Hussel Suriyaarachchi

Research Engineer

Hussel is incredibly passionate about using technology to create a positive impact on human society. Originally from Sri Lanka, he is a scholarship awarded Computer Science major studying at the University of Auckland. Whilst pursuing his passion for technology, Hussel engages in student mentoring and is also a connoisseur of music. Hussel believes that the experience gained from his time at the Augmented Human Lab serves as a major advancement in his career pursuit.


Suriyaarachchi, H., Nassani, A., Denny, P. and Nanayakkara, S.C. 2023. Using Sensor-Based Programming to Improve Self-Efficacy and Outcome Expectancy for Students from Underrepresented Groups. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education V. 1 (ITiCSE 2023). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 187–193.

Chua, Y., Cooray, S., Cortes, J.P.F., Denny, P., Dupuch, S., Garbett, D.L., Nassani, A., Cao, J., Qiao, H., Reis, A, Reis, D., Scholl, P.M., Sridhar, P.K., Suriyaarachchi, H., Taimana, F., Tang, V., Weerasinghe, C., Wen, E., Wu, M., Wu, Q., Zhang, H., Nanayakkara, S.C. 2023. Striving for Authentic and Sustained Technology Use In the Classroom: Lessons Learned from a Longitudinal Evaluation of a Sensor-based Science Education Platform. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction (IJHCI).

Qiao, H., Suriyaarachchi, H., Cooray, S. and Nanayakkara, S.C. 2023, June. Snatch and hatch: Improving receptivity towards a nature of science with a playful mobile application. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference (pp. 278-288).

Dissanayake V., Seneviratne S., Suriyaarachchi H., Wen E., Nanayakkara S.C. 2022. Self-supervised Representation Fusion for Speech and Wearable Based Emotion Recognition. In Proceedings of Interspeech 2022

Suriyaarachchi, H., Denny, P. and Nanayakkara, S.C., 2022. Scratch and Sense: Using Real-Time Sensor Data to Motivate Students Learning Scratch. In Proceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education V. 1 (SIGCSE 2022), March 3–5, 2022, Providence, RI, USA.

Suriyaarachchi, H., Denny, P., Cortés, J.P.F., Weerasinghe, C. and Nanayakkara, S.C., 2022. Primary School Students Programming with Real-Time Environmental Sensor Data. In Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE ’22), February 14–18, 2022, Virtual Event, Australia.

Elvitigala, D.S., Scholl, P.M., Suriyaarachchi, H., Dissanayake, V. and Nanayakkara, S.C., 2021. StressShoe: A DIY Toolkit for just-in-time Personalised Stress Interventions for Office Workers Performing Sedentary Tasks. In MobileHCI ’21: The ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction, September 27–30, 2021, Touluse, France. Honorable Mention Award!

Cortés, J.P.F., Suriyaarachchi, H., Nassani, A., Zhang, H. and Nanayakkara, S.C., 2021. OM: A Comprehensive Tool to Elicit Subjective Vibrotactile Expressions Associated with Contextualised Meaning in Our Everyday Lives. In MobileHCI ’21: The ACM International Conference on Mobile Human Computer Interaction, Sept. 27- Oct. 1, 2021, Touluse, France.