D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Statistics & Computer Science

Name

Mr. M.A.P. Chamikara

Lecturer (On Leave)

B.Sc., M.Phil. (Perad.)

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About Me

Currently working as a lecturer at the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. My research interests include Privacy and Security, Big Data, GIS, Data Mining, Artificial Neural Networks, and Fuzzy Logic. I'm currently on study leave following a PhD at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

Positions Held

Lecturer, at the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Lecturer (Probationary), at the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Senior Treasurer, Computer Science Society, University of Peradeniya. (CSUP).  - (9th of May, 2014 to 11th of May, 2015)

Research Assistant at the Postgraduate Institute of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (21st September, 2011 - 6th January, 2014)

Temporary Demonstrator at the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science , University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (27th of August, 2010 - 30th of August, 2011)

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Visiting Demonstrator for Diploma in Information Technology at the Postgraduate Institute of Science, Faculty of Science, and University of Peradeniya - (14th January, 2011- January, 2012)

Demonstrator for Postgraduate Computing Course Under Higher Education for Twenty First Century (HETC) Grant Window 3 at the Postgraduate Institute of Science - (22nd November, 2012- 20th May, 2013)

Visiting Demonstrator for M.Sc. Programme in GIS & Remote Sensing at the Postgraduate Institute of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (12th of November, 2011- 15th of November, 2014)

Visiting Demonstrator for M.Sc. Programme in Computer Science at the Postgraduate Institute of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (12th of November 2011 - 15th of November, 2014)

Subject Matter Expert (SME) at CDCE (Centre for Distance and Continuing Education for the course BBA116-Programming Fundamentals), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (01st of April,2015- May, 2017)

Tutor Mentor at CDCE (Centre for Distance and Continuing Education for the course BBA116-Programming Fundamentals), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (01st of June,2013- December,2014)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Big Data Privacy and Security for Large Scale Data Mining (PhD Research)

Current world shows a very high interest in data mining over big data collected from sources such as health, Finance, social networking, etc. However, the same aspect may sabotage the privacy of such databases, if enough privacy measures are not implemented for data sharing. While this challenge being addressed, finding different methods to cope with the exponential growth of data makes this process even more difficult. Therefore, privacy preserving big data mining can be considered essential in the big data era. During this research, the issues available in the current methods will be investigated in synthesizing robust methods for privacy preservation in big data for large scale data mining.

Memberships & Awards

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Committee Member of Statistics and Computer Science, STA (Science Teachers Association)-2014/2015, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya.

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Member of the organizing committee, PGIS Research Congress 2014, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.    

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Member of Young Researchers’ Forum, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya (2014-2015)

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Member of Computer Society – CSUP (2006-2010), University of Peradeniya.

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Committee Member (2014) under the Board of Studies of Statistics and Computer Science, in Young Researcher's Forum, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya