The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa is a well known, prominent institution in Sri Lanka, which serves the society through its excellence in IT education, research and service. The department not only produces exceptional students in computer science and engineering, but it also attempts to instill attitudes and values that will prepare them for a lifetime of continued learning and leadership. Through their dynamic curriculum and various student activities, the department always successfully produces young computer scientists who are competent in both technical and soft skills.
The Annual General Meeting is one of the most awaited events in the department’s calendar, which provides an opportunity for all the staff members of the department, students, industry personnel and alumni of the department to meet and collaborate. For the first time in history, the AGM has more excitement added by conducting The CS&ES Achievers Awards 2013 ceremony alongside the event. The objective of this award ceremony is to recognize CSE graduates for their achievements. The awards will be given under five categories as follows:
Outstanding Academic Performer
Recognizes an outstanding individual who maintained high performance standards throughout his/her educational career. Award would acknowledge performance excellence in Bachelors degree as well as Master’s and doctorate if applicable.
Judged by an academic panel.
Recognizes an exceptional individual who has created a business/concept with great potential and which makes a significant contribution to the society. This award would acknowledge business and management skills, innovation and leadership skills.
Judged by an industry panel.
Outstanding Contribution to the ICT Industry
Recognizes an individual who has excelled in his contribution to the growth and development of the Industry. Award would acknowledge the invaluable services rendered for the betterment of the local as well as the global ICT industry
Shortlisted by vote, selected by a judge panel.
Woman in Computing Award
Recognizes an outstanding female for her contribution and achievements in the field of computing. Award would acknowledge achievements, values and services of the individual.
Shortlisted by vote, selected by a judge panel.
ICT Business Innovation (For product, service, technology or business)
Recognizes the most innovative product, service, technology or business. Award would acknowledge the contribution and the value added to the business by the innovation
Selected by votes.
The nomination period for the awards started from the week beginning on Monday, 12th August 2013, where applications for the above awards will be accepted. Acceptance of nominations will be closed on Sunday, 15th September 2013. For further information about the awards, application procedure and the voting procedure please visit our website.
All the graduates of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are warmly invited to apply for these awards and to be recognized at the inaugural CS&ES Achievers Awards 2013 Ceremony. Nominations are now accepted at http://awards.cse.mrt.ac.lk/award-categories/.
By Sandareka Wickramanayake and Chaamini Mangaleswaran
Aeturnum Lanka, well-known in the industry for accelerating innovation, was bustling with activities on the 22nd of August 2013, with the University of Moratuwa Industry Visit. Aeturnum is a global provider of enterprise-class application development services and solutions.
The Sri Lankan office hosted 25 students who were keen on finding out what the industry had to offer after they graduate. The event was coordinated by Mohammed Sabry, HR Executive of Aeturnum Lanka. The students were welcomed by Hussain Shabbir, CTO and Head of Operations and the company briefing was done by Shavindri Dissanayake, Associate Executive for Corporate Communication and Marketing.
In the second session, the students were briefed on the areas expected of them in the IT market, how to adapt with the innovating technologies and on how one can emerge successful, by Birendra Illeperuma, Senior Project Manager. They were also briefed on the not-so-new-yet-evolving Mobile Technology and the development areas they should be looking at in the near future by Nalaka Fernando, Senior Software Engineer.
To break the momentum away from the technical and education aspects of the visit, the students participated in Ice Breaker events.Through the Ice Breakers, the Aeturnum staff succeeded in sending out a message to the freshers on the challenges faced when working in teams in the real-world environment and the importance of team moral/spirit.
It was indeed a successfully concluded Industry Visit and the feedbacks from the students were overwhelming:
Rajitha Bandaranayaka, 2nd year undergraduate of University of Moratuwa.
Kavindu Jayawardana, 2nd year undergraduate of University of Moratuwa.