• Dr. A. Ramanan

    Senior Lecturer Gr.I
    B.Sc. [Hons] (Jaffna), Ph.D. (Southampton)
  • a.ramanan@jfn.ac.lk
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  • Research Interests: Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (Southampton, UK) [2010]
  • MPhil to PhD Transfer in Computer Science (Sheffield, UK) [2007]
  • B.Sc. Special in Computer Science, First Class (Jaffna, Sri Lanka) [2002]
Postgraduate Supervision

PhD

  • Mr. T. Kokul, “An Automated Visual Surveillance System for Human Detection”, Reading for Joint PhD in Computer Science, UoP Sri Lanka and QUT Australia, 2014-2018. [Supervisors: Prof. Clinton Fookes (QUT), Prof. Sridha Sridharan (QUT), Dr. A. Ramanan (UoJ) and Dr. (Ms.) U.A.J. Pinidiyaarachchi (UoP).

MPhil

  • Mr. V. Vinoharan, “Training Images vs Discriminative Features: On the construction of codebook to recognise visual objects”, Reading for MPhil in Computer Science, University of Jaffna, 2015-2017.
  • Mr. S. Sotheeswaran, “A Coarse-to-Fine Strategy for Vehicle Logo Recognition”, MPhil in Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Degree Awarded in January 2016.
  • Mr. M. Ramanan, “Printed Tamil Character Recognition Using Hybrid Decision Tree Technique”, MPhil in Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Degree Awarded in December 2015. [Joint-Supervisor: Dr. E.Y.A. Charles]

MSc

  • Mr. V. Mathyananthan, “An Approach to Weed Detection in Paddy Field from Digital Images”, MSc in Computer Science, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Degree Awarded in 2018. [Co-Supervisor: Prof. A.A.I. Perera]
  • Mr. V. Thileepan, “A Classification Technique for Face Recognition based on Locally Merged Codebook”, MSc in Computer Science, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Degree Awarded in 2014. [Co-Supervisor: Prof. A.A.I. Perera]
  • Mr. P. Kobikrishna, “A Morphological and Gradient based Approach to Classify Plant Leaves using Support Vector Machines”, MSc in Computer Science, University of Peradeniya, Degree Awarded in 2014. [Co-Supervisor: Prof. A.A.I. Perera]
  • Mr. K. Venugoban, “Image Classification of Paddy Field Insect Pests using Gradient-based Features”, MSc in Computer Science, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Degree Awarded in 2013. [Co-Supervisor: Prof. A.A.I. Perera]
  • Mr. V. Vinoharan, “A Wheel-based Side-view Car Detection using Snake Algorithm”, MSc in Computer Science, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, Degree Awarded in 2013. [Co-Supervisor: Prof. S.R. Kodituwakku]
Undergraduate Supervision for other HEIs
  • Ms. S. Sriashalya (Reg. No. EU/IS/07/PHY/93), Project title: “Human Action Detection Using Space Time Interest Points”, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (Academic Year: 2010/2011), 2015.
  • Ms. N. Karthika (Index No. BS875), Project title: “An Incremental Codebook Construction Technique for Object Recognition”, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (Academic Year: 2009/2010), 2013.
  • Ms. L. Namasivayam (Reg. No. TC/IS/COM/2007/19), Project title: “An Intrusion Detection System for Computer Network”, Trinco Campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (Academic Year: 2007/2008), 2013.
  • Ms. S. A. Piyumie Tharanga (Reg. No. TC/IS/COM/2007/57), Project title: “A Software Tool to Analyse PCR Gel Images”, Trinco Campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (Academic Year: 2007/2008), 2013.
  • Ms. T. Daveenthiny (Reg. No. TC/IS/COM/2007/58), Project title: “Multiclass Classification of Herbal Leaves”,Trinco Campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (Academic Year: 2007/2008), 2013.
Resource person
  • Induction Programme for the Probationary Lecturers which was conducted by the Staff Development Centre of the University of Jaffna, 2011-2017.
