Akshay Bhat

Akshay Bhat

Cornell Tech, 111 8th Ave, New York City
Advisor: Ramin Zabih

I am a PhD candidate in Information Science at Cornell Tech in New York City. I am interested in large scale data mining applied to healthcare, cyber security & video analytics. During summer 2016, I interned at Dropbox with Abuse Prevention team. Before PhD, I completed Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell.

I take a unique approach to research, by building practical systems capable of producing significant impact. I am currently working on two systems Computational Healthcare & Deep Video Analytics.

Computational Healthcare

Today medical researchers can acquire de-identified data on millions of patients. Yet currently there is no system that allows them to quickly explore & use this data while ensuring compliance with privacy requirements. Computational Healthcare platform indexes and aggregates data from millions of patient visits, enabling physicians and researchers to conduct high-impact medical research.

Computational Healthcare is developed in collaboration with Radiology, Anesthesiology & Neurology departments at Weill Cornell Medical College. It is open source and available for use by researchers.

Deep Video Analytics

I am currently developing Deep Video Analytics an open source video analytics platform. The platform uses deep learning based indexing, detection and recognition models for visual search. Using Deep Video Analytics users can quickly index images & videos, detect/recognize objects (such as faces) and seamlessly incorporate large pre-indexed datasets via fast approximate nearest neighbors. Its highly customizable and can be used for building complex applications such as Dash Cam Analytics.

Github repo Deep Video Analytics

Dash Cam Analytics

Videos recorded by dash cams of personal vehicles, taxis, etc. not only provide information about the cars and drivers but also about roads and surroundings. Information derived from these videos has potential to provide immense value. Dash Cam Analytics is a platform for analyzing these videos.

Dash Cam Analytics

Previous projects

I have worked on several projects such as community detection & topic models for Twitter, prediction of protocols for radiology imaging orders. As an undergraduate student I published research on prediction of physical properties of molecules from their structure.

Recently I built EraseImage.com to experiment with developing interactive computer vision applications. It lets users perform image segmentation and background removal completely in client-side JavaScript.

Github repo EraseImage.com

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