D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Statistics & Computer Science

Name

Dr. Amalka J. Pinidiyaarachchi

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.), Ph.D. (Uppsala, Sweden)

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About Me

Currently a Senior Lecturer (former Head of the Department), Department of Statistics and Computer Science, University of Peradeniya. Graduated from the University of Peradeniya obtaining B.Sc. Special Degree in Computer Science in 2001 and joined the University in 2002 as a Probationary Lecturer. Proceeded to Uppsala University Sweden for postgraduate studies and completed the Ph.D. in 2009 in Computerized Image Analysis. My areas of expertise are in the fields of digital image processing and computer vision.

Positions Held

Chairperson, Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science, Postgraduate Institute of Science - (June 2020 - To date)

Vice President - Standing Committee on Finance, Alumni Association University of Peradeniya - (2021)

Head, Department of Statistics and Computer Science - (April 2016 –April 2019)

Director – Science Industry Interaction Cell, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. - (April 2013 – August 2016)

Member – University Web Development Sub Committee, University of Peradeniya - (2012 – To Date)

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Chairperson – Faculty Web Development Committee, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2012 – to date)

Coordinator – MSc in IT – Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2016- to date)

Member – Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science – Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2010 -to date)

Faculty representative- Planning Committee, Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya - (2013 – to date)

Coordinator , Faculty of Science- Management Committee, International Research Centre, University of Peradeniya - (2014 – to date)

Member of teaching panel, Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science, Postgraduate Institute of Science - (2010 – to date)

Reviewer for Cytometry A - (2009 – to date)

Reviewer for the Journal of the National Science Foundation - (2015 – to date)

Coordinator – Postgraduate Diploma in IT – Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya.  - (2011 – 2013)

Treasurer – Alumni Association University of Peradeniya - (2016, 2017)

Secretary – Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science – Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya - (2012 -2014)

Assistant Treasurer – Alumni Association University of Peradeniya - (2015)

Activity Coordinator – HETC QIG W4 , Faculty of Science - (2013 – 2014)

Chairperson, Registration and Programme Sub Committee, University of Peradeniya Research Sessions (iPURSE2014) - (2014)

Faculty Nominated Member – Arts Council, University of Peradeniya - (2009 – 2013)

Senior Treasurer – Computer Society, University of Peradeniya - (2010-2012)

Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Science  - ((2012 - 2014)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Identification and Classification of Brain Diseases Using Deep Learning on Neuroimaging Data

MPhil candidate: Ms. Subaramya Srivishagan (May 2020); Co-Supervisors: Dr. R. Nagulan , Dr. T. Kokul, University of Jaffna

An automated visual surveillance system for human detection

Primary objective of proposed system is to achieve robustness and high levels of accuracy whilst maintaining real-time performance when detecting and tracking multiple humans in high definition surveillance video. PhD Candidate : Mr. T. Kokul (PhD Completed in 2019); Co-Supervisors: Prof. C. Fookes. Prof. S. Sridharan, Image and Video Lab, SAIVT Program, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Dr. A. Ramanan , Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna

Analysis and enhancement of software complexity metrics

PhD candidate : Mr. D.I. De Silva (Upgraded 2019); Joint supervision with Prof. S.R. Kodituwakku, University of Peradeniya and Mr. N. Kodagoda, SLIIT.

Patent

A low-cost trajectory analysis system without attachments and performance evaluation method for athletes. Patent application processing. Application number LK/P/1/17269

Memberships & Awards

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PGIS Research Grant 2020

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Nature’s Secrets Research Award for Best Commercially Viable Research Project 2012

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) scholarship for Postgraduate studies - 2004.