Thilakna Kumaratunga

Research Intern

Thilakna Kumaratunga joined LIRNEasia as a data science intern as a part of her internship associated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Honours, specialised in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. She is a member of the Data, Algorithms and Policy (DAP) team. Her research interests include machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. She is currently engaged in a project that utilises machine learning techniques to analyse satellite imagery data, generating geospatial maps specifically tailored for studying the urban heat island effect in Sri Lanka and providing valuable insights for policymaking.