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Mr. Samitha Vidhanaarachchi

Lecturer

Faculty of Computing | Computer Science & Software Engineering

Career Summary

  • Lecturer - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) (11/2023 - Present)
  • Assistant Lecturer - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) (09/2022 - 10/2023)
  • Academic Instructor - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) (02/2022 - 09/2022)
  • Trainee Software Developer - IFS R&D (Private) Limited - (2019 - 2020)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Sc. (Spec.) (Hons.) (First Class) in Information Technology - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Sri Lanka (2022)
  • Diploma in Information Technology with Distinction - Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (2017)
  • Diploma in English with Credit - Aquinas College of Higher Studies Sri Lanka (2018)
  • Certificate course in Java Programming - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) (2019)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Champions of Microsoft APAC AI for Accessibility 2023. 6/2023
  • Two Merit Awards  at "National Disasters" at National ICT Awards (NBQSA 2023) - 10/2023
  • World Champions in WSA Young Innovators 2021 out of 377 applicants from over 85 different countries. 12/2021
  • Finalists in World Summit Awards (WSA) in the environment and green energy category. 12/2021
  • Winners (Best Solution) addressing "National Disasters" at National ICT Awards (NBQSA 2021) 10/2021
  • Finalist (winner's circle) at National ICT Awards (NBQSA 2021) under the tertiary level of the technological category 10/2021
  • Winners in national contest e-Swabhimani under the Environment & Green Energy category 09/2021
  • Winners in national contest e-Swabhimani under the Young Innovators category 09/2021
  • Selected as the National Nominee to the World Summit Awards (WSA) in the environment and green energy category through the National contest e-Swabhimani. 09/2021
  • Shortlisted as one of the top 25 out of 252 final year research projects at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). 07/2021
  • Merit award for the Algothon workshop organized by SLIIT. 06/2020 - 12/2020
  • Recognized on the Dean's List for four semesters.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Explainability of AI modals
  • ICT for Agriculture
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Assistive Technologies

Memberships

Ongoing Research

  • Smart Agriculture System for disease prediction, severity assessment, remedial actions, forecasting, and yield prediction.
  • Interactive, visual learning-based tools for hearing-impaired children to improve language skills.
  • Virtual reality based intelligent system to recreate Sri Lankan history.
  • Assistive Technology System to Enhance Educational Inclusion for Children with Down Syndrome

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • S. P. Vidhanaarachchi et al.,   Deep Learning-Based Surveillance System for Coconut Disease and Pest Infestation Identification  in TENCON 2021 - 2021 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), 2021,  year 2021,          pp. 405-410, doi: 10.1109/TENCON54134.2021.9707404.,  
  • Dilshan De Silva, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi, Ravindu Yasith T.K., Piumika Saranga H.A., Vishwa J.W.P, Devsrini Savidya A.S   Lankan Legacy: An Intelligent System to Recreate Sri Lankan History  in 5th International Conference on Advancements in Computing 2023,  year 2023,          Dilshan De Silva, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi, Ravindu Yasith T.K., Piumika Saranga H.A., Vishwa J.W.P, Devsrini Savidya A.S,  
  • Shehan Silva,Anjula Jayasinghe,Rishitha Dilshan,Chandur Dissanayake,Samitha Vidhanaarachchi,Dilshan De Silva   "Effectiveness of Deep Learning Technologies to Assist Educational Inclusion for Children with Down Syndrome "  in 5th International Conference on Advancements in Computing(ICAC),  year 2023,            
  • Ahamed Thahseen, Wishalya Tissera, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi , Aaron.N, Rajapaksha D.C.N, Fernando P.V, Thisuru Dias, Thatamathy Fernando   Smart System to Support Hearing Impaired Students in Tamil  in International Research Conference in Smart Computing and System Engineering ,  year 2023,          Ahamed Thahseen, Wishalya Tissera, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi , Aaron.N, Rajapaksha D.C.N, Fernando P.V, Thisuru Dias, Thatamathy Fernando ,  
  • K. M. I. S. Wanninayake, L. G. S. W. Bambaranda, T. I. Wickramaarachchi, U. C. S. L. Pathirana, S. Vidhanaarachchi, A. A. E. Nanayakkara, K. R. D. Gunapala, S. R. Sarathchandra, A. I. Gamage, D. I. De Silva,   "IoT-Enabled Smart Solution for Rice Disease Detection, Yield Prediction, and Remediation,"  in 2023 5th International Congress on Human-Computer Interaction, Optimization and Robotic Applications (HORA), Istanbul, Turkiye, 2023, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1109/HORA58378.2023.10155770. ,  year 2023,            
  • G.H.A.U. Hewawitharana, U.M.L.A. Nawarathne, A.S.F. Hassan, Lochana M. Wijerathna, G.D. Sinniah, Samitha P. Vidhanaarachchi, Jagath Wickramarathne, Janaka L. Wijekoon,   "Effectiveness of Using Deep Learning for Blister Blight Identification in Sri Lankan Tea",  in "INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART COMPUTING AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 2023",  year 2023,            
  • Udbhasa M.M.S., Lelkada L.L.P.S.M., Priyanka P.D.M.K., Senarathna B.W.E.K., Janaka L. Wijekoon, Jagath Wickramarathne, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi,   "Interactive, Visual-Learning Based Tool for Hearing Impaired Children to Improve Language and Cognitive Skills,"  in The 11th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2023) ,  year 2023,            
  • H. Jayasinghe, N. Pallepitiya, A. Chandrasiri, C. Heenkenda, S. Vidhanaarachchi, A. Kugathasan, J. Wijekoon,   "Effectiveness of Using Radiology Images and Mask R-CNN for Stomatology,"  in 4th International Conference on Advancements in Computing 2022 (ICAC),  year 2022,            
  • S. Vijayakumar, G. Murugaiah, J. Sivanesan, W. Tissera, S. Vidhanaarachchi, K. Archchana   "Recommendation system based on Tamil-English code-mixed text analysis,"  in 2022 IEEE 13th Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON),  year 2022,            
  • Keshara Bandara, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi, A.A.E. Nanayakkara, Kavindu Kulasinghe, Sanka Rajapakshe, Asela Wickramasinghe, Kanishka Yapa,   Smart Farmer Education System for Disease Identification, Severity Assessment and Infestation Management (Brinjal)  in IEEE 17th. International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems,  year 2023,          Keshara Bandara, Samitha Vidhanaarachchi, A.A.E. Nanayakkara, Kavindu Kulasinghe, Sanka Rajapakshe, Asela Wickramasinghe, Kanishka Yapa, ,  

Journal Publications

  • Rashini Liyanarachchi, Janaka Wijekoon, Manujaya Premathila, Samitha Vidhaanarachchi  " COVID-19 Symptom Identification using Deep Learning and Hardware Emulated System "  Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence ,      2023,        

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