Hi, I am

DULAN S. DIAS

I am an adventurist.

about

Summary

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.

fun facts

7 Countries Visited

5 Papers Published

5,000+ Cups of Coffee

6 Awards Won

resume

EXPERIENCE

Mar 2020 - Present

Lecturer (Temporary)

Department of Computer Science - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Mar 2019 - Feb 2020

Instructor (Temporary)

Department of Computer Science - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Aug 2018 - Feb 2019

Trainee Software Engineer

CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd.

May 2018 - Dec 2019

Co-chair

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

EchonLabs

Feb 2016 - Mar 2017

Vice President

Society of Computer Science - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2015

Founder/ Chief Organizer

Aurora - Conference on Computer Science

2012

President

IT Society, Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka.

EDUCATION

2018

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Science - First Class

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2017

Bachelor of Information Technology (External)

University of Colombo School of Computing

2014

Diploma in Information Technology

ESOFT Metro Campus/edexcel

2013

General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) - Mathematics Stream

Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka

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coding skills

TypeScript/ Angular 2+

Java

C#

HTML5/CSS/JavaScript

C++

Python

design skills

Photoshop

Illustrator

AfterEffects

tools and frameworks

Keras

Tensorflow

PyTorch

other skills

Leadership

Public Speaking

awards

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CSSL ICT Student of the Year 2019 - Computer Society of Sri Lanka

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Recognition of Excellence - Innovate Sri Lanka 2019 - University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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Gold Award - Tertiary Student Project - Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards 2018, Guangzhou, China

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Silver Award - Tertiary Undergraduate Project (Technology) - National Best Quality Software Awards 2018

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Silver Medal - Best Employability Skills Achiever (Faculty of Applied Sciences) - J'pura Employability Skills Awards (JESA) 2018

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Best Paper Presented Award - 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology 2018

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Silver Medal - Best Employability Skills Achiever (Faculty of Applied Sciences) - J'pura Employability Skills Awards (JESA) 2017

publications

🏆 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

courses

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 10

October 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 9

October 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 8

September 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 7

August 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 6

August 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 5

August 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 4

August 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 3

August 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 2

July 2019

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CSC 110 2.0 Object Oriented Programming - Tute 1

July 2019

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Responsive Web Design

July 2019

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Crash Course on Web Development

July 2019

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Introduction to LaTex

May 2019

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Getting Started with Programming with Raspberry Pi 3

April 2019

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Biography

Dulan Dias is a young dreamer, a believer and an innovator, who aims to change the world as we know it via technology. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Special) degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and also completed the Bachelor in Information Technology (External) degree from University of Colombo School of Computing.

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.

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live feed

Japan Tour - December 2016

contact

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Wattala,
Sri Lanka.

+94703089692

dulan@
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