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Dr. RAHM Rupasingha

Senior Lecturer

Social Sciences and Languages

Email : hiruni@ssl.sab.ac.lk

Mobile :0718324740

    Qualifications

    • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Japan (2019)
    • MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Japan (2016)
    • BSc (Special) in Computing and Information Systems, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2013)

    Profile

  • After being graduated from the 1st batch of the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2013 she joined Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka as a lecturer (probationary) in the same year. She has successfully completed her Masters and Doctoral studies at the Graduate School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu, Japan in 2016 and 2019 respectively.

    Work Experience:

    • Senior Lecturer (Grade II) - Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2019  to date)
    • Lecturer (Probationary) - Centre for Computer Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2013 - 2019)
    • Demonstrator (Temporary) - Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2013)
    • Software Engineer (Internship) - John Keells Computer Services (JKCS) Pvt. Ltd. (2012)

    Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

    • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Member - Since 2021
    • Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), Professional Member - Since 2021
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member - Since 2020
    • IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE), Member - Since 2020 
      • Executive Committee (Information Manager/Webmaster) - IEEE WIE Sri Lanka Section for the Year 2021
    • IEEE Sri Lanka Section Computer Society, Member - Since 2020 
    • Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (SLFUE), Member - Since 2019
    • International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Member - Since 2018
    • IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing (IEEE-CS TCSVC), Member - Since 2018
    • International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Member - Since 2015
    • Sri Lanka Students' Association in Japan (SLSAJ), Member - Since 2015
    • Internet Society (ISOC) - Sri Lanka Chapter, Member - Since 2013

    Research Interests

    • Web Service Clustering
    • Recommendation
    • Ontology Learning
    • Data Mining
    • Service Computing
    • Machine Learning

    Current Research Projects

    • Twitter Data Classification based on Positive and Negative Comments During the Covid-19 Period
    • Document Classification based on Formal and Informal Styles using Data Mining Techniques
    • Predicting Performance of University Students using Data Mining Techniques
    • English News Article Clustering Using Word Embedding


     

    Recent Publications

  • Full papers published in indexed journals:

    • A. M. Weerasinghe and R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Improving Web Service Recommendation using Clustering with K-NN and SVD Algorithms, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 1708-1727, 2021. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2021.05.007.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Alleviating Sparsity by Specificity-Aware Ontology-Based Clustering for Improving Web Service Recommendation, IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2019 July 8, 14(10), pp.1507-1517.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, and B. T. G. S. Kumara, Specificity-Aware Ontology Generation for Improving Web Service Clustering, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, 2018 Aug 1, 101(8), pp.2035-2043.

     

    Full papers published in refereed journals:

    • P. M. P. S . Haththotuwa, R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Adapting to Online Learning in Higher Education System during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Universities in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(2), 2021.

     

    Published as full paper at the national/international conferences/symposium:

    • S. Prasanth, B. Kuhaneswaran, B. T. G. S. Kumara, R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Prediction of Student Satisfaction on Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic - A Case Study on Sri Lankan Universities, 21st International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, 2021 (Accepted)
    • L.R.M.A.M. Weerasinghe, R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Improving Web service recommendation using clustering and model-based methods, Kotelawala Defence University 13th International Research Conference, KDU IRC 2020, Sri Lanka, 15-16 Oct 2020.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Improving Service Recommendation by Alleviating the Sparsity with a Novel Ontology-Based Clustering, In 2018 25th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), San Francisco, CA, USA, 2-7 July 2018, DOI: 10.1109/ICWS.2018.00059, pp. 351-354.
    • T. Miyagi , R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Analysis of Web Service Using Word Embedding by Deep Learning, In 2018 9th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (iCAST), IEEE, Fukuoka, Japan, 19-21 Sep. 2018, DOI: 10.1109/ICAwST.2018.8517167, pp. 336-341.  
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Evaluation of Web Service Recommendation Performance via Sparsity Alleviating by Specificity-Aware Ontology-Based Clustering, In 2018 9th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (iCAST), IEEE, Fukuoka, Japan, 19-21 Sep. 2018, DOI: 10.1109/ICAwST.2018.8517251, pp. 279-284.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, and B. T. G. S. Kumara, Improving Web Service Clustering through a Novel Ontology Generation Method by Domain Specificity, In Web Services (ICWS), 2017 24th IEEE International Conference on, IEEE, Honolulu, HI, USA , 25-30 June 2017, DOI: 10.1109/ICWS.2017.134, pp. 744-751. 
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, B. T. G. S. Kumara, and T. H. A. S. Siriweera, Domain-aware web service clustering based on ontology generation by text mining. In Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON), 2016 IEEE 7th Annual, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 13-15 Oct. 2016, DOI: 10.1109/IEMCON.2016.7746301, pp. 1-7. 
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, and B. T. G. S. Kumara, Calculating Web service similarity using ontology learning with machine learning. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC), India, December 2015, DOI: 10.1109/ICCIC.2015.7435686, pp. 1-8.

