Nilupulee A. Gunathilake is a doctoral researcher of Blockpass ID Lab in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. She is a multi-disciplinary researcher who is currently engaged in lightweight cryptography for IoT devices. Her mainstream towards the PhD completion targets side-channel analysis of lightweight ciphers. Nilupulee had previously involved in research in communication engineering related areas; free-space optics (FSO), vehicular communication and microwave propagation. She graduated in MSc (Smart Networks) at the University of the West of Scotland, UK in 2017. Nilupulee obtained a PgDip (Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering), Sheffield Hallam University, UK in 2016 as well as her first degree, BEng (Hons) in Electronics and Communications Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2013. She also holds professional qualifications in project management and international spoken English language ESOL. Nilupulee has been involved in academia for over five years and is the first author of five international conference papers. She was a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) in 2018 and an Assistant Lecturer (Grade 1) at International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), Sri Lanka in 2015. She worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2016. Nilupulee was offered a PhD scholarship by Edinburgh Napier University in 2018, the Dean’s Scholarship by the University of the West of Scotland in 2016 and research grants by the University of Moratuwa in 2015. She was awarded “the University Court Medal” for the best academic excellence of the MSc program.