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Department of Technology and Safety prasad.perera@uit.no +4777660282 93003615 Tromsø TEK 3.021

Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa


Professor

Job description

L. P. Perera received BSc (1999) in Mechanical Engineering and MSc (2001) in Systems & Controls from Oklahoma State University, USA and PhD (2012) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Currently, he is a Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway. His research experience includes SINTEF Ocean – Norway (2014-2017), Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering - Portugal (2008-2012) and Advanced Technology Research Center – USA (1998-2001). His academic experience includes Naval & Maritime Academy - Sri Lanka (2005-2008) and Ocean University of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka (2003-2005). Furthermore, Prof. Perera was a visiting lecture (2001-2005) for several academic institutes in Sri Lanka: University of Ruhuna, University of Moratuwa, Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo International Nautical & Engineering College. His industrial experience includes Wartsila Finland - Finland (2012-2014). Dr. Perera has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences. He has also been categorized into a group of the WORLD’S TOP 2% SCIENTISTS in 2021 by a Stanford University study.

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  • Sivaraj, Sivaraman; Rajendran, Suresh; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa. Data driven control based on Deep Q-Network algorithm for heading control and path following of a ship in calm water and waves. Ocean Engineering 2022. ISSN 0029-8018.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.111802.
  • Kim, Tae-Eun; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa; Sollid, Magne-Petter; Batalden, Bjørn-Morten; Sydnes, Are Kristoffer. Safety challenges related to autonomous ships in mixed navigational environments. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA) 2022. ISSN 1651-436X.s doi: 10.1007/s13437-022-00277-z.
  • Bui, Khanh Quang; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Emblemsvåg, Jan. Development of a Life-cycle Cost Framework for Retrofitting Marine Engines towards Emission Reduction in Shipping. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2021; Volum 54 (16). ISSN 2405-8963.s 181 - 187.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2021.10.091.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Proactive Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Ships: Leveraging Machine Learning to Emulate Situation Awareness. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2021; Volum 54 (16). ISSN 2405-8963.s 16 - 23.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2021.10.067.
  • Wang, Yufei; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Batalden, Bjørn-Morten. Particle Filter Based Ship State and Parameter Estimation for Vessel Maneuvers. International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers 2021 (2021) ISBN 978-1-880653-82-1. ISSN 1098-6189.s 2722 - 2728.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Ventikos, N P; Rolfsen, Sven; Öster, Anders. Advanced Data Analytics towards Energy Efficient and Emission Reduction Retrofit Technology Integration in Shipping. International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers 2021 (2021) ISBN 978-1-880653-82-1. ISSN 1098-6189.
  • Bui, Khanh Quang; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Advanced data analytics for ship performance monitoring under localized operational conditions. Ocean Engineering 2021; Volum 235. ISSN 0029-8018.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.109392.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Deep Representation Learning-Based Vessel Trajectory Clustering for Situation Awareness in Ship Navigation. CRC Press 2021 ISBN 9780367773748.s doi: 10.1201/9781003216582-17.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Topological surfaces based advanced data analytics to support industrial digitalization in shipping. CRC Press 2021 ISBN 9780367773748.s doi: 10.1201/9781003216582-12.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. An AIS-based deep learning framework for regional ship behavior prediction. Reliability Engineering & System Safety 2021; Volum 215. ISSN 0951-8320.s doi: 10.1016/j.ress.2021.107819.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Ship behavior prediction via trajectory extraction-based clustering for maritime situation awareness. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science 2021. ISSN 2468-0133.s 1 - 16.s doi: 10.1016/j.joes.2021.03.001.
  • Bui, Khanh Q.; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. A Decision Support Framework for Cost-Effective and Energy Efficient Shipping. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2020; Volum 39 (6A) ISBN 978-0-7918-8437-9. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2020-18368.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Unsupervised Trajectory Anomaly Detection for Situation Awareness in Maritime Navigation. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2020; Volum 39 (6A) ISBN 978-0-7918-8437-9. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2020-18281.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. A dual linear autoencoder approach for vessel trajectory prediction using historical AIS data. Ocean Engineering 2020. ISSN 0029-8018.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107478.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Murray, Brian. Situation Awareness of Autonomous Ship Navigation in a Mixed Environment under Advanced Ship Predictor. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2019 (Volume 7B) ISBN 978-0-7918-5885-1. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/omae2019-95571.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Machado, Mario M.; Valland, Anders; Manguinho, Diego A.P.. Failure intensity of offshore power plants under varying maintenance policies. Engineering Failure Analysis 2019; Volum 97. ISSN 1350-6307.s 434 - 453.s doi: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2019.01.011.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Ship Performance and Navigation Information under High Dimensional Digital Models. Journal of Marine Science and Technology 2019. ISSN 0948-4280.s doi: 10.1007/s00773-019-00632-5.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Czachorowski, Karen Vanessa. Decentralized System Intelligence in Data Driven Networks for Shipping Industrial Applications: Digital Models to Blockchain Technologies. IEEE 2019 ISBN 9781728114507.s doi: 10.1109/OCEANSE.2019.8867045.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Batalden, Bjørn-Morten. Possible COLREGs Failures under Digital Helmsman of Autonomous Ships. IEEE 2019 ISBN 9781728114507.s doi: 10.1109/OCEANSE.2019.8867475.
