Editorial Team

We are a small group of individuals committed to bringing unique stories of Young Professionals across the globe to IMPACT – the online voice of the international IEEE Young Professionals community. Our team is comprised of engineers from industry and academia with various engineering background disciplines. IMPACT contributions come from IEEE volunteers across the world. We invite you to join the IMPACT team! From the simple week-to-week tasks such as editing new articles, modifying the site, and keeping our social networks up-to-date, to the long-term efforts such as finding new ways to engage members, building our team, and re-envisioning the look of the site, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute in ways that interest you. E-mail the editor-in-chief dinuka.tharangi@ieee.org to apply.


Dinuka Tharangi Jayaweera
Dinuka Tharangi Jayaweera is a Computer Science graduate of University College Dublin and currently working as a Technical Business Analyst. She is a Google's Women Techmakers lead who is actively engaged in activities for empowering women in technology. Also, she volunteers as a program manager in a local non-government organization, whose vision is to create awareness about higher education among students. She loves to contribute to the betterment of other people as it gives her a great satisfaction. She is joining hands with IEEE Young Professionals to help young professionals to grow both personally and professionally.
Eddie Custovic
Eddie Custovic is an academic and project manager in the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Eddie is the chair of IEEE Industry Engagement and a member of the IEEE Publication Services & Products Board. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Young Professional publication, IMPACT. Currently he servers as an advisor to for the publication. He is highly passionate about engineering management, entrepreneurship and mentoring of students and young professionals.


Nidhi Agrawal
Senior Assistant Editor
Nidhi Agrawal (B.Tech, M.Tech, and PhD) is a Reliability Device Engineer at Micron Technology, USA. She has been associated with IEEE since 2011 as a member, scientific contributor and volunteer. Her research interests are in micro- and nano-electronic device physics, semiconductor characterization and modeling. She has a passion for mentoring young professionals and has about 6 years of teaching experience. In her leisure time, she loves to spend time with family and paint.
Noor E Karishma Shaik
Junior Assistant Editor
Noor E Karishma Shaik is currently a doctoral student at the University of Melbourne. She is associated with IEEE since 2014 as a member, volunteer, and scientific contributor. She served as Secretary in Executive Committee at IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group at Kharagpur Section during 2015. She later served as Editor-in-Chief at TechBytes, a student webzine developed by various sub-units under IEEE Kharagpur Section for two years. She has obtained her Master's degree in the domain of VLSI Design at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Her research interests include Hardware Implementation of Image and Video Processing Technologies for Space Applications. She enjoys coding for work and fun too. In her leisure time, she loves to develop web and mobile applications for humanitarian projects. She is highly passionate about increasing women’s participation in computer science and related engineering technologies to aid communities around the world.
Thisum Buddhika
Junior Assistant Editor
Thisum Buddhika is a Research Engineer working on assistive augmentation in AHLab, Singapore University of Technology and Design. He's currently pursuing an MSc at the National University of Singapore. At the moment he's working as a research attachment at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute of the University of Auckland. His research interests are in machine learning, computer vision, and algorithms. Thisum has a passion for entrepreneurship, mentoring young coders and volunteering in activities which has a social impact.

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