Tharaka Hewa

Tharaka Mawanane Hewa


5G and Beyond System Security

5 peer reviewed publications in international journals.



I am currently a Doctoral degree student in the NSOFT (Network security and softwarization) research group, at CWC Networks and Systems research unit, University of Oulu, Finland. I received my bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka, in 2012 and the master’s degree in information security from University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka in 2016. I have joined CWC, University of Oulu in June 2019 and contribute to research on blockchain, IoT, PKI  and I have over 5 years of experience in the software industry as a software engineer. My research interests include 5G, IoT, Blockchain, and PKI.


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Research groups

  • CWC-NS Networks and Systems

Research visits

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    Research visit for a collaboration for blockchain based PKI framework for 5G IoT. 


SecureConnect: Secure Connectivity of Future Cyber-Physical Systems

SECURE Connect project will solve the Industrial Internet and future Cyber Physical System challenges by achieving following objectives: