Chathurika Mediwaththe

Research Fellow


Renewable energy generation and energy storage integration; electrified transportation systems and electric vehicles; distribution networks; microgrids; power systems engineering; demand-side management; mathematical modelling, optimisation, agent-based modelling; Multi-agent Systems (MAS), game theory, and data analytics.


Dr Mediwaththe is an electrical engineer with a genuine interest in applying mathematical modelling, optimisation, machine learning, and game theory to develop robust solutions and algorithms to solve complex and challenging engineering problems.


Dr Chathurika Mediwaththe is a research fellow with the School of Engineering and the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University. She completed a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and a BSc (Hons.) (1st class) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Her PhD applied well-developed mathematical modelling, optimisation, game theory, and data analysis knowledge to develop distributed energy trading systems for smart grids and electric vehicle charging stations.

Activities & Awards

Dr Mediwaththe reviews articles from journals including IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing.

Dr Mediwaththe is looking for PhD and MPhil students with research interests in power systems and the smart grid. A solid background in mathematics including optimisation, control, game theory, agent-based modelling, and/or multi-agent systems (MAS) is highly desirable. Interested applicants should hold a 1st class Honours and/or Master’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or in a related discipline with a sufficient research component. Please contact me directly via my email with your academic CV, transcripts, and evidence for English language ability (if any). For more information, please see this link.

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