• Dr. E. Y. A. Charles

    Senior Lecturer Gr.I
    B.Sc.[Hons] (Jaffna), Ph.D. (Cardiff)
  • charles.ey@jfn.ac.lk
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  • Research Interests: Data Mining, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Spiking Neural Networks
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (Cardiff, UK) – 2007
  • B.Sc. Special in Computer Science, First Class (Jaffna, Sri Lanka) – 1999
Undergraduate Supervision for other HEIs
Postgraduate Supervision

MPhil

  • Mrs. Y. Ram Ramanan, “Automatic Text Documents Categorisation”, Reading for MPhil in Computer Science, University of Jaffna
  • 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. A. Ramanan]

MSc

  • Ms. K. Kayathiri, “e-waste Generation and Management Practices in Jaffna and Nallur Divisional Secretariat Divisions”, University of Jaffna, Degree Awarded in 2013.
Resource person
  • Resource person, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Jaffna.
  • Resource person, Staff Development Centre, University of Jaffna.
  • Served as resource person for several workshops for teachers.
  • Resource person – Workshop for the improvement of the quality of School Text Books – 2012, On invitation from the Educational Publication Department, Isurupaya.
  • Resource person – Workshop on curriculum Development for the School of Computer Science, Tamil Nadu Open University, 22 & 23 March 2013. Organised by the School of Computer Science, Tamil Nadu Open University & Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.
Institutional Development
  • Contributor in introducing new courses to Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree Programme, 2015 & 2016.
  • Contributor in introducing the Extended Degree Programme, Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science in Computing, 2014.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Arts with ICT as a subject, Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2015/2016.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science in Computing, Academic Year 2014/2015
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2014/2015.
  • Developed Curriculum for Bachelor of Science Degree Specialisation in Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, University of Jaffna, Academic Year 2014/2015.

Administration

  • Head – Computer Center, University of Jaffna [2015 – to Date].
  • Head – Department of Computer Science [2008 – 2014].
  • Member of the Board of Directors: Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN), Sri Lanka, 2015 – Present
  • Network and Server (Mail, Web, Proxy, LMS) administrator: University of Jaffna, 2009 – Present
  • Member – Standing committee on Computing.
  • Member – Senate subcommittee for the establishing Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna.
  • Member – Technical Evaluation Committee for the University procurements and HETC Project
  • Member of Senate – University.
  • Member of the Board – Faculty of Science.
  • Member of IEEE

Coordinator

  • Co-ordinator – Tamil Digitisation Project – Partnered with UCSC and funded by ICTA, 2014-2016
  • Coordinator – UDG (University Development Grant) project (2012 – 2016)
  • Coordinator & Project Manager: University of Jaffna Network Project (funded by SIDA) 2009 – 2010
  • University Coordinator – University Development Grant (UDG) under HETC Project.
  • Coordinator – Campus wide WAN/LAN Network Project.
  • University Coordinator – UHEMIS Project

