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Dr.Rekha De Silva
 
Office Address : 

Department of Mathematics,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka .

Email : 
   rkokum@gmail.com
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4601)
  
Personal Website : 
  
 

Educational /ProfessionalQualifications :

  • PhD in Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA (Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Lenhart): 2010 – 2016
  • Concurrent Master’s Degree in Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA : 2010-2013
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: 2003-2007
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Mathematics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. : 2009- Present
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA: 2010-2016
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. : 2007-2009
  • Membership & Awards (Selected):

  • Summer Departmental Fellowship, University of Tennessee. (Summer, 2014)
  • University Award for Academic Excellence 2006/2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (2007)
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects):

  • Mathematical modelling in the interface of Mathematics and Biology
  • Infectious Disease Modelling
  • Optimal control in ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations.
  • Current Research:
  • Optimal control of the advective direction in a competition PDE model
  • A mathematical model for Johne’s Disease with the disease transmission through the environment.
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