A group of students from the final year batch of the department has been awarded the “best data engineer” award and 4th place at the Datathon: Hackathon for data enthusiasts organized by Dialog and Axiata Analytics, Sri Lanka. The event was held in  Water’s edge, Colombo during (2-4)/8/2019 with the participation of 100 individuals: 20 teams consisting of data science industry professionals and university students. The participants for the event have been selected based on an online questionnaire on data science basics, and the teams have been formed arbitrarily from the selected participants. During the hackathon, the teams worked on a 32 hours on-site “smart city planing” pattern recognition challenge
For further information on the competition visit the official site of the hackathon: https://www.axiata.com/dataunleashed/

Department congratulates all in the team including (left to right) Pankayaraj Pathmanathan (ce.pdn), Tharsanan Kurukulasingam (cse.mrt) , Gihan Jayatilaka (ce.pdn), Dhanushki Mapitigama (ce.pdn), Mabeesha Wijekoon (ce.pdn).

*ce.pdn : Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya
*cse.mrt: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa

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