Akila Darshana Panditha
Software Engineer, Photographer, and Consultant in Colombo, Sri Lanka
I am currently working as a Technical Team Leader for Research and Development unit of CodeGen International Private Limited specializing technology research in Travel and Tourism Domain focusing on applying Artificial intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning technologies to improve revenue for businesses and maintain high level of customer satisfaction.
My responsibilities include guiding and managing multiple teams of multi-disciplinary engineers by providing expertise on product design, software architecture and business domain and liaising with multiple Universities in Sri Lanka for Research Collaborations, Industrial Training Programs and Recruitment.
I play the role of Technical Advisor for QA automation engineers to stream line automation scripting process by establishing coding standers, re usable code libraries and customer tools.
My main interests in computer science include Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Data mining and Information Retrieval , Computer Hardware and Enterprise Software Architecture.
I also founded a small-scale software engineering company CST Labs while I was a Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka which helped me to get hands on experience in software engineering and management aspects before getting into the industry as a software engineer.
I always believe in importance of extracurricular activities and I am heavily involved in various extracurricular activities which helpes me to develop my soft skills and build my network.
Photography is my main hobby since 2004. I work as a part time sports photographer/consultant for ThePapare.com and I volunteer as a photography Lecturer for University of Moratuwa and Ananda College photographic Art Society