I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales. I graduated as a B.Sc. in Engineering (First Class - Honours) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and completed my Ph.D. in Engineering (Bioinformatics) at The University of Melbourne in 2015. My research interests are in the areas of applied statistics, combinatorial optimization and systems modelling. Since joining SPHCM I’ve been involved in a NHMRC grant looking to develop a novel methodology to combine evolution of B. pertussis genotypes with models of pertussis incidence and control through vaccination. My recent work includes developing statistical and disease transmission models to explain the contribution of vaccination, migration and local and travel related infections towards the changes observed in hepatitis A seroepidemiology in Australia before and after the introduction of hepatitis A vaccines.
Jayasundara D;Saeed I;Maheswararajah S;Chang BC;Tang SL;Halgamuge SK, 2015, 'ViQuaS: An improved reconstruction pipeline for viral quasispecies spectra generated by next-generation sequencing', Bioinformatics, vol. 31, pp. 886 - 896, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btu754
Jayasundara D;Saeed I;Chang BC;Tang SL;Halgamuge SK, 2015, 'Accurate reconstruction of viral quasispecies spectra through improved estimation of strain richness', BMC Bioinformatics, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-16-S18-S3