  • Bui, Khanh Quang; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. The Compliance Challenges in Emissions Control Regulations to Reduce Air Pollution from Shipping. IEEE 2019 ISBN 9781728114507.s doi: 10.1109/OCEANSE.2019.8867420.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Deep Learning towards Autonomous Ship Navigation and Possible COLREGs Failures. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 2019. ISSN 0892-7219.s doi: 10.1115/1.4045372.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. An AIS-Based Multiple Trajectory Prediction Approach for Collision Avoidance in Future Vessels. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2019 (Volume 7B) ISBN 978-0-7918-5885-1. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2019-95963.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. A Data-Driven Approach to Vessel Trajectory Prediction for Safe Autonomous Ship Operations. IEEE 2018 (13) ISBN 978-1-5386-5244-2.s 240 - 247.s doi: 10.1109/ICDIM.2018.8847003.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Ship Performance and Navigation Data Compression and Communication under Autoencoder System Architecture. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science 2018; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 2468-0133.s 133 - 143.s doi: 10.1016/j.joes.2018.04.002.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. An overview of Data Veracity Issues in Ship Performance and Navigation Monitoring. ASME Press 2018; Volum 2018 (11B) ISBN 978-0-7918-5133-3. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2018-77669.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Ship speed power performance under relative wind profiles in relation to sensor fault detection. Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science 2018; Volum 3 (4). ISSN 2468-0133.s 355 - 366.s doi: 10.1016/j.joes.2018.11.001.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Autonomous Ship Navigation under Deep Learning and the challenges in COLREGs. ASME Press 2018; Volum 2018 (11B) ISBN 978-0-7918-5133-3. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2018-77672.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. OMAE2017-61011 Digitalization of Seagoing Vessels Under High Dimensional Data Driven Models. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017; Volum 2017 (7A) ISBN 978-0-7918-5773-1. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/omae2017-61011.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Handling Big Data in Ship Performance and Navigation Monitoring. Royal Institution of Naval Architects 2017 ISBN 978-1-909024-63-2.s 89 - 97.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Marine Engine-Centered Data Analytics for Ship Performance Monitoring. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 2017; Volum 139 (2). ISSN 0892-7219.s doi: 10.1115/1.4034923.
  • Pascoal, R; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Guedes Soares, Carlos. Estimation of Directional Sea Spectra from Ship Motions in Sea Trials. Ocean Engineering 2017. ISSN 0029-8018.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.01.020.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Development of Data Analytics in Shipping. IGI Global 2017 ISBN 978-1-522-52486-1.s 239 - 258.s doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2486-1.ch011.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Machine intelligence based data handling framework for ship energy efficiency. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2017; Volum 66 (10). ISSN 0018-9545.s 8659 - 8666.s doi: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2701501.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Navigation vector based ship maneuvering prediction. Ocean Engineering 2017; Volum 138. ISSN 0029-8018.s 151 - 160.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2017.04.017.
  • Mo, Brage; Steinebach, Christian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Dehli, Petter; Lim, Tow Foong. OMAE2017-61219 Automated System for Fleet Benchmarking and Assessment of Technical Condition. ASME Press 2017; Volum 2017 (7A) ISBN 978-0-7918-5773-1. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2017-61219.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Industrial IoT to Predictive Analytics: A Reverse Engineering Approach from Shipping. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2017; Volum 2017. ISSN 1613-0073.s 12 - 17.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. OMAE2017-61118 Visual Analytics in Ship Performance and Navigation Information for Sensor Specific Fault Detection. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017; Volum 2017 (7B) ISBN 978-0-7918-5774-8. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/omae2017-61118.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage; Nowak, Matthias P.. OMAE2017-61120 Visualization of Relative Wind Profiles in Relation to Actual Weather Conditions of Ship Routes. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2017; Volum 2017 (7A) ISBN 978-0-7918-5773-1. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/omae2017-61120.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Machado, Mario M.; Manguinho, Diego A.P.; Valland, Anders. System Failures of Offshore Gas Turbine Engines in Maintenance Perspective. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2016; Volum 49 (28). ISSN 2405-8963.s 280 - 285.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.11.048.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Oliveira, Paulo; Guedes Soares, Carlos. System Identification of Vessel Steering with Unstructured Uncertainties by Persistent Excitation Maneuvers. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 2016; Volum 41 (3). ISSN 0364-9059.s 515 - 528.s doi: 10.1109/JOE.2015.2460871.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Marine engine centered localized models for sensor fault detection under ship performance monitoring. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2016; Volum 49 (28). ISSN 2405-8963.s 91 - 96.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.11.016.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Statistical Filter based Sensor and DAQ Fault Detection for Onboard Ship Performance and Navigation Monitoring Systems. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2016; Volum 49 (23). ISSN 2405-8963.s 323 - 328.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.362.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Marine Engine Operating Regions under Principal Component Analysis to evaluate Ship Performance and Navigation Behavior. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2016; Volum 49 (23). ISSN 2405-8963.s 512 - 517.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.487.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Data analysis on marine engine operating regions in relation to ship navigation. Ocean Engineering 2016; Volum 128. ISSN 0029-8018.s 163 - 172.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.10.029.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Data Analytics for Capturing Marine Engine Operating Regions for Ship Performance Monitoring. ASME Press 2016; Volum 2016 (7) ISBN 978-0-7918-4998-9. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2016-54168.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Data Compression of Ship Performance and Navigation Information under Deep Learning. ASME Press 2016; Volum 2016 (7) ISBN 978-0-7918-4998-9. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2016-54093.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Guedes Soares, Carlos. Weather routing and safe ship handling in the future of shipping. Ocean Engineering 2016; Volum 130. ISSN 0029-8018.s 684 - 695.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2016.09.007.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Emission control based energy efficiency measures in ship operations. Applied Ocean Research 2016; Volum 60. ISSN 0141-1187.s 29 - 46.s doi: 10.1016/j.apor.2016.08.006.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Ship Speed Power Performance under Relative Wind Profiles. Taylor & Francis 2016 ISBN 978-1-138-03000-8.s 133 - 141.s doi: 10.1016/j.joes.2018.11.001.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Machine Intelligence for Energy Efficient Ships: A Big Data Solution. Taylor & Francis 2016 ISBN 978-1-138-03000-8.s 143 - 150.
  • Rødseth, Ørnulf Jan; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. Big Data in Shipping - Challenges and Opportunities. Verlag Schriftenreihe Schiffbau 2016 ISBN 978-3-89220-690-3.s 361 - 373.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad. Ship maneuvering prediction under navigation vector multiplication based pivot point estimation. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2015; Volum 48 (16). ISSN 2405-8963.s 1 - 6.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.10.249.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage; Kristjánsson, Leifur Arnar. Identification of optimal trim configurations to improve energy efficiency in ships. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2015; Volum 48 (16). ISSN 2405-8963.s 267 - 272.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.10.291.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Machado, Mario M.; Valland, Anders; Manguinho, Diego A. P.. Modelling of system failures in gas turbine engines on offshore platforms. IFAC-PapersOnLine 2015; Volum 48 (6). ISSN 2405-8963.s 194 - 199.s doi: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.08.031.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage; Kristjánsson, Leifur Arnar; Jønvik, Petter Chr.; Svartdal, Jan Øivind. Evaluations on Ship Performance under Varying Operational Conditions. ASME Press 2015; Volum 2015 (7) ISBN 978-0-7918-5655-0. ISSN 1523-651X.s doi: 10.1115/OMAE2015-41793.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Valland, Anders; Machado, Mario M.; Manguinho, Diego A. P.. System Reliability of Offshore Gas Turbine Engines with Erroneous Data Conditions. CRC Press 2015 ISBN 9781138028791.s 1679 - 1687.s doi: 10.1201/b19094-218.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Soares, Carlos Guedes. Collision risk detection and quantification in ship navigation with integrated bridge systems. Ocean Engineering 2015; Volum 109. ISSN 0029-8018.s 344 - 354.s doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.08.016.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Oliveira, Paulo; Soares, Carlos Guedes. System Identification of Nonlinear Vessel Steering. Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 2015; Volum 137 (3). ISSN 0892-7219.s doi: 10.1115/1.4029826.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa; Ferrari, V.; Santos, F. P.; Hinostroza, M. A.; Guedes Soares, C.. Experimental Evaluations on Ship Autonomous Navigation & Collision Avoidance by Intelligent Guidance. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 2014. ISSN 0364-9059.s doi: 10.1109/JOE.2014.2304793.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Carvalho, J. P.; Guedes Soares, C.. Solutions to the Failures and Limitations of Mamdani Fuzzy Inference in Ship Navigation. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2014; Volum 63 (4). ISSN 0018-9545.s 1539 - 1554.s doi: 10.1109/TVT.2013.2288306.
  • Kim, Tae-Eun; Sydnes, Are K.; Batalden, Bjørn-Morten; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa. Unlocking long‐term safety, environmental and economic values of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA) 2022. ISSN 1651-436X.s doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13437-022-00281.
  • Kim, Tae-Eun; Sydnes, Are Kristoffer; Batalden, Bjørn-Morten; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa. Unlocking long-term safety, environmental and economic values of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs (JoMA) 2022. ISSN 1651-436X.s doi: 10.1007/s13437-022-00281-3.
  • Murray, Brian; Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Pedersen, Egil; Gaspar, Henrique Murilo. Machine Learning for Enhanced Maritime Situation Awareness - Leveraging Historical AIS Data for Ship Trajectory Prediction (PhD Thesis). (fulltekst) 2021.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. OMAE2017-61011 Digitalization of Seagoing Vessels Under High Dimensional Data Driven Models. OMAE 2017 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-30 2017.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage. OMAE2017-61118 Visual Analytics in Ship Performance and Navigation Information for Sensor Specific Fault Detection. OMAE 2017 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-30 2017.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Mo, Brage; Nowak, Matthias P.. OMAE2017-61120 Visualization of Relative Wind Profiles in Relation to Actual Weather Conditions of Ship Routes. OMAE 2017 2017-06-25 - 2017-06-30 2017.
  • Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad; Machado, Mario M.; Manguinho, Diego A. P.; Valland, Anders. System Failures of Offshore Gas Turbine Engines in Maintenance Perspective. In Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Service and Technology, (AMEST'16) 2016-10-19 - 2016-10-21 2016.
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    Research interests

