How I Scored 169/170 for GRE Quantitative and 161/170 for GRE Verbal

[The article is a continuation of the series about applying for higher education (https://malithjayaweera.com/2018/12/apply-phd-usa-10-steps/) written with the intention of helping young and brilliant undergraduates to succeed in their graduate studies] An important question that I students always ask is “how much time do you need to prepare for GRE”? Honestly, I cannot answer that question…

Infrastructure in a Market Economy – HKS

A few days ago I had the utmost privilege of attending a workshop (Infrastructure in a Market Economy) conducted by Harvard (John F. Kennedy School of Government) for executives from all around the world. There were executives from internet search engine providers, federal government, delegates from developed nations and also developing nations. None from Sri…

IWOCL 19: Let’s Teach are Computers to Program

Recently I had the privilege of joining the organizing committee of International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) 2019, as a volunteer. The workshop was three days; However, I was excited to attend a conference held in conjunction with IWOCL which was DHPCC++ (Distributed & Heterogeneous Programming in C/C++). IWOCL: The Push Towards Heterogeneous Programming The end…

How to Apply for a PhD in US in 5 Steps

Many Sri Lankan students struggle to find quality sources of information on higher studies except for those who are lucky extremely enough to have the right connections. This guide will help you learn about graduate study opportunities and how to discover them.  First of all, I should mention about US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission. They offer wide…

And the roof fell down. Yep. Here in Boston.

Before I go in to the story, let me briefly tell you the reason behind this blog. A lot of students have asked me about the PhD application process, and settling into a new city/ country to start their studies. As a Sri Lankan student I didn’t find a lot of resources and if it…