Bala is a postdoctoral research associate jointly at the Dept. of Computing and the Dept. of Bioengineering.His current research focuses on digital healthcare for neurodegenerative diseases from full-body motion analysis using wearables in daily life and using machine learning to analyse the data to develop novel digital biomarkers. He obtained his PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Reading in 2018. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the software industry for 10 years.