I believe that the world is made of Mathematics. Everything in the world can be represented in Mathematical form. My studies in Mathematics at O level and A level have supported my interest in this subject and have shown me a broad new world of Mathematics. In particular, I enjoyed studying calculus and coordinate geometry. It motivated me to follow B.Sc., a special degree (4 years) in Mathematics and this course brought to a dreaming world. I enjoyed many subjects, for example, functional analysis, real analysis, numerical analysis, group theory, discrete mathematics, general relativity, tensor calculus, differential equation, vector space, etc. It contributed me to think rationally (it's a good exercise for the brain) and created many changes in my real life. I was excited to find that Mathematical techniques could be used to solve real life problems.
In addition to retaining a strong interest in Mathematics, and my postgraduate degree in Industrial Mathematics offered me how to use mathematical techniques to solve industrial problems. This program offered 27 advanced Mathematics courses which focused applying mathematics, computer science, and statistics, and management courses for solving industrial problems. I enjoyed many subjects on this program. In particular, Finite element Technique for solving Partial Differential Equations, Operations Research, Matrix Algebra, Mathematical Methods, Econometrics, C++ programming etc. The program impressed me to expand my studies to engineering domain. During that time, I worked as a faculty in Applied Science School which offered BSc degree in Mathematics and computing and I taught undergraduate students in this school for 18 years, and I was attracted to my fascination for computers has also grown. It was easy to use and quite interesting to find out that programming language is an algorithm designed for computers to carry tasks quickly. The joint course was really interesting. I realized that there are no computers without Mathematics. I understood what computer science consists of and its importance in our fast developing world. I decided to follow my Ph.D. degree in Computing and my thesis introduces a novel algorithm for flexible mesh generator. I certainly sure, it was possible as I had been trained my brain to think mathematically or logically. I am being helped so many ways in my academic career. For example, I can develop any mathematics theorem/results into the algorithmic format and write relevant graphics programming coding (C++/Matlab) for visualizing the result. Anyone can enjoy with this as the visual representation is easy to understand the complex mathematics concepts. The knowledge in Mathematics and Computing gives me a broad range of skills and expertise which I use to solve multifaceted problems.
It is true that having a Joint Honors Degree in Mathematics and Computing gives me transferable skills which I could use in a variety of careers. I am proud of my achievements and am open minded. I intend to approach the future positively. I will encounter new opportunities, make new friends and continue to my academic career!
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern University - Bachelors, Mathematics
Graduate Degree: University of Peradeniya - PHD, Computing
Reading history books( like history of world popular mathematicians), Watching movies, Badminton, table tennis, carrom
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