Mr. Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi

Lecturer (Probationary)

wirajudara@gmail.com | wirajudara@as.rjt.ac.lk
+94252266384 | +94776329957 | +94717329957


Education

  • D. Eng. in Computer Science and Technology – Wuhan University of Technology, China (reading)
  • M. Eng. in Computer Science and Technology – Wuhan University of Technology, China (2018)
  • B.Sc Special (Honors) in Computing & Information Systems – Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2015)

Professional Qualification

  • Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education – Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (2020)

Memberships of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • Member of IEEE – Sri Lankan Section
  • Professional Member of Computer Society of Sri Lanka (MCSSL)

Research Interests

  • Biometrics
  • Information Security
  • Privacy Protection
  • Image Processing
  • Natural Language Processing

Teaching Courses

  • ICT 4306 – E Commerce
  • ICT 2403 – Graphics and Image Processing
  • COM 2304 – Computer Graphics and Image Processing
  • ICT 2210 – Multimedia Technologies
  • ICT 4307 – Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • COM 4307 – Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • ICT 3411 – Group Project
  • ICT 4609 – Individual Research Project
  • ITM 3223 – IS Security & Risk Management

Researches and Projects

  • Effective Privacy-Preserving Iris Recognition (Principle Investigator)
  • A Predictive Model for Diagnosis of Dengue (Supervisor)
  • Image Captioning in the Tamil language (Supervisor)
  • An Improved Seam Carving Using Image Segmentation for Content-Aware Image Resizing (Supervisor)
  • Comparative Study on Sentiment Analysis Approach for Customer Satisfaction Identification Based on Hotel Reviews. (Supervisor)
  • A Machine Learning Approach for Credit Card Fraudulent Transaction Detection (Supervisor)
  • Deep-fake Video Detection using Neural Networks (Supervisor)
  • Musical Notation Generator for Sri Lankan Classical Sinhala Songs (Supervisor)
  • Post- Harvest Management System (Supervisor)
  • Muscle workout detection using signal processing: A system-based approach with wearable device (Supervisor)
  • A mobile application to detect nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium deficiencies in rice plant (Supervisor)
  • An Android Application for Vocal Training Practice Lessons of Sri Lankan Music with Pitch Error Identification Feature (Supervisor)
  • Virtual Friend: An AI based Mobile Application to Respond to Human Emotions and Speech Content (Supervisor)
  • Detection of Personality Traits through Handwriting Analysis Using machine Learning Approach (Supervisor)Completed
  • Real-Time Animal Detection and Prevention System for Crop Fields (Supervisor)Completed
  • Voice Based Social Network Application for Blind and Visually Impaired People (Supervisor)Completed
  • CCTV feed analysis-based vehicle speed estimation and alert management system (Supervisor)Completed
  • Multi-factor Lie Detection Mechanism for Emergency Call Centers (Supervisor)Completed

Appointments

  • Lecturer (2019, February to Present), Department of Computing, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka
  • Member – Art Council, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer (2020, January to Present), Faculty of Management Studies, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer (2019, November to Present), NSBM Green University Town, Homagama, Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer (2019, May to Present), Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE), Anuradhapura Campus, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer (2016, May to 2016, August) Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Kurunegala Campus, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
  • Demonstrator (Temporary) (2015, October to 2016, April), Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer (on Assignment Basis) (2014, May to 2016, August), Infortec International University College, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Publications

  • Kithulwatta W.M.C.J.T., Wickramaarachchi W.U., A Study on blended learning approaches used in Sri Lankan higher education during Covid 19 pandemic. Yatigammana K., Pathiranage D.M., De Pasqual M.K. (eds) Online Education in Sri Lanka: lessons learnt during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Expographics Books, Sri Lanka. 2021
  • Sajeevan Srikumar, Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, Detection of Personality Traits through Handwriting Analysis Using machine Learning Approach. The 2nd International Conference of Advanced Computing and Informatics (ICACIN 2021), Casablanca, Morocco, 2021.
  • W.M.C.J.T. Kithulwatta, Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, K.P.N. Jayasena, B.T.G.S. Kumara and R.M.K.T. Rathnayaka. Adoption of Docker Containers as an Infrastructure for Deploying Software Applications: a review. The 2nd International Conference of Advanced Computing and Informatics (ICACIN 2021), Casablanca, Morocco, 2021.
  • R Lathesparan, A Sharanjah, R Thushanth, S Kenurshan, MNM Nifras, and Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi. “Real-time Animal Detection and Prevention System for Crop Fields”. 13th International Research Conference General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka. 2020.
  • Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, W. M. S. L. Weerasinghe, and R. M. K. T. Rathnayaka. “Influence of Smart Interactive Advertising Based on Age and Gender: A Case Study from Sri Lanka.” in International Conference of Reliable Information and Communication Technology, pp. 869-880. Springer, Cham, 2019.
  • Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, Yousif A Alhaj, Asela Gunesekera. “Effective Privacy-Preserving Iris Recognition”. IEEE 3rd International Conference on Image, Vision and Computing (ICIVC), China. 2018.
  • Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, R. K. A. R. Kariapper. “An approach to get overall emotion from comment text towards a certain image uploaded to social network using Latent Semantic Analysis.” IEEE 2017 2nd International Conference on Image, Vision and Computing (ICIVC). IEEE, China. 2017.
  • Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, R. K. A. R. Kariapper, S. L. Rukshana. “Study on mammographic usage of image processing techniques.” IntSym-SEUSL (2017).
  • Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, S. Vasanthapriyan. “Multi-layer framed offline signature recognition algorithm.” Journal of Image and Graphics 3.1 (2015): 11-15.
  • Yousif A. Alhaj, Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, Amir Hussain, Mohammed A.A. Al-qaness. “Efficient Feature Representation based on Effect of Word Frequency for Arabic Document Classification.” The 2nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Communication Engineering (ICTCE 2018) (2018).
  • Prakash Kumar Bipin, Liu Pingfeng, Rajeev Kumar Shah, Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi, Kiran Thapa. “An Analysis of Financial Performance among National Level Microfinance Institutions in Nepal.” The Global Symposium on Management Science and Engineering – GSMSE 2018, Hong Kong, China (2018).
  • Prakash Kumar Bipin, Liu Pingfeng, Ranju Mahato, Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi. “The Impact of Merger on Financial Performance of Banks in Nepal.” NAAR (North American Academic Research) Journal, by TWASP (The World Association of Scientists & Professionals), Online ISSN: 1945-9098 (2018).
  • Krishanthi Mallika, Wiraj Udara Wickramaarachchi. “Microfinance as an Instrument for Economic Empowerment of the Poor People in Sri Lanka.” The Global Symposium on Management Science and Engineering – GSMSE 2019, Hong Kong, China (2019).