< ICIIS 2019
   

Tutorial

Tutorial on “Recent Developments in Machine Learning”


Date In parallel with ICIIS 2019, 18-20 Dec 2019, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Machine Learning is the subject of extracting useful information from large and complex datasets. It is a multi-disciplinary subject, drawing its strengths from function approximation, probability theory, statistical inference, dynamical systems and parallel computing. Huge advances on a range of practical problems including Computer Vision, Machine Translation, Speech Recognition and Computer Games were made in recent years using techniques of machine learning. This tutorial will survey mathematical methods and computational algorithms underpinning these developments and highlight open research issues. There will be a practical element to the tutorial for which participants are expected to have some knowledge of programming (Python preferred).

Resource person 1

Name

Prof. Mahesan Niranjan

Affiliation

University of Southampton, UK

Biography

Mahesan Niranjan is Professor of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. Prior to this appointment in 2008, has held academic positions at the Universities of Sheffield and Cambridge. At The University of Sheffield, he has also held administrative positions as Head of the Department of Computer Science and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Professor Niranjan has degrees from the Universities of Peradeniya (BSc), Eindhoven (MEE) and Cambridge (PhD). He has published over 150 peer reviewed papers on both the theoretical/algorithmic and applied aspects of machine learning. His current research has a heavy focus on problems in molecular biology and healthcare

Resource person 2

Name

Mr. Sampath Deegalla

Affiliation

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Biography

Mr. D.S. Deegalla received Ph.Lic. (2011) in Computer and Systems Sciences from Stockholm University, Sweden and B.Sc. Eng. (2002) in Computer Engineering from University of Peradenya, Sri Lanka. He joined the University of Peradeniya as an Assistant Lecturer in 2002 and he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at University of Peradeniya in 2011.