• Mr. K. Sarveswaran

    Lecturer
    B.Sc. [Hons] (Peradeniya), M.Sc. (Moratuwa), CLP
  • sarves@jfn.ac.lk
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  • Research Interests: e-Learning, Local Language Computing, Web Technologies
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
  • B.Sc. [Hons] in Computer Science (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Postgraduate Supervision
Undergraduate Supervision for other HEIs
Resource person
  • Workshop on Learning Management System for the Academic Staff of Faculty of Science, Eastern University of Sri Lanka. (November 2015)
  • Workshop on Learning Management System for the Academic Staff of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna. (November 2015)
  • e-Learning and Learning Management System workshop organised by the Staff Development Cenre of the University of Jaffna for Probationary academic staff. (2014, 2015)
  • Web Development workshop organised by the Staff Development Centre of the University of Jaffna for Academic and Academic support staff. (2014)
  • e-Learning and Learning Management System workshop organised by the Staff Development Centre of University of Jaffna for Academic staff of Jaffna Campus and Vavuniya Campus. (2014)
  • Facilitating Learning through Moodle workshop organized by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce for Academic staff of the faculty. (2014/2015)
  • ICT tools for teaching and Learning workshop organized by the Staff Development Centre of the University of Jaffna for Staff of the University of Jaffna. (2014)
  • Online Teaching and Learning workshop by Biological Sciences of University of Jaffna for the staff. (2013)
  • Web Development using PHP/MySQL for the Academic Staff of APIIT.lk. (2010)
Institutional Development
  • Member of IEEE
  • Member, Board of the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna. (2014 October to date)
  • Member: Technical Evaluation Committee for the HETC/EDP Project Implemented at the University. (2012 – 2015 December)
  • Chairman: Technical Evaluation Committee for the HETC/QIG Project Implemented at the University. (2012 – 2015 December)
  • President: Science Teachers’ Common Room (STCR) – A welfare initiative under the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna (2013 – June, 2014)
  • Activity Coordinator: for Enhancing Learning Resources and Learner Support
  • Services – Improving Relevance & Quality of External Degree Programme (UDG-EDP) under the HETC Project (2013 – 2015).
Presentations
  • Delivered an invited talk at the Thamizh Vizha of Thirumalai Kalamantram on 28th of June 2015 in the Session 2.
  • Presentation on Teaching – Learning and National Examination at the Nortehrn Education Review Symposium which was organized by Ministry of Education, Northern Province 23-24 April 2014
Attended Conferences and workshops
  • INET – Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015. [Participant/Organizer]
  • Asia Pacific Chapter Leaders’ workshop, Internet Society, 2015.
  • Content Development for Open and Distance Learning (3 Days), Batticoloa, 2015.
  • International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA) – 2014. [Presenter]
  • Open and Distance Learning workshop (3 Days), Colombo. 2014.
  • International Summer School in Advanced Language Engineering, Kathmandu University, Sri Lanka, Sept 1 – Sept 26, 2014.
  • JUICE 2014 – Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE-2012), Jaffna, 18-19 July 2014. [Participant/Organizer]
  • Peradeniya University International Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, July 4-5, 2014. [Participant]
  • Sri Lanka Student Workshop on Computer Science, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. 2013. [Participant/Organizer]
  • International Summer School in Advanced Language Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal, Aug 26 – Sept 21, 2012.
  • Summer School in Advanced Language Engineering, Kathmandu University, Nepal, Aug 26 – Sept 21, 2012.
  • IPV6 Training, IFS, Kandy, 28-29 July 2012.
  • JUICE 2012 – Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE-2012), Jaffna, 20-21 July 2012.
  • Workshop on Training of Trainers: ICT in Higher Education for Academic Staff, 26-27 May 2012, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Workshop on Research needs for the software industry, Virtusa Auditorium, Orion City, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 4 April 2012.
  • INET – Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • IPv6 workshop, Conducted by APNIC, Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • Conference on Localized Systems and Applications, Centre of Excellence in Localized Applications, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • DNS/DNSSEC workshop, Conducted by NRC, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Tutor-Mentor workshop, Conducted by DEPP, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • 20th LK conference and workshops, Organized by LK Domain Registry, 2010.
  • ICIAfS 2010 Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability, University of Jaffna. Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Certified Localization Professional Workshops, Centre of Excellence in
  • Localized Applications, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Symposium on Localized Systems and Applications, Centre of Excellence in Localized Applications, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Certified Localization Professional Workshops, Centre of Excellence in
  • Localized Applications, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Tamil Internet Conference, University of Cologne, Germany, 2009.
  • e-Asia 2009: Asia’s Premier ICT Event, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • International Information Technology Conference, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 2008.
  • Engineering Research Unit – Symposium, University of Moratuwa, 2007.
  • 10th World Tamil cultural conference, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2007.
Reviewer
  • Reviewer: ICIIS’13, Tamil Internet Conference 2015
Conducted/Organized Workshop
  • Workshop on incorporating ICT components into curriculum for staff of Computer Unit on 18/11/17
  • Conducted a training workshop for staff of External Degree Programme Unit on computerizing of administrative works on 2th of November 2015 through HETC/UDG/EDP funding.
  • Conducted a training workshop on ICT usage for computer application assistants on a topic ‘Collaboration through Internet tools’ on 14th of July 2015.
  • Conducted a session on Introduction to e-Learning at the Induction Programme for Staff which was organized by Staff Development Centre on 20/12/2014.
  • 2 Days workshop on Setting up Moodle for Academic staff of Biological Science from 17th to 18th of October 2014 at the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna.
  • Three days workshop on producing e-resources and conducting ICT based assessments and examinations for staff of biological science on 27/11/13 and 29-30/11/2013.
  • Crash courase on ICT for Teaching – Learning process for academic staff on 26th of November 2013 that was organized by the Staff Development Centre of University of Jaffna.
  • Organized a workshop of Mobile Application Development using HTML-5 on 11/8/2013
  • Workshop on building websites for Staff of Mathematics and Statistics of Faculty of Science on 15/06/2013
  • Conducted a workshop on e-Thakshalawa Learning Content Management System which was organized by the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
Memberships/Organizer
  • Director, Serve Foundation (Guarantee) Ltd since 2017.
  • Member of Organizing committee of Startupweekend – Vanni that was held at the faculty of engineering on 16-18, December 2016 supported by Techstars and Google for Entrepreneurs.
  • A member of project proposal drafting team of HETC/QIG for physical science of Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna.
  • Member of Organizing Committee of INET-2015 that was organized by the Internet Society – Sri Lankan chapter on 9/6/2015
  • Executive Committee member of Rural Development Society of Nallur South (J/108) since 2015 (NSE/2011/413310/NP)
  • Chairman/TEC for e-Portfolio for HETC/QIG/Agriculture in 2014
  • Member Steering Committee and Coordinator “Teaching – Learning and National Examinations” of Northern Education System Review project, Ministry of Education, Northern Province. August, 2013 – April, 2014.
  • Board member of e-Learning Institute which promoted e-Learning for secondary education from 2013-2016
  • Member of TEC for purchasing books & CD/DVD for HETC/QIG/BIOSCI 2013
  • Chair, Programme Committee, Internet Society Sri Lankan Chapter, 2012
  • Mozilla Representative – Sri Lanka (ReMo) 2011-To date.
  • Organizing Committee Member : INET-Colombo – 2011.
  • Committer of Mozilla, Joomla! and Moodle, 2008-To date.
  • Localization team Leader, Intel Skoool Content Localization and Intel Skoool Healthcare Content Localization (1Mx15), 2011.
  • IPv6 working group – University of Moratuwa, 2011.
  • Executive Council member – Tamil Heritage Foundation, 2008 – 2011.
  • Executive Council member – Internet Society, Sri Lankan Chapter, 2011.
  • Organizing Committee Member : Conference on Localized Systems and Applications – 2010.
  • Organizing Committee Member : 2010 ICIAfS Post Conference Workshop on ICT for Sustainability – 2010.
  • Organizer : Led the Jaffna Tamil website development competition – 2010 for LAKapps and LK Domain Registry, 2010.
  • Associate member – The Institute of Localization Professional, 2009/2010.
  • Member of IEEE and ACM, 2009-2011.
  • Chair: IDN Work Group – International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil, 2009.
  • Organizing Committee Member : Simposium on Localized Systems and Applications – 2009.
  • Organizer : Certified Localization Profession Program, (2009/2010).
