Dr Vimala Balakrishnan

Dr Vimala Balakrishnan

Dr Vimala Balakrishnan is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Malaysia. Full CV

Her research interests include Data Science and Analytics, particularly social media, sentiment analysis and natural language processing. She is an innovation gold and diamond award receipient for her work in sentiment analysis and recommender systems. Her most recent work is featured here: Research Projects

As a Data Scientist, Dr. Balakrishnan works passionately on social issues at the national level, particularly cyberbullying, for which she has been sought after by the media such as The Business Radio Station (BFM), The Star and Media Round-Table. Media

An active international research collaborator, avid reader and hiker, she also serves as Associate Editor of the Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, a Leaders in Innovation Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, and a Fulbright Research Scholar, USA.