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Dr. Asitha Namal Perera

Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Chemistry, National Tsiung-Hua University.

I read my PhD in Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, and attached to the Taiwan International Graduate programme (TIGP). My advisor was Prof. Shih-Hsiung Wu and our lab mainly focuses on, the study of structure-function relationship of biologically and industrially important biomolecules including proteins, polysaccharides and small molecules.  My theses research focused structures and action mechanisms of   immunomodulatory polysaccharides from fungi. I was very fortunate to be a doctoral student in Taiwan, especially in a world-class research institute with a nice academic and research environment.

Sandeli Priyanwada Kasthuri Arachchi

Dept. of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Central University (NCU).

I am a 4th year PhD student in NCU. Currently I am attaching to MINE Lab for my research studies and my supervisor is Prof. Timothy K. Shih. The major research areas in MINE Lab are Deep Learning, E- Learning systems, Image and Video Processing and Interactive Multimedia and Music. My research is based on Deep Learning, which is a subfield of machine learning and I am working on classifying complex patterns in fireworks using DNN (Deep Neural Network) model. At present, many international PhD and Masters Students studying in my lab from various countries.

     In my sight, Taiwan is a place for a great education which lead to a great future. There are many reasons international students will find Taiwan an exciting and rewarding place to pursue their education. In Taiwan, you will experience some of the most friendly and hospitable people on the earth and a modern society rooted in one of world’s most venerable cultures. What are you waiting for? Come to Taiwan and fulfill your dreams.

W. K. Tharanga Gunarathne

Dept. of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Central University (NCU).

I am a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University (NCU), Taiwan. Deep Learning, Image & Video Processing, Interactive Multimedia & Music, and Career & Knowledge Recommendation are the current research areas in my laboratory. My research is focused on Open Educational Resources, Information Retrieval, Clustering and Recommender Techniques.

     In my opinion, Taiwan is one of the best choices to continue higher education. Taiwan has an outstanding higher education system with world-class academics and research community that provides opportunities for international students to study a wide variety of topics.  Having lived in Taiwan for the last 3 years, I can honestly say that it is one of the best places to live in Asia. The Taiwanese are very friendly people and are quick to come to the help of a foreigner. In addition, public transportation, health-care services, and banking services are very convenient in Taiwan. Taiwan is a fantastic place to live and I highly encourage our Sri Lankan students to come and get the experience here.   

Suranjith Bandara Koralegedara

Taiwan in my opinion one of the best places to have your higher education prospects. I came to Taiwan for my Master’s degree at the Graduate Institute of Earth Science of Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan and now I’m continuing my Ph.D. degree here. High education reputation, friendly local community, safe and modern living environment with super-efficient public transportation were some of the key aspects that held me back to stay here in Taiwan for my Ph.D.

     Currently, I’m attached to the Taiwan International Graduate programme (TIGP) – Earth System Science (ESS) programme at the Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan and affiliated with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, College of Earth Science, National Central University, Zhongli, Taiwan. My research is focused on the effect of urban heat island issue on local weather systems, mesoscale weather modelling of extreme events and climate change impact assessments. I work at the Aerosols, Air quality & Regional climate changes (AAR) modeling lab under the supervision of Dr. Chuan-Yao Lin, a research fellow at RCEC.   -->> 

Amali I. Hettiarachchi

Earth System Science (ESS) programme at Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Studying in Taiwan offered me a great opportunity to learn and experience the state of the art technology, science as well as rich Chinese culture. There is a vibrant, modern society alongside with traditional Chinese culture rooted in the Taiwan. It is also well known for the safety, convenience and friendly people.

     I have completed my Masters Degree and continuing my Ph.D. here in Taiwan. I’m attached to the Taiwan International Graduate programme (TIGP) – Earth System Science (ESS) programme at Academia Sinica, Taipei, the top most research institute in Taiwan and Graduate Institute of Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences, College of Earth Science, National Central University, Zhongli, Taiwan. My research work is on Variability of Primary Productivity in the North Western Pacific Ocean and the Associated Dynamics at the physical oceanography lab at Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), under the supervision of Dr. Yi-Chia Hsin. Indeed, it had been a pleasant journey for me so far living and studying in Taiwan.

Ranuka Hewage

I’m a second year PhD student and my lab currently focuses on, Discovery of bioactive natural products based on activity-guided screening, Targeted gene cluster discovery and biosynthetic study of bioactive NPs, Discovery of new NPs by genome mining in microorganisms, and Combinatorial biosynthesis in heterologous expression systems. These areas are highly involved in today’s biotech development and drug discovery process.

     Taiwanese are friendly and help to each other not only in laboratory but also out of the lab. As my experience, it creates convenient and happy environment surround us. Their official language is Mandarin and it’s essential to know basic vocabulary to survive day to day life. According to my opinion, I have taken the wise decision to continue my higher education in chemical biology field in Taiwan.

Dakshina Udayamali Ganihigama

I’m a first year PhD student and my lab currently focuses on,

(I) Discovery of bioactive natural products based on activity-guided screening.

(II) Targeted gene cluster discovery and biosynthetic study of bioactive NPs.

(III) Discovery of new NPs by genome mining in microorganisms.

(IV) Combinatorial biosynthesis in heterologous expression systems.

I have being here in Taiwan since end of April this year and according to my experience within this small period, Taiwanese are pleasant, courteous and cooperative and they do hardworking to achieve their goals.

Mahesh Liyanawatta

Dept. of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Central University (NCU).

I’m Mahesh Liyanawatta who was studied my first degree in Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) and complete the final year with specialization in Software Engineering in Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) in UK and continue the higher studies in the same university and obtained Master of Science in Enterprise Systems Professionals and return back to Sri Lanka, my mother country and just after that I have got the opportunity to join as a lecturer in Information Technology attached to one of the private higher education institute.

     After two and half year of service I had opportunity to study PhD under the advisory of Professor Chen gwo-dong in the department of Computer Science and information engineering which is a one of the strongest department attached to National Central University, Taiwan (NCU). Currently my research area is about Human Computer Interaction for Drama Based Learning which has a parallel development of a system that is partially introduced to the elementary schools in the Taiwan education system.

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