Akshay Bhat

Email: akshayubhat@gmail.com
Office: Cornell Tech, 111 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Advisor: Ramin Zabih

I am a PhD candidate in Information Science at Cornell Tech in New York City. I am passionate about medical research, especially diagnosis and treatment of rare conditions. During my PhD I am building Computational Healthcare a Search & Aggregation engine which enables physicians and researchers to quickly analyze millions of patient records.

Additionally I have a strong interest in data mining applied to security. As a result during summer 2016, I interned at Dropbox with Abuse Prevention team. Currently I am also working on applying machine learning & data mining to videos collected from car dash cams. Previously I completed Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell.

Computational Healthcare

PhD thesis & Startup

As part of my PhD research, I am developing Computational Healthcare a Search & Aggregation Engine. Computational Healthcare indexes and aggregates data from millions of patient visits.

Computational Healthcare is developed in collaboration with Radiology, Anesthesiology & Neurology departments at Weill Cornell Medical College. I am also a co-founder of Temporal Health which aims to provide Computational Healthcare as a platform.

Dash Cam Analytics

Latest project

Videos recorded by dash cams of personal vehicles, taxis, government vehicles and trucks not only provide information about the cars and drivers but also about roads and surroundings.

I am currently working on a system that allows operators of large fleets of vehicles equipped with dash cams to extract information with minimal manual annotation. The system uses deep learning based indexing, detection and recognition models for visual search.

Dash Cam Analytics

Open Source projects

In addition to recent projects listed below I have worked on several topics such as community detection & topic models for Twitter social network, Prediction of protocols for radiology imaging orders. As an undergraduate student I published research on prediction of physical properties of molecules from their structure.

Visual Search

I have developed a simple visual indexing and search system, using features derived from Google's inception model trained on the imagenet data. Images are efficiently (2$ per 1,000,000 images) indexed using AWS spot GPU instances. An Approximate Nearest Neighbor query server is used for efficient querying.

Erase Image

To experiment with developing interactive computer vision applications in JS, I built EraseImage.com. Its an online tool for segmenting images, that lets users perform image segmentation and background removal completely in client-side JS. It is implemented using Angular, FabricJS and superpixel algorithms.

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