Profile

Prof. A.S. Karunananda


 

Prof. A.S. Karunananda

 

  Dean

  Research And Development

 

2014    President’s awards for Scientific Publications, by National Research Council

2013   Best AI Project Award 2013 (jointly with Mihirini Wagaarachchi) by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

           Long Service Award, by University of Moratuwa

2012    Best AI Project Award 2012 (jointly with Wimal Perera and S Jayalal) by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

2011    Best AI Project Award 2011 (jointly with GM Rajakaruna and S Jayalal) by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

2011    Best Paper Award-2011 (Jointly with Budditha Hettige), Information Technology Research Unit, University of Moratuwa.  

2010    Best AI Project Award 2010 (jointly with HB Walisundara) by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

2010    Best Paper Award-2010 (Jointly with Budditha Hettige), Information Technology Research Unit, University of Moratuwa.  

2009    Teaching Excellence Award 2009 by University of Moratuwa

2009    Outstanding Research Performance Award 2009 by University of Moratuwa

2009    Best Paper Award-2009 (Jointly with Budditha Hettige), Information Technology Research Unit, University of Moratuwa.  

2008    Outstanding Research Performance Award 2008 by University of Moratuwa

2008    Best AI Project Award (Jointly with Buddhita Hettige) 2008 by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

2007    Outstanding Research Performance Award 2007 by University of Moratuwa

2007    National Award for Popularization of Science by National Science Foundation

2007    Best AI Project Award 2007 (jointly with Subha Fernando) by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

2006    Outstanding Research Performance Award  2006 by University of Moratuwa
    
2006    The CVCD Excellence Award (jointly with Prof. SR De Chandrakeerthi)  for the Most Outstanding Researcher in Technology and Allied Sciences by Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors of Sri Lanka (CVCD)

2006    Best AI Project Award 2006 by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence

2006    Felicitation Award – Outstanding Contribution to the Development to the Open University of Sri Lanka, by the Open University of Sri Lanka

2005    Outstanding Research Performance Award 2005 by University of Moratuwa

2005    Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Popularization of Science by National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC)       

2004    Commonwealth Research Fellowship at the Brunel University, awarded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

2004    Best Undergraduate project award (supervised by me), awarded by Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka

2004    Best Postgraduate research project award (supervised by me), awarded by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science

2001    Science Popularization award for the best Science Communicator, by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Sciences

1992/95    Commonwealth Scholarship for Doctoral Degree programme at Keele University, awarded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

1992-1995    PhD, Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)
                   Keele University, UK

1989-1992    MPhil, Computer Science
                   Open University of Sri Lanka

1981-1985    BSc. (Hons), 2nd Class Upper Division, Special Degree in Mathematics
                   University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

2013 - Present    Dean of Research, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

2009 - 2012        Dean/Faculty of Information Technology

2006 - 2009        Head, Department of Computational Mathematics

2006 - 2012        Director/Postgraduate Studies of the Faculty of Information Technology
                         Director/Information Technology Research Unit

2005 - 2006        Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
                         Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, The Open University of Sri Lanka.

2004 - 2005        Commonwealth Visiting Research Fellow
                         Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, UK

2001 - 2004        Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
                              Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Open University of Sri Lanka

1995 - 2001        Head of the Department of Mathematics
                              Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Open University of Sri Lanka
 
1988 - 1992        Lecturer in Mathematics
                              Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Open University of Sri Lanka

1986 - 1988        Instructor/Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics
                              Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
          

2012 - Present        Member, IEEE

1998 - Present        Member, Computer Society of Sri Lanka

1996 - Present        Life Member, Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science

1996 - Present        Founder Member, Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence  

