A/Prof Anuja Dharmaratne

Associate Head (Education)
School of IT

+603 5514 6085
Room 2-4-22

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


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

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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