Akshay Bhat

Akshay Bhat

akshayubhat@gmail.com
Security Data Scientist at Dropbox

I am interested in large scale data mining applied to Security, Computer Vision and Healthcare. From 2012 to 2017 I was a PhD candidate in Information Science at Cornell Tech, Cornell University advised by Prof. Ramin Zabih. I am currently on leave from PhD program with dissertation pending.

Research

Instead of focusing on specific problems, I am interested in building new mediums with potential to unlock novel research paradigms & applications. This approach is exemplified by Deep Video Analytics a platform for Data-Centric Computer Vision which I am building since 2017. Deep Video Analytics was conceived out of observation that in spite of deep learning driven advances in Computer Vision, there were no systems for processing visual data. DVA aims to formalize representation and processing of Visual Data in the same way search engines and relational databases simplified processing of text and structured data. You can follow the development of Deep Video Analytics on Github.

Before DVA, I built Computational Healthcare. Computational Healthcare attempted to speed up medical research by simplifying use of large de-identified patient databases. Computational Healthcare was used by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and lead to several papers/abstracts published in medical journals.

Deep Video Analytics

How can we develop a data-centric approach to Computer Vision?

Deep Video Analytics

Computational Healthcare

How can we leverage large de-identified patient databases?


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