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Thepul Ginige Has bagged Asia's Innovative Researcher of the Year Award

Thepul Ginige Has bagged Asia's Innovative Researcher of the Year Award

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Thepul Ginige - Biography

Senior Lecturer / Program Coordinator

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (University of Colombo)- (in-progress)
  • Pg.Dip in Criminology & Criminal Justice (University of Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • Master of Information Technology (University of Colombo)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology-Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (University of Sri Jayewardenepura) 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS / CERTIFICATIONS

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE)
  • Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS)
  • Member of Sri Lankan Computer Society (MCSSL)
  • Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (MACM)

TEACHING EXPERTISE

Computer Network, Programming, Database Management Systems, Information Strategy, Mathematics and Statistics, Network Security, Cyber Security, Industrial Information

 

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence: - Deep learning, Reinforcement learning, Robotics, Computer vision, Natural Language Processing, Collaborative systems
  • Databases and Data Science: - Database performance, Big Data Analytics, Data Mining, Database Warehousing
  • Internet and Networking: - Network security, Blockchain, Cyber security, Computer Forensic, Social networks, and Niche networks
  • Sociology & Marketing: - Ethnicity and Ethnic identity, Online buying behavior, Marketing Trends

 

  • Internet of Things (IoT) : -Measurement, Automation, Innovation, IoT All Around.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SESSION CHAIR

  • 2nd International Conference on Machine Learning Techniques and NLP (MLNLP 2021) Copenhagen, Denmark, September 18 -19, 2021.
  • 5th International Conference on Information System and Data Mining (ICISDM2021), Silicon Valley, CA, USA during May 28-31, 2021
  • 2021 International Conference on Computer Communication and
    Artificial Intelligence (CCAI 2021), Guangzhou, China, May 7-9, 2021.
  • ICIM 2021 the 7th International Conference on Information Management, 2021 | LONDON, UK. CO-SPONSORED BY PATRONS EAET 2021, 2nd European Advanced Educational Technology Conference- Session 4: Information Teaching and Management, Imperial College, London, UK, Mar 27-29, 2021
  • ICBT Annual International Research Symposium (AIRS 2018)- Co Char for Information Technology Session

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE REPRESENTATION

  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 3rd International Conference on Computer Communication and Artificial Intelligence (CCAI 2022), Which will be held in Taiyuan, China on May 26-28, 2023.
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- The 2023 9th International Conference on E-business and Mobile Commerce (ICEMC 2023) which will be held in Taizhou, China on May 26-28, 2023.
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 2nd International Joint Conference on Information and Communication Engineering (JCICE 2023), which was held in Xi'an, China on 17-19 March 2023.
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 7th International Conference on Business and Information Management (ICBIM 2023), which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 18 to 20 August 2023.
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- Annual Research Conference 2022. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 9th International Conference on Computing and Data Engineering (ICCDE 2023) to be held in Haikou, China on  January 6 ~ 8, 2023
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 6th International Conference on Computers in Management and Business (ICCMB2023) to be held in Macau, China on January 13~15, 2023
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 4th  International Conference on Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval and AI (NIAI 2023) to be held in  Vancouver, Canada on  February 26 ~ 27, 2023
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 6th International Conference on Business and Information Management (ICBIM 2022, Guangzhou, China)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 6th International Conference on Information System and Data Mining (ICISDM2022, Silicon Valley, CA, USA) 
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 2nd International Conference on Computer Communication and Artificial Intelligence (CCAI 2022, Beijing, China)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 2nd International Conference on Human–Machine Interaction (ICHMI 2022 Beijing, China)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 5th International Conference on Geoinformatics and Data Analysis (ICGDA2022, Paris, France)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 8th International Conference on Information Management (ICIM2022&EAET2022, Imperial College London, London, UK)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 5th International Conference on Computers in Management and Business (ICCMB2022, Singapore)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 3rd International Conference on Supply Chain Management (ICSCM2022, Singapore)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 2nd European Advanced Educational Technology Conference (EAET 2021, Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 5th International Conference on Information System and Data Mining (ICISDM2021, Silicon Valley, CA, USA)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 7th International Conference on Computing and Data Engineering (ICCDE2021, Phuket, Thailand)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- International Conference on Computer Communication and Artificial Intelligence (CCAI 2021, Guangzhou, China)
  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer- 4th International Conference on Computers in Management and Business (ICCMB2021, Singapore)

