Kehelwala Dewage Gayan Maduranga

Kehelwala Dewage Gayan Maduranga


Kehelwala Dewage Gayan  Maduranga


Assistant Professor



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(931) 372-3011


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  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Sri Lanka, 2009)
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Tennessee Tech University (2013)
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Kentucky (2020)

I joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at Tennessee Tech University in 2022.  My research interests lie in Machine learning/Deep learning applications focusing on Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) and other networks. I was focusing on hyperparameter optimization in machine learning/deep learning for computer vision applications, during my postdoctoral research at the University of Notre Dame. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky in 2020, with a focus on understanding and exploiting unitary and symmetric structures in deep neural networks. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family. 


  • Maduranga, K.D.G., Zadorozhnyy, V. and Ye, Q. (2022) Symmetry-structured convolutional neural networks - neural computing and applications, SpringerLink. Springer London. Available at:
  • Maduranga, K. D. G., Helfrich, K., and Ye, Q. (2018). Complex unitary recurrent neural networks using scaled cayley transform. In Proceedings of AAAI 2019.
  • Maduranga, K.D. G. and R. Ablamowicz: Representations and characters of Salin-garos vee groups of low order, Bull. Soc. Sci. Lettres Lodz Ser. Rech. Deform. 66(1) (2016), 4375

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