School of Property, Construction & Project Management
The School has been successful in attracting one of the highly competitive Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowships. We welcome Dr Ruwini Edirisinghe to her new role.
Dr. Ruwini Edirisinghe has been contributing to RMIT’s research since 2009 as a research fellow in a number of Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects. She played a major role at the School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering delivering high quality and high impact research in the areas of infrastructure reliability analysis, building management and remote monitoring. During this period, she also contributed to engineering curriculum design. Ruwini joined the School of Property, Construction and Project Management in 2013. She has been significantly contributing to improve work health and safety using information and communication technologies (ICT). She is also contributing to learning and teaching in the school in delivering guest lectures and offshore teaching. Ruwini’s recent research initiatives include digital engineering and virtual prototyping for construction and project management.
Ruwini has been leading a number of industry projects, national and international research collaborations. Her research excellence was recognised by the awards such as Research Commercialisation Training Award, prestigious Endeavour Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Award, RMIT University Early Career Researcher International Travel award and Ian Potter Foundation award. Ruwini is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a committee member of the IEEE Victorian Women in Engineering group. She also is involved in several leading mobile computing and infrastructure management journals as a reviewer and top-ranked conferences as a program committee member.
The Vice Chancellor’s research fellowship will enable Ruwini to continue to produce high quality research and contribute to the School in the emerging ‘ICT in construction’ research area. In particular, she will be working in digital engineering for project management with the Centre for Integrated Project Solutions while working in cross-disciplinary projects with the Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research and the Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory.