About Me

My name is Akshay Raj Gollahalli (Akshay for short). I survive mostly on coffee. I am a designer, developer, software engineer, animal lover and a Ph.D. student.

In the year 1998, I went out with my mother, who is a social worker, to a free plastic surgery camp for poor in Hyderabad, India and then decided to become a doctor (a real one). That same year my father, who is an engineer, took me to a steel rolling mill, and then I decided to become an engineer. On 12th October 1999, my father bought me a computer, Intel Pentium III with 256 MB RAM (WHAT!?). I instantly fell in love with it.

My journey started with computers nearly 19 years ago, and I am very passionate about it. My interests are in research and development of Machine Learning, Neurocomputational Intelligence and Brain Computer Interface.

I constantly enjoy developing new software with functionality that would provide better user experience. I believe open sourcing software produces good and better results.

This website showcases my personal work, publications and tutorials. While you are at it, don’t forget to see me blog and please feel free to contact me.

Research Interests

  • Machine Learning (Spiking and Artificial - Neural Network)
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Robotics
  • Neuromorphic Systems
  • Serious Games
  • Self-Driving Cars
  • Computer Vision

Experience

February, 2020 - Present Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences, AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

C Programming

February, 2015 - Present Technical Support

Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

July, 2020 - January, 2021 Software Engineer

AUT Ventures Limited., Auckland, New Zealand

Machine learning models deployment in cloud on-demand.

February, 2020 - June, 2020 Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences, AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

C Programming

June, 2019 - July, 2020 Researcher

AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

Analysing and classifying spatio-temporal brain data for detecting pain.

June, 2019 - July, 2020 Web Application Developer

Asia Pacific Neural Network Society., Auckland, New Zealand

August, 2018 - November, 2018 Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences , AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

June, 2018 - June, 2020 Research Assistant

Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

Worked on deploying Spiking Neural Network models on the cloud - neucube.io

February, 2018 - June, 2018 Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences , AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

July, 2017 - October, 2017 Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences , AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

March, 2017 - August, 2017 Research Assistant

Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

February, 2017 - June, 2017 Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences , AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

July, 2016 - November, 2016 Teaching Assistant

Computer and Mathematical Sciences , AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

April, 2016 - October, 2016 Research Assistant

Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

July, 2015 - December, 2015 Research Assistant

Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

May, 2012 - February, 2013 Jr. Systems Engineer

Cheminnova Group of Companies., Hyderabad, India

Education

2016 - Present Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Auckland University of Technology

2014 - 2015 Master of Computer and Information Sciences (MCIS) (First Class Honors)

Auckland University of Technology

2013 - 2014 Postgraduate Diploma in Computer and Information Sciences (PgDipCIS)

Auckland University of Technology

2007 - 2011 Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad