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Narayana M Bandara


About Me

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Mathematics in Sri Lanka. Then I worked as a faculty member in the same University for more than 5 years. In the meantime, I worked on a Master of Science degree, in which I obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Mathematics. I joined Eastern Illinois University as a graduate student and obtained Master of Arts degree in 2016. Then I joined the University of Toledo for my Ph.D which was completed on 2021. I have joined the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) as an Assistant Professor from 2021. Most of my researches are based on Lie theory, and used to find new Lie algebras of higher dimensions. These researches are based on several Mathematical software, mainly with Maple. I have been working on several departmental committees including the Undergraduate Math Major Student’s committee.

Areas of Interest

  • Lie Theory
  • Number Theory
  • Algebra and Combinatorics


  • Ph.D. in Mathematics • 2021
    University of Toledo
  • M.A. in Mathematics • 2016
    Eastern Illinois University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Mathematics  • 2012
    University of Peradeniya 
  • B.S. in Mathematics • 2009
    University of Peradeniya 

Work History

  • Assistant Professor • 2021 - Present
    Florida A&M University 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant  • 2016 - 2021
    University of Toledo
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant • 2015 - 2016

    Eastern Illinois University

  • Lecturer • 2011 - 2015

    University of Peradeniya

  • Assistant Lecturer  • 2009 - 2011
    University of Peradeniy


  • May 2021: Distinguished Graduate Student- Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Toledo
  • May 2016: Distinguished Graduate Student- Department of Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University
  • April 2016: Dr. Morton B. and Mary F. Harris Family Scholarship, Department of Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University


Courses Taught At FAMU

  • MAC 2311 - Calculus I
  • MAC 2312 - Calculus II
  • MAC 1105 - College Algebra
  • STA 2023 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics