SUSL Staff Directory

Mrs. HN Gunasinghe

Lecturer (prob.)

hansi@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

  • B.Sc (Special) in Computer Science with Second Class Upper Division - University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka - 2014

Profile

I received B.Sc (Special) in Computer Science degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2014. 

I have worked in different academic institutions and industry to recieve three years of experience:

  • Instructor in Information and Communication Technology (Temporary) at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka (September 2017 - November 2017)
  • Academic Lecturer (Temporary) at the Open University of Sri Laka (September 2016 - September 2017)
  • Instructor in Computer Science (Temporary) at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka (April 2015 - September 2016)
  • Trainee Software Quality Assurance Engineer at the eBuilder Technology Center (September 2014 - March 2015)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

IEEE Member - Sri Lanka Section - 2018


Research Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Robotics 

Completed Research Projects

Impact of Social Media Usage on Students' Academic Performance in Sri Lanka, 2018 (Supervisor) - This Research Project was carried out at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, under my supervision. The study consisted of deploying a structured questionaire among recent school leavers after their G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination to collect information on the social media usage during the examination period. The responds were analysed using statistical software and made conclusions including recommendations for proper utilization of social media among those students.

A Computer Aided System to Identify the Face Shape of a Person using Machine Learning and Image Processing Techniques, 2014 - This was my Final Year Research Project at University of Sri Jayewardenepura. A prototype system that understands the face shape of a person. There are seven basic face shapes of a person. The system can identify the correct category by a given straight facial image. The system consists of a trained deep neural network that works as a classifier.


Research Publication in refereed Journals

Diddeniya, S. I. A. P., Rathnayake, K. A. S. V., Gunasinghe, H. N. and Wanniarachchi, W. K. I. L. (2017), Integrating iRobot-Arduino-Kinect Systems: An Educational Voice and Keyboard Operated Wireless Mobile Robot. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology, 6(6), 188-192.


Research publications in non- refereed journals

Rathnayake, K. A. S. V., Diddeniya, S. I. A. P., Wanniarachchi, W. K. I. L., Nanayakkara, W. H. K. P., and Gunasinghe, H. N., Voice Operated Home Automation System Based on Kinect Sensor, 8th IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, Galle, Sri Lanka, December 16 - 19, 2016.

Gunasinghe, H. N. and Fernando, T. G. I., A Computer Aided System to Identify the Face shape of a Person using Machine Learning and Image Processing Techniques, Proceedings of the 16thConference of the Science Council of Asia (ISBN 978-955-590-123-9) Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 30, 31 - June 01 2016. pp 41 - 45.


Published as full paper at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

Dharmasekara, M. A. J. R. and Gunasinghe, H. N., Influence of Social Media in Academic Performance of Sri Lankan Advance Level Students, Proceedings of the 11th International Research Conference of Kothalawala Defence University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, September 13, 14 2018.

Dharmasekara, M. A. J. R. and Gunasinghe, H. N., Impact of Social Media Usage on Students' Academic Performance in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches 2018, (ISSN: 2386-1509), Kalutara, Sri Lanka, August 31 - September 01, 02 2018. pp 95.

Gunasinghe, H. N. and De Silva, R., Gender Recognition of Luffa Flowers using Machine Learning, Proceedings of the 1st International Research Conference in Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE), (ISSN: 2613-8662) Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 29 2018. pp 94 - 97.

De Silva, R. and Gunasinghe, H. N., Framework for Flower Gender Recognition using Machine Learning, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Business and Information 2017 (ICBI 2017), Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 17 2017. pp 36.


Published in abstract/Extended abstract at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

Gunasinghe, H. N. and De Silva, R., Gender Recognition of Luffa Flowers using Machine Learning, the 1st International Research Conference in Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE), Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 29 2018.

Gunasinghe, H. N. and Fernando, T. G. I., A Computer Aided System to Identify the Face shape of a Person using Machine Learning and Image Processing Techniques, the 16thConference of the Science Council of Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 31, 2016.