Dr. Malarvili Balakrishnan earned her doctoral degree from University of Queensland in Medical Sciences Engineering in the year 2008.
Prior to that she is having B.Eng. in Electric and Electronics Engineering from UTM(2002) followed by M.Sc.in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Signal Processing) from the same University in the year 2004.
Throughout her career so far she has worked as Tutor (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2002 to 2005),as a Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2005 to 2008),as an IT Manager in Faculty of Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia(2009 to 2012). Currently she is a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia since 2013.
She is having professional membership for several international academic bodies including "The Institution of Engineers Malaysia", "Board of Engineers Malaysia", "Biomedical Engineering Association Malaysia", "Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)", "The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)" and "International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT)".
Apart from these she is Committee member of several administrative committees. Her research and teaching interest encompasses bio signal processing, instrumentation and measurement in biomedical problems.