  • Seminar on “Information and Communication Technology” for the G.C.E. (A/L) ICT Students which was conducted by the Jaffna Zonal Education on 07/07/2016 at Kokuvil Hindu College, Kokuvil.
  • Seminar on “Computer Systems, Number Systems and Logic Circuits” for the G.C.E. (O/L) Students of Chundikuli Girls’ College which was conducted by the OGA of CGC, Jaffna, 3 & 7 October 2016.
  • Training of Trainers Programme: “Introduction to ICT Supported Teaching Tools” which was conducted to the Teachers of the St. John’s College, Jaffna, 1-2 July 2016.
  • Seminar on “Operating Systems – Memory Management” for the G.C.E. (A/L) ICT Students which was conducted by the Jaffna Zonal Education on 15/07/2015 at Zonal Education Office Jaffna, Nallur.
  • Seminar on “Operating Systems” for the ICT Teachers which was conducted by the Valikamam Zonal Education on 08/12/2014 in Jaffna Town.
  • Seminar on “Operating Systems – Memory Management” for the G.C.E. (A/L) ICT Teachers which was conducted by the Thenmaradchi Zonal Education on 24/05/2014 & 31/05/2014 at J/Chavakachcheri Ladies College.
  • Improvement of the quality of School Textbooks – 2012 (Information Communication Technology – Tamil) conducted by the Educational Publication Department, Sri Lanka, 22- 25 March, 2011
  • IT course for the postgraduates of Diploma in Public Administration, May 2005.
  • IT course for the final year students of the University of Jaffna which was conducted under the Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate
  • Education (IRQUE) Project funded by the World Bank, March 2005.
  • ICT course (14 days for ten batches) for School Teachers conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Computer Unit, University of Jaffna which was organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Education & Cultural Affairs under the World Bank funded Project. December 2003 – July 2004.
  • ICT course (14 days) for School Teachers conducted by the Department of Computer Science and Computer Unit, University of Jaffna which was organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Education & Cultural Affairs under the World Bank funded Project. December 2003.
Institutional Development to UoJ and other HEIs
  • Reviewer of the Curriculum (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree Programme, Department of Physical Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 2018.
  • Contributor in introducing the Extended Degree Programme, Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science in Computing, 2014.
  • Contributor in introducing new courses to Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Programme, 2015 & 2016.
  • Reviewer of the Curriculum (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Programme, Department of Computer Science, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • Reviewer of the Curriculum (Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4) of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree Programme, Department of Computer Science, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • Developed Curriculum for CSC 308, CSC 401, CSC 405, CSC 411 and CSC 412 for Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Developed Curriculum for AITC 22022 for Bachelor of Arts with ICT as a subject, Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2015/2016.
  • Developed Curriculum for CSC401XS3, CSC407XS2, APS406XM3 and APS407XM8 for Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science in Computing, Academic Year 2014/2015
  • Developed Curriculum for CSC111SC3, CSC112SC3, CSC236SC2, CSC314SC2, CSC318SC3, CSC411SC0 and CSC417SC3 for Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2014/2015.
  • Developed Curriculum of CSC111GC3, CSC112GC3, CSC234GC2, CSC315GE2, CSC313MC3, CSC411MC0, CSC417MC3 and CSC422ME2 for Bachelor of Science Degree Specialisation in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2014/2015.
  • Constructed the research e-repository for the University of Jaffna, 2014-2015. URL: http://repo.lib.jfn.ac.lk/ujrr
  • Organiser of the “Jaffna IT Conference” together with SLASSCOM which was held on 6 December 2014 at the University of Jaffna.
  • Leader or assistant in writing the comprehensive proposal for the Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century (HETC) Project, Quality and Innovation Grant (QIG), Round 2, Window 2 of the Physical Science Study Programme under the tasks: Designing questionnaires, Data collection from current students; SWOT analysis and Identifying activities, GAP analysis, and First draft of the proposal, 2013.
