A/Prof Anuja Dharmaratne

Associate Head (Education)
School of IT

anuja@monash.edu
+603 5514 6085
Room 2-4-22
ORCID

Personal statement

Associate Professor Anuja Dharmaratne is a Lecturer attached to the School of Information Technology at Monash University Malaysia. She graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1995 with a First Class Honours in Computer Science. She had her postgraduate education at the Hiroshima University, Japan and obtained her M.Eng and Doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Engineering in 2000 and 2004 respectively. Her main research interests are in Image Processing, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Game based education, Machine Learning, ICT for Health and ICT for Society.

She worked at the University of Colombo from 1996-2013 as a Senior Lecturer in the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC). She had served many administrative roles at the UCSC during her tenure there.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Information Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan, 2004
  • Master in Information Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan, 2000
  • Degree in Computer Science (Honours), University of Colombo, 1996

Professional affiliations

Member of International Professional Bodies

  • IEEE Computer Society, Senior Member

Research Interests

  • Image Processing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computational Geometry
  • Machine Learning
  • Game based Education
  • ICT for Health
  • ICT for Society

Education

Units taught

FIT2004 - Algorithms and data structures

FIT2014 - Theory of computation

FIT1034 - Principles of computer graphics

FIT5143 - IT research methods

FIT5126 - Masters thesis

Local grants

  • Practice of Online Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Amongst Physicians in Malaysia, Anuja Dharmaratne, Anushia Inthiran, Lai Nai Ming, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, December 2013-November 2017, FRGS (Fundamental Research Grant Scheme), Ministry of Education, RM73,000
  • Animated Comic and mobile applications for Child Rights Awareness in Malaysia, Anuja Dharmaratne, Esyin Chew, Jojo Wong, 2015-2017, Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) and Monash University Malaysia, RM10,000

International grants

  • Providing support for early detection of autism in low and middle-income countries (Malaysia & Sri Lanka), Pratheepan Yogarajah, Coleman Sonya, Gardiner Bryan, Kerr Dermot, Anuja Dharmaratne, Muhammad Fermi Pasha, September 2017- March 2018, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Ulster University Pump-priming, £35,874

Current supervision

Somayeh Ebrahimkhan
Semantic Segmentation of Knee Articular Cartilage
2015 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Najini Korale Arachchige
MRI processing for detecting hip osteoarthritis
2016 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Vinesha Selvarajah
Information searching behaviour during the practice of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) among medical practitioners in a developing country
2015 - Present
Monash University Malaysia

Journal

Jayasinghe, Udeni; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2011) Game-based learning approach to teach computer science concepts, Ubiquitous Learning, (62-69), Volume: 3, Issue Number: 18359795, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84875981172&origin=resultslist

Jayasinghe, Udeni; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2009) Matching facial images using age related morphing changes, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, (697-703), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 2010376X, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84871174955&origin=resultslist

Book

Hassan, Mahmudul; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2016) Attribute based affordance detection from human-object interaction images, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), (220-232), Volume: 9555, Issue Number: 03029743, 10.1007/978-3-319-30285-0_18

Yatawatte, Hasini; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2015) Content based video retrieval for obscene adult content detection, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), (384-392), Volume: 9492, Issue Number: 03029743, 10.1007/978-3-319-26561-2_46

Kumari, L. L.Gayani; Dharmaratne, Anuja T. (2011) Aging progression of elderly people using image morphing, Communications in Computer and Information Science, (261-269), Volume: 260 CCIS, Issue Number: 18650929, 10.1007/978-3-642-27183-0_28

Wickramasinghe, W. A.P.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T.; Kodikara, N. D. (2011) A tool for ranking and enhancing aesthetic quality of paintings, Communications in Computer and Information Science, (254-260), Volume: 260 CCIS, Issue Number: 18650929, 10.1007/978-3-642-27183-0_27

Conference

Weeratunga, Kokum; Dharmaratne, Anuja; How, Khoo Boon (2017) Application of Computer Vision and Vector Space Model for Tactical Movement Classification in Badminton, IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, (132-138), Volume: 2017-July, Issue Number: 21607508, 10.1109/CVPRW.2017.22

Weeratunga, Kokum; Dharmaratne, Anuja; How, Khoo Boon (2017) Classification of spatio-temporal data represented as multiset for tactical profiling in badminton, 2017 2nd International Conference on Image, Vision and Computing, ICIVC 2017, (979-984), 10.1109/ICIVC.2017.7984701

Hassan, Mahmudul; Dharmaratne, Anuja; (2016) 'Affordance' detection by mid-level physical parts, International Conference Image and Vision Computing New Zealand, Volume: 2016-November, Issue Number: 21512191, 10.1109/IVCNZ.2015.7761532

Weerasinghe, Maheshya; Dias, G. K.A.; Dharmaratne, Anuja; Sandaruwan, Damitha; Nisansala, Aruni; Keppitiyagama, Chamath; Kodikara, Nihal (2016) Computer aid assessment of muscular imbalance for preventing overuse injuries in athletes, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (244-248), 10.1145/3018009.3018023

