Teaching Assistant Award, HKUST, Spring 2013
(The second best departmental award for teaching based on student ratings.)
Teaching Assistant Performance Excellence Award, HKUST, Spring 2012
(The second best departmental award for teaching based on student ratings)
Zone 24x7 Excellence Award for Best Overall Performance BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering (Sheffield Hallam University - UK)
Sheffield Hallam University's SLIIT Prize for Best Performance in the Final Year of BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering during academic year 2011/2012
Highest GPA in BEng Electronics Engineering (year 2), academic year 2010/2011
Highest GPA in BEng Electronic Engineering (year 1), academic year 2009/2010
- Harvard University, MA (short talk, July 2019)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA (CSAIL seminar, July 2019)
- Toyota Research Institute, Los Altos, CA (July 2019)
- Czech Technical University, Prague (June 2019)
- Stanford University (July 2018)
- Uni. of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles (Dec. 2017)
- iRobot, Pasadena (Nov. 2017)
- Uni. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana-Champaign (Nov. 2017)
- Uni. of Washington (UW), Seattle (Feb. 2017)
- 2019 - Co-organized R:SS'19 Workshop on Robust Autonomy: Safe Robot Learning and Control in Uncertain Real-world Environments
- 2019 - R:SS Pioneers Faculty Committee Chair
- 2018 - Co-organized NIPS'18 Workshop on Modeling and Decision-Making in the Spatiotemporal Domain.
Research Paper Reviewing:
- Machine Learning/AI: Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) | International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS) | International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) | International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) | Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) | Australasian AI
- Robotics: Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) | International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) | International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) | International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR) | IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) | IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO)
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
IEEE Student Branch of SLIIT, 2011
Tutor (Teaching Assistant), August 2015 - July 2018 The University of Sydney, Australia
- Sydney Business School
QBUS6810 Statistical Learning and Data Mining
QBUS3820 Machine Learning and Data Mining - data analysis, deep learning
QBUS2310 Management Science - linear programming, inter programming, network optimization, quadratic programming
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis - exploratory data analysis, hypothesis testing
- School of Computer Science
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining - prepared and conducted tutorials.
INFO3406 Introduction to Data Analytics - prepared and conducted tutorials related to large-scale Machine Learning, Spark, etc.
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing - Internet of Things
Lecturer in Electrical & Computer Engineering, September 2013 - February 2015 Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka
Prepared teaching materials and conducted lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions (list of subjects). Working as the undergraduate second year course coordinator for Electronic Engineering programme of the Curtin University of Australia conducted in SLIIT, Sri Lanka.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, February 2012 - August 2013 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Conducted laboratory sessions on solving optimization problems, developing ergonomically rich web interfaces, human reaction and movement analysis in performing computer-based tasks, human memory and learning, etc. (list of subjects)
Associate Electronics Engineer (Intern), November 2011 - December 2011 Zone 24x7 (Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka
Developed a novel image compression algorithm for mixed signal processors as part of a product designed for Macy's, USA.
Trainee in Communication, November 2010 - January 2011 Data and Access Network Operations, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
Gained experience on CISCO router configuration, network planning, Virtual Private Networks and ADSL.