Achievements in Statistics by the Undergraduates in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa

Prof. T S G Peiris, Professor in Applied Statistics, Head of the Department of Mathematics Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa is very pleased to announce that students achievement in Statistics are now at a remarkable level .The two recent admirable achievements are:

The team from University of Moratuwa comprised of students of third year (2013 intake): Janith Dissanayake, Asanka De Silva, Gayan Fernando and Chameera Randil of Civil Engineering won the trophy at the Inter-University Quiz competition of ESTADISTICA 2016, held on 31 March 2016 organized by the Statistics Society, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardanapura (USJP). This event was organized for first time by the USJP.

The team comprised of students of first year (2015 intake): Nisal Ranasinghe, Ayodhya Kinkini, Ashira Jayaweera and Mohamed Athif of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering won the first Runner-Up at the Inter-University Quiz competition of STAT DAY 2016, held on 7th April 2016 organized by the Stat Circle, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.

Statistics is offered as two modules having one and two credits respectively in Semester 2 and Semester 4 (or Semester 5) for the engineering undergraduates up to level 4. Few Advance Statistics modules are offered in Semester 7 and Semester 8. Nevertheless, students have displayed keen enthusiasm to the statistics and demonstrated high level of performance.

The teams were coordinated by Ms. Ravindi Jayasundara, Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics.