Thavishi Illandara

Thavishi Illandara is an undergraduate at University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka) studying Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and is currently working at the Augmented Human Lab as a research intern. Her interest lies in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction and Wearable Devices.

In addition to her love for engineering she is also passionate about doing community service and helping the less fortunate and is a member of the Rotaract Club. During her free time she enjoys reading, playing the piano and swimming.



  • Benjamin Petry, Thavishi Illandara, Don Samitha Elvitigala, and Suranga Nanayakkara. 2018. Supporting Rhythm Activities of Deaf Children using Music-Sensory-Substitution Systems. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA (to appear).
  • Benjamin Petry, Thavishi Illandara, Suranga Nanayakkara. MuSS-Bits: Sensor-Display Blocks for Deaf People to Explore Musical Sounds. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction (OzCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 72-80. [PDF] [DOI]
  • Benjamin Petry, Thavishi Illandara, Juan Pablo Forero, Suranga Nanayakkara. Ad-Hoc Access to Musical Sound for Deaf Individuals. In Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 285-286. [PDF] [DOI ], [Poster]