Hassan, Mahmudul; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2015) Labeling abnormalities in video based complex Human-Object Interactions by robust affordance modelling, Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Vision and Image Analysis Applications, ICCVIA 2015, 10.1109/ICCVIA.2015.7351886

Jayasinghe, Udeni; Dharmaratne, Anuja; Atukorale, Ajantha (2015) Students' performance evaluation in online education system Vs traditional education system, Proceedings of 2015 12th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, REV 2015, (131-135), 10.1109/REV.2015.7087277

Udana, P. K S; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2014) Facial expression generation in 3D space, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (236-237), Volume: 2014-August, 10.1145/2636240.2636876

Weerarathna, Hirantha; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2014) Semantic human activity detection in videos, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (244-245), Volume: 2014-August, 10.1145/2636240.2636874

Mallikarachchi, Lakkhana; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2014) Super resolution to identify license plate numbers in low resolution videos, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (220-223), Volume: 2014-August, 10.1145/2636240.2636867

Gunasekara, Madhawa; Dharmaratne, Anuja; Sandaruwan, Damitha (2014) A feature point based approach for pose variant face recognition, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, (242-243), Volume: 2014-August, 10.1145/2636240.2636875

Weeratunga, Kokum; How, Khoo Boon; Dharmaratne, Anuja; Messom, Chris (2014) Application of computer vision to automate notation for tactical analysis of badminton, 2014 13th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2014, (340-345), 10.1109/ICARCV.2014.7064329

Pullaperuma, P. P.; Dharmaratne, A. T.; (2013) Taxonomy of file fragments using Gray-Level Co-Occurrence Matrices, 2013 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2013, 10.1109/DICTA.2013.6691534

Jayasinghe, Udeni; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2013) Game based learning vs. gamification from the higher education students' perspective, Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2013, (683-688), 10.1109/TALE.2013.6654524

Madugalla, Anuradha K.; Rajapakse, Roshan N.; Amarasinghe, Ishari U.; Padmathilake, Vinavi H.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T.; Sandaruwan, Damitha; Vidanapathirana, Muditha (2013) FaceID: A 3D computer graphic application for forensic medicine: A novel semi-automated muscle based digital sculpting initiative for forensic facial reconstruction in Sri Lanka, International Conference on Computer Medical Applications, ICCMA 2013, 10.1109/ICCMA.2013.6506161

Kalansuriya, Thakshila R.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T. (2013), Facial image classification based on age and gender, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2013 - Conference Proceedings, (44-50), 10.1109/ICTer.2013.6761153

Munasinghe, A.; Dharmaratne, Anuja; De Zoysa, Kasun (2013), Video steganography, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2013 - Conference Proceedings, (56-59), 10.1109/ICTer.2013.6761155

Wijerathne, Sandunika T.; De Silva, Buddhi I.; Ekanayaka, Y.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T. (2013) Dynamic resource scheduling in forest fire situations in Sri Lanka, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2013 - Conference Proceedings, (285), 10.1109/ICTer.2013.6761199

Wijesiriwardene, Thilini I.; Karunawallabha, Janitha R.; Wanniarachchi, Vajisha U.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T.; Sandaruwan, Damitha (2013) Optimization of partial palmprint identification process using palmprint segmentation, Creating Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Planning and Implementation - Proceedings of the 22nd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2013, (641-648), Volume: 3, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84905099946&origin=resultslist

Karunawallabha, Janitha R.; Wijesiriwardene, Thilini I.; Wanniarachchi, Vajisha U.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T.; Sandaruwan, Damitha (2013) A novel approach to optimize crime investigation process using palmprint recognition, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2013 - Conference Proceedings, (287), 10.1109/ICTer.2013.6761201

Rajapakse, Roshan N.; Madugalla, Anuradha K.; Amarasinghe, Ishari U.; Padmathilake, Vinavi H.; Dharmaratne, Anuja T.; Sandaruwan, Damitha; Vidanapathirana, Muditha (2012) Facial muscle anatomy based approach for forensic facial reconstruction in Sri Lanka, International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2012 - Conference Proceedings, (27-35), 10.1109/ICTer.2012.6422828

Prematunge, Lochana; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2012) A new approach for object boundary detection and identification, Proceedings - 2012 14th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation, UKSim 2012, (383-388), 10.1109/UKSim.2012.106

Gayani Kumari, L. L.; Dharmaratne, Anuja (2011) Age progression for elderly people using image morphing, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, ICTer 2011, (33-38), 10.1109/ICTer.2011.6075023

Widanagamaachchi, W. N.; Dharmaratne, A. T. (2008) 3D Face reconstruction from 2D images a survey, Proceedings - Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2008, (365-371), 10.1109/DICTA.2008.83

Dharmaratne, Anuja; Harada, Koichi; , 2003, Vertex Correspondence for Compatible Convex Decompositions between Polygons, IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging, (111-116), https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-1542359474&origin=resultslist

Local Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • 5th Anak Sarawak Appreciation Award - Ministry of Education, 2014

International Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • NBQSA Gold award - NBQSA, 2013
  • eSwabhimani Award - ICT Agency Sri Lanka, 2012
  • Best Paper award - International Conference on Advances in ICT for emerging region, 2012
  • Best paper award - IEICE Chugoku Branch, Japan, 2000