Balaguru R

Balaguru R

Program: PhD

I am Balaguru, currently working as a Research Fellow at the Department of Preventive and Digital Health Research (DPDHR) at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai, India. Concurrently, I have enrolled in a Ph.D. program on a full-time basis in Statistics – Biochemistry (Interdisciplinary) at the University of Madras (UNOM).

I have completed my undergraduate and postgraduate in Statistics at Madras Christian College, Chennai, India. My current research resides in the convergence of technology and health, focusing on employing diverse machine-learning techniques to address challenges within the prediabetes population. Using advanced methodologies, I aim to dissect intricate patterns and glean insights to contribute significantly to the early identification and development of effective preventive strategies for individuals at risk for diabetes. Through this work, I aspire to bridge the gap between technology and healthcare, paving the way for impactful advancements in preventive health interventions. I am enthusiastic about the transformative potential of this research journey and look forward to making meaningful contributions to the field.

Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India

Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), a unique 100% non-profit foundation, is an outstanding research centre established in 1996 in Chennai, South India. It is committed to research on diabetes and other non-communicable diseases utilizing the most advanced technology available. MDRF is designated as ICMR Centre for Advanced Research on diabetes and, a WHO collaborating Centre for Non-Communicable Disease, Prevention and Control. The foundation performs state-of-the-art clinical and biochemical techniques and computing skills making it one of the most advanced centers for diabetes research in Asia.

University of Madras (UNOM)

The Public Petition dated 11-11-1839 initiated the establishment of Madras University. It was in January 1840 with Mr.George Norton as its President, that the University Board was constituted. In 1854 after a lapse of 14 years, the Government of India formulated a systematic educational policy for India and as a sequel to this on 5th September 1857 by an Act of Legislative Council of India, the University was established. The University was organised in the model of London University.

Madras University is the mother of almost all the old Universities of south India. The University area of jurisdiction has been confined to three districts of Tamil Nadu in recent years. This is consequent to establishment of various universities in the State and demarcation of the University territories. This University has been growing from strength to strength while widening its teaching and research activities.

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