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Dr. Lakmini Abeywardhana

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Computing | Computer Science

Career Summary

  • April 2023 - Present - Senior Lecturer (Higher- Grade)
  • June 2021 - March 2023 - Lecturer, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • 2017-2020 – Graduate Research Assistant (PhD candidate), Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • February 2017 – July 2017 – Instructor (Temporary), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • August 2014 – August 2015 - Trainee web developer, LankaCom (pvt) Ltd

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2020 - 2017 PhD in Information Technology and Entomology ,Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2017- B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Information Technology (specializing Software Engineering), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • National Science Foundation grant for MPhil/PhD research.
    • Grant number: RG/2017/EB/01
  • Best Paper Award in ICT in 2nd International Conference on Theory and practice in Melbourne, Australia (28th-29th October 2016)
  • Merit award in Poster presentation at the first SLIIT Student Research Symposium (2016)
  • Semi Finalist in National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2016

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Deep Learning.
  • Computer vision .
  • Computational biology: Analysis and modeling.

Memberships

  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • IEEE member in Sri Lanka section

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • DL Abeywardhana, CD Dangalle, Anupiya Nugaliyadde, Yashas Mallawarachchi   Analysing feature importance for identification of tiger beetles using machine learning  in Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo,  year 2020,  Faculty of Science, University of Colombo,          
  • DL Abeywardhana, CD Dangalle, Anupiya Nugaliyadde, Yashas Mallawarachchi   Selecting the most suitable classification algorithm for tiger beetle identification using morphometric data and habitat data  in Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo.,  year 2020,  Faculty of Science, University of Colombo,        DL Abeywardhana, CD Dangalle, Anupiya Nugaliyadde, Yashas Mallawarachchi,  
  • Lakmini Abeywardhana Dhammika H De Silva, Nimesha Guruge,Sandasala Siriwardhana,Ganindu Ranasinghe   Insight: Personal Assistant Mobile Application for Visually Impaired in Sri Lanka  in 2nd International Conference on Theory and Practice (ICTP-2016),  year 2016,  Melbourne, Australia,        Lakmini Abeywardhana Dhammika H De Silva, Nimesha Guruge,Sandasala Siriwardhana,Ganindu Ranasinghe,  
  • I. Dissanayake, S. Hameed, A. Sakalasooriya, D. Jayasinghe, L. Abeywardhana and D. Wijendra   Enhancing Conversational AI Model Performance and Explainability for Sinhala-English Bilingual Speakers  in 2022 4th International Conference on Advancements in Computing (ICAC),  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,  pp. 252-257,  IEEE,    2022,  
  • N. Fernando, A. Kumarage, V. Thiyaganathan, R. Hillary and L. Abeywardhana   Automated vehicle insurance claims processing using computer vision, natural language processing,  in 2022 22nd International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer),  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,  pp.124-129,  IEEE,    2022,  
  • D. Wanasinghe, C. Maddugoda, H. Ramawickrama, T. Munasinghe, L. Abeywardhana and Y. Mallawarachchi   Hastha: Online Learning Platform for Hearing Impaired  in 2022 22nd International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer),  year 2022,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,  pp.130-135,  IEEE,    2022,  
  • W. M. C. S. Bandara, W. A. L. Priyasarani, Y. N. Dhanarathna, S. C. H. Jaanvi, A. Karunasena and D. L. Abeywardhana   Machine Learning and Image Processing Based Approach for Improving Milk Production and Cattle Livestock Management,  in 2022 13th International Conference on Computing Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT),  year 2022,  Kharagpur, India,  pp.1-6,  IEEE,    2022,  

Book Chapters

  • CD Dangalle, L Abeywardhana, YW Mallawarachchi  " A new paradigm for insect classification: Using machine learning approaches "    Towards a paradigm shift in biology,    Colombo,  2022,  The Institute of Biology Sri Lanka,    

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