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


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


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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The new entrants for the academic year 2015/2016


The new entrants for the academic year 2015/2016 of Faculty of Science will be enrolled on 4th of January 2016.

  • An orientation programme will be conducted for four weeks for them. This programme comprises lectures by officers of the University, senior academic staff members, other guest speakers from industry and eminent alumni of the University.

  • Chief Medical Officer, Librarian and Director of Physical Education will address the new entrants making them aware of the facilities available at the University for their professional development. 

  • University Proctor will emphasize on the rules & regulations and student By-Laws of the University. 

  • There will be a programme to make students aware of the student counseling service available at the University. 

  • Student societies will be introduced to new students as participation at society activities will make student enriched with soft skills such as communication skills, team work and collaboration, interpersonal skills, leadership and flexibility. 

  • During this period, English and other foundation courses (Biology for Physical Science students and Mathematics for Biological Science students) will be conducted and they will be continued during the first semester. All students will also be following a basic course in Computer Science.

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