  • Founder member of the Sri Lanka Student Workshop on Computer Science (SL-SWCS), 2011.
  • Organiser of the Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2010) at the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, 21-22 December 2011.
  • Assisted in writing the comprehensive proposal of the Faculty of Science for the Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) Project funded by the World Bank, 2003.
  • Head – Department of Computer Science, June 2017 to date
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Computing, UGC, June 2017 to date
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Jaffna, June 2017 to date
  • Representative of the Faculty of Science to the Township Project at Jaffna Main Campus, 2016 to date.
  • Chairman of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the purchase of IT Equipment at the Faculty of Science, 2015–2016.
  • Member Science Faculty Building Committee (SFBC), University of Jaffna, 2015 to 2017.
  • Member of the Science Faculty Research Committee (SFRC), University of Jaffna, 2014 to 2017.
  • Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the purchase of IT Equipment at the University, 2014–2015.
  • Member of the Senate Sub-Committee on IT, 2014 to date.
  • Activity Coordinator for Improving Career Prospects in Physical Science Study Programme – HETC QIG Project, 2013–2016.
  • e-Learning Coordinator for the Staff Development Centre (SDC), University of Jaffna, 2013–2015.
  • Chairman of the Technical Evaluation Committee for the HETC Project Implemented at the University for the Study Programmes: Agriculture, BBA, Bio Science, Management Studies, and Physical Science, 2013–2015.
  • Member of the Sub-Committee of Internal Quality Assurance & Accreditation (QAA) Cell, 2011–2012.
  • Member of the Science Faculty Board, University of Jaffna, 2005 to date.
  • Member of IEEE
Scholarly Work
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Information Communication Technology (Tamil), Grade 11, Educational Publication Department, Sri Lanka, 2016/T/11/275/35000, 233 pages, 2016.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Information Communication Technology (Tamil), Grade 10, Educational Publication Department, Sri Lanka, 2015/T/10/233/22000, 337 pages, 2015.
  • Editor of the Proceedings of Full Papers, Jaffna University International Research Conference 2012 (JUICE-2012), 316 pages, published in March 2014.
  • Editor of the Proceedings of Abstracts, Jaffna University International Research Conference 2012 (JUICE-2012), 274 pages, published in July 2012.
  • Contributor of the Resource Book in Information Technology: A Course Manual, for the short term training in IT for school teachers under the World Bank funded Teacher Education & Teacher Development (TETD) Project, 2003. [Chapter 1: 14 pages]
Presentations
  • “Creating Compact and Discriminative Visual Vocabularies using Visual Bits”, IEEE International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Adelaide, Australia, 23-25 November 2015.
  • “An Efficient and Speeded-Up Tree for Multi-class Classification”, Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’12), Beijing, China, 27 September 2012.
  • “On the Construction of a Discriminant Codebook for Visual Object Recognition”, 20th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC’09) Workshop, Queen Mary, University of London, September 2009. [Poster Presentation]
  • “Sequential Hierarchical Pattern Clustering”, Fourth IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB), Sheffield, UK, 7 September 2009.
  • “Multi-class Pattern Classification: Applications in Vision and Protein fold Recognition”, 11th International Workshop on the Analysis of Patterns, The University Residential Center, Bertinoro (Forli-Cesena), Italy, October 2007. [Poster Presentation]
  • “Unbalanced Decision Trees for Multi-class Classification” [Poster Presentation]:
    – 2007 Symposium on Data Modelling for New Researchers, University of Sheffield, March 27, 2007.
    – 5th International Summer School on Pattern Recognition, University of Plymouth, July 22-27, 2007.
Attended Conferences/Workshops
  • Invited by Canadian Tamil Congress to attend a conference on “Redeveloping the Northern and Easter Provinces of Sri Lanka” that was held in Toronto, Canada from 15th to 17th of January 2017.
  • Eighth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’16), Galle, Sri Lanka, 16-18 December 2016.
  • IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer-2016), Negombo, Sri Lanka, 1-2 September 2016.
