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CURRICULUM VITAE

1. PERSONAL DATA

NAME: SABAPATHY KRISHNAKUMAR


DATE OF BIRTH: 9th of November 1967
ADDRESS: (office)
Department of Physical Science
Faculty of Applied Science,
Vavuniya Campus,
Kurumankadu,
Vavuniya, 43000, Sri Lanka.

(Home)
No. 51/31/1, St. Mary’s Lane,
Colombo 15, Sri Lanka.
E-MAIL: sabakrish@gmail.com, headphy@mail.vau.jfn.ac.lk

TELEPHONE: +94 24 324 8186(office)


+94 071 490 1737(Mobile)
FAX: +94 24 222 0179 Ex: 15
Homepage: http://www.vau.jfn.ac.lk (official website)
MARITAL STATUS: Married, and now with one child.
CITIZENSHIP: Sri Lanka by descent
CURRENT EMPLOYEMENT:
Senior Lecturer Grade II (from 1997 to date)
Department of Physical Science

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2. TEACHING AREAS:
Teaching courses in Scientific Computations, Numerical methods with
practical using MatlabTM , Operational Research with practical using
Excel Solver and software Tora, Solving PDE’s using Finite Element
Technique with practical using VC++ and Matlab, Foundation of
Mathematics and Algebraic Structures, Linear Algebra, Combinatorial
Mathematics and Graph theory, conduct practical classes, setting up
Exam papers and corrections, supervising fourth year projects.
Supervising fourth year student’s projects.

3. RESEARCH AREAS:

Solutions to PDE’s using Numerical Technique (Finite


difference, Finite Element Method).
Adapted Finite Element Mesh Generation for transient
problems
Differentiation for force and torque computation from
virtual work and for design optimization.
Inverse problems technique and optimization of
electromagnetic device
3D-Mesh generation and 3D moving mesh generation for
transient problems.
Higher order finite elements and parameterized mesh
generator.
Numerical computation for nonlinear equations and
ordinary differential equation.
Operations research- Linear and nonlinear programming.
In generally, interest on Mathematics and Computing using
C++/ Matlab /Visual C++/Java
4. PROFESSION AS A COMPUTER APPLICATION
MATHEMATICIAN
Areas of Professional expertise
Discrete Mathematics

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Numerical Algebra Using Matlab
Finite Element Analysis/FEM
Scientific Computing
Differential Equations
2D and 3D Mesh generation software for Static and
Transient real world Problems of engineering and science
Engineering and Science optimization techniques using
VC++.
Operations Research: Linear Programming using Matlab
Linear Algebra/Numerical Algebra with Applications
Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph theory
Numerical computing using Software- MatlabTM
Programming: C, C++, VC++, VB, LaTeX type setting

5. PAST EMPLOYMENT:

College Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences,


Mathematical Sciences Unit, Northern Province Affiliated
University College, Affiliated to the University of Jaffna,
Vavuniya, 1995-1996
Teaching courses for two year Diploma students and other
duties assigned by the Co-ordinator of the Unit, conducting
tutorial discussions, setting up model questions for the final
examination.
Temporary Lecturer in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Eastern University,
Sri Lanka, January 1994 - January 1995.
Teaching undergraduate course units assigned by the Head
of the department, conducting tutorial discussions, setting
up model questions for the final examination.

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6. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka ( 2001-2004).
- Doctor of Philosophy (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)-2008
- Title: Appropriate Finite Element Method for Particular Inver Problem-
Special Mesh Generator.
- Filed: Numerical Analysis: Application of Finite Element Technique for
electromagnetic transient problems and differentiation for force and torque
computation from virtual work and design optimization (established a new
algorithm and implemented it using VC++).
Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Sri Jeyawardenepura, Sri
Lanka, (1996-1998)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Mathematics
- Title: Adaptive Stepsize Control in Numerical Analysis in Solving Initial
Value Problem.
Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka(1987- 1993).
- Bachelor of Science (special) in Mathematics (2nd Class Upper Division).

