Sumudu Tennakoon is a Data Scientist with five years of experience working in the industry. Sumudu earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Mississippi, USA, Bachelor's degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and Advanced Certificate in Information technology (ACIT) from the University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka.
Before starting his career in Data Science, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar at Florida State University, USA. Even though he is a physics major, he learned computer science by taking a significant amount of coursework during his university education and proficient in multiple programming languages. In his current role, he is responsible for research and develop analytics solutions based on machine learning and predictive analytics.
Sumudu is passionate about teaching and mentoring. He believes empowering youth to achieve their educational and professional goals is one of the most impactful ways to build a better future.