ESCaPe 2020
Engineering Students Conference at Peradeniya 2020

29 May 2020 - Zoom Webinar

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Overview

EscaPe is the annual project symposium of the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Peradeniya. It presents you with the research projects of the undergraduates of the Department of Computer Engineering. ESCaPe 2020 is the 5th symposium that is organized by the department and this time the symposium is open for a broader audience and aims to build a platform for the undergraduates to present their research ideas to the industry and academic community.

ESCaPe 2020 Schedule

What is Computer Science?

All are welcome. The prerequisites are enthusiasm, open mind and curiosity…

Prof. C. Pandu Rangan is recognized for his immense contribution to the field of scientific research especially in the areas of Restricting the problem domain, Approximate algorithm design, Randomized Algorithms, Parallel, and VLSI Algorithms, and Applied Cryptography.

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Prof. C. Pandu Rangan Professor at Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.

Startups, Entrepreneurship and the Ecosystem

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Mano Sekaram is a regular representative of Sri Lanka’s IT/BPM industry nationally and globally. He is the Founder of StartupX Foundry, an organization dedicated to incubating and accelerating Lankan startups. Mano Sekaram is the Chairman Emeritus of the IT/BPM sector’s apex body, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM), and sits on the boards of numerous Sri Lankan universities and higher education institutes.

Mr. Mano Sekaram CEO and Co -Founder at 99X Technology

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Mano Sekaram

CEO and Co -Founder at 99X Technology and Founder at Startup X Foundry

Mano Sekaram is a serial tech entrepreneur and is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of 99X Technology Ltd., an award-winning, high-quality digital product engineering company that specialises in delivering digital services to European markets. This company, under his stewardship, has been listed among the top 25 ‘Best Companies To Work For’ in Sri Lanka for seven consecutive years and has also been ranked among ‘Asia’s Best Workplaces’ for 2019.

He is also the founder of Startup X Foundry, one of Sri Lanka’s first tech start-up accelerators, which aims at taking Sri Lankan start-ups to the global stage by providing necessary guidance and support. He further influences Sri Lanka’s start-up ecosystem through the Lankan Angel Network (LAN), of which he is Chairman.

Mano was appointed recently to the Board of the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka, which drives Sri Lanka’s digital transformation strategy as a catalyst for economic growth. He is also the past Chairman of the IT/BPM sector’s apex body, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM).

He was listed on LMD’s 100 Club for 2019, the A-List of Sri Lankan businesspeople who continue to drive the nation’s engine of growth.

Considered to be an industry thought leader, Mano was awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) 2014, by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for his vast contributions to the ICT industry.


Prof. C. Pandu Rangan

Professor at Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Prof. C. Pandu Rangan is a Professor of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology - Madras (IITM), India. Prof. C. Pandu Rangan has published over two hundred research papers in the following areas of Computer Science and Engineering:

  • Restricting the problem domain
  • Approximate algorithm design
  • Randomized Algorithms
  • Parallel and VLSI Algorithms
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Secure Multi-Part Computation
  • Game Theory and Graph Theory

His main research focus is on the design of pragmatic algorithms. He is interested in looking for pragmatic alternatives for the problems of practical interest in Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computational Geometry.

He obtained his MSc from the University of Madras in 1977 and completed his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in the year 1984.

He was awarded the Fellowship, Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He also acted as a member of the board of directors in the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) from 2002 - 2005. He was a member of the board of directors in the Society for Electronic Transaction and Security (SETS) from 2005 - 2007. He was in the editorial board for Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series (LNCS Series), Springer-Verlag, Germany, from 2005 - 2011, and for the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing during 2005 -2007. In recognition for professors "who have distinguished themselves and been recognized by their peers for their research and/or technology development, and who have excelled in teaching and service to the institute/nation/profession” Prof. C. Pandu Rangan has been awarded the Institute Chair Professor at IIT Madras in the year 2018.

Organizing committee

Symposium Chair

Dr. Damayanthi Herath

Lecturer

Editors

Dr. Janaka Alwathugoda

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Upul Jayasinghe

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Damayanthi Herath

Lecturer

Program Committee

Prof. Roshan Ragel

Professor

Dr. Kamalanath Samarakoon

Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department

Dr. Swarnalatha Radhakrishnan

Senior Lecturer

Mr. Sampath Deegalla

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Isuru Nawinne

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Janaka Alawatugoda

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Upul Jayasinghe

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Damayanthi Herath

Lecturer

Mr. Ziyan Maraikar

Senior Lecturer