Pradeeban Kathiravelu is an Open Source Evangelist. He is a PhD Researcher at INESC-ID Lisboa/Instituto Superior Técnico.
He holds a Master of Science degree (Erasmus Mundus European Master in
Distributed Computing, a double degree master program) from Instituto
Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, and KTH Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He also holds a Bachelor of the Science
of Engineering (Hons) degree, majoring Computer Science &
Engineering, with a first class from the University of Moratuwa, Sri
Lanka [Batch 2010]. He is also an old boy of Royal College, Colombo [A/L
He is highly interested in FOSS development, and is an active
participant of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program since 2009 -
with AbiWord (2009 as a student and 2011 - 2013 as a mentor), a light
weight word processor, with (OGSA-DAI) Open Grid Services Architecture
Data Access and Integration (2010 as a student), an innovative solution
for distributed data access and management, mentored by OMII-UK, and
with Emory BMI (2014 as a student). His research interests include
Distributed Computing, Cloud Computing, and Data mining.