I received my first degree Bachelor of Science from University of Colombo Specialized in Computer Science in 2002. I did my Master of Science degree specialized in computer networks at University of Moratuwa in year 2007. I have completed my Ph.D. in 2017 for a thesis titled Real time translation of Sinhala to Sinhala Language at University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
I have joined The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) in 2004 as assistant network manager of the university and later joined the department of mathematics and computer science as probationary lecturer in year 2009. I am currently attached to the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Natrual sciences at OUSL..I have experience in planning, implementation of computer networks and systems in both Linux based, and Windows based platforms. I am currently the Microsoft Imagine Programme coordinator for The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Areas of Specialization:
Computer Networks and Security, Sinhala Sign Language, Speech Recognition, Systems Virtualization, Operating Systems, 3D animation
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka
Special Degree in Computer Science
CSU4300/CSU5315/CPU3242 – Operating Systems , CSU4303/CSU5316/CPU3245 – Computer Networks
E-Swabhimani Merit Award under Inclusion and empowerment category in the Year 2017 for the “Vadan Chalana” software developed for deaf people
M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, Animation of Fingerspelled Words and Number Signs of the Sinhala Sign Language, ACM Transactions on Asian and Low Resource Language Information Processing, vol. 16, no. 4, 2017 [SCIe]
M. Punchimudiyanse and R. G. N. Meegama, Computer Interpreter for Translating Written Sinhala to Sinhala Sign Language, OUSL Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017. pp 70-90.
M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, Web based Automated Speech-to-Text Translator for the Sinhala Language, National Information Technology Conference (NITC), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016.
M. Punchimudiyanse, J.P.P. Tharanga and E.M.S.S. Edirisinghe, Software PABX pilot deployment in campus network of the open university of sri lanka, Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2016.
M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, 3D Signing Avatar for Sinhala Sign Language, IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2015.
M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, Unicode Sinhala and Phonetic English Bidirectional Conversion for Sinhala Speech Recognizer, IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2015.
M. Punchimudiyanse and R.G.N. Meegama, 3D Animation Framework for Sign Language, International Conference on Engineering and Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015
M. Punchimudiyanse, Utilization of Mobile Technology and Security Algorithms to Prevent Forgery of National Identity Cards of the Citizens of Sri Lanka – A Concept Paper, Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp. 50-53, 2013.
M. Punchimudiyanse, Strategies in hardening and protection mechanisms for a Linux based email system, Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2012.
M. Punchimudiyanse, Environment monitoring system for distributed network cabinets in typical campus network, IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2007), Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2007.
3D animation Framework for Sinhala to Sri Lankan Sign Language
Completion Checker – Self check the eligibility of completion of BSc degree programme from result sheets uploaded by a student. http://bscaward.ou.ac.lk
Tamil to Tamil Sign Language Translation
Offline Sinhala Voice Recognizer
Mr. B.M.G.S.T.S.K. Wickramasinghe – “Sri Lankan Sign Language to Sinhala Language Translation Framework for Deaf-Mute Community – Chalaru/චලරූ”
S. W. A. M. D. Samarasinghe, R. G. N. Meegama and M. Punchimudiyanse, Machine Learning Approach for the Detection of Hate Speech in Sinhala Unicode Text, 20th International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer), pp. 65-70, 2020. doi: 10.1109/ICTer51097.2020.9325493.
M.I. Jansz, S.Tilakawardana, W.A.R. Nandana, B.G.R. de Silva, J. Hapugoda, M. Punchimudiyanse, Networking education into the future : Why Social Media? A review, Annual Academic Sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, pp. 3-4, 2019.