Malarvizhi K. Chinnathai is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering and joined the University of Westminster during March 2022. She previously worked as a Research Fellow in the Brunel Innovation Centre, Brunel University before which she worked as a Project Engineer (Digital Manufacturing) in the Automation Systems Group (ASG) at the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick. She graduated from the University of Warwick with a PhD in Engineering (2021) and an MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (2015).
Malarvizhi has submitted numerous peer-reviewed conference proceedings and journal articles, and is performing research in the areas of manufacturing system design, electric vehicles (EV), EV battery assembly, applied machine learning and artificial intelligence, machine vision, image analysis, mathematical optimization, and operations research. She has worked as a researcher on various internationally teamed EPSRC and Innovate-UK funded projects such as: AI6S, ATTIC, AMPLiFII, H1PERBAT, DIGIMAN, etc. She is currently a guest editor of the special issue on Smart Manufacturing towards Sustainability and Zero-defect Manufacturing in the open access journal by MDPI named 'Machines'.