Srinath Perera

Vice President - Research

Srinath is the Vice President of Research at WSO2. In his current role, he overlooks the overall WSO2 platform architecture. He specializes in Web services and distributed systems, specifically working with aspects of data, scale and performance.

Srinath is a long term open source contributor. He is a co-founder of Apache Axis2, an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation, and a Project Management Committee (PMC) member. He has been involved with the Apache Web Services project since 2002, and he is a committer on several Apache open source projects, including Apache Axis, Axis2, and Geronimo.

Srinath also serves as a research scientist at the Lanka Software Foundation, and he teaches as a visiting faculty member at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

Srinath has authored two books, has published 20+ peer-reviewed research papers and written technical articles in IBM developerWorks, InfoQ, and O'REILLY OnJava. He is also a frequent speaker at technical events such as O'REILLY Strata and Distributed Event Based Systems conference.

Srinath holds a master’s degree and doctorate in Computer Science from Indiana University, USA. There, he was involved in Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD), a large-scale e-science project. Srinath also holds a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

In his leisure time Srinath enjoys reading, watching movies and playing chess.

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