Faculty Spotlight: N. Chanaka P. Edirisinghe
Edirisinghe has earned numerous awards and honors during his time in the academic community including 11 from the university and 10 from other institutions. He has served as part of the editorial boards and panels for numerous research projects and academic journals. In addition, he has served the university in a multitude of capacities including chairing the management science program; serving as a member of the Faculty Research Council; representing the college as a member of the Faculty Senate; and numerous other committees and panels. Additionally, he has refereed 26 publications, and he has been invited to give over 74 presentations/lectures across the U.S., Canada, Italy, England, Sri Lanka, and China.
Edirisinghe’s research interests include linear and stochastic programming, financial portfolio optimization models, fundamental analysis of public firms, water resources planning, and supply chain coordination, among others. He has been the principal investigator for three research projects and co-investigator for a fourth.
Edirisinghe is married and has twin sons, both of whom are employed outside of the state. He enjoys traveling outside the U.S. and learning about other cultures, watching cricket games (the national sport of the United Kingdom), and devising trading/betting strategies to beat the professionals (although he admits, it is without much success thus far!).