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Mr. Prasan Yapa

Lecturer

Faculty of Computing | Computer Science & Software Engineering

Career Summary

  • Lecturer (SLIIT) - Jun 2019 - Present

  • Tech Lead (Virtusa Pvt Ltd) - Jan 2019 - May 2019

  • Senior Software Engineer (IFS R&D International Pvt Ltd) - Sep 2018 – Jan 2019

  • Software Engineer (IFS R&D International Pvt Ltd) - Dec 2014 – Aug 2018

  • External Consultant (Virtusa Pvt Ltd) - Jan 2014 – Oct 2014

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Information Technology & Management - Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa (2014)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science, specialized in Data Science, Engineering and Analytics, University of Moratuwa (Reading)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Best Paper Award - Cloud Computing and Big Data Architecture Track (IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2018)
  • Best Young Author Award (IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2018)
  • Most Innovative Reseach on Latest Technologies (IEEE Future Technologies Conference 2016)
  • Best Paper Award (IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Technologies 2015)
  • SLASSCOM Membership Award (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Start-up Labs 2013)
  • CIMA Global Business Challenge 2013

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Sentiment Scoring
  • Data Science
  • Computer Linguistics

Memberships

  • Mentor - Google Summer of Code
  • IEEE
  • SLASSCOM

Ongoing Research

  • Impact of Prepositions and Conjunctions in Sentiment Scoring

  • Web plugin for Sentiment Scoring considering all parts of speech

  • A Novel Approach for Noun Sentiment Scoring for Sinhala Language

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

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