Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering


Sanduni Premaratne Wins the First Runner-up Award at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition

sanduni premaratne

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Ms. Sanduni Premaratne, an MPhil student of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering became the first runner up in the annual “3 Minute Thesis Presentation Competition 2018” held on 3rd October at the Galle Face Hotel. 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a professional and highly-engaging international research communication competition originated by the University of Queensland. The Sri Lankan competition was organized for the second consecutive time by the Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS) and National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI). 

The winning presentation titled “Light Field Processing: From Minutes to Seconds” was based on the research of Ms. Premaratne, where she developed novel low-complexity light field processing algorithms for real-time light field applications under the supervision of Dr. Chamira Edussooriya.

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Bahavathy Kathirgamanathan, an MPhil student of the same department who works under the supervision of Dr. Pujitha Silva, was also among the top 10 finalists who competed for the championship. She presented her research titled “Development of a customized tool for the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders” where she has developed and implemented a methodology that uses experimental and computational methods to characterize the foots biomechanical behavior.