  1. DS Kalana Mendis, Asoka S Karunananda, Udaya Samaratunga, U. Rathnayake (2014), Development of Commonsense Knowledge Modeling System for Psychological Assessments in Clinical Psycho, Journal of Health Science 2(2014), 41-55.
  2. N.M. Wagarachchi and A.S. Karunananda (2013), Novel Technique for Optimizing the hidden layer architecture in Artificial Neural Networks, American International Journal of Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, pp 1-6, AIJRSTEN 13-303.
  3. B.Hettige, A.S.Karunananda, G.Rzevski (2013), MaSMT: A Multi-agent System Development Framework for English-Sinhala Machine Translation, International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (IJCLNLP), Volume 2 Issue 7 July 2013. page 411–416.
  4. DS Kalana Mendis, Asoka S Karunananda, Udaya Samaratunga (2009), A Commonsense Knowledge Modelling system for Qualitative Risk Assessment, International Journal of Geology, Issue 1, Volume 3, 2009
  5. Karunananda Asoka S. and Subha Fernando (2009), Using Ontology Driven e-Learning Agent, The Journal of Three Dimensional Images, pp 70-82, Vol. 23 No. 1, 2009
  6. Vishanth Weerakkody, Yogesh K. Dwivedi and Asoka Karunananda (2009), Implementing e-Government in Sri Lanka: Lessons from the UK, Information Technology for Development, pp 171-192, Vol. 15 No. 3, 2009
  7. Karunananda A.S. (2007), How can the Open and Distance Learning effectively facilitate IT Education in Sri Lanka?, OUSL Journal, Vol. 4, pp 53-71
  8. Dissanayake S.N, Karunananda A. S. and Lekamge D.L. (2007), Use of Computer Technology for teaching of primary school mathematics, OUSL Journal, Vol. 4, pp 33-52
  9. D. S. Kalana Mendis Asoka S Karunananda, Udaya Samarathunga and Uditha Ratnayake (2007), An approach to the development of commonsense knowledge modeling system for disaster management, Artificial Intelligence Review 28: 179-196
  10. Mendis D. S. K., Karunananda A. S. and Samarathunga U. (2007), An approach to analysis of human constitutions using a computer model, Ayurveda Sameekshawa – Journal of Ayurveda, Vol 2, Part 3, pp 190-192
  11. Mendis D. S. K., Karunananda A. S. and Samarathunga U. (2004), Multi-Techniques Integrated tacit knowledge modelling system, International Journal of Information Technology, Vol 9, pp 265-271
  12. Mendis D. S. K., Karunananda A. S. and Samarathunga U. (2004), An Expert system for analysing Ayurvedic human constituents, Ayurveda Sameekshawa – Journal of Ayurveda, Vol 11, Part 1, pp 172-177
  13. Karunananda A. S. (2002), Using an Eastern Philosophy for providing a theoretical basis for some heuristics used in Artificial Neural Networks, Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Vol 15 No. 2, pp 28-33.
  14. Karunananda, A.S. (1993), Computer modelling of the thought process, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology 6(2/3), pp135-140.
  15. Karunananda, A.S. (1997), Intelligent Artifacts and their Impact on Energy Management, OUR Engineering Technology, Volume 3, No.1, pp. 61-67, Open University of Sri Lanka
  16. Karunananda, A.S. & Ranmuthu, K.T.M. (1996), A KBS for Reforming of Telecommunication Services in Sri Lanka, The Open University Review of Engineering Technology, Vol.2, No. 2, pp.61-67, Open University of Sri Lanka
  17. Karunananda, A.S. (1996). Facilitating the Construction of Expert Systems: Methodologies and Tools, Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol. 24, No. 2
  18. Karunananda, A.S. & Nwana, H. S. & Brereton, O. P. (1995), Knowledge acquisition using Metaphors, In Hybrid Problems, Hybrid Solution, Edited by J. Hallam. IOS Press, pp. 121-132.
  19. L.W.A.I. Dulmini H. De Silva, Dilhan J. Thilakarathne, and Asoka S. Karunananda (2012), Intelligent and Personalized Travel Planning System for Tourism through a Cognitive Inspired Framework, In proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science – EAS 2012, December 27th -29th, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  20. Ramesh Maddegoda aad Asoka S Karunananda (2012), Multi-Agent based approach to assist the design process of 3D game environments, In Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer 2012, pp 36-44, December 12th -15th, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  21. Dilhan J Thilakarathne and Asoka S Karunananda (2012), Analogue Driven Handling of Emergent Complexity, In Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer 2012, pp 89-95, December 12th -15th, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  22. Asoka S Karunananda, Gihan M Rajakaruna and Shantha Jayalal (2012), OntoCD – Ontological Solution for Curriculum development, In Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer 2012, pp 137-144, December 12th -15th, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  23. Gihan M Rajakaruna, Asoka S Karunananda and Shantha Jayalal (2012), Aligning Ontologies using Multi Agent Technology, In Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer 2012, pp 189-196, December 12th -15th, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  24. Gihan M Rajakaruna, Asoka S Karunananda and Shantha Jayalal (2012), Agent based Protégé plugin for Ontology alignment, In proceedings of 7th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, pp 1-6, August 4th -5th Chennai, India
  25. N. M. Wagarachchi and A. S. Karunananda (2012), Mathematical Modelling of Hidden Layer Architecture in Artificial Neural Networks, International Proceedings of Computer Science and Information Technology,- Power and Energy Systems 11, pp 154-159, November 17th -18th, Pune India
  26. P.V.C.P. Perera and A.S. Karunananda (2011), MASDM-A Multi Agent Solution for Disaster Management, pp 6-13, In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 20th December 2012, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  27. G.M. Rajakaruna, A.S. Karunananda, S. Jayalal (2011), Towards Multi Agent based solution for Ontology alignment, pp 28-33, In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 20th December 2012, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  28. B. Hettige and A.S. Karunananda (2011), Existing Systems and Approaches for Machine Translation: A Review, pp 34-43, In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 20th December 2012, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  29. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda (2011), Machine Translation System for Agriculture domain – Issues and Challenges, In Proceedings of the Third Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 18-22, December 29, 2011, University of Ruhuna
