D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Statistics & Computer Science


Dr. Ruwan D. Nawarathna

Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (North Texas, USA)

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About Me

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Computer Science, UoP  - (Sept 2014 – Date)

Co-coordinator, M.Sc. Programme in Computer Science, PGIS,UoP  - (May 2016-Date)

Assistant Secretary of the University of Peradeniya Science Teachers’ Association (UP-STA) - (May 2016 – July 2019)

Researcher, Multimedia Information Group, University of North Texas - (Aug 2008 to Aug 2014)

Head of the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science - (April 2019 - Date)

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Secretary, BoS in Statistics & Computer Science, Postgraduate Institute of Science - (April 2017 - Date)

Ongoing Research and Projects

A step towards well-informed public: creating health awareness through social media analytics

Sri Lanka Crime Investigation Decision Support System (SL-CIDSS) - A Comprehensive crime data storage and analysis software (Phase II)

Intelligent Transportation through the Integration of IoT : Commercialization of Cargo Monitoring and Theft Prevention Platform


Advanced Food Recognition System

Funded by QBits Lab, CodeGen International

Memberships & Awards


Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


Member of Alpha Chi Honor Society


UNT scholarship from University of North Texas (2009-2012)


Texas public education grant (TPEG) (2009-2011)


General academic scholarship from University of North Texas (2008-2010)


University award for academic excellence from University of Peradeniya (2005)