Rajith Vidanaarachchi AFHEA

I completed my Bachelor of Science (Hons) at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. My honours thesis was on Immersive Virtual Reality systems, focusing on content generation and rendering. I have completed an exchange semester doing an internship at Kartosoft GmbH, Lüneburg, Germany during my Bachelor's.

In 2021, I completed my PhD in Data Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Saman Halgamuge at the Australian National University. My thesis is titled "Pattern Recognition for Complex Heterogeneous Time-Series Data: An Analysis of Microbial Community Dynamics". During my PhD I spent one year as a visiting student at the Optimisation and Pattern Recognition Research Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne.

Currently, I work at the Transport, Health and Urban Design Research Lab, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.

I am also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


My research interests are in pattern recognition and turning data into information, focusing on computational algorithms on doing that cleverly and efficiently.

Please refer to my Google Scholar profile for an updated list of publications.

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