     

    Published in abstract/extended abstract at the national/international conferences/symposium:

    • M.P. R. I. R. Silva, R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Analysis of Student Performance in Higher Education Institutions based on their Other Activities,  7th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICONArts2021), 2021 (Accepted)
    • P. M. P. S . Haththotuwa, R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Models and Learning Platforms for Online Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Universities in Sri Lanka, The 3rd International Conference on Future of Education, 2020.

     

    Proceedings at the technical committee:

    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Recommendation while Managing the Data Density of the Web Service-User Preference, 09-10 Nov 2018, IEICE technical report, Japan.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, T. Yui, I. Paik, Readability Categorization of Japan EIKEN Document using Machine Learning with TF-IDF, 01 June 2018, IEICE technical report, Japan.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Domain Information Measure with Novel Ontology Generation for Web Service Clustering, 02 June 2017, IEICE technical report, Japan, Vol. 117, Issue 75, pp 27-32.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, and B. T. G. S. Kumara, Web Service Clustering through Calculating Semantic Similarity of Web Services using Novel Ontology Learning Method, 04 Nov. 2016, IEICE technical report, Japan, Vol. 116, Issue 287, pp 13-18.
    • H. Sakai, R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, Performance Evaluation of Taxonomy Classification Using Machine Learning, 03 June 2016, Poster presented at: IEICE technical report, Japan. 
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, and B. T. G. S. Kumara, Improving Web Service Clustering using Ontology Learning with Machine Learning, 03 June 2016, IEICE technical report, Japan, Vol. 116, Issue 76, pp. 23-28.
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, I. Paik, and S. Lekamge, Mobile Transactions on Network Society, March 2015, IEICE technical report, Japan, Vol. 114, Issue 525, pp. 65-70.

     

    Posters:

    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Incheon Paik, Specificity-Aware Ontology Generation for Improving Web Service Clustering, Graduate school information fair, University of Aizu, Japan, 05 July 2017
    • R. A. H. M. Rupasingha, Incheon Paik, Banage T. G. S. Kumara, Calculating Web Service Similarity using Ontology Learning with Machine Learning, Graduate school information fair, University of Aizu, Japan, 01 June 2016
       

    Other:

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

    • Resource person - Workshop of creating questions for the University Competency Test of Information Technology (UCTIT ) basic level examination, Higher Education for the Twenty First Century (HETC) project, University Development Grant (UDG) (Dec. 2014)
    • Resource person - Computer training workshop based on the office package for non-academic sub wardens, organized by the Centre for computer studies (Jan. 2014)
    • Resource person - Departmental session of the Student Orientation Programme 2021, Faculty of Applied Sciences under the topic “Career Prospects in IT industry - by Alumni of Dept. of CIS” (Aug. 2021)
    • Resource person - Computer exhibition at Openayake Viddyakara School conducted by the Centre for Computer Studies (May 2014)
    • Project Supervision - Bachelors of Information Technology (BIT) students' final year projects Supervision, University of Moratuwa (2021)
    • Visiting Lecturer - Master of Information Technology programme 2021 intake, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
       

