Yashothara is a Researcher with the Big Data team at LIRNEasia. Before joining LIRNEasia, she worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Moratuwa. Prior to this, she worked as a Software Engineer at WSO2 where she was a member of the Platform Extension team. She holds an MSc by Research in computer science and Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. She presented four Natural Language Processing related papers at CICLing: International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing and International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP). She presented two papers related to Image processing and Data mining. Her areas of interest include Data mining, Database management, Natural Language Processing, and Bio-Informatics. Outside of work, her interests are in dancing and cooking. Yashothara blogs at http://yashothara.blogspot.