Dr Dilini Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige

Dr Dilini Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige

Senior Research Associate
UNSW Canberra
School of Systems & Computing

Dilini is a senior postdoctoral research associate at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) of University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. She received her PhD in Computer Science from UNSW in 2021 and B.Sc. in Computer Science with a first class (Honours) from University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka in the year 2016.  Her research interests expand across the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, evolutionary computing, multi-agent systems, and serious games.

  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Samarasinghe D; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2024, 'Competitive Collaboration for Complex Task Learning in Agent Systems', in , pp. 325 - 337, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-99-8391-9_26
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Samarasinghe D, 2023, 'Counterfactual learning in enhancing resilience in autonomous agent systems', Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 6, pp. 1212336, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frai.2023.1212336
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yang S; Barlow M; Townsend T; Liu X; Samarasinghe D; Lakshika E; Moy G; Lynar T; Turnbull B, 2023, 'Reinforcement Learning Agents Playing Ticket to Ride-A Complex Imperfect Information Board Game With Delayed Rewards', IEEE Access, 11, pp. 60737 - 60757, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3287100
    Journal articles | 2023
    Yang S; Samarasinghe D; Arukgoda A; Abpeikar S; Lakshika E; Barlow M, 2023, 'Automatic Recognition of Collective Emergent Behaviors Using Behavioral Metrics', IEEE Access, 11, pp. 89077 - 89092, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3304682
    Journal articles | 2022
    Samarasinghe D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2022, 'Grammar-based autonomous discovery of abstractions for evolution of complex multi-agent behaviours', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 73, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2022.101106
    Journal articles | 2022
    Samarasinghe D; Barlow M; Lakshika E, 2022, 'Flow-Based Reinforcement Learning', IEEE Access, 10, pp. 102247 - 102265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3209260
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Hene Kankanamge E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Exploiting Abstractions for Grammar-Based Learning of Complex Multi-Agent Behaviours', International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 36, pp. 6273 - 6311, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/int.22550
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Grammar-Based Cooperative Learning for Evolving Collective Behaviours in Multi-Agent Systems', Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, 69, pp. 101017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swevo.2021.101017
    Journal articles | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Lynar T; Moustafa N; Townsend T; Turnbull B, 2021, 'A Data Driven Review of Board Game Design and Interactions of Their Mechanics', IEEE Access, 9, pp. 114051 - 114069, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3103198
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Barlow M; Lakshika E; Kasmarik K, 2021, 'Task Allocation in Multi-Agent Systems with Grammar-Based Evolution', in Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2021, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Japan, pp. 175 - 182, presented at International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2021, Japan, 14 September 2021 - 17 September 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3472306.3478337
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Lakshika E; Barlow M; Kasmarik KE, 2018, 'Automatic Synthesis of Swarm Behavioural Rules from their Atomic Components', in Aguirre H (ed.), GECCO 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Kyoto Japan, pp. 133 - 140, presented at GECCO 2018, Kyoto Japan, - , http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3205455.3205546
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Samarasinghe Widana Arachchige D; Walisadeera AI; Goonetillake MDJS, 2016, 'User-Friendly Ontology Structure Maintenance Mechanism Targeting Sri Lankan Agriculture Domain', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9790, Beijing, China, presented at Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2016, Beijing, China, 04 July 2016 - 07 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42092-9_3

Fellow | Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI)  2019 sites.google.com/view/disiwiki2019/fellows 


Finalist | Annual Humies Awards 2018 and 2022 : human-competitive.org/awards   


Associate Fellow | Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)  2021


Top 100 Young Researchers from Computer Science  | Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2023 : https://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/about-us.html 

Member | ACM Future of Computing Academy : acm.org/fca

Assistant Conference Coordination Officer for ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI)