I am a goal-oriented individual with the ability to cope up with any responsibility and duty given to me. I have the capability of interacting with various types of people and working together as a team with having a good team spirit.
I received my secondary education at Lyceum International School where I completed my National G.C.E. Ordinary Level and Advanced Level Examinations.
I have completed my B.Sc. (Honours) in Computer Science degree at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a First Class, and graduated in September 2019. I have earned the Bachelor in Information Technology (External) degree (2014-2017) from the University of Colombo School of Computing in December 2017.
I have published 5 conference papers from some of my research work, one of which earned the “Best Research Paper Presented” award at the International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology held in 2018 organized by the Faculty of Computing and Technology, University of Kelaniya. In addition, my final year research project at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, which was an artificial intelligence programme that generates original musical melodies when provided with an lyrical input, won the Silver Award under the “Tertiary Student Project (Technology)” category at National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2018 and won the Gold Award under the “Tertiary Student Project” category at Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2018 held in Guangzhou, China. In 2019, I was awarded the CSSL ICT Student of the Year (Tertiary) Award 2019 by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, for my all-round excellence in academics and extra-curricular activities.
I have also engaged in a number of extra-curricular skills, with the most recent been volunteering in the capacity of Co-Chair for the IEEE Sri Lanka Section Student/ Young Professionals/ Women in Engineering Congress 2018. Further, I have involved myself with UNICEF Youth by presenting the "Voice of Youth" at the UNICEF South Asia Youth Skills and Solutions Forum held in Mumbai, India, in December 2019.
Due to my strong desire and passion to pursue a career in research and academics, I joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Having started my career as an Instructor (tutor), I am currently teaching Computational Biology and Machine Learning for undergraduates at the Department in the capacity of a Lecturer (Temporary). In order to expand my knowledge and experience horizons, I intend to continue higher education leading to a Ph.D. in relation to fields like Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
7 Countries Visited
5 Papers Published
5,000+ Cups of Coffee
6 Awards Won
Mar 2020 - Present
Department of Computer Science - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Mar 2019 - Feb 2020
Department of Computer Science - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Aug 2018 - Feb 2019
Trainee Software Engineer
CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd.
May 2018 - Dec 2019
IEEE Sri Lanka Section Student/YP/WIE Congress 2018
Jan 2018 - Current
Founder/ Interim Chair
IEEE Student Branch - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Mar 2017 - Current
Co-founder/ Chief Executive Officer
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Society of Computer Science - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Founder/ Chief Organizer
Aurora - Conference on Computer Science
IT Society, Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka.
2020 - Present
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science - First Class
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Bachelor of Information Technology (External)
University of Colombo School of Computing
Diploma in Information Technology
ESOFT Metro Campus/edexcel
General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) - Mathematics Stream
Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka
TypeScript/ Angular 2+
tools and frameworks
Press and Media Briefing Conference - Innovate Sri Lanka 2019 - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
CSSL ICT Student of the Year 2019 - Computer Society of Sri Lanka
Recognition of Excellence - Innovate Sri Lanka 2019 - University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Gold Award - Tertiary Student Project - Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2018, Guangzhou, China
Silver Award - Tertiary Undergraduate Project (Technology) - National Best Quality Software Awards 2018
Silver Medal - Best Employability Skills Achiever (Faculty of Applied Sciences) - J'pura Employability Skills Awards (JESA) 2018
Best Paper Presented Award - 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology 2018
Silver Medal - Best Employability Skills Achiever (Faculty of Applied Sciences) - J'pura Employability Skills Awards (JESA) 2017
🏆 Komposer - Automated Musical Note Generation based on Lyrics with Recurrent Neural Networks
2019 1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Data Sciences (AiDAS)
Musical creativity being one of the strong-hold characteristics that differentiate humans from computers in today’s technologically advanced society, algorithmic composition and song writing are the research areas that aim to bridge this gap. With the introduction and development of various neural network-based methodologies that have shown quite a promise in applications … Read more
Identifying Racist Social Media Comments in Sinhala Language Using Text Analytics Models with Machine Learning
2018 18th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer)
Racism or the act of discriminating people based on their race, gender, skin colour and other such related factors has been ruling the world since ancient times. With the development of technology and the introduction of various platforms to communicate with each other such as social media, it soon turned in to a platform to spread racial thoughts within … Read more
🥇 Virtual Airplay Drum Kit based on Hand Gesture Recognition
3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (ICACT ‒ 2018)
In the music industry, a drum kit plays a vital role in the production of masterpiece musical melodies. It is also one of the instruments that is in greatest demand by youngsters who are passionate in learning and practicing music. But acquiring a typical drum kit is become a difficult task because of its high cost as well as it requires a large storage space to hold. This research is targeted in examining the possibility of engineering a cost-effective solution to build a portable drum kit. I … Read more
Forecasting Monthly Ad Revenue from Blogs using Machine Learning
3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (ICACT‒2018)
Blogs emerged in the late 1990s as a technology that allows Internet users to share information. Since then, blogging has evolved to become a source of living to some and a hobby to others. A blog with rich content and regular traffic could easily be monetized through a number of methods. Affiliate marketing, Google AdSense, offering courses or services, selling eBooks and paid banner advertisements are some of the methods in which a blog could be monetized. … Read more
A Simple Machine Learning Approach for Identifying Promotional Short Message Service (SMS) Messages
Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (KICACT‒2017)
Mobile phones play an integral part in the modern lives of humans. Short Message Services (SMS) Messages have become a popular mode for simple communication. Its' simplicity, cost-effectiveness and large audience has attracted the attention of advertising industry to … Read more
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Dulan S. Dias
Ph.D. Student in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
Queen's University of Belfast
Dulan Dias is a young dreamer, a believer and an innovator, who aims to change the world as we know it via smart technology. He completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science degree with a First Class from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and is currently reading for his Ph.D. in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, at the Queen's University of Belfast, United Kingdom.
He has won a number of awards for his innovations in the fields of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, with the most recognized of them being winning the "Gold Award" under the category of "Tertiary Undergraduate Project" at the "Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2018" held in Guangzhou, China, bringing great pride to his university and to Sri Lanka.
He has given leadership to a wide range of activities that help to uplift education and share knowledge within communities. He is also a young budding entrepreneur with a stream of flowing ideas in his head all the time, aligned to his vision of changing the world.
Japan Tour - December 2016