Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Researcher and Best-Selling Author

The creative part of the Science Fiction Economics Lab, Yudhanjaya Wijeratne is a Nebula-nominated science fiction author and data scientist from Colombo, Sri Lanka. His fiction includes NUMBERCASTE, THE STATE MACHINE and THE SALVAGE CREW. He is researcher for Data, Algorithms and Policy team at LIRNEasia, a think tank working across the Global South; and the co-founder of Watchdog Sri Lanka, a fact checker.

The rest of the time, Yudhanjaya argues with the cat, tinkers with OSUN, a series of AI+human experiments in creativity, and builds imaginary floating cities.