7. AWARD AND HONORS


- Invited as a Guest of Honor (2009) for the inauguration ceremony of the
M.Sc. in Industrial Mathematics programme, organized by the Department
of Mathematics,University of Sri Jeyawaredenapura, Sri Lanka.
- Postgraduate Research Award -2008 for contributions of research
in Sri Lanka by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
(SLAAS), in December 2008.
- International Conference travel grant from Vavuniya Campus to present
an IEEE International paper at IIT, Khragpur, India, December 2008.
- Full Scholarship awarded by the Senior Research Scheme of NSF, Sri
Lanka to present a paper at the International Conference on Industrial and

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Information Systems (ICIIS), at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
2007.
- Research Grant awarded by Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna,
2007( Grant No: UJ/VC/RG/2007/08)
- Research assistantships awarded by the National Science Foundation
(NSF), Sri Lanka for reading my PhD study at the University of
Peradeniya during the period, 2001-2004.
- Travel Grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri
Lanka to present a research paper in the JapMed’03 conference, Athens,
Greece, 2003.
- Mahapola Scholarship to follow undergraduate studies (4 years period) at
the Eastern University, Sri Lanka 1987-1993.

8. THE INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

POSITIONS PERIOD Duties, functions and services


Chairman- Committee for From October, 2009 until Organizing meeting, making
Disciplinary Inquiries, 2009 enquiry over decision, interviewing with student
councilors and witnesses, inquiring
complainant and the complained,
preparing inquiry format and
methodology, suggesting and
recommending measures of
punishment and remedies, preparing
the final report of the inquiry.

Head –Department of Physical July 8, 2009 to date Scheduling Lecture assignments,


Science, Faculty of Applied Science, preparing time table for two 4-year
Vavuniya Campus of the University degree programmes, Assigning paper
of Jaffna setters and paper moderators, internal
and external Examiners, Monitoring
and intervening the regular day to day
academic and administrative
functions carried out by the
department staff throughout the

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semester, Conducting department
meeting, participating in meetings as
the member of Faculty Board,
Campus Board and Senate. Being a
member of selection board for
recruiting staff members of the
department as well as the faculty,
Selecting resource people for
conducting lecture handling the
matters directed by the Dean, Rector
and Vice chancellor.

Member- Committee for Corporate Corporate plan committee for


plan of the Vavuniya Campus, from proposing development projects,
June 2009 to date. investigating the needs of Campus,
discussing and organizing issues at
hand, consulting with experts in
project proposal writing, writing the
proposal, evaluating and revising the
requirements, final drafting of the
proposal.

Member- Senate of University of Attending regular senate meeting,


Jaffna, from June 2009 to date suggesting strategies and tactics,
commenting the ongoing academic
procedures processes and products,
evaluating academic performance
indicators input output factors and
outcomes and making decisions when
academic issues raised at the meeting.

Coordinator, IT facilities for Organizing meeting among the deans


Vavuniya Campus under “Vadakin of the faculties and heads of the
Vasantham” ( Prosperity for the department and coordinators of the
North, Sri Lanka ) Project , 2009 units, investigating available IT
facilities of the entire campus,
preparing list of specifications for
computer Accessories, Computer

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Equipments, Computer Equipments
related to teaching and learning, and
planning for proposing IT projects,
investigating the IT needs of Campus,
Consulting with experts in increasing
the internet facilities for the whole
campus, Calling and obtaining
quotations for softwares, writing the
proposal, evaluating and revising the
requirements, final drafting of the
proposal

Member, Committee for improve the Attending regular senate meeting,


facilities of the Vavuniya Campus, suggesting strategies and tactics,
2009 under “Vadakin Vasantham” commenting the ongoing academic
Project. procedures processes and products,
evaluating academic performance
indicators input output factors and
outcomes and making decisions when
academic issues raised at the meeting.

Coordinator, August 2009 to March Scheduling Lecture assignments,


-Multi Disciplinary course for public 2009 preparing time table for two 4-month-
servants, Northern Province: weekend-day certificate course,
Information and Communication finding resource persons and guest
Technology at Vavuniya Campus, lecturers for this course of study,
2009. Assigning paper setters and paper
- Diploma in Information and moderators, internal and external
Communication Technology- DICT Examiners, Monitoring and
2008 (External programme) intervening the regular weekend day
academic and administrative
functions carried out by the resource
persons throughout the course
duration, participating in meetings as
the member directed by Rector.

Chief Editor – Proceeding of the 2009 Developing a new template (using

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Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Latex) for the proceeding, preparing
Session 2009 all the accepted papers collected from
authors in the specific format,
collecting messages from academics,
proof reading, and final formatting
and printing
Secretary- Vavuniya Campus of 2009- 2010 Organizing meetings, preparing
Teachers’ Association (Trade Union), agenda and minutes, making
decisions, understanding and
disseminating trade union procedures,
communicating all activities untaken
and to be untaken to the members of
VCTA
President, Vavuniya Campus of 2004-2005 Presiding executive committee as
Teachers Association (Trade Union), well as general body meetings,
planning, initiating, organizing and
evaluating union activities in
collaboration with the committee
members, meeting, discussing and
persuading on various union activities
with internal as external
administrative officers government
officials and politicians.
Research Assistant, Department of 2001-2004 Carried out research activities under
Computer Science, University of the supervisor, Senior Professor
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka S. R. Hoole during my doctorate
program. The output of these
researches as articles conference
papers have been listed below under
“Research and Publication”
Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of 1997 Preparing and conducting lectures on
Business Studies, Vavuniya Campus , “Business Mathematics and
Statistics”, setting and correcting the
examination paper.
Co-Leader cum Supervisor, 2003- 2004 Implementing project and supervising

Project: Research study title: “A the enumerators and field assistants,

study of Resourcing Primary Schools data collection, data analysis, data

for Effective Implementation of the processing and interpretation, drafting

1997 primary Education Reforms”. the report.

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Organization: The research study
conducted by the International
Organization- Save the Children in Sri
Lanka (SCiSL) with approval from
Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka
through Centre for Development
Alternatives (CDA), Kandy.

Acting Program Co-ordinator, 1995-1996 General management of the department,


Mathematical Sciences Unit, NPAUC, Scheduling time table for academic
Vavuniya. program and attend the board of study
meeting and conducting examination.
Scheduling Lecture assignments,
preparing time table for two year
diploma programmes in
Mathematical Sciences, Assigning
paper setters and paper moderators,
internal and external Examiners,
Monitoring and intervening the
regular day to day academic and
administrative functions carried out
by the unit staff throughout the
semester, conducting Unit meeting,
participating in meetings as the
member of Board of Management
and Board of Examination.

9. AS A RESOURCE PERSON
1. IT course conducted by the Cooperative Institute, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka
from 2007 to 2009.
2. IT course for public sector conducted by the Vavuniya Campus, Sri
Lanka, collaborated with Management Training Institute of Northern
Province, Sri Lanka.

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10. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- Member – Technical Evaluation Committee of Vavuniya Campus for
“Vadakin Vasantham” Project approved by University Grants
Commission, Sri lanka, 2009.
- Member – Organizing Committee of Vavuniya Campus Annual Research
Session 2009.
- Member of Faculty Board of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus of the
University of Jaffna, 1997 to date.
- Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Membership
No.: 64184- 2007 to date.
- Member of University Grants Commission Committee for Undergraduate
Students Hostel Accommodation, 2004.
- Life member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
(SLAAS), Membership No: 6985/E1, 2003 to date.
- Member of Lanka Linux User Group (LKLUG) Sri Lanka, 2000 to date

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11. COMMUNITY SERVICE
- As judge for the evaluation of IT related projects of IT exhibition
organized by Tamil Madhya Maha Vidyalayam , National School,
Vavuniya, May 2008, Sri Lanka.
- As Chief Guest for opening ceremony for new website of Vavuniya Tamil
Madhya Maha Vidyalayam, (National School), Vavuniya, Sri Lanka,
March 31, 2008.

- As resource person to conduct IT seminar for Muslim Maha Vidyalayam,


Pattanishoor, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, 2007.

- As resource person to conduct public seminar on IT Training and


Guidance- Internet & E-Commerce Network marketing, Muslim Cultrual
Hall, Puttalam, Sri Lanka, 24th July 2004.

- As a member of the Leo club of Batticaloa district from 1987/89 to


1994/95 and was selected for committee member and attended 11th
conference of Leo Cub at the Hilton International Colombo, Sri Lanka.

- As an Educational Coordinator of AB association, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka


1991-1993. Coordinating teachers for holding free classes to selected
students from the schools of North of Batticaloa.

12. PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM


- Participated in a workshop (title: “One day seminar on electricity
generation from renewable energy - experiences and requirements”), at the
BMICH on 28th February 2009.
- Participated in the National workshop on Scientific Writing, Postgraduate
Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, September 15-17, 2000.
- Participated in the Staff Training Programme on “Reflective Practice for
Enhancing Academic Performance” and awarded Certificate by the Staff
Development Centre, University of Colombo, March, 2000.

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13. RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN REFEREED JOURNALS

1. N. Amuthan, S. Krishnakumar,(2009) “Design of Linear


Parametric Internal Model Controller-Polynomial approach”, Int. J.
of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (JEEE).

2. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2005) A Common Algorithm for


Various Parametric Geometric Changes in Finite Element Design
Sensitivity Computation. International Journal of Material Process
of Technology. 161: 368-373

3. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, Shifla Musthafa, H. M. M. Naleer and S.


Krishnakumar (2004) Spreadsheets in Electromagnetic
Education: Coupled Problem with Graphical Postprocessing. .
International Journal for Engineering Education. 20: 949-957

ARTICLES PUBLISHED AS REFEREED CONFERENCE FULL PAPERS

4. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2008), Optimizing Shape Design


of Magnetic Pole Contour using a Special Mesh Generator,
IEEExplore, ICIIS, IIT, India,

5. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2008), Optimizing Shape Design


of Magnetic Pole Contour using a Special Mesh Generator, Proc.
IEEE ICIIS, IIT, India, 3:. 40.

6. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2007) Force Computation using


Parameterized Mesh Generator. IEEE ICIIS, IEEExplorer. ISBN:
978-1-4244-1151-1: 193-198.

7. S. Krishnakumar (2003) Interpolation Polynomials and


Differentials for Finite Element Force Computation . Annual

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Transactions of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Section
1 – Part B: 168-174.

8. H. M. M. Naleer, S. A Musthafa, S. Krishnakumar(2003), Solution


of Coupled Electro-Heat Problems Using Spreadsheets Annual
Transactions of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL). Section
1-Part B: 150-156.

ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED IN REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

9. Jeyamugan, S. Krishnakumar(2009), Adaptive Automatic Finite


Element Mesh Generator for Selected Two and Three
Dimensional Geometries, Proc. Annual Vavuniya Campus
Research Session(VCARS), p. 31 , ISSN: 1800-4911.

10. S. Kajendran, S. Krishnakumar(2009), Performance of Cholesky


Decomposition Method using Parallel Computing Network, Proc.
Annual Vavuniya Campus Research Session(VCARS), p. 32 ,
ISSN:1800-4911.

11. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2008), Optimizing Shape Design


of Magnetic Pole Contour using a Special Mesh Generator, Proc.
IEEE ICIIS, IIT, India.

12. D. A. S. Vethanayagam, S. Krishnakumar (2008) Adaptive Finite


Element Method for solving Electromagnetic Field Problems.
Proc. SLAAS. 64:126.

13. S. Krishnakumar (2008) Comparative Analysis of Unconstrained


Gradients – Based Optimization Method for Two Dimensional
Rosenbrock Function. Proc. 2nd Int. Symposium, Sab. Univ., Sri
Lanka, 2:171.

14. S. Krishnakumar, D. A. S. Vethanayagam.(2008) Higher-order


Finite Element Solution of 2-D nonlinear Electromagnetic Field

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Problems. Proc. 2nd International Symposium, Sab. Univ., Sri
Lanka. 2:173.

15. S. Krishnakumar, R. Rajavahienthan (2008) Analysis of Popular


Numerical Methods in Solving a Particular type of Non-Linear
Equation – GUI Tool. Proc. 2nd International Symposium, Sab.
Univ., Sri Lanka. 2:.174.

16. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2007) Force Computation using


Parameterized Mesh Generator. Proc. 2nd Int. conf. on Industrial
and Information system (IEEE ICIIS), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2:86.

17. S. Krishnakumar and S. R. H. Hoole (2003) Linear and Rotary


Displacement in Finite Element Sensitivity Computation. Proc.
JapMed'03, Athens, Greece. 3: 93-94

18. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2002) A Parameterized mesh


generator for finite element sensitivity. SLAAS Proc.-58th Annual
Session, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 58:237.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

19. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2008), Optimizing Shape Design


of Magnetic Pole Contour using a Special Mesh Generator,
International conference on Industrial and Information system,
IIT, Kharaphpur, India

20. D. A. S. Vethanayagam, S. Krishnakumar (2008) Adaptive Finite


Element Method for solving Electromagnetic Field Problems. 64th
Annual Session of SrI Lanka Association for the Advancement of
Science( SLAAS).

21. S. Krishnakumar (2008), Application of Finite Element method for


Inverse problems, Colloquium, Vavuniya Campus, Sri Lanka.

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22. S. Krishnakumar (2008) Comparative Analysis of Unconstrained
Gradients – Based Optimization Method for Two Dimensional
Rosenbrock Function. 2nd International Symposium,
Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka,

23. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2007) Force Computation using


Parameterized Mesh Generator. IEEE 2nd International
conference on Industrial and Information system (IEEE ICIIS),
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

24. S. Krishnakumar and S. R. H. Hoole (2003) Linear and Rotary


Displacement in Finite Element Sensitivity Computation.
Japanese Mediterranean conference, Athens, Greece.

25. S. Krishnakumar (2003) Interpolation Polynomials and


Differentials for Finite Element Force Computation, Annual
conference of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Colombo,
Sri Lanka.