  • IEEE International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), Adelaide Town Hall, Australia, 23-25 November 2015.
  • Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (DPPR), Chennai, India, 25-26 July 2015.
  • Attended a workshop for ISOC chapter leaders on 7-8, June 2015 held in Colombo.
  • Attended a workshop on “Proceument Managemt for PPC and TEC members organized by HETC office on 25th of November 2013 at Hotel Mountlavenia.
  • Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’12), 27- 29 September, 2012, Beijing, China.
  • Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 16 – 19 August, 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • 2010 ICIAfS Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability, 21 & 22 December, 2010, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • First International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer-2010), September 29 – October 01, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • 11th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2010), September 5-10, 2010, Crete, Greece.
  • PASCAL Visual Object Classes (VOC) Challenge 2010 Workshop, September 11, 2010, Crete, Greece.
  • 23rd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), December 7-10, 2009, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • NIPS Post Conference Workshops, December 11-12, 2009, Whistler, B.C., Canada.
  • 20th British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) Workshop, September 11, 2009, London, UK.
  • 4th IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB), September 7-9, 2009, Sheffield, UK.
  • Participated in a workshop on e-Learning 2.0: Embracing Novel ways of Learning using Web 2.0 that was organized by UCSC, Colombo. 25-26, October 2008.
  • 10th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) Workshops, October 17-18, 2008, Marseille, France.
  • 11th International Workshop on the Analysis of Patterns, October 22 – 26, 2007, Forlì-Cesena, Italy.
  • 5th International Summer School on Pattern Recognition (ISSPR), July 22-27, 2007, Plymouth, UK.
  • 2007 MathWorks World Tour Event, May 22, 2007, Leeds, UK.
  • 2007 Symposium on Data Modelling for New Researchers, March 27, 2007, Sheffield, UK.
Reviewer
  • Signal, Image and Video Processing, Springer, 2017.
  • Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, 2017.
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2016.
  • Journal of the National Science Foundation (NSF) of Sri Lanka, 2016 & 2017.
  • Mindanao Journal of Science and Technology, Philippines, 2012 & 2016.
  • Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (DPPR), India, July 2015.
  • The 6th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML), Nha Trang, Vietnam, 2014.
  • Third International Conference Eastern University (ICE) Sri Lanka, 4-5 December 2014.
  • PGIS Research Congress 2014, Postgraduate Institute of Science, PGIS, University of Peradeniya, 2014.
  • Information Technology Research Unit (ITRU) Research Symposium, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2013, 2014 & 2015.
  • Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE), 2012 & 2014.
  • IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), University of Peradeniya, 2013.
  • 11th Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna, 2013.
  • International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer),University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Sri Lanka, 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015.
  • Annual Research Session (ARS), Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2011
  • Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Session (VCARS), Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • Jaffna Science Association (JSA) Annual Sessions 2011 & 2014.
Session Chair / Technical Program Committee Member at International Conferences
  • Session Chair (ICT for Linguistics) & TPC member, In the Eighth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’16), Galle, Sri Lanka, December 2016.
  • Session Chair (Computer Vision and Image Processing), In the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer-2016), Negombo, Sri Lanka, 1 September 2016.
  • Session Chair (ICT) & TPC member, In the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’14), Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2014.
  • TPC member, In the 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ICITEE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2014.
  • TPC member, In the Fifth IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ICITEE), Indonesia, 2013.
  • Session Chair & TPC member, In the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS), Beijing, China, 2012.
  • TPC member, In the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2011.
Visiting Researcher
  • The Personal Information Navigator adapting through Viewing (PinView) Project, a European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme at the University of Southampton, UK, June – August, 2010.
Creative Work (Websites / Book covers / Posters)
  • Designed the website for the Sri Lanka Student Workshop on Computer Science 2015 (SL-SWCS’15) held on 07 November 2015 which was created by Mr. N. Thileepan (CAA/CompSc).