    Maritime and Offshore Systems & Controls, Instrumentation, Data Analytics, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Navigation, Intelligent Guidance & Decision Support, Condition Monitoring & Condition based Maintenance, Energy Efficiency & Emission Control, Safety, Risk and Reliability.

    Curent Research Projects:

    Teaching

    • MFA-2016 Marine Marine Systems and Machinery
    • TEK-3017/8017 Applied Optimal Estimation in Engineering Systems
    • TEK-3014 Navigation Systems
    • MFA-8010 Maritime MTO (Human Technology Organization)
    • TEK-8805 Special curriculum

    Member of research group


    CV

    L. P. Perera received BSc (1999) in Mechanical Engineering and MSc (2001) in Systems & Controls from Oklahoma State University, USA and PhD (2012) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. Currently, he is a Professor at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway. His research experience includes SINTEF Ocean – Norway (2014-2017), Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering - Portugal (2008-2012) and Advanced Technology Research Center – USA (1998-2001). His academic experience includes Naval & Maritime Academy - Sri Lanka (2005-2008) and Ocean University of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka (2003-2005). Furthermore, Dr. Perera was a visiting lecture (2001-2005) for several academic institutes in Sri Lanka: University of Ruhuna, University of Moratuwa, Open University of Sri Lanka, Colombo International Nautical & Engineering College. His industrial experience includes Wartsila Finland - Finland (2012-2014). Dr. Perera has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences. He has also been categorized into a group of the WORLD’S TOP 2% SCIENTISTS in 2021 by the Stanford University study.

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