Subodha Charles

Subodha is a faculty member at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, researching on hardware security and trust, embedded systems and computer architecture.

He is also the group chairman of Pearl Cluster - a group of companies based in Sri Lanka operating in the energy, construction, software, digital marketing and healthcare sectors.


Hardware Security and Trust | Embedded Systems | Computer Architecture

Subodha’s research work explores how cryptography and machine learning techniques can be utilized to ensure security in resource-constrained embedded and IoT devices. He has published in several top conferences/journals during his short time in the field.


Energy Solutions | Health care | Construction

Subodha launched a startup with his colleagues focusing on the energy sector of Sri Lanka in 2013 and that company – Alta Vision (Pvt) Ltd is currently a market leader in Solar PV system installations in Sri Lanka. Alta Vision (Pvt) Ltd has expanded to other domains and is now operating as a group of companies - “Pearl Cluster”, operating in the energy, construction, software, digital marketing and healthcare sectors.



Subodha has been involved in IEEE since 2011 starting as a student member. He played a major role in uplifting IEEE activities in Sri Lanka and he was recognised as the best student volunteer in Asia Pacific region in 2015. He is currently serving as a member of the IEEE MGA Student Activities Committee, IEEE Entrepreneurship and IEEE Industry Engagement Committee.

Highlights / Updates

Latest news and updates.

  • 2022-04-09 : Collaborative work with Prof. Mishra and Prof. Bindschadler on digital watermarking is accepted in IEEE Trans. on VLSI. New
  • 2022-01-09 : Hasini' survey on Harware Verification is accepted in ACM Computing Surveys. New
  • 2021-07-25 : Chamika's work on ML-based DoS attack detection in NoCs is accepted in NOCS 2021
  • 2021-07-21 : Hansika's work on lightweight encryption of NoC traffic is accepted in HOST 2021
  • 2021-05-04 : Dr. Mishra and Dr. Charles' book on Network-on-Chip Security and Privacy has been published! Hot

Recent Publications

Outcomes of staring at a screen and trying to make sense out of it.

A Survey on Assertion-based Hardware Verification

CSUR 2022
Hasini Witharana, Yangdi Lyu, Subodha Charles, Prabhat Mishra
Continue reading January 31, 2022

A researcher (University of Moratuwa), entrepreneur (Pearl Cluster) and a volunteer (IEEE).

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