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Ajit Narayanan is the CEO of Avaz Inc, and inventor of Avaz, an affordable, AAC App for children with Autism and complex communication needs.
In 2010, Avaz won the National Award for Empowerment of People with Disabilities from the President of India, and in 2011, Narayanan won Innovator of the Year from MIT Technology Review for the creation of Avaz. In 2013, Ajit gave a TED talk (http://www.avazapp.com/freespeech (This will open in a new Tab) ), at the TED Conference in Long Beach California, about his research. Ajit is a prolific inventor with more than 20 patent applications. He is an electrical engineer, with degrees from IIT Madras; his research interests are in embedded systems, signal processing, and understanding how the brain perceives language and communication.