Consultant

  • Computer Network Installation Project, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna Kilinochchi Premises, 2016.
  • Computer Network Installation Project, Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, 2017 – Present.
Attended Conferences and workshops
  • 2010 ICIAfS Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability, 21 & 22 December, 2010, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Vigo – Spain, 4-7 June 2007.
  • European Control Conference, Greece, 2-5 July 2007.
  • 2nd International Conference (virtual) on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems (IPROMS), 3-14 July 2006.
Other activities
  • Visiting Lecturer for the final year general degree students, Department of Computer Science, Trincomalee Campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Member of the Technical Programme Committee, Sixth International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS’12), Beijing, China, September 2012.
  • Reviewer for Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Session (VCARS) 2011.
  • Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka for the Special Degree Programme in Computer Science, 2010/2011.
  • Programme-Chair, 2010 ICIAfS Post Conference Workshop, University of Jaffna, 21 & 22 December 2010.
  • Chief Editor of Jaffna Science Association, 2008 & 2009.
  • President of Jaffna University Science Teachers Association (JUSTA), 2009.
  • Co-chair: Intelligent Decision Support Systems Session, 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference, 3 – 14 July, 2006.
  • Referee: 1st I*PROMS Virtual Conference, 4 – 15 July, 2005.
  • Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Undergraduate Teaching
  • CSC201SC3: Principles of Computer Architecture
  • CSC204GC2: Practical Computing – II (shared with Mr. K.S.)
  • CSC301MC3: Advanced Database Design and Systems
  • CSC305MC3: Practical Computing 3M (shared with Dr. A.R. and Mr. K.T.)
  • CSC407MC4: Data mining and Machine learning (shared with Dr. A.R.)
  • CSC421ME3: Compiler Design
Inter-faculty Teaching
Visiting Lecturer
  • Liyanaarachchi, K.L.P.P. and Charles, E.Y.A.: “Analysis of Road Traffic Accidents Using Data Mining”, In Proceedings of the Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology, p.7, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 28 July, 2017.
  • Suthakaran, A. and Charles, EYA. , ”Identifying the Learning Patterns of students in Learning Management System Log”, TRInCo 2016 – 1st International Research Conference of Trincomalee Campus, 2016
  • Miller, R. and Charles, EYA. , ”A psychological based analysis of marketing email subject lines”, Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2016 Sixteenth International Conference on, 58-65, 2016
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, EYA. , ”A hybrid decision tree for printed Tamil character recognition using SVMs”, Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2015 Fifteenth International Conference on, 176-181, 2015
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, EYA. , ”A preprocessing method for printed Tamil documents: Skew correction and textual classification”, Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS), 2015 IEEE Seventh International Conference on, 495-500, 2015
  • Yasotha, R. and Charles, EYA. , ”Automated text document categorization”, Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS), 2015 IEEE Seventh International Conference on, 522-528, 2015
  • Jeyananthan, P.; Charles, E. Y. A.; Atukorale, D. A. S.; , ”Ontology for Sri Lankan Medicinal Plants”, International Conference on Emerging Trends in Artificial Intelligence 2015
  • Jeyananthan, P; Charles, EYA; Atukorale, DAS; , ”Ontology Development for Sri Lankan Medicinal Plants: A Knowledge Representation”, SRI LANKA ASSOCIATION FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, 30, 2015
  • Charles, EYA. , ”An efficient discrete model for implementing temporal coding spiking neural network”, Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), 2014 International Conference on, 74-77, 2014
  • Ramanan, M., Ramanan, A. and Charles, EYA. , ”A performance comparison and post-processing error correction technique to OCRs for printed Tamil texts”, Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 2014 9th International Conference on, 42741, 2014
  • Kayathiri, K; Charles, EYA; Surendran, SN; , ”E-Waste Generation and Management Practices in Jaffna and Nallur Divisional Secretariat Divisions, Sri Lanka–A Base Line Study”, International Symposium on ICT for Environmental Sustainability, ICTES – 2014, Kelaniya, 2014.
  • Arumainayagam, P., Charles, E.Y.A., and Kodithuwakku, S.R.: “A Review on Processing of Data Streams”, Research Journal of Computer Systems and Engineering – RJCSE, vol.2, pp. 73-77, 2011.
  • Kokul, T. and Charles, E.Y.A.: “Recognition of Printed Tamil Alphabet Characters”, In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Sessions, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, pp. 19, 6 – 8 April, 2011.
  • Packianather, M.S., Pham, D.T., Charles, E.Y.A., Martina, R., Teti, R., D’ Addona, D. and Iodice, G.: “Spiking neural network with delay-adaption learning model for decision support in treating dental malocclusions”, Vimation Journal, Special Issue on Interactive Systems in Healthcare, ISSN 1866-4245: 48-57, 2010.
  • Sivaranjini, G. and Charles, E. Y. A.: “A Database Management System for Public Information of Point-Pedro Divisional Secretariat”, 17th Annual Session, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, 2010.
  • Pham, D. T. , Packianather, M. S., and Charles, E. Y. A.: Control chart pattern clustering using a new self-organizing spiking neural network; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Volume 222, Number 10, 2008; PP 1201-1211.
  • Pham, D.T., Packianather, M.S., and Charles, E.Y.A., Martina R., Teti T., D’Addona D. and Iodice G.: “Spiking Neural Network Learning Model for Decision Support in Orthodontic Extraction”, CIRP ICME 2008.
  • Pham, D.T., Packianather, M.S., and Charles, E.Y.A.: “Self-organising spiking neural networks trained by weight and delay-adaptation methods for control chart pattern recognition”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference (virtual) on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems (IPROMS), 3-14 July 2007.
  • Pham, D.T., Packianather, M.S., and Charles, E.Y.A.: “Spiking neural network for control chart pattern recognition”, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, pp 1392-1397, 2-5 July 2007.
  • Pham, D.T., Packianather, M.S., and Charles, E.Y.A.: “A self-organising spiking neural network trained using delay adaptation”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Vigo – Spain, pp. 3441-3446, 4-7 June 2007.
  • Charles, E.Y.A.: “Supervised and Unsupervised Weight and Delay Adaptation Learning in Temporal Coding Spiking Neural Networks”, PhD thesis, May 2007.
  • Pham, D.T., Packianather, M.S., and Charles, E.Y.A.: “A Novel Self-Organised Learning Model with Temporal Coding for Spiking Neural Networks”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference (virtual) on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems (IPROMS), pp. 307-312, 3-14 July 2006.
  • President’s Award for Scientific Publication – 2008