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Dr S. Balamurugan

Augmented Reality

Mindnotix Technologies

Dr S. Balamurugan is the Director of Research and Development at Mindnotix Technologies, India. He has over 150 publications in various international journals and conferences to his credit, and he has also authored/co-authored 12 books. He is currently in the process of authoring a further three books.

As Director of Research and Development at Mindnotix, he and his team won the 2017 CSI Young IT Professional Award for Region-7, awarded by the Computer Society of India, Coimbatore Chapter. He is also the recipient of the Best Researcher Award, from the IARA, the Certificate of Exceptionalism (2017) from the ASDF, the Young Scientist Award from the IASTE, and the Best Young Researcher Award from the AIRF.

He was awarded with an Honorary DLitt degree for his significant contribution to research and development in society, and was selected for the Best Director Award by the DKIRF in 2018. He served as the Joint Secretary of ITA during his BTech at PSG College of Technology, India, and obtained his MTech from Anna University, India.

He carried out a healthcare consultancy project for VGM Hospitals between 2013 and 2016, and his current research projects include "Women Empowerment using IoT", "Health-Aware Smart Chair", "Advanced Brain Simulators for Assisting Physiological Medicine", "Designing Novel Health Bands" and "IoT -based Devices for Assisting Elderly People".

His professional activities include roles as Associate Editor, editorial board member and/or reviewer for more than 100 international journals and conferences. He has been an invited Session Chair for more than 25 conferences, as well as an invited Chief Guest/Resource Person by many colleges affiliated to Anna University and Bharathiyar University.

His research interests include Augmented Reality, the Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Wearable Computing. He is a life member of the ACM, ISTE and CSI. He can be reached at