Ashwin Narayan

Ashwin Narayan

PhD Student | Guitarist | Coffee Enthusiast

National University of Singapore


I am a PhD student at the National University of Singapore working with the Biorobotics research group in the Biomedical Engineering department. I do research on sensing and control methods for stroke rehabilitation robotics.


  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Human-Robot Synchronization
  • Real-Time Systems


  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2021

    National University of Singapore

  • B. Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2016

    National Institute of Technology, Trichy



Research Engineer

National University of Singapore

Mar 2021 – Present Singapore

Responsibilities include:

  • Embedded System Design
  • Embedded Firmware Programming
  • Carrying out Biomechanical Studies on Exoskeletons

PhD Candidate

National University of Singapore

Aug 2016 – Present Singapore
Developed a motion intent detection strategy for lower limb stroke-rehabilitation exoskeletons.

Recent Posts

A Morning Walk Along The Rail Corridor

I take a morning walk along the rail corridor and take some photos of the sunrise.

Haskell Folds Illustrated

I try to wrap my head around one of Haskell’s main higher order functions.

Messages from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

I talk about the messages from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba that inspire me.

Why I Stopped Reading the News During the Pandemic

Growing up, I was frequently reminded of the importance of reading the news. My family was always subscribed to at least one (physical) newspaper, and magazine subscriptions were not uncommon. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, however, I’ve decided not to read the news anymore.

Digital Minimalism

About the Book As a heavy user of computer technology for over a decade, I’ll be the first defend its benefits. My familiarity with the internet is responsible for a significant chunk of my knowledge and much of my critical thinking abilities.


Buona Vista

Photos from around Buona Vista

Ipoh Skyscapes

Photographs from My Years in Ipoh

On Coffee

What coffee means to me, recipes and more.


Amateur musical recordings.


My dabblings in digital art.


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