Dr. Ajith Pasqual is the founder and CEO of Paraqum Technologies. He is a senior academic with close to 25 years’ of experience at the Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering at University of Moratuwa, the premier engineering university in Sri Lanka. He has served as the Head of Department of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering and also as Director/Center for Information Technology Services at the same university. At present he is on 2 year Sabbatical leave to be full time with Paraqum Technologies.
He received his B.Sc. Engineering degree with First Class Honours from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering in 1993, M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Tokyo in Computer Vision in 1998 and 2001 respectively. His primary research interests are in Computer Vision, Application Processors and SoC Architectures and he leads the Reconfigurable Digital Systems Research Group at the University of Moratuwa which work in the area of hardware acceleration, novel architectures for application specific processors and SoCs to improve performance and power efficiency. Since 2004, he has been focusing heavily on reconfigurable logic systems and their applications in Computer Vision, Video Compression, Mobile Communications, Networking and Bio Signal Processing.
He is driving the initiative to create an Advanced Electronics Design Industry in Sri Lanka and was instrumental in setting up the Facilitation Center for Advanced Electronics Design at University of Moratuwa to support startup companies in Electronics.