Kosala Bandara

Sr. Principal Research Scientist

Europe

Biography

Kosala Bandara is a Senior Principal Research Scientist based in London, United Kingdom. He has a BSc(Hons) in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa and a PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University on shape optimization of shell and solids. He was part of a tech start-up on design optimization of lattices for additive manufacturing that was acquired by Autodesk in 2014.

Since joining Autodesk Research in 2014, he’s been at the forefront of advances made in Generative Design for Manufacturing where he has developed multiple technologies that have advanced the ability to solve highly complex Generative Design problems. For the past three years, he’s been focused on developing similar technologies in view of creating more sustainable building structures.

In his spare time, Kosala likes to pursue non-technical hobbies such as playing cricket, cycling, and gardening.

“What I like about working for Autodesk Research is the freedom it offers me to explore new research and the opportunity to influence product teams.”

Kosala Bandara

Senior Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

Publications

Publication

2016

Shape optimisation with multiresolution subdivision surfaces and immersed finite elements

We develop a new optimisation technique that combines multiresolution…

Publication

2015

Boundary element based multiresolution shape optimisation in electrostatics

We consider the shape optimisation of high-voltage devices subject to…

Projects

Project

2023

Using AI to Optimize Construction Design

How can we leverage AI to make construction design processes more…

Project

2019

GAMMA: Space Exploration Lander

Exploring new approaches to design and manufacturing processes for…

Project

2017

Project Dreamcatcher: Generative Design Solutions in CAD

What if a CAD system could generate thousands of design options that…

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