Attitude is EVERYTHING! : Chamin Nalinda

I am a Computer Science PhD student at University College Dublin, Ireland under Professor Michela Bertolotto and Dr. Nhien-An Le-Khac. I liases with Dr. Anh Vu in my research work and he too is a great asset. My research focuses on development of scalable data systems for LiDAR and Imagery data integration.

Major: LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Ortho images, Distributed Databases, Big Data Integration, High Performance Computing, Data Base Integration, Spatial Data Systems, Reomte Sensing Systems.


[1] UrbanARK [May-2019-Present]

UrbanARK is a tri-partite research project funded by the National Science Foundation, Science Foundation Ireland and Northern Ireland Trust. Me and my team at University College Dublin work in unison with teams at New York University and Queen's University Belfast in exploring flood risk assesment and communication techniques based on Spatial data acquire from remote sensing technologies. The primary data sources for UrbanARK project are, Airborne LiDAR, Mobile LiDAR, Hyperspectral images, Orthorectified images and survey data.


[1] Vo, Anh Vu, Debra F. Laefer, M. Trifkovic, Chamin Nalinda Lokugam Hewage, Michela Bertolotto, Nhien-An Le-Khac, and Ulrich Oftendinger. "A highly scalable data management system for point cloud and full waveform data."

[1] Vo, Anh Vu, Chamin Nalinda Lokugam Hewage, Gianmarco Russo, Neel Chauhan, Debra F. Laefer, Michela Bertolotto, Nhien-An Le-Khac, and Ulrich Oftendinger. "Efficient LiDAR point cloud data encoding for scalable data management within the Hadoop eco-system." In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), pp. 5644-5653. IEEE, 2019.

Research Presentations

[1] Efficient LiDAR point cloud data encoding for scalable data management within the Hadoop eco-system

This poster presented at UCD School of Computer Science bi-annual poster presentation event which was held on December 2019

COMP10120-Computer Programming II 2019/20 Spring
Lecturer: Dr Gavin McArdle

COMP20070 Database and Information Systems 2019-20
Lecturer: Professor Michela Bertolotto
Role:Teaching Assistant (TA)(Head Demonstrator)

COMP20240 Relational Databases and Information Systems 2019-20
Lecturer: Professor Michela Bertolotto

Doctor of Philosophy

University College Dublin, Ireland
PhD in Computer Science

I started my PhD in May 2019 and currently pursuing the ultimage goal.

Bachelor of Science

University College Dublin, Ireland
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

In 2016, I received my BSc.(Hons.)(First Class) in Computer Science from University of Colombo, School of Computing, Sri Lanka

AI Scholar

Pi School, Rome, Italy
Artificial Intelligence Scholarship from Pi School, Rome, Italy.

Won a full grant scholarship to participate a 2 month deep learning summer school in Rome, Italy. I did a project, together with my friend/mentor Dr. Douglas Andrade which was funded by Cisco Systems Switzerland and supervised by Nicola Rohrseitz, the Lead Strategic AI program at Cisco and Dr. Sébastien Bratières, the Program Director School of AI at Pi School.

Research Engineer

Nanyang Technological Univerisity, Singapore
I worked at NTU, Singapore for two years (from Feb 2017-March 2019) as a Research Engineer. My work involved development of web applications and backend algorithms for real-time sensor monitoring system. My work was supervised by Professor Theng Yin Leng.

Full-Stack Software Engineer

Nanyang Technological Univerisity, Singapore
Soon after my Bachelors degree, I was awarded with a full-stack software engineer position at Sysco LABS, Sri Lanka. I worked at Sysco LABS for one year (Feb 2016 - Feb 2017).

Language is a powerful tool and it make strangers friends (sometime lovers ;)). I enjoy talking to people from all backgrounds. One of the easiest way to build a deep connection with a new person is to make a genuine effort to speak in their native language.

I left Sri Lanka in February 2017 and since then I've been living on my own. One of the thing I learn after starting live by myself is how relationships work. Relationships evolve: some relationships grow while some relationships fade away, and meantime we enter into new ones. That's the way it is or that's how the world flows. The only relationship that remain constant is my relationship with my parents. Living by my own making me an open minded person. I love to embrace the adventures that mother nature has destined for me.

The countries I love living/visiting (based on my person experiences) are Sri Lanka, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Norway.

My parents
My Danish grandfather
My Norwegian host parents