    Recognized National/International awards for learning, research and teaching

    • Financial Assistance from University Grants Commission (UGC) to carry out postgraduate studies in Japan and financial assistance by way of travel grant for postgraduate studies abroad, 2015
    • Selected as a student volunteer and won the student travel award for 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services; ICWS 2017 (Hawaii, USA) - Sponsored by IEEE and Services Society
    • Awarded an international conference travel grant for graduate school students - From the University of Aizu, Japan for participating the IEEE International Conference on Web Services; ICWS2018 (San Francisco, USA)
    • Selected as a research assistant under the outstanding student category in the year 2017 during the Doctoral degree program
    • Selected as a research assistant under the outstanding student category in the year 2018 during the Doctoral degree program

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

    • Head - Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages (Nov. 2020 to date)
    • Acting Head - Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages (2019)
    • Activity Coordinator – ELTA-ELSE department development project under AHEAD project, Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages (Activity no 02 and Activity no 05) - (2019-2020)
    • Action Coordinator - ELTA-ELSE Faculty development project under AHEAD project, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages 
    • Academic Sub Warden (Female) - for the academic year 2012/2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
    • Student Counsellor - for the academic year 2018/2019, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
    • Student Counsellor - for the academic year 2019/2020, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 
    • Advisor - Student Circle of the Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages (Feb. 2020 to date)
    • Advisor - Alumni Association of Economics, Statistics and Information and Communication Technology, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (Jan. 2021 to date)
    • Member - Faculty Research Grant Committee of Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (Feb. 2021 to date)
    • Member - Establishment of Faculty Level Gender Equity and Equality cell, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages (June 2020 to date)
    • Committee member - E-Teaching of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages
    • Committee member - Restructuring BA (External) degree programs offered by the universities under the universities Act (2021)
    • Community member and coordinator/Department of Computing and Information Systems  - Science exhibition and career fair of the Faculty of Applied Sciences (2013 and 2014)
    • Student volunteer - 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services, Hawaii, USA, 24-30 June, 2017
    • Curriculum planning and development
      • Committee Member - Development of new material for the existing (including detailed curriculum) for the B.Sc (Special) in Computing and Information Systems at the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences (2013-2014)
      • Committee Member - Development and Revision of B. Sc Hons in Information Systems Curriculum based on ACM/IEEE Guidelines (2013-2014)
      • Secretary - Faculty curriculum committee, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages (2020-2021)
      • Committee Member - Faculty curriculum committee and department curriculum committee (2021 to date)
      • Providing Expert Feedback for the Curriculum of Proposed BScHons (Soft. Eng.) Degree, Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI ) (April 2020)
      • Committee Member (Reviewing) - Review the curriculum of the certificate in Computer and Information Technology, Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (Feb. 2021)
      • Committee Member - Revise the curriculum of the IT professional courses and certificate in advanced Java programming, Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (Feb. 2021)

    Undergraduate Teaching

    • IS 11201 - Fundamentals of Information Systems 
    • CIS 11302 - Programming fundamentals
    • IS 12212 - Human Computer Interaction
    • CIS 21311 - Personal productivity with IS technology
    • NRM 22101 - Database Management Systems
    • FST 22101 - Database Management Systems
    • CIS 22318 - System Integration and Architecture
    • CIS 22320 - Web systems and technologies
    • EBM 2243 - Management Information Systems
    • ICT 221 - Database Management Systems
    • ICT 311 - Advanced Web Development
    • ICT 314 - Object Oriented System Design
    • ICT 314 - Object Oriented Programming Languages 
    • ICT 325 - Application of System Development
    • ICT 415 - ICT Base Interactive Learning and Teaching Methods

     

    Postgraduate Teaching

    • Master of Information Technology programme 2021 intake, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
      • MIT 215  - Database Management Systems