Yudhanjaya has worn many hats over the years – from self-taught programmer to political blogger to tech amarketer. In his current incarnation, he is an author and a researcher, part of the Big Data For Development team of LIRNEasia: he studies new technologies to analyze human behaviour at scale, working at the intersection of academia and public policy. He’s also part of a new wave of Sri Lankan and South Asian science fiction writers; his novels have gone on to become international bestsellers, and have been noted for their blend of hard science and the socio-political culture of our times. His work has been documented in everything from the Sunday Times to the Huffington Post. It is not quite clear where his job ends and his hobby begins; he prefers not to say.