26. S. Krishnakumar, S. R. H. Hoole (2002) A Parameterized mesh


generator for finite element sensitivity. SLAAS Proc.-58th Annual
Session, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 58:237.

THESES/REPORTS

27. S. Krishnakumar (2008) PhD Thesis: Appropriate Finite Element


Method for Particular Inverse Problem- Special Mesh Generator.
Faculty of Engineering: University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

28. S. Krishnakumar, D. A. S. Vethanayagam(2007) Research Report:


Numerical Solution of Poisson Equations using Higher Order
Finite Elements, Grant No: UJ/VC/RG/2007/08, Faculty of Applied
Science, Vavuniya Campus, Sri lanka.

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29. S. Krishnakumar (1998) Pg.Dip in Industrial Mathematics, Thesis:
Adaptive Stepsize Control in Numerical Analysis in Solving Initial
Value Problem. Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of
Sri Jeyawardenepura, Sri Lanka.

30. S. Krishnakumar, D. A. S. Vethanayagam, Higher order Finite


Element Approximation for electromagnetic Field Problems,
Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 2009 Sri Lanka, submitted on
recommendation of the chairman of the 2nd International
Symposium of the Sabaragamuva University for publication

31. S. Krishnakumar, Appropriate Unconstrained Gradients – Based


Optimization Method for Two Dimensional Non Linear Problems,
Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 2009 Sri Lanka, submitted on
recommendation of the chairman of the 2nd International
Symposium of the Sabaragamuva University for publication

32. S. Krishnakumar, R. Rajavahienthan, A User Friendly GUI-Tool for


Analyzing Numerical Solution of Non-Linear Equation,
Sabaragamuwa University Journal, 2009 Sri Lanka, submitted on
recommendation of the chairman of the 2nd International
Symposium of the Sabaragamuva University for publication

14. THESES SUPERVISED


POSTGRADUATE
M. Sc. Thesis

Title: “Adaptive Object Oriented 3D-Finite Element Mesh Generator for Solving
Electromagnetic Field Problems”
University: PGIS/ University of Peradeniya
Name of Candidate: Mr. S. Rajakumar

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISION (COMPLETED)


Academic Year Name of the Candidate Title of the Project

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2006/2007 Mr. D. A. S. Vethanayagam Numerical Solution of Partial differential
Equations using Higher- Order Finite Elements
2006/2007 Mr. R. Rajavaheinthan Appropriate Numerical Method of Solving
Particular type of Nonlinear Equations
2007/2008 Mr. T. Jeyamugan Two and Three dimensional Finite Element
Mesh Generator: GUI Matlab Tool
2007/2008 Mr. S. Kajendran Parallel Computing Network: Implementation
of Cholesky Decomposition Algorithm

2008/2009 Mr. Edwin Linosh Analyzing various type of Discrete Systems of


Science and Engineering using Finite Element
Techniques- A user friendly tool
2008/2009 Mr. A. Yasothar Error Analysis of finite element and finite
difference method in solving partial differential
equations

15. UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT


Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Department of Physical Science,
1997 to date.
- PMA1113 Foundation of Mathematics and Algebra
- AMA1113 Differential Equations
- PMA1224 Analysis and Number Theory
- PMA 2113 Linear Algebra with Application
Practical work using MatlabTM
- AMA2253 Numerical Computing
-Practical for AMA2253 using MatlabTM
- AMA2233 Fundamentals of Optimization
-Practical for AMA2233 using Excel Solver, Tora and
Matlab
- AMA4143 Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations- Finite
Element Method.

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Practical for AMA4143 using VC++/Matlab
- CST42123 Combinatorial Mathematics and Graph Theory with
Applications.
- COS 1212 Numerical Computing I
- COS1221 Practical for Numerical Computing I
- COS2212 Numerical Computing II
- COS2241 Practical for Numerical Computing I
REFERENCES:

Prof. S. R. H. Hoole
Clinical Professor, Prof. Sunithra weerakoon

Department of Engineering and Science - Hartford Coordinator/M.Sc. & PgDip. Industrial


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Mathematics,

275 Windsor St. Hartford, CT 06120 Department of Mathematics, University of Sir


Dr. P. A.
Email: Jayantha
srhhoole@gmail.com Jeyawardenepura Negegoda, Sri Lanka. Email:
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics sweera@sjp.ac.lk, sunethra@sltnet.lk, or

Dean sunethra.weerakoon@gmail.com
Faculty of Science
Univeristy of Ruhuna
Email: jayantha@maths.ruh.ac.lk

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