Dr. Balakumar Balasingam

Dr. Bala Balasingam

Associate Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 5431
Office: 3051 CEI


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, McMaster University, 2008

Research Interests

  • Battery Management Systems
  • Human Machine Systems 
  • Signal processing
  • Machine learning
  • Information fusion

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer of Ontario
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)
  • Member, International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF)

Selected Publications

  • B. Balasingam, Robust Battery Management Systems With Matlab, Artech House, Norwood, MA, June 2023. ISBN: 9781630819521. 
  • P. Kumar, S. Sundaresan, and B. Balasingam, "Theoretical Performance Evaluation of Battery Equivalent Circuit Model Parameter Estimators,"  IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, Oct. 2023, doi:10.1109/JESTIE.2023.3342717.

  • P. Pillai, J. Nguyen, and B. Balasingam, "Performance Analysis of Empirical Open-Circuit Voltage Modeling of Li-ion Batteries, Part-3: Experimental Results,"  IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, Dec. 2023, doi:10.1109/TTE.2023.3341695. 
  • P. Pillai, K. R. Pattipati, and B. Balasingam,  "Robust Extended Kalman Filtering for State of Charge Estimation in Batteries: Modelling, Implementation and Performance Monitoring,"  IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, Aug. 2023, doi:10.1109/JESTIE.2023.3339429. 
  • P. Pillai, B. Balasingam, Y. K. Hoon, C. Lee, and F. Biondi, "Eye-gaze metrics for cognitive load detection on a driving simulator,"  IEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Jan. 2022, doi:10.1109.TMECH.2022.3175774. 
  • K. Movassagh, A. Raihan, B. Balasingam, and K.R. Pattipati, "A critical look at Coulomb counting method for state of charge estimation in rechargeable batteries,"  Energies, July 2021, doi:10.3390/en14144074.