Dr. Sagara Sumathipala

Contact information

Address

University of Moratuwa

Katubadda

Moratuwa

10400

Office
Extension
8209
Primary Email
sagaras@uom.lk

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Teaching
  • Undergraduates:  Natural Language Processing (CM4340), Fuzzy Logic (CM4350), Robotics (CM4360)
  • MSc. in Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing (IT5409), Embedded Robotics (IT5502), Programming Essentials for Artificial Intelligence (IT5107)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Data Analysis and Pattern Recognition: Natural Language Processing (CM5902), Machine Translation (CM5903)

Research Activities

Key Research Areas
Natural Language Processing
Computational Intelligence Applications
Mining Text
Social Media Analytics

Education and Training

Education
2008 - B.Sc (Special) (Hons) (SUSL)
2012 - Master of Engineering, NUT, Japan
2015 - Doctor of Engineering, NUT, Japan
Training / Work Experience
Followed Certificate Course in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) at University of Colombo
Participated workshop on Nurturing Research Culture within Universities

Career

Positions Held
Member of technical evaluation committee to purchase laptops
Chairman of technical evaluation committee to purchase furniture
Coordinator global project based learning workshop
Secretary for International Conference in Information Technology Research (ICITR) 2016
Secretary for Committee for Industrial applications for AI (CIAI) in SLAAI

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship, 2010 - 2015
Award for Excellence in Research for outstanding research of Master’s degree (NUT), 2012

Publications*

Publications

Journal Papers

  • Sumathipala, S., Yamada, K., Unehara, M. and Suzuki, I., 2015. Protein Named Entity Identification Based on Probabilistic Features Derived from GENIA Corpus and Medical Text on the Web. International Journal of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems, 15(2), pp.111-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.5391/IJFIS2015.15.2.111
  • Sumathipala, S., Yamada, K., Unehara, M. and Suzuki, I., 2015. Protein Entity Name Recognition Using Orthographic, Morphological and Proteinhood Features. JACIII, 19(6), pp.843-851.

Conference & Workshop Proceedings

  • Sagara Sumathipala, BH Sudantha, KMHK W arnakulasooriya, CS Elvitigala, Y P Jayasuriya, 2017, Adaptive Navigation and Motion Planning for a Mobile Track Robot, IFSA-SCIS 2017 Joint 17th World Congress of International Fuzzy Systems Association  and 9th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, Otsu, Japan (accepted)

  • Samadara Dhanapala, Thilini Bakmeedeniya, Senaka Amarakeerthi and Sagara Sumathipala, 2017, A Brain Signal-Based Credibility Assessment Approach, IFSA-SCIS 2017 Joint 17th World Congress of International Fuzzy Systems Association  and 9th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, Otsu, Japan (accepted)

  • Sumathipala, S., Yamada, K. and Unehara, M., 2014, December. Protein named entity classification with probabilistic features derived from GENIA corpus and MEDLINE. In Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS), 2014 Joint 7th International Conference on and Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS), 15th International Symposium on (pp. 1257-1261). IEEE.
  • Sumathipala, S., Yamada, K. and Unehara, M., Protein Name Classification Using Probabilistic Information of Orthographic and Morphological Features, 22nd Symposium of SOFT Hokushin’etsu Chapter, Nagaoka, Japan, 2013
  •  Sumathipala, S. and Yamada, K., Identifying Hyponyms from Statistical Measurements in Text Data, SCIS-ISIS 2012, pp. 2229-2232, Kobe, Japan, 2012
  • Sumathipala, S. and Yamada, K., Identification of Hyponyms from Text Using Rough Set, Congress of Shin-Etsu The Chapter of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan, 2011

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