Vindula Jayawardana

Graduate Research Assistant | Consultant Research Engineer | Entrepreneur

Data Science, Engineering & Analytics Research Group, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Contact : Computer Science and Engineering Department
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Mobile : +94713462554

Email: vindula.13@cse.mrt.ac.lk / vmj22@cornell.edu


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I am a postgraduate researcher at University of Moratuwa (UoM). I am co-advised by Prof.Samitha Samaranayake, Dr.Amal Shehan Perera and Dr.Uthayasankar Thayasivam. I am a member of the Data Science, Engineering & Analytics Research group of UoM. I completed my B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2017.

My research interests lie in the intersection of algorithmic and system optimizations with a focus on transportation and other urban infrastructure systems. In parallel to that, I have worked on applying natural language processing and understanding in the legal domain. In my current research, I am interested in enabling efficient and sustainable urban transportation systems, by utilizing advances in information technology, mathematical modeling and optimization, and new transportation paradigms such as mobility-on-demand systems.

My researches are generously supported by Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (2017/2018).

Upcoming

Oct 2018 Teaching CS2022 - Data Structures and Algorithms for semester 2 and semester 4 undergraduates.
Dec 2018 Annual research review at Data Science, Engineering & Analytics Research Group, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Recent Updates

Oct 2018 Graduated with First Class Honors BSc Eng. (Hons) Specialized in Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa.
July 2018 Received Migara Rathnatunga Trust Award for Industrial Training for University Undergraduates – 2017/2018
July 2018 Presented our paper on "Legal Document Retrieval Using Document Vector Embeddings and Deep Learning" at Science and Information Conference (SAI) 2018 in London, United Kingdom [Paper]
June 2018 Joined Cornell University, USA as a research scholar in Smart Mobility Research Lab . [Photos]
May 2018 Our invited journal paper on "Word Vector Embeddings and Domain Specific Semantic Similarity based Semi-Supervised Ontology Instance Population" was accpeted to The International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer).
May 2018 Successfully completed quatley research review at Data Science, Engineering & Analytics Research Group, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka [Photos]
May 2018 Launched TrainLK app to the gereral public. The project was carried as a community service. [Lauch Video]
Mar 2018 Visit to National University (NUS) of Singapore and research discussions along with meetups
Mar 2018 Visit to Nanyang University (NTU) of Singapore and research discussions along with meetups
Mar 2018 Presented results of applying On-demand high capacity ride sharing via dynamic trip vehicle assignment in to Sri Lankan context using local taxi aggregator data set. [Paper] [Code]
Feb 2018 Completed the research and development of Air Quality Measuring Device for Construction Industry and as requested by Nawaloka Constructions Pvt Ltd. [PDF]
Feb 2018 Invited talk on "why should someone choose computer science and engineering" at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa. [Slide]
Jan 2018 Started working as a postgraduate researcher at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa.
Jan 2018 Started working as a consultant research engineer at Digital Mobility Solutions Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Dec 2017 Completed BSc in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Dec 2017 Presented the final year project on "Ontology based Legal Information Extraction" to the three member evaluation panel. [Slide] [Demo]
Nov 2017 Presented our paper on "Synergistic Union of Word2Vec and Lexicon for Domain Specific Semantic Similarity" at 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2017 at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka [Slide] [Paper]
Oct 2017 Published an invited article on "System for Cross Domain Identity Management - SCIM 2.0" in WSO2 Digital Library [Article]
Oct 2017 Awarded with the Gold Award for best student technology project in National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2017 [Photo]
Sep 2017 Represented Sri Lanka in North America's premier engineering hackathon, Hack the North 2017 at University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Got selected to final contestants out of 7000+ applicants in 72 countries worldwide. [Code]
Sep 2017 Presented our paper on "Semi-Supervised Instance Population of an Ontology using Word Vector Embeddings" at International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer 2017) at Colombo, Sri Lanka [Slide] [Paper]
Aug 2017 Presented our paper on "Deriving a Representative Vector for Ontology Classes with Instance Word Vector Embeddings" at Seventh International Conference on Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH 2017) at Luton, United Kingdom [Slide] [Paper]
May 2017 Completed "SCIM 2.0 Compliance Test Suite" at Google Summer of Code 2017 as a open source contributor of WSO2. [Demo] [Code] [Blog]
May 2017 Became world finalist (top five teams in the world) in the NASA International SpaceApps 2017 among 25,000+ participants in 69 countries. [Demo] [Code] [Project]
April 2017 Delivered keynote speech on "LinkR - A worldwide Rotaract Network" [Slide] [Website]

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