Oscar De Silva
B.Sc. (Moratuwa), PhD (Memorial)
- Assistant Professor
Ph: 709 864 2491
- Instrumentation, Controls and Automation
- Mechatronics and Intelligent Systems
State estimation, control systems, nonlinear dynamics, navigation systems, sensor design, localization and mapping, intelligent prosthetics
Dr. Oscar De Silva received his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2009. He joined the intelligent systems lab of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in 2010 as a graduate researcher focused on sensor design, estimation, and control algorithms for robotic applications. From 2014 to 2015, he worked as a sessional instructor with the department of Mechanical Engineering teaching subjects related to instrumentation, engineering design and computer aided engineering. After completing his doctoral thesis in 2015, he worked as a research fellow for the American Bureau of Shipping-Harsh Environment Technology Centre (ABS HETC) developing a computer vision system for detection and tracking of pack ice for use in marine hazard warning and avoidance systems. He is a recipient of IMechE UK award for outstanding achievement, Gold medal in mechanical engineering from UOM, and awarded fellow of graduate studies from MUN. In May 2016 he joined as an assistant professor with the department of mechanical engineering. His current research interests include design of sensors and state estimators to support industrial surveying, inspection and autonomous navigation applications.