Mr. HWH Premachandra

Instructor in Information TechnologyHWHPremachandra

ICT Center, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Makandura, Gonawila (60170).

Office: +94312299247

Mobile : +94718265467
Email : warunaprema@yahoo.com
Skype : warunaprema


Self-Introduction:

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) in 2006. Before that I received the Diploma in Computer System Design from National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka in 2001. I have followed the Degree of Masters of Science in Artificial Intelligence from 2010 to 2013 at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. I’ m also holding the full memberships of British Computer Society, Australian Computer Society and Computer Society of Sri Lanka as well.
Since 2001, I have been an Assistant Lecturer at IDM Affiliated University College in Sri Lanka till 2007. From 2007 to 2009 and from 2010 to-date I have been working as an Instructor in Information Technology at University of Colombo School of Computing and Wayamba University of Sri Lanka respectively. I have myself involved significant amount of academic and related activities including teaching for undergraduates, project supervision, carrying out significant amount of research work, software development etc. throughout my carrier. My main research interests are in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Image Processing, Character Recognition, Natural Language Processing and ICT Education.


Associations / Memberships:

Member – British Computer Society (MBCS)
Member – Australian Computer Society (MACS)
Member – Computer Society of Sri Lanka (MCSSL)
Member – Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (MSLAAI)
Member – Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (MSLAIHEE)


Research interests:

Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Character Recognition, ICT Education


Awards:

Award to follow the In-country Training Program in e-Learning Technology – Jointly with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) & University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), 2007 July.


Refereed Journal Papers:

H. Waruna H. Premachandra, Chinthaka Premachandra, Chandana Dinesh Parape & Hiroharu Kawanaka, “Speed-up ellipse enclosing character detection approach for large-size document images by parallel scanning and Hough transform”, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ISSN 1868-8071

Conference proceedings

H. Waruna H. Premachandra, “Font Independent Character Recognition System for Sinhala Scripts Using Character Geometry Features and Artificial Neural Networks,”Proc. of 2013 International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology, pp. 1006-1011, Jan. 2013.

H. Waruna H. Premachandra, Chandana Dinesh Parape, Chinthaka Premachandra, “Parallel Scanning Based Fast Elliptical Object Detection Approach for High-resolution Binary Document Images,” Proc. 2014 International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 2014.

Chinthaka Premachandra, H. Waruna H. Premachandra, and Chandana Dinesh Parape, “Image Based Automatic Road Surface Crack Detection for Achieving Smooth Driving on Deformed Roads,” Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 4018-4013, Manchester, UK, Oct. 2013.

H. Chinthaka N. Premachandra, Chandana Dinesh Parape, and H. Waruna H. Premachandra, “A Study on Image Processing Based Road Crack Detection,” Proc. of 2013 RISP International Workshop on Nonlinear Circuits, Communications and Signal Processing, Hawaii, USA, March 2013.

H. Waruna. H. Premachandra, Tomotaka Kimura and Hiroharu Kawanaka, Chinthaka Premachandra, Character Recognition of Sinhala Scripts using Character Geometry Features and Artificial Neural Networks, 7th Pacific Rim Symposium on Image and Video Technology 23-27 November, 2015, Auckland, New Zealand. (Accepted)
H. Waruna H. Premachandra, Tomotaka Kimura ,and Hiroharu Kawanaka “Artificial Neural Network Based Sinhala Character Recognition “, International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics, will be held in Warsaw, on September 19-21, 2016 (Accepted)

Editor/Guest Editor

Around 70 articles / lessons written on General Information Technology (G.C.E A/L – Grade 12) for the subject of Information Systems for Dinamina Newspaper 2007 – 2009 in collaboration with University of Colombo School of Computing and Dinamina Newspaper.