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 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 

Undergraduate Supervision

Fruit Disease Identification using Machine Leraning, 2019 (Co-Supervisor) - This Research Project is carried out at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, under the supervision of me and my colleague. The study consisted of deploying a protoype system that is able to detect disease of a given fruit image. This will use latest machine learning algorithms and will be developed using Tensorflow.

Impact of Social Media Usage on Students' Academic Performance in Sri Lanka, 2018 (Principal 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.

 


Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes/Extension Courses/Short Courses/Visiting Lectures

CPD Programmes

  • Participant of the Induction Program for University Teachers, conducted by SUSL - 2018/2019 - Current.
  • Participant in the Workshop on "Applied Machine Learning", organized by the Sri Lankan Association of the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Section E1, conducted at the Department of Physics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura on February 15th, 2019.
  • Participant at the Workshop on "Promoting Gender Responsive Environment within The Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka", conducted by the Center for Gender Equity and Equality and Staff Development Center of SUSL, held on December 05th 2018.

Visiting Lectures

  • ESNRM22101 - Management of Information Systems (2019-Current) - Department of Natural Resources, SUSL
  • SSM/PED12211 - Applications of Information Technology (2017/2018) - Department of Sports Sciences & Physical Education, SUSL

Research publications in refereed e-Journals (online 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.


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

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

Munasinghe, L. V, Gunasinghe, H. N. and Dhanapala, S., Identification of Papaya Fruit Diseases using Deep Learning Approach, International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (ICACT-2019), Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, July 29 2019.

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.


Presented with evidence at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

Munasinghe, L. V, Gunasinghe, H. N. and Dhanapala, S., Identification of Papaya Fruit Diseases using Deep Learning Approach, International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (ICACT-2019), Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, July 29 2019.

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. 


Positions Held/Hold or service Rendering/Rendering (University Level/National Level/International Level)

Member of the working Committee of the 7th ICSUSL-2019

Student Councelor - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka -  Since 02-2019

Member - AHEAD ELTA-ELSE Department Proposal Team, Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences,  Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka - 2018

Member - AHEAD ELTA-ELSE Faculty Proposal Team, Faculty of Applied Sciences,  Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka - 2018

 


Undergraduate Teaching

  • IS11302 - Structured Programming Techniques (2017/2018, 2019-Current) [T/P]
  • IS21216 - Platform Technologies (2019-Current)
  • IS42254 - Business/IT Alignment (2017/2018, 2019-Current)
  • IS12311 - Analysis of Algorithms (2017/2018, 2018) [T/P]
  • IS22221 - Operating System Concept (2017/2018)
  • IS31232 - IT Auditing (2018)
  • IS41233 - Business Process Management (2018)

Common Courses with Other Departments 

  • PST11207 - Structured Programming (2017/2018, 2019-Current)
  • PST22211 - Operating Systems (2017/2018)
  • PST41233 - Business Process Management Systems (2018)