I’m a PhD candidate at Monash University, Australia, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics. My research centers around computational statistics. My dissertation focuses on anomaly detection in streaming time series data. I am working under the supervision of Professor Rob J. Hyndman and Professor Kate Smith-Miles. I am also a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), Australia.
I am interested in general data science problems. I am passionate about R. You can find some of my projects here.
Apart from research, I like to explore science in nature. Visit me on twitter, I post mostly about R, Statistics, Data Science and science in nature.
Outside of work, I love travelling, photography and painting. My sister Thiyanga Talagala is also a PhD candidate at Monash University, Australia.
PhD (Reading, begun 2016)
Monash University, Australia
BSc (Hons) Special Degree in Statistics, 2013
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (Batch first and Professor R A Dayananda Gold Medalist)
Jul 10, 2019, useR! 2019, Toulouse , France.
Jun 18, 2019, 39th International Symposium on Forecasting, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Aug 28, 2018, Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018, Melbourne, Australia.
Jul 31, 2018, 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings - American Statistical Association, Vancouver, Canada.
Jul 11, 2018, useR! 2018, Brisbane , Australia.
Teaching Associate, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University, Australia.
Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Computational Mathematics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (Currently on study leave)