Subodha has been involved in IEEE for more than 7 years starting as a student member. He played a major role in uplifting IEEE activities in Sri Lanka and he was recognized as the best student volunteer in Asia Pacific region in 2015. In addition to being a part of the IEEE Entrepreneurship steering committee, he is currently the liaison for SL2 College for IEEE SLInspire project.
Subodha graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where he received his B.Sc specializing in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. During his time in college, Subodha launched a startup focusing on the energy sector of Sri Lanka and is now serving as a member of the board. After 6 years of operation, his company – Alta Vision (Pvt) Ltd is contributing more than 5MW of power to the national grid through Solar PV systems. After his first venture got stable, he moved to Florida to read for his Ph.D in 2016 specializing in Embedded Systems. His research work and publications in premier international conferences as well as time spent as an Intern at Intel Corporation has given him substantial experience in the area. He continues to be involved in the entrepreneurial space experimenting on several other ideas as well. Alta Vision (Pvt) Ltd has currently invested in other ventures such a hospital in Sri Lanka and a travel agency.
Subodha Charles is Vice Chair, Education & Awards of the 2019 IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee.