Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4723
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Research Area: Communication Technologies
Areas of Expertise: Machine learning and optimization techniques for wireless
communications, Resource allocation for 6G and beyond, Internet of Things, Next
generation WiFi systems, Non-orthogonal multiple access, Cell-free massive MIMO,
Physical layer security, Cognitive radio networks.
Dr. Cumanan is an associate professor at the School of Physics, Engineering and
Technology, University of York, York, UK. He received the BSc degree with first class
honours in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
in 2006 and the PhD degree in signal processing for wireless communications from
Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, in 2009. From March 2012 to November
2014, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) at School of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, UK. Prior to this, he was a PDRA at the
School of Electronic, Electrical and System Engineering, Loughborough University, UK
between January 2010 and December 2011. In 2011, he was an academic visitor at
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore,
Singapore. From January 2006 to August 2006, he was a teaching assistant with
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
His research interests include non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), cell-free massive
MIMO, physical layer security, cognitive radio networks, artificial intelligence and
optimization techniques for 6G and beyond. He has published more than 100 journal articles
and conference papers. He is currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE JSAC-
Machine Learning in Communications and Networks, IEEE Wireless Communications
Letters and IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society. Dr. Cumanan has received
Exemplary Editor Award from IEEE Open Journal of Communications Society. He was the
recipient of an overseas research student award scheme (ORSAS) from Cardiff University,
Wales, UK, where he was a research student between September 2006 and July 2007.
Publications information is available via the York Research Database
Dr Cumanan welcomes enquiries regarding PhD research. Please send me your CV and research proposal to my email.