Dr. M. Siyamalan joined the Department of Computer Engineering as Senior Lecturer on 5th September 2016. He received BSc Degree with first class honours from University of Jaffna in 2006, MSc from Polytech, University of Nice, France in 2011, and PhD from University of Dundee, UK in 2015. He has over 7 years of fulltime research (including 2 years at industry), and about a year of tutoring and lecturing experience.
He received Runner-up prize for the outstanding doctoral student, University of Dundee, UK in 2014. He got the University Prize for having the best performance (highest average marks) at the fourth year examination in science, University of Jaffna in 2006. He was awarded with Sabalingam Memorial Prize for Computer Science for having the highest average marks at the Special degree examination in Computer Science, University of Jaffna in 2006. Further he got University Prize for having the best performance (highest average marks) at the second year examination in science during 2003 and also best performance at the first year in science during 2002.
He is one of the best player in chess, where he got University Colors Insignia for the best performance in Chess, University of Jaffna for 3 consecutive years during 2003 to 2005.
His specialized research area is in Deep learning, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Medical Image Analysis.He has published in over 18 papers including International and National level Journals, Transactions and Conferences.