  • Restructured and Designed the Undergraduate Student Handbook 2012/2013, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, April 2014. Revised the 2013/2014 & 2014/2015 – Undergraduate Student Handbooks, Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, 2015 & 2016.
  • Leaflet (with Mr. Y. Achchuthan) for the Career Fairs 2014 & 2015 which was held at the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna, August 2014 & September 2015.
  • Designed the cover page of the Proceedings of Full Papers, Jaffna University International Research Conference 2012 (JUICE-2012), published in March 2014.
  • Designed and created the website for the First Jaffna University International Research Conference 2012 (JUICE-2012) held on 20-21 July 2012.
  • Designed and created the first official website of “Vingnanam” – Journal of Science, in 2012.
  • Restructured and redesigned (with Mr. K. Sarveswaran) the official website of the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna in 2012.
  • Restructured and redesigned (with Dr. S. Mahesan) the official website of the University of Jaffna in 2012.
  • Designed and created the first official website for the Sri Lanka Student Workshop on Computer Science 2011 (SL-SWCS’11) held in 08 December 2011.
  • Designed and created the website for the ICIAfS 2010 Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability, held in 21-22 December 2010.
  • Designed and created the first official website (with Dr. S. Mahesan) for the Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna in 2003 and redesigned the website using Joomla (with Mr. K. Sarveswaran) in 2011.
Undergraduate Teaching
  • CSC111SC3: Foundations of Computer Science (2015 to date)
  • CSC236SC2: Operating Systems (2016 to date)
  • CSC241SC2: Group Project (Shared with others) (2016 to date)
  • CSC247SE2: Bioinformatics (2016)
  • CSC314SC2: Knowledge Representation and Programming in Logic (2016 to date)
  • CSC318SC3: Digital Image Processing (2016 to date)
  • CSC407MC4: Data mining and Machine Learning (2015 to date)

  • CSC101GC2: Foundations of Computer Science (2005-2006, 2011-2014)
  • CSC104GC2: Practical Computing – I (shared with Dr. S.M.) (2005-2006, 2011-2013)
  • CSC222GE2: Programming in Logic (2014-2016)
  • CSC303GC2: Operating Systems (2005-2006, 2010-2016)
  • CSC304MC3: Digital Image Processing (2010 to 2016)
  • CSC305MC3: Practical Computing – 3M (shared with Mr. K.T.) (2010-2016)
Inter-Faculty Teaching
  • AITC 11012 & AITC 12022, First year Arts Students with ICT as a subject, Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, 2013/2014 & 2014/2015.
  • ICT 4242, Final year ICT Students, Vavuniya Campus, University of Jaffna, 2011/2012.
Teaching to other HEIs
  • CSS 02, CSS 53, CSS 04 & CSS 54, Final year Computer Science Students, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2015 & 2016.
  • CS 404 & CS 454, Final year Computer Science Students, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2014 & 2015.
  • CS 3224, Final year Computer Science Students, Faculty of Applied Science, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Final year general degree students, Department of Computer Science, Trincomalee Campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Final year ICT students, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, 2011 & 2012
  • Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka for the Special Degree Programme in Computer Science, 2010/2011 & 2011/2012.
  • Kokul, T., Fookes, C., Sridharan, S., Ramanan, A., Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: “Deep Match Tracker: Classifying when dissimilar, similarity matching when not”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, 7-10 October 2018. [Accepted]
  • Vinoharan, V. and Ramanan, A.: “Keypoints and Codewords Selection for Efficient Bag-of-Features Representation”, In IEEE International Conference on Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC), pp. 203-208, Singapore, 5-6 April, 2018.
  • Sotheeswaran, S. and Ramanan, A.: “A Coarse-to-Fine Strategy for Vehicle Logo Recognition from Frontal-View Car Images”, Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (PRIA), Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 142–154, Pleiades, 2018.
  • Shajini, M. and Ramanan, A.: “A Feature-Driven Hierarchical Classification Approach to Emotions in Speeches Using SVMs”, In 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), pp. 1-5, 15-16 December, 2017.
