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Department of Technology and Safety prasad.perera@uit.no 77660282 93003615 TROM TEK 3.021

Perera, Lokukaluge Prasad Channa


Associate Professor in Advanced Maritime Vessel Operations


  • 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.
  • 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 an Associate 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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