Rohan Wickramasuriya Denagamage

Rohan Wickramasuriya Denagamage 

Position Senior Research Fellow



Dr Rohan Wickramasuriya is a Research Fellow in Geomatics Engineering at the SMART Infrastructure Facility. His research focuses on applying geosimulation, spatio-temporal analytics, geo-visualisation and remote sensing techniques to understand complex dynamics in urban and regional systems. He has over 10 years of experience in applied geospatial research, particularly in using integrated models to facilitate decision making. At SMART, Dr Wickramasuriya leads the research group ‘Advanced Geomatics for Urban and Regional Planning’, serves as the Technical Lead of the SMART Infrastructure Dashboard, and leads the project ‘Vision Illawarra – An Integrated Planning Tool’. Prior to joining SMART, he has worked as a Geospatial Specialist at a number of leading international research institutes including the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems in The Netherlands, and the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka.

Research Areas and Expertise

  • Spatial Planning and Urban Design
  • Integrated Modelling (Economic, Demographic, Land use, Transportation and Utility)
  • Business Intelligence
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Remote Sensing

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Agricultural Engineering), 2004, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.Sc. (Geo-Information Science), 2007, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Ph.D. (Spatial Modelling), 2011, University of Wollongong, Australia


  • Technical Lead and BI Expert – SMART Infrastructure Dashboard (2012-2013)
  • Twitter #DataGrant (2013)
  • The NCCARF Terrestrial Biodiversity Network Collaborative Research Grant (2010)
  • UOW Higher Degree Research Scholarship (2008-2011)
  • Wageningen University Postgraduate Fellowship (2005-2007)


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Professional Associations

  • Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MSSANZ)
  • International Environmental Modelling & Software Society (iEMS)
  • Institute of Australian Geographers
Last reviewed: 20 December, 2016