I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computational Mathematics, University of Moratuwa. I earned my PhD in Statistics from Monash University, Australia, under the supervision of Professor Rob J. Hyndman and Professor Kate Smith-Miles. I am a fellow of OWSD, a programme unit of UNESCO (2021-2022).
I am also an Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Australia. Further, I am a co-founder of R-Ladies Colombo, a local chapter of the R-Ladies Global Organization.
My research focuses on statistical machine learning and data mining, and in particular the development of novel methods and tools for analyzing complex data. I am also strongly committed to develop open source software tools to facilitate reproducible research. You can find some of my projects here. Visit me on twitter, I post mostly about R, Statistics, Data Science and science in nature.
PhD in Statistics, 2019
Monash University, Australia
BSc (Hons) Special Degree in Statistics, 2013
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Batch first and Professor R A Dayananda Gold Medalist, 2013