  30. G.M. Rajakaruna, A.S. Karunananda, S. Jayalal (2011), Using Agent Technology for Ontology Alignment, In Proceedings of the Third Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 28-33, December 29, 2011, University of Ruhuna
  31. 28.          28.   W.J.L.N Wijayaweera, A.S. Karunananda (2011), Discovery of Data Models using Genetic Programming   ,In Proceedings of the Third Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 34-40, December 29, 2011, University of Ruhuna
  32. M.D.W Srimal, A.S. Karunananda (2011), Using Software Agents for Weather Forecasting from Multiple Perspectives, In Proceedings of the Third Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 46-50, December 29, 2011, University of Ruhuna
  33. B Hettige and A. S. Karunananda (2011), Word as an Agent for Multi-agent based machine trasnlation, In proceedings of ITRU Research Symposium, pp 35-40, 22nd November 2011, University of Moratuwa
  34. S.N. Nallaperuma and A. S. Karunananda (2011), An Emergent Model of Emotions, In proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer 2011, pp 19-25, 1st-2nd September Colombo, Sri Lanka
  35. B Hettige and A. S. Karunananda (2011), Computational Model of Grammar for English to Sinhla Machine Translation, In proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer 2011, pp 26-31, 1st-2nd September Colombo, Sri Lanka
  36. S.N. Nallaperuma and A. S. Karunananda (2011), Towards an Emergent Model of Emotions, In proceedings of 6th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, 16th -19th August 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  37. GM Rajakaruna, KD Saminda, HLSRC Kumara, PAPR Athukorala, WJLN Wijayaweera, AS Karunananda (2011), Agent Technology to Model Evolvable Ontologies, In proceedings of 6th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, 16th -19th August 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  38. Budditha Henttige and Asoka S Karunananda (2010), An evaluation methodology for English to Sinhala Machine Translation, In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, pp 31-36, December 17-19, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  39. D. S. Kalana Mendis, Karunananda A. S. and Udaya Samarathunga (2010), A Statistical Fuzzy inference System for classifying human constitutents, , In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, pp 51-57, December 17-19, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  40. A Kiribathgod and A. S. Karunananda (2010), A Swarm of Agents for Language Editing, In Proceedings of ITRU Research Symposium 2010, pp 02-08, November 17, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  41. G.I. Premarathne and A. S. Karunananda (2010), An Agent-based framework for resilence modeling of Value Chains, In Proceedings of ITRU Research Symposium 2010, pp 09-16, November 17, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  42. W.C.M. Kumarasiri and Asoka S Karunananda (2010), iAgri – An Agricultural Value chain management system, , In Proceedings of ITRU Research Symposium 2010, pp 38-44, November 17, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  43. B Hettige and A. S. Karunananda (2010), A Novel approach for English to Sinhala machine translation, In Proceedings of ITRU Research Symposium 2010, pp 66-72, November 17, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  44. B. Hettige and A.S. Karunananda (2010), Varanageema: A Theoretical basics for English to Sinhala Machine Translation, pp 04-12, In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 12th November 2011, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  45. B.S.T. Karunarathna and A.S. Karunananda (2010), Usage of Agent technology for Distributed Medical Services Support, pp 13-19, In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 12th November 2011, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  46. Kiribathgoda and A.S. Karunananda (2010), SAEE – A Swarm of Agents for English Editing, pp 20-26, In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 12th November 2011, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  47. W.C.M. Kumarasiri and Asoka S. Karunananda (2010), iAgri – An Agent Based Agricultural Information Provision, pp 27-32, In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 12th November 2011, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  48. G.I. Premarathne and A.S. Karunananda (2010), Resilience Modeling of Value Chain, pp 33-39, In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 12th November 2011, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  49. H.B. Walisundara and A.S. Karunananda (2010), Agent based autonomous graphic design tool “PICTURE IT”, pp 40-45, In Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence, 12th November 2011, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  50. P.B.P.A. Abeywardane, A.W.A.S.G. Alahakoon, P.P. Arachchi, M.W.R.S. Ananda, A.S. Karunananda (2010), A PC based System to Monitor and Control Growth Parameters of plants, In Proceedings of the Second Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 01-04, December 22, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  51. D.G.M. Karunarathna, J.A.I.M. Gunathilake, K.A. Sarangi, P.S.P. Pathirathna, W.A.G. Diluka, A.S. Karunananda, D. Nandasena (2010), Software Environment for Data Acquisition, Analysis and Forecasting in Rice Research, , In Proceedings of the Second Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 14-19, December 22, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  52. D.M.S.N. Dissanayaka and A.S. Karunananda (2010), Investigating the Use of Multi Agent Technology for Agricultural Information Systems, , In Proceedings of the Second Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 31-34, December 22, 2010, University of Moratuwa
  53. I.A.A.U. Abeyrathne, H.K.N. Amarasinghe, W.K.T.R. Amarasignhe, M.D.P. Bamunuarachchi, A.S. Karunananda (2010), Sunlight Monitoring and Controlling System, In Proceedings of the Second Joint National Conference on Information Technology in Agriculture, pp 40-44, December 22, 2010, University of Moratuwa

Ontological Modelling
Multi-Agent Systems
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
Local Language Technologies
Complexity Science
Theory of Computing