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SLF Int USA, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr Yasantha Rajakarunanayaka For his Excellence as a Technologist, Scientist and Innovator

Sep 11, 2022
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Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake grew up in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. He attended Royal College and received the highest marks in the Advance Level Exam with 4A’S in the mathematics stream. After studying at the University of Moratuwa in Electronics Engineering for a few months, he received a Scholarship to attend his dream university, Princeton. This is where he met Jeffrey Bezos, the former President, and CEO of Amazon.

Growing up, he had terrible Asthma, and his father had advised him to find a career in an air-conditioned office, so he doesn’t have to breathe dusty air while working. Back in the day, computers (mainframes) were the only things in air-conditioned rooms, and he quite accidentally chose the IT industry for this reason. At that time, we could not have predicted that computers would one day change the world. It was a very fortunate choice.

Dr. Yasanth Rajakarunanayake is a senior technologist and scientist with 30 years of experience in the Bay Area, a proven track record of innovation and R&D contributions, and expertise in building and leading world-class teams to create innovative products and software solutions for the high-tech industry, recently in leveraging Artificial Intelligence. As of August 2019, he had 94 total US patent applications (granted and pending) with himself as an inventor.

He is an expert mathematician with crucial knowledge, skills, and insights for high tech, with solid software and algorithm delivery background. Dr. Rajakarunanayake created innovative applications and AI algorithm designs for human presence and gesture detection with mmWave radar systems @ MediaTek (2019) and has developed Human Speech Recognition (wav2vec) type solutions integration (2019). He also recently developed and designed strategies and algorithms that leverage Artificial Intelligence in novel MedTech and medical imaging applications. He successfully implemented and improved techniques and methodologies that enhance medical diagnosis (speed and accuracy of Pathology and CT scans with algorithmic AI innovations) (2017).

 He is an expert in many key technical areas (e.g., WIFI, Digital Satellite Comm, Video, DSL, Etc.) and has meaningfully contributed to the fundamental technology as well as basic product design and software through Si-valley companies, mainly during my tenures at MediaTek and Broadcom. He has experience in all parts of the Internet, mobility, connectivity, and cloud ecosystems, from designing low-level hardware functional blocks to streamlining software driver architectures, server systems, and adaptive inferential systems for cloud and high-tech edge devices.

Dr. Rajakarunanayake was Broadcom’s lead scientist/technical director for the wireless BU and Broadband BU. He has a proven track record of innovation and R&D contributions in several fields. He has experience in starting, building, managing, and leading world-class teams to create novel products, software solutions, and product lines that have, in many cases, reached over $200 million in revenue for these companies. In 2015 he served as the key technical director for novel product innovation for Broadcom Wireless BU, with revenue of around $3 Billion. Since 2015, he has recently acquired key expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, software, and applications, and a keen interest in applying this systemwide.

Click on the link below to watch when Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayaka resolved a math problem for Jeffrey Bezos, Former President & CEO of Amazon.

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