Ramakrishnan’s research focuses on real-life applications of signal processing and machine learning. As the leader of a research consortium, he was instrumental in creating handwriting recognition technologies for eight Indian languages. He received Manthan award twice for creating audio books for blind students through his OCR and TTS in Tamil and Kannada. He is also studying the neural control and physiological mechanisms behind the health and therapeutic effects of deep breathing.
For his doctoral work on evoked potentials from leprosy patients, he had received Sir Watt Kay Young Researcher’s Prize from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.
Speech recognition, speech synthesis, brain-computer interface, neural signal processing