I’m a Software Engineer at Amazon Web Services. I completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne researching the applicability of bandit learning algorithms for physical database design tuning. Before that I have worked in the industry for over four years in data and analytics, in which I have designed several award-winning data tools and platforms. Outside work, I like to work in community-driven organisations and have led many of them to success. In addition, I enjoy public speaking, playing board games and participating in coding competitions. You can download my CV from here.


Name Romesh Malinga Perera
Label Software Engineer, Researcher


  • 2022 Oct -
    Software Development Engineer
    Amazon Web Services Australia Pty Ltd
    Amazon Web Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments. I work as a Software Development Engineer for AWS Networking, where I collaborate with Network Engineering and Operations teams to automate and invent new ways of operating Amazon's Next-Generation Network.
  • 2019 Feb -
    2022 Jul
    Research Assistant, Casual Academic
    University of Melbourne
    Worked as a developer for 'Private' programing language
  • 2014 Mar -
    2018 Oct
    Associate Tech Lead
    Sysco Labs Sri Lanka
    Sysco (NYSE: SYY) is a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products. I worked as a Team Lead for the Data and Analytics Team, where I was responsible for researching and implementing real-time processing solutions for transactional and non-transactional data. Our final product (Sysco Labs Data Platform) is currently performing hundreds of millions of data transformations and serving millions of user queries per day.


  • 2018 Oct -
    2023 Jun
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    Use of Reinforcement Learning in Self-tuning Database Physical Design Structures under Dynamic and Unexplored Workloads
    • Doctor of Philosophy - Engineering
  • 2009 Sep -
    2014 Feb
    GCE Advanced Level
    Maris Stella College, Negombo, Sri Lanka
    Physical Science
  • 2009 Sep -
    2014 Feb
    B.Sc. (Hons) Engineering
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
    Computer Science and Engineering