Hi, I'm Amila Silva!

I'm a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Canva, working on developing AI-driven solutions to empower the world to design. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne, focusing on developing AI models to understand complex multi-modal environments, where the holistic view of real-world objects is conveyed using multiple forms that could be either raw sensory media (e.g., text and image) or any inferred forms (e.g., propagation network of a news article). My burning passion for AI research still keeps me super motivated to team up with some awesome folks at the University of Melbourne to tackle multidisciplinary and multimodal problems using machine learning.

I previously interned at Meta AI in Menlo Park and Amazon Science in Australia, focusing on GAN-based and diffusion-based deep generative models and their transfer learning capabilities for new applications. Before my PhD, I was a Machine Learning Research Engineer at the Living Analytics Research Centre, Singapore Management University, and Singapore University of Technology and Design, working on the applications of deep neural networks in natural language processing and graph learning.