Dr Akila Subasinghe Dr. Akila Subasinghe

Dr. Akila Subasinghe

School of Computer Science
Assistant Professor

Contact details

School of Computer Science
Main campus building, Dubai campus
University of Birmingham
Dubai International Academic City
P.O Box 341799
Dubai, UAE

Dr Akila Subasinghe is an Assistant Professor attached to the school of Computer Science. His research interest is in the application of Deep learning techniques for solving practical challenges in the fields of biomedical engineering, security surveillance, disaster management and unmanned ariel vehicle (UAV) navigation.

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  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western University, Canada. 2010 — 2014
  • MESc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Western University, Canada. 2008 — 2010
  • BSc.Eng, Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 2002 — 2006
  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineering, Sri Lanka


  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc AI and Computer Science
  • MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • MSc AI & Machine Learning

Postgraduate supervision

Extensive experience in supervising PhD and MPhil students, as well as Undergraduate student research projects as well.


Research interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image Analysis
  • Security Surveillance
  • Disaster Management
  • UAV Navigation


Recent publications


Subasinghe, A, Samarabandu, J & Rogan, P 2016, 'Centromere detection of human metaphase chromosome images using a candidate based method', F1000Research, vol. 5, no. 1565. <https://f1000research.com/articles/5-1565>

Conference contribution

Subasinghe, A, Abeywickrama, A, Dissanayake, H, Herath, IS, Jayeratne, R, Dinalankara, R, Edirisinghe, S & Jayasooriya, V 2022, Smart Stethoscope: Intelligent Respiratory Disease Prediction System. in 2022 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Computing (ICARC)., 9754142, International conference on advanced research in computing, IEEE, pp. 242-247, 2nd International Conference on Advanced Research in Computing (ICARC 2022), Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, 23/02/22. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARC54489.2022.9754142

Subasinghe, A, de Alwis, C & Balagalla, U 2019, Efficient Medical Video Streaming by Pre-Processing and Network Traffic Prioritization in Real-Time. in International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC). IEEE Xplore, pp. 123-128. <http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/12420/Efficient%20Medical%20Video%20Streaming%20by%20Pre-.pdf?sequence=1>

Subasinghe, A 2017, Intelligent System for High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) Image Analysis: A concept. in 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches – ICMA 2017. <http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/7805/Intelligent%20System%20for%20High%20Resolution%20Computed%20Tomography%20(HRCT)%20Image%20Analysis%20A%20Concept.pdf?sequence=1>

Review article

Balagalla, U, Jayasooriya, V, de Alwis, C & Subasinghe, A 2023, 'Automated segmentation of standard scanning planes to measure biometric parameters in foetal ultrasound images–a survey', Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization. https://doi.org/10.1080/21681163.2023.2179343

Pathirannahalage, I, Vidanapathirana, M & Subasinghe, A 2022, 'Artificial Intelligence for Forensic Medicine', Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 17-21. https://doi.org/10.4038/mljsl.v10i2.7469

Subasinghe, A, Balagalla, U & Samarabandu, J 2022, 'Automated human chromosome segmentation and feature extraction: Current trends and prospects', F1000Research, vol. 11, 301. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.84360.1

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