Heshani Rupasinghe

PhD Scholar

BSc (Hons) in Civil and Enviornmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna; MSc in Civil Engineering (Thammasat University)

Heshani Rupasinghe is a PhD scholar at CARRS-Q with a Civil Engineering background. Prior to commencing her PhD, she completed her Master of Science degree at Thammasat University, Thailand and her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. She is passionate about analysing travel behaviour mechanisms in a techno-economic paradigm shift of emerging vehicle technologies. She uses advanced econometrics and machine-learning approaches to examine the relevant travel behaviour mechanisms


“The Techno-Economic Paradigm Shift of Emerging Vehicle Technologies: Advanced Econometric Models for Travel behaviour”


Dr Shamsunnahar Yasmin and Professor Shimul Haque


  • Travel Demand Modelling
  • Travel behaviour
  • Emerging vehicle technologies
  • Road safety
  • Econometric modelling
  • Machine learning


  • 2023 QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA) (International)
  • 2023 QUT HDR Tuition Fee Sponsorship
  • 2020 Community and Technology (CommTech) Insight Camp Scholarship
  • 2019-2021 Excellent Foreign Students Scholarship


  • March 2022 – February 2023: Lecturer (Probationary), University of Vocational Technology, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka
  • April 2021 – February 2022: Lecturer (Tenure Track), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe Campus, New Kandy Road, Malabe
  • August 2020 – November 2020: Teaching Assistant, SIIT, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • July 2018 – December 2018: Client Engineer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • January 2018 – June 2018: Temporary Instructor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka