Ananta Narayanan Balaji

COM2 B1-02, Systems and Networking Lab 6, School of Computing, NUS, Singapore 117418

I'm a final year Ph.D. student at National University of Singapore advised by Professor Li-Shiuan Peh. Before joining NUS, I completed my bachelors and masters degrees from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India and National University of Singapore respectively.

My research involves (1) building easily integrable next-generation Wearable sensing techniques for applications spanning from non-invasive physiological/health sensing to human computer interaction and (2) developing faster AI-inference enabled body-worn tactile wearable interaction systems. My others interests are Wireless health sensing techniques, Low power AR/VR sensing and Mobile/Wearable computing.

Curriculum Vitæ


pH Watch - Leveraging Pulse Oximeters in Existing Wearables for Reusable, Real-time Monitoring of pH in Sweat
Ananta Narayanan Balaji*, Chen Yuan*, Bo Wang, Li-Shiuan Peh, Huilin Shao
International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys) 2019

AI-on-skin: Enabling On-body AI Inference for Wearable Artificial Skin Interfaces
Ananta Narayanan Balaji* and Li-Shiuan Peh
CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May 2021


Meta Reality Labs, Redmond

Low power and minimal calibration solution for in-ear blood pressure sensing in hearables.

May 2022 - Sep 2022
Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge

Exploration into in-ear PPG signals for robust vital sign sensing with future hearables and how blood pressure sensing can be achieved in future hearables.

Sep 2021 - Dec 2021
Google, San Francisco

Low power and Low compute interaction input methods/techniques for future Augmented Reality

March 2020 - Jun 2020
Portcast, Singapore

Backend development for predicting routes and arrival times in Marine logistics

January 2020 - Jun 2020
Temasek automation and control labs @ NUS, Singapore

Noise Filtering and UAV tracking with neuromorphic cameras (ATIS camera)

April 2016 - Jun 2016
Panasonic R&D Center Singapore

Deep Learning based sentence classification for chatbots

Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
TCS Innovation Labs, Chennai

Devlopment of a Natural Language based question answering system

Dec 2015 - Mar 2016

Work Experience

Works Applications (also AI works), Singapore

Automatic form filling and table identification for payment invoices, sales spreadsheets, resume etc.

Dec 2015 - Mar 2016


National University of Singapore

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
January 2018 - Present

National University of Singapore

M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Aug 2015 - May 2016

Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Aug 2011 - May 2015