Clemson University, USA
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year 2009 Annual award ceremony and banquet of the Department of Industrial Engineering Clemson University, USA
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year Voted by the Students 2009 Annual award ceremony and banquet of the Department of Industrial Engineering Clemson University, USA
  • First Place at the Research Poster Competition 2009 Annual Industrial Engineering poster competition, poster tilted “Metaheuristics for Quadratic Assignment Problem”, Department of Industrial Engineering Clemson University, USA
  • First Place at the Research Poster Competition 2009 National Academy of Engineering (NAE), poster tilted “Virtual Reality in Aircraft Maintenance Technology”, Poster at Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges, Durham-NC, USA http://www.clemson.edu/ces/departments/ie/about_us/news_events/news2009_clemson_wins_nae.html
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year Voted by the Students 2008 Annual award ceremony and banquet of the Department of Industrial Engineering Clemson University, USA
  • Gold Medal for the Best Student in the Special Degree Program 2004 Department of Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Kiringoda N and Rupasinghe TD, “Predictive Analytics for Decision Making: Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Perspective from Online Purchasing”, in proceedings of International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences (IRSPAS), Sri Lanka, December 2016 http://repository.kln.ac.lk/ handle/123456789/15734
  • Paranavithana IR and Rupasinghe TD, “Unsupervised Learning Algorithms for Setting Profiles to Detect Consumer Buying Behavior”, in proceedings of International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences (IRSPAS), Sri Lanka, December 2016 http://repository.kln.ac.lk/ xmlui/handle/123456789/15739
  • Rathnasiri JDNN and Rupasinghe TD, “Applicability of Simulation Techniques to Enhance the Distribution Networks in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains” In Proceedings of Wayamba International Conference (WinC), Sri Lanka, August 2016
  • Jayasooriya D. and Rupasinghe, T.D, ” Determinants of Reverse Logistics (RL) for the Retail Industry: From theory to practice”, Research for Transportation and Logistics Industry (R4TLI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2016
  • Rupasinghe T D., Human-Computer Hybrid Simulators for Medical Education: A Case Study from Sri Lanka, International Conference Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Guwati, India, December 15th – 17th, 2015
  • De Silva R. K. J., Rupasinghe T D., The New Product Development (NPD) Process: A Systematic Review of Literature Applicable for the Apparel Industry, International Conference on Apparel, Textiles and Fashion Designing, November 20th – 21st, 2015
  • Dissanayake A., Rupasinghe, T.D, “Public Health Information Analyzer: A Solution through R Open Source Technologies”, Wayamba International Conference - WinC 2014 - August, 2014
  • Warnakukasuriya D., Rupasinghe, T.D, “Portfolio Optimization Strategy using Genetic Algorithm: Reference to the Sri Lankan Stock Market”, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA)-2014
  • Dissanayake A., Rupasinghe, T.D., “R: Unveil the Power of Statistics through Open Source Software”, Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) Research Symposium, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, November 2
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Morgenstern R., “Supply Chain Master Data Handling in SAP for Wholesale Food Distribution Industry”, Invited talk for American SAP User Group (ASUG) Session, Westin Galleria, Houston, USA, October 2012.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E., “Path-relinking for the Quadratic Assignment Problem”, Invited talk for ISE/OR session, North Carolina State University, April 2011.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Castle, C., Craft, E., Gramopadhye, A.K.,, “ CA2VES: Planning Grant For Regional ATE Center Of Excellence”, Poster at ATE NSF Grantees session, Washington DC, October 2010.
  • Dabhade I,Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E, Washburn, C., Gramopadhye, A.K., “Virtual Simulated Inspection (ViSIns)”, Poster at ATE NSF Grantees session, Washington DC, October 2010.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Begum, S., Dabhade I, “A Survey on Role of Performance Indicators in Inventory Management of Post-Relief Operations”, Conference presentation of IERC (Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference), Cancun-Mexico, 2010.
  • Rupasinghe,T.D., Dorllette Paul, M., Zelaya, M., Gramopadhye, A.K., “Personalized Learning: A New Model for Delivering Technician Training”, Poster at Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges, Raleigh -NC , March 2010.
  • Dorllette Paul, M., Rupasinghe, T.D., Dabhade I, Zelaya, M., Gramopadhye, A.K.,“ Virtual Reality-based Technology for future Aircraft Maintenance technicians: A Transfer Effects Study”, Poster at Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges, Raleigh -NC , March 2010.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E, Gramopadhye, A.K., Washburn, C., “ Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education using Virtual E-School (CA2VES) ”, Poster at ATE NSF Grantees session, Washington DC, October 2009.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E, Gramopadhye, A.K., Washburn, C., “Pedagogical Material Development using Virtual Reality as an Education Tool ”, Poster at ATE NSF Grantees session, Washington DC, October 2009.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D. & Kurz, M.E., “Path Relinking as a diversification mechanism for Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP)”, INFORMS Conference presentation, San Diego CA, October 2009.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E, Gramopadhye, A.K., Vembar, D., Washburn, C., “Virtual Reality makes Flying Safer! ”, Poster at Summit on the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges, Durham-NC , March 2009.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D. & Kurz, M.E., ”Scheduling flexible flow lines using artificial immune algorithms”, INFORMS Conference presentation, Washington ,DC, October 2008.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E, Gramopadhye, A.K., ,Vembar, D., Washburn, C., “Virtual Simulated Inspection (ViSIns) Laboratory: Using Interactive 3D Knowledge Objects to Promote Learning for Non-Destructive Inspection in Aviation Maintenance Technology”, Poster at ATE NSF Grantees session, Washington DC, October 2008.
  • Rupasinghe, T.D., Kurz, M.E, Gramopadhye,A.K., Vembar,D.,Washburn,C.,, “Assessment Tools and Decision Support Systems”, Poster at ATE NSF Grantees session, Washington DC, October 2008
  • Rathnasiri JDNN and Rupasinghe TD, “Applicability of Simulation Techniques to Enhance the Distribution Networks in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains” In Proceedings of Wayamba International Conference (WinC), Sri Lanka, August 2016
  • Jayasooriya D. and Rupasinghe, T.,” Determinants of Reverse Logistics (RL) for the Retail Industry: From theory to practice”, Research for Transportation and Logistics Industry (R4TLI), Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2016
  • Rupasinghe T D., Human-Computer Hybrid Simulators for Medical Education: A Case Study from Sri Lanka, International Conference Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Guwati, India, December 15th – 17th, 2015
  • De Silva R. K. J., Rupasinghe T D., The New Product Development (NPD) Process: A Systematic Review of Literature Applicable for the Apparel Industry, International Conference on Apparel, Textiles and Fashion Designing, November 20th – 21st, 2015
  • Dissanayake A., Rupasinghe, T.D, “Public Health Information Analyzer: A Solution through R Open Source Technologies”, Wayamba International Conference - WinC 2014 - August, 2014
  • Warnakukasuriya D., Rupasinghe, T.D, “Portfolio Optimization Strategy using Genetic Algorithm: Reference to the Sri Lankan Stock Market”, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA)-2014

  • Rupasinghe, T.D, “An Introduction to R: An Open Source Statistical Software for Modeling & Computing, World Bank- Higher Education for the Twenty First century (HETC) and University Grant Commission, 2014.

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