Kamal Premaratne} received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (1982) with First-Class Honors from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He obtained his M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1988) degrees, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, where he is presently the Victor P. Clarke Professor.
He has received the "Mather Premium" (1992/93) and "Heaviside Premium" (1999/00) of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), London, UK, and the "Eliahu I. Jury Excellence in Research Award" (1991, 1994, 2001) and the "Johnson A. Edosomwan Researcher of the Year Award" (2014) of the College of Engineering, University of Miami. He has served as an Associate Editor of the "IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing" (1994-1996) and the "Journal of the Franklin Institute" (1993-2005). He is a Fellow of IET (formerly IEE) and a Senior Member of the IEEE. His current research interests include Dempster-Shafer (DS) belief theory, evidence fusion, machine learning and knowledge discovery from imperfect data, and opinion and consensus dynamics in social networks.