Akshay Bhat

Akshay Bhat


I am starting something to bring power of Computer Vision & ML to everyone!

I have worked at Twitter & Dropbox. At Twitter I was a Senior ML engineer with the Account Integrity team. The Account Integrity team is responsible for detecting scripted account creation and hacking of legitimate user accounts.

At Dropbox I was the tech lead of the platform abuse & threat research team. I monitored & led investigations into multiple state-sponsored APTs amongst 600 Million+ Dropbox accounts. I led platform threat intel efforts and engaged with peer tech companies and incident responders around the world. I built systems and ML models to discover and respond to a wide range of malicious activity conducted on Dropbox platform, Such as

  • Large scale & targeted account takeover attacks
  • Malware Command & Control (C2)
  • Covert data exfiltration
  • Malware distribution

Before starting work full-time, I studied Computer & Information Science at Cornell University. I am a PhD candidate (dissertation pending) in Information Science at Cornell Tech advised by Prof. Ramin Zabih. During PhD I built Computational Healthcare to help medical researchers analyze large datasets.