Harshanie is a Phd research candidate at School of Mathematical Sciences,QUT. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka in 2013 with a first class honours degree.. She has obtained a M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics form University of Colombo Sri Lanka. Her PhD thesis is concerned with bias reduction techniques in predictive regression modeling. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka and currently on study leave to follow her PhD studies.