I completed by Bachelor of Science (Hons) at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. My honours thesis was on Immersive Virtual Reality systems, focusing on content generation and rendering. I have completed an exchange semester doing an internship at Kartosoft GmbH, Lüneburg, Germany during my Bachelor's.
In 2017, I commenced my PhD in Data Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Saman Halgamuge at the Australian National University. My PhD is focused on gathering information from complex, heterogenous data. I am currently working on inferring microbial interactions from timeseries metagenomic data. This has use cases in gut health and other biological/ecological areas.
Currently I am a visiting PhD student at the Optimisation and Pattern Recognition Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Melbourne.
My research interests are in pattern recognition and turning data into information, focusing on computational algorithms on doing that cleverly and efficiently.
Vidanaarachchi R, Shaw M, Tang SL, Halgamuge S.; IMPARO: Inferring Microbial Interactions through Parameter Optimisation. BMC Bioinformatics (Accepted: October 2019).
Please refer to my Google Scholar profile for other publications.