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    Dr Sam Nallaperuma

    01223 332600
    Department of Engineering
    Trumpington Street
    CB2 1PZ

    Postdoctoral Bye Fellow in Engineering


    Bye fellow

    I look up to those inspirational leading ladies who started and developed this fantastic college. In my eyes, Murray is a living breathing realisation of the vision I stand for, that’s to facilitate, celebrate and empower female students to reach their full potential thereby, improving the female participation in technological fields and other underrepresented sectors which would ultimately help us to reach the gender equality as a society one day.


    PhD in Artificial Intelligence

    Awards & Prizes:    

    • Borysiewicz Interdisciplinary Fellowship,
    • Dean’s Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence,
    • Google Anita Borg programme - Finalist,
    • Chris Abel Postdoc Business Plan Competition - Semi-Finalist

    Research Interests:    

    Applying artificial intelligence to solve real world engineering problems; to reduce carbon emissions and to improve healthcare sector.


    Sam is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engineering department and a Borysiewicz Interdisciplinary Fellow. Sam contributes to interdisciplinary research with her experience in artificial intelligence, collaborating across multiple disciplines to solve real world problems to reach sustainable development goals. She contributes to her department by serving as the postdoctoral theme lead for intelligent systems in supporting applications of AI in engineering.

    Sam is passionate about supporting underepresented groups and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to reach their full potential. To this end, she co-founded  “Sumithra foundation to support education” aiming to end child poverty and been awarded a place in Google Anita Borg programme for her contributions to improve female participation in technological fields.  During her time at Murray Edwards, she extends this contribution by forming a network for current and future generation of female tech enterpreneurs: a group who has a great potential but is severly underrepresented in the current enterpreneral space.