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Ms. Muditha Tissera

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Computing | Computer Systems Engineering

Career Summary

Having played a lead development role in the software development industry for more than 15 years, Muditha Tissera changed her career into academia in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. After completing her BSc degree with a second class - upper division honors from the National University of Ireland, she then obtained her MSc degree in Computer Science from University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka in 2001. Presently, she is reading for PhD at Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo. Her research interests include Natural Language Processing, Ontology development, Database, Data Science and Product line Software Engineering. She enjoys lecturing to undergraduate and post graduate students while supervising their research projects. 


  • PhD (Reading), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Master of Computer Science (Distinction), University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka (2008 – 2010)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems (2nd Class Division 1 Honors), National University of Ireland, Dublin collage, Ireland (1999 - 2001)
  • Diploma in Computer System Design, National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka. (1995)
  • Australian Computer Society Examination (ACS) in Information Technology. (1996)


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Computational Linguistics

Ontology development


Data Science

Product line Software engineering


Member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL)

Ongoing Research

Knowledge extraction and ontology development from domain independent unstructured sources

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Muditha Tissera, Chamath Keppitiyagama, J.S. Goonethilake   Data Retrieval and Dynamic Data Organizing Solution for High Volume, High Performance Electronic Trading Systems  in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer),  year 2011,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        September, 2011,  
  • W.D.M.R.D. Warnakula, M. Kumarakuruparan, P.D. Kurukulasuriya, G.T.U.Kalyanarathne, Muditha Tissera   Speech to Text Translator for Document Writing with Speech Recognition for Sri Lankan Accent  in Fourth National Conference on Technology & Management, Advances in Technology and Management for National development [NCTM] SLIIT,  year 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,        December, 2014,  
  • Muditha Tissera   Versatile Inter System Information Exchange Facilitator [VISIEF]  in International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer),  year 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka,    IEEE Conference Publications,    December, 2014,  

Journal Publications

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