Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

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Inauguration of the New Building for the Department of Statistic & Computer Science

2019-06-14


Ceremonial opening of the New building of the Department of Statistic & Computer Science, Faculty of Science was held on 10th June 2019. Professor Upul B. Dissanayake, Vice-Chancellor of the University was the chief guest of this ceremony. Professor S.H.P.P. Karunaratne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Professor Saluka R. Kodituwakku, Dean, Faculty of Science; Dr. Ruwan D. Navarathna, Head of the Department, Academic and Non-Academic Staff Members, and students also participated in this event. The new building has lecture theaters, laboratories, staff rooms etc. for teaching, training and research activities.










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A talk on Accelerating Scientific Research with Machine Learning and AI

2019-04-30


A talk on "Accelerating Scientific Research with Machine Learning and AI" by Dr. Rukshan Batuwita, Data Scientist at Google, organized by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and the International Affairs Office University of Peradeniya was held on 11 April, 2019 from 1.00 pm-3.00 pm at Chemistry Auditorium, Faculty of Science University of Peradeniya. 


This talk provided a broad introduction on the interrelated fields of Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science, covering major techniques/ algorithms, recent advancements and major application areas, beneficial to accelerated scientific research in the areas of biology, medicine, chemistry, physics etc. Also the publicly available tools and platform for ML, Data Science and AI, and the best practices for the process of applying ML to solve real-world problems were discussed. 


 Around 50 participants including academic staff members of the University, postgraduate and undergraduate students attended the event. Some pictures captured at the event are shown below.



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Events

Industry Day 2014

2014-08-19

Science Industry Interaction Cell (SIIC), Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya is organizing an "Industry Day” in an attempt to open a common platform for representatives from public/private sector industries to meet with final year undergraduate students seeking internship and employment opportunities in the fields of Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Management, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology.




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