  • Janani, T. and Ramanan, A.: “Feature Fusion for Efficient Object Classification Using Deep and Shallow Learning”, In International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing (IJMLC), vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 123-127, 2017.
  • Kokul, T., Fookes, C., Sridharan, S., Ramanan, A. and Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: “Gate Connected Convolutional Neural Network for Object Tracking”, In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 2602-2606, Beijing, China, 17-20 September, 2017.
  • Sriashalya, S. and Ramanan, A.: “Human Action Detection Using Space Time Interest Points”, Engineering Research Unit Symposium, University of Moratuwa, p. 134, 5-6 April 2016. [Abstract]
  • Gajapathy, K., Ramanan, A., Goodacre, S.L., Ramasamy, R. and Surendran, S.N.: “Bioinformatics for discriminating sibling species in insect vectors”, In Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis: Methods in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Editors: E. Anno et al., CRC Press, 250 pages, February 2016. [Book Chapter]
  • Vinoharan, V. and Ramanan, A.: “Are Large Scale Training Images or Discriminative Features Important for Codebook Construction?”, In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2016), pp. 193-198, Rome, Italy, 24-26 February 2016.
  • Kokul, T., Ramanan, A. and Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: “Online Multi-Person Tracking-by-Detection Method Using ACF and Particle Filter”, Seventh IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems, pp. 529-536, Cairo, Egypt, 12-14 December 2015.
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: “A Preprocessing Method for Printed Tamil Documents: Skew Correction and Textual Classification”, Seventh IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems, pp. 495-500, Cairo, Egypt, 12-14 December 2015.
  • Kirishanthy, T. and Ramanan, A.: “Creating Compact and Discriminative Visual Vocabularies using Visual Bits”, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), pp. 258-263, Adelaide, Australia, 23-25 November 2015.
  • Kobikrishna, P. and Ramanan, A.: “A Morphological and Gradient based Approach to Classify Plant Leaves Using Support Vector Machines”, In Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), p.280, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 5-6 November 2015. [Abstract]
  • Sotheeswaran, S. and Ramanan, A.: “Front-view Car Detection using Vocabulary Voting and Mean-Shift Search”, In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), pp. 16-20, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 24-25 August 2015.
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: “A Hybrid Decision Tree for Printed Tamil Character Recognition using SVMs”, In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), pp. 176-181, Sri Lanka, August 2015.
  • Thulasika, V. and Ramanan, A.: “Single Image Fog Removal based on Fusion Strategy”, In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (DPPR), pp. 115-123, Chennai, India, 25-26 July 2015.
  • Kesavan, Y. and Ramanan, A.: “One-Pass Clustering Superpixels”, In Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’14), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-24 December, 2014.
  • Sotheeswaran, S. and Ramanan, A.: “A Classifier-Free Codebook-based Image Classification of Vehicle Logos”, In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’14), Gwalior, India, 15-17 December 2014.
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, E.Y.A.: “A Performance Comparison and Post-processing Error Correction Technique to OCRs for Printed Tamil Texts”, In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’14), Gwalior, India, 15-17 December 2014.
  • Venugoban, K. and Ramanan, A.: “Image Classification of Paddy Field Insect Pests using Gradient-based Features”, International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing (IJMLC), Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-5, 2014.
  • Mayurathan, B., Ramanan, A., Mahesan, S., and Pinidiyaarachchi, U.A.J.: “Speeded-up and Compact Visual Codebook for Object Recognition”, International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP), Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 31-50, 2013.
  • Vinoharan, V., Ramanan, A. and Kodituwakku, S. R.: “A Wheel-based Side-view Car Detection using Snake Algorithm”, In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’12), pp. 185-189, Beijing, China, 27-29 September, 2012.
  • Paheerathy, R., Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: “An Efficient and Speeded-Up Tree for Multi-class Classification”, In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’12), pp. 190-194, Beijing, China, 27-29 September, 2012.
  • Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: “A Review of Codebook Models in Patch-based Visual Object Recognition”, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Springer New York, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 333-352, 2011.
  • Ramanan, A., Paheerathy, R., and Niranjan, M.: “Speeding Up Multi-Class Texture Classification by One-Pass Vocabulary Design and Decision Tree”, In Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’11), pp. 255-260, 16-19 August, 2011.
  • Gunn, S., Jung, S., Mahmoodi, S., Markovsky, I., Ramanan, A., and Szedmak, S.: “User Modelling for Search Personalisation”, Deliverables D5.2, University of Southampton, UK, January 2011.
  • Gunn, S., Jung, S., Mahmoodi, S., Markovsky, I., Ramanan, A., and Szedmak, S.: “Global and User-oriented Feature Selection”, Deliverables D5.3, University of Southampton, UK, January 2011.
  • Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: “A One-Pass Resource-Allocating Codebook for Patch-based Visual Object Recognition”, In proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP’10), pp. 35 – 40, August 29 – September 1, 2010, Kittilä, Finland.
  • Ramanan, A.: “Designing a Resource-Allocating Codebook for Patch-based Visual Object Recognition”, University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Doctoral Thesis, 130pp. June 2010.
  • Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: “Resource-Allocating Codebook for Patch-based Face Recognition”, In proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’09), pp. 268-271, 2009.
  • Farran, B., Ramanan, A. and Niranjan, M.: “Sequential Hierarchical Pattern Clustering”, In proceedings of the Fourth IAPR International Conference on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB’09), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), vol. 5780, pp. 79-88, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2009.
  • Ramanan, A., Suppharangsan, S., and Niranjan, M.: “Unbalanced Decision Trees for Multi-class Classification”, In proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS’07), pp. 291-294, 2007.
  • Ramanan, A. and Suthakar, S.: “Data Compression in Image processing by using 2-Dimensional Centroidal Voronoi Tessellation in Java”, In proceedings of the 12th Annual Session of the Jaffna Science Association, Section B, pp. 18, 2004.
Awards
  • Best Paper Award for “A Hybrid Decision Tree for Printed Tamil Character Recognition using SVMs”, In IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), BMICH, Sri Lanka, 24-25 August 2015.
  • Best Poster Prize for the poster “Random Walk in a Doctoral Level Research” presented at the “Workshop on intensive 5-day generic skills for research students”, held at the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics, University of Southampton, UK, 2008.
  • Best Poster Presentation Prize for the poster “Unbalanced Decision Trees for Multi-class Classification” presented in the “2007 Symposium on Data Modelling for new researchers” held at the University of Sheffield, UK., March 2007.
  • University Prize for the Best Performance in the Honours Degree Examination in Science 2002, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Sabalingam Memorial Prize for the Best Performance in the Honours Degree Examination in Computer Science – 2002, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Research Grants
  • To carry out research: National Science Foundation (NSF) Sri Lanka under grant No. RPHS/2016/D 02, January 2017 – 2019.
  • To carry out research: National Research Council (NRC) Sri Lanka under grant No. NRC 15-128, February 2015 – February 2017.
  • To carry out collaborative research with the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) on “Tamil Digitisation Project” funded by the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka under grant No. ICTA/AFC/HIP/28/02, April 2013-2014.
  • To pursue PhD degree: School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 2008–2009.
  • To pursue MPhil/PhD degree: The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, 2006–2007.
Travel Grants
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Sri Lanka under grant No. RGB/GEN/06/2015/04/07, to present full research paper at DICTA-2015 held in Adelaide, Australia from 23 – 25 November 2015.
  • Knowledge Enhancement fund from University of Jaffna to present full research paper at DPPR-2015 held in Chennai, India from 25 – 26 July 2015.
  • EU-funded PASCAL Network of Excellence on Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning (http://www.pascal-network.org/).
  • The European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No 216529, Personal Information Navigator adapting through Viewing (PinView) Project (http://www.pinview.eu/).