 

  • Conference Committee Member as a Reviewer -ICBT Annual International Research Symposium (AIRS 2020, 2019, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka)

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Effective online learning management system to improve and enhance the online learning and student engagement experience (ICISDM2022, Silicon Valley, CA, USA during May 27-29, 2022.)
  • An Improvement of the Block Nested Loop Algorithm with Multiple Block Transfers (ICONAT 2022, Sangli, Maharashtra , India)
  • Emotion Guru: A Smart Emotion Tracking Application with AI Conversational Agent for Exploring and Preventing Depression- (UCET-2021, Chengdu, China | Nov. 4th -6th, 2021)
  • Mask Region-Based Convolutional Neural Networks (R-CNN) for Sinhala Sign Language to Text Conversion-(MLNLP 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark.)
  • SLIDE HATCH: Smart Slide Generator- IEEE Publications (GCAT 2021, Bangalore, India)
  • A Secured Healthcare System Using Blockchain and Graph Theory -ACM Publications – (ISCSIC 2020, University of Newcastle, UK)
  • Students Behavioural and Emotional Detection Based Satisfaction Monitoring System for E-Learning -(EAET 2021- Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Ethnicity based Consumer Buying Behavior Analysis and Prediction on Online Clothing Platforms in Sri Lanka (ICISDM2021- Silicon Vallley, CA, USA)
  • Evaluation of Sentiment Analysis Based on AutoML And Traditional Approaches (IJACSA Journal, 2021)
  • Emotion Recognition Based Assistant for Vehicles-(CCAI 2021, Guangzhou, China)
  • Dynamic Traffic Light Controlling System Using Google Maps and IoT - IEEE Publications (FITI 2020 Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • COVID-19 Spread prediction Based on Food Categories using Data Science -IEEE Publications –(INOCON 2020, India)
  • Armed and Partially Covered Face Related Robberies Alerting System Using Computer Vision -Asian Journal of Convergence in Technology ISSN NO: 2350-1146 I.F-5.11
  • Graph and Natural Language Processing Based Recommendation System For choosing Machine Learning Algorithms (11/2020)-IEEE Publications - ICAIT 2020 China.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • Head of School of Computing Research and Development, -ESOFT Metro Campus(Apr 2023 – up to date)
  • Research and Development of Both Staff and Students.
  • Overall look after of All the Computing programmes (Diploma/Degree/Postgraduate) runs at ESOFT Metro Campus.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

 

  • Senior Lecturer / Programme Coordinator– Universal College Lanka (UCL), Rajagiriya. (Oct 2016 – Apr 2023)
  • Former Coordinator - UCL International Foundation Year-Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES)- NCC UK
  • Senior Lecturer- Monash University IT Degree-Diploma of Information Technology (IT)
  • Programme Coordinator/ Senior Lecturer -BSc (Hons) Software Engineering-University of Central Lancashire
  • Senior Lecturer / Manager Special Project – Saegis Campus, Nugegoda. (Aug 2016 – Sep 2106)

 

 

  • Senior Lecturer / Academic Coordinator (Scottish Qualifications Authority -SAQ) – Saegis Campus, Nugegoda. (Oct 2015 – Aug 2016)
  • Lecturer / Programme Coordinator - Institute of Human Resource Advancement(IHRA) -University of Colombo (Sep 2013 – Sep 2015)
  • Consultant/Lecturer-Head of Division- NIBM-Galle regional centre (Aug 2010 – Aug 2013): 
  • Assistant Lecturer/ Programmer cum Systems Analyst - University of Colombo School of Computing UCSC (Dec-2006– Jul-2010)
  • Graduate Project Assistant-UCSC (Jan-2006 to Nov 2006):

 

  • Project Instructor- (UCSC) (Jul-2005 to Dec-2005): 
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