Rivindu Perera

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) @ Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand 2014 - 2017
Research focused on applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) on Semantic Web. In addition, I also engaged in large scale Machine Learning based NLP projects.
BEng(Hons) Software Engineering @ University of Westminster, UK 2008 - 2012
The degree focused on software engineering principles and practical aspects of software development. My dissertation was titled "Scholar: Cognitive Computing Approach for Question Answering", which bridged the gap between Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering by mimicking human question answering ability.

Lecturer @ Auckland University of Technology 2017 - 2017
Visiting Lecturer @ IIT 2013 - 2013
Research Project Supervisor @ IIT 2012 - 2013
Assistant Lecturer @ IIT 2012 - 2012

Technical Advisor R&D @ McCarthy Finch 2017 - 2017
I'm working as a technical advisor for McCarthy Finch, focusing on applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques in law.
NLP, ML and Semantic Web Consultant 2016 - 2017
I'm helping a number of companies to fine-tune the architectures which use Natural Language Processing (NLP), Deep Learning, and Semantic Web technologies.
Software Engineer @ 99X Technology (WhatIf) 2013 - 2013
I worked as a software engineer for WhatIf through 99X Technology to build WhatIf system.
Associate Software Engineer @ Zone24x7 (ASE, FMSI, Vivonet) 2010 - 2011
I worked as an associate software engineer at Zone24x7 and contributed to projects from number of clients including ASE group, FMSI, and Vivonet.