  • GC Member – International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil. 2008-2009.
  • Student Member, Google Summer of Code-2008, 2008.
  • TEC member, ICTA, Sri Lanka. 2008.
  • Local Language Computing trainer : Have conducted more than 100 seminars and hands-on workshop on Local Language Computing to University Lecturers, School teachers, students and general public, 2007-2011.
  • Localization lead : Led the Tamil Localizations for LAKapps, University of Moratuwa, 2007-2011.
Creative Work (Websites / Book covers / Posters)
  • Designed invitation, Cover of the proceeding and certificate designs for the JUICE 2014
  • Development websites for General Convocation 2012 and General Convocation for 2013 as per request of convocation committee.
  • Took departmental photograph and handbook (2012/13) cover page photograph of Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna
  • Developed websites for Staff Development Centre (2013-2016), Department of Zoology, Botany and Zoology (2012 – 2016).
  • Developed a website for the department of computer science in 2012 together with Dr. A.Ramanan
Undergraduate Teaching
  • CSC105GC2: Computer Networks and Internet Computing (2011/12)
  • CSC104GC2: Practical Computing – I (2011/12,2012/13)
  • CSC202GC2: Database Management Systems (2010/11,2011/12,2012/13)
  • CSC203SC3: Cryptography and Data Security (2011/12,2012/13,2013/14)
  • CSC203GC2: Software Engineering (2011/12,2012/13,2013/14)
  • CSC204SC3: e-Technology (2010/11,2011/12)
  • CSC204GC2: Practical Computing – II (2010/11,2011/12,2012/13,2013/14)
  • CSC301GC2/CSC305GC2: Rapid Application Development (2010/11,2011/12,2012/13,2013/14)
  • CSC304GC2/CSC306GC2: Practical Computing – III (2010/11,2011/12,2012/13,2013/14)
Inter-faculty Teaching
  • BTM31053 – Networking and Web Designing in Business for 3rd year students of Bachelor of Technology Management Students of Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce. 2013/14. 2015.
Teaching to other HEIs
  • Web Designing and Computer Networking for Business, Department of Commerce, University of Jaffna. 2015
  • ICT Skills, MBA degree programme, University of Jaffna. 2015.
  • e-Commerce, Faculty of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus. 2015.
  • ICT Skills, Open University of Sri Lanka. Jan, 2014 – March, 2014.
  • Server Management, Final year general degree Programme, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2013-2014.
  • Server Management and Computer Networks, Final year general degree Programme, Department of Computer Science, Trincomalee Campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2012-2013.
  • Linux Server administration, WinSYS Networks, Colombo 2, 2010.
  • Web Development, Advanced Technological Insitute, Kurunagar, Jaffna, 2011.
  • Computer Networks, Online BIT degree programme, University of Moratuwa, 2010-2011.
  • Computer Networks, Online BIT degree programme, University of Moratuwa, 2007-2011.
  • Indrajith, K., Naseer, M. and Sarveswaran, K: “SATS: A Computer Aided Translation Engine”, The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanaka. p.92, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 21 November, 2017.
  • Preethiraj, R and Sarveswaran, K.: “Recognising Elders using Behavioural Biometrics”, In Proceedings of the Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology, p.39, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 28 July, 2017.
  • Nifras, M.I. and Sarveswaran, K.: “Consumer buying pattern analysis using an efficient approach”, In IEEE International Conference on Engineering & Technology (ICETECH), pp. 567-570, Coimbatore, India, 17-18 March 2016.
  • Biruntha, G. and Sarveswaran, K.: “Infant caretaker: A system to identify baby cry and entertain crying baby”, In IEEE International Conference on Engineering & Technology (ICETECH), pp. 576-579, Coimbatore, India, 17-18 March 2016.
  • Achchuthan, Y. and Sarveswaran, K.: “Language Localisation of Tamil using Statistical Machine Translation”, In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), pp. 125-129, BMICH, Sri Lanka, 24-26 August 2015. [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7377677]
  • Jananie, S. and Sarveswaran, K.: “Contextual Spell Checking for Tamil Language”, In proceedings of the 14th Tamil Internet Conference, pp. 379-383, Singapore, May 2015.
  • Sarveswaran, K. and Mahesan, S.: “Hierarchical Tag-set for Rule-based Processing of Tamil Language”, In proceeding of the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), p. 115. 2014.
  • Jananie, A. and Sarveswaran, K.: “Hybrid Approach for Spell Checking of Tamil Language”, In Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPurse), Sri Lanka, Volume 18, p.401, 2014. [http://dlib.pdn.ac.lk/handle/1/4941]
  • Jarachanthan, R. and Sarveswaran, K.: “A Systematic Approach for the Utilisation of Excess Hard Disk Memory of Personal Computers”, In Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPurse), Sri Lanka, Volume 18, p.402, 2014. [http://dlib.pdn.ac.lk/handle/1/4942]
  • Shakila, S. and Sarveswaran, K.: “A Hierarchical Approach for Publishing an Electronic Calendar”, In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Sessions, Jaffna Science Association (JSA), Jaffna, p. 25, 2014.
  • Randika, H.C., Martin, H.E., Sampath, D.M.R.R., Metihakwala, D.S., Sarveswaran, K., and Wijekoon, M. “Scalable Fault Tolerant Architecture for Complex Event Processing Systems”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer-2010), Colombo.
  • Sarveswaran, K., Nanayakkara, S., Perera, P., Perera, A., and Fernando, S. “Challenges in developing MIS – Case from Government sector”, e-Asia 2009: Asia’s Premier ICT Event, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2009.
  • Sarveswaran, K. and Dias, G. “Tamil Localization Process – A case study”, Tamil Internet Conference – 2009, Germany.
  • Sarveswaran K. and Fernando, S. “Role Based Competency Modeling for e-Learning Content Development”, International Information Technology Conference (IITC) – 2008, Colombo.
  • Sarveswaran K. and Ratnaweera D. “An Adaptive Technique for Tamil Handwritten Character Recognition”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent and Advanced Systems 2007, Malaysia.
  • Sarveswaran K., Fernando M.S.D, and Perera G.I.U.S. “A Successful growth of the E-Learning System at University of Moratuwa”, ERU Symposium 2007, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2007.
  • Balachandren G. and Sarveswaran K. “புலம்பெயர்வால் புலம்பெயரும் தமிழ்ப் பெயர்கள்”, 10th World Tamil Cultural Conference 2007, Malaysia.
  • Author, Moodle Teacher Guide (In Tamil), University of Moratuwa publications, Sri Lanka. ISBN : 978-955-9027-28-7, 2008.
  • Author, Moodle student Guide (In Tamil), University of Moratuwa publications, Sri Lanka. ISBN : 978-955-9027-29-4, 2008.
  • Co-Author, Joomla! User Manual, University of Moratuwa publications, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-9027-25-6, 2008.
  • Co-Author, Mozilla Firefox User Guide, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2008.
  • Co-Author, Mozilla Thunderbird, University of Moratuwa publications, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Awards
  • Won the Jury’s mention award for a Mobile App build as a part of a undergraduate project at the mBillionth-2016: Awards South Asia 2016 held in Delhi, India. August 2016. http://www.mbillionth.in/
  • The winner of Best Solution Oriented Thesis Award – 2016 for ‘Consumer buying pattern analysis using an efficient approach’ by University Business Linkage Unit of the University of Jaffna. [Together with Nifras Ismail]
  • The Winner of National Best e-Content award – 2016 for the ‘Right2Sight: A mobile app to help visually impaired people to use Mobile phone’ by the ICTA, Sri Lanka. http://www.eswabhimani.lk [Together with Samira Gayan]
  • The winner of best oral presenter of the Modern Technology and Application track for the paper entitled “Hierarchical Tag-set for Rule-based Processing of Tamil Language”, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), 2014
  • Best oral presenter of the Modern Technology and Application award for the paper titled as: “Hierarchical Tag-set for Rule-based Processing of Tamil Language”, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), 2014.
Research Grants
Travel Grants
  • A grant from CTC to present in a conference on “Redeveloping Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka” held in Toronto, Canada 15-17, January 2017
  • DAAD grant to attend the International Summer School in Language Engineering held at UCSC, Colombo. 2014
  • A grant from Mozilla Foundation to attend the Mozilla Summit 2013 held in California, USA.
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Grant – Received full financial support to attend Summer School in Advanced Language Engineering held in Nepal, 26th August – 21st September 2012, Nepal.