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Dr Thushara Samaratunga

Professional biography

Dr Thushara Samaratunga is a Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Society and Design. Dr Samaratunga has completed his Masters' degree and PhD at Bond University. In addition, he has several other Urban planning and GIS degrees in Europe, America, and Asia. Dr Samaratunga has over 20 years of work experience in Urban Planning and specialized in GIS, BIM, Spatial Data analysis, 3D urban modelling, mobile app development, drone data capturing and interactive and intelligent web mapping. Over the last few years, Dr Thushara has been teaching GIS, BIM and BIG Data subjects at Bond University.



  • PhD. in Urban Planning, Bond University
  • Master of Urban Planning, Bond University
  • Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS), University of Queensland
  • Master of Science in Urban Housing Management, Lund University - Sweden
  • Bachelor of Science in Estate Management and Valuation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka