The Department of Computer Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura won the Silver and Bronze award for the Tertiary Student Projects (Technology) Category at the National Best Quality ICT (NBQSA) Awards held on 19th October 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo. NBQSA, Provides recognition to outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations in Sri Lanka who have developed high quality ICT products; Provides a window to gain International Recognition of Local ICT products; Improves the Quality of Local products & Services to meet International Standards and Identifies young talent and provide them an opportunity to develop their skills in ICT. The British Computer Society Sri Lanka Section organises the National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) since 1998 and nominates the national participants for the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) since 2003.
Dulan Dias won the Silver award for “Komposer – Automated Musical Note Generation based on Lyrics with Recurrent Neural Networks” while Priyankan Kirupaharan won the bronze award for “Mobile Application to Identify Fish Species” Both students are from the Department of Computer Science, and both projects were supervised by Dr. T.G.I. Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.