Dr Ramalatha Marimuthu has been in teaching for more than three decades and has
published six technical books and more than forty research papers in international conferences and
journals. She also guides the students in developing unique solutions for social problems like special
needs and women empowerment. She has delivered lectures on assistive technology in universities and
conferences all over the world and was invited to the Google Headquarters, Mountainview, California to
deliver a speech on her research in assistive technology for people with special needs.
Dr Marimuthu is a senior member of IEEE and founder chair of Madras IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity group (2007 – 2014).She was R10 WIE Coordinator for 2008-2010 and Chair, the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee for 2011 and 2012. She launched an exclusive project “Sangamam” for the transfer of technology to rural areas. Based on her work to improve the quality of life for the rural society she was awarded the “IEEE MGA Achievement Award”, 2008 and the “Life Time Achiever Award” by the Lions Club International, 2009 and the Mentor award by the Secretariate for the Disabled, the Government of Tamilnadu in 2009, IEEE MGA Leadership Award 2012 and ABI change agent award 2012.
She was awarded the “Systers Pass it on Award 2014” by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. She also won the “WIE Inspiring Member of the Year Award 2016” from IEEE Women in Engineering Committee.