Vijini Mallawaarachchi

Research Associate

College of Science and Engineering

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Vijini is a Research Associate in Bioinformatics at the Flinders Accelerator for Microbiome Exploration (FAME). Her research interests include metagenomics, algorithms, data science and machine learning.

Vijini completed her PhD at the School of Computing, at the Australian National University and her thesis is focused on algorithms and computational models related to metagenomics binning. During her PhD, she studied how the assembly graph can be incorporated to bin metagenomic contigs and she has developed several metagenomic binning tools including GraphBin and MetaCoAG which are metagenomic binning tools that use assembly graphs.


Doctor of Philosophy
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
2018 - 2022 (Expected)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (Honours)
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
2014 - 2018

Honours, awards and grants

ANU PhD Scholarship (International) and HDR Merit Scholarship
The Australian National University, Australia

Excellent Oral Presentation award ICSCA 2018
Computer Science and Information Communication session at the 7th ACM International Conference on Software and Computer Applications (ICSCA) 2018, Kuantan, Malaysia

ACM-W Scholarship
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)