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

January, 2022 - PresentSoftware Engineer (C++)

Fisher and Paykel Appliances., Auckland, New Zealand

Machine learning models deployment in cloud on-demand.

August, 2021 - PresentLecturer

Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS)., Auckland, New Zealand

Teaching Fundamentals of Information Systems and Technology (COMP510) and Fundamentals of Computer Programming (COMP513)

September, 2021 - January, 2022Research Assistant

Auckland University of Technology University., Auckland, New Zealand

Develop software for Disaster Management Systems. Technologies: Java, Neo4J

July, 2020 - January, 2021Software Engineer

AUT Ventures Limited., Auckland, New Zealand

Machine learning models deployment in cloud on-demand.

February, 2020 - June, 2020Teaching Assistant

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

C Programming

February, 2020 - January, 2022Teaching Assistant

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

C Programming

June, 2019 - July, 2020Web Application Developer

Asia Pacific Neural Network Society., Auckland, New Zealand

June, 2019 - July, 2020Researcher

AUT University., Auckland, New Zealand

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

August, 2018 - November, 2018Teaching Assistant

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

June, 2018 - June, 2020Research 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, 2018Teaching Assistant

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

July, 2017 - October, 2017Teaching Assistant

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

March, 2017 - August, 2017Research Assistant

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

February, 2017 - June, 2017Teaching Assistant

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

July, 2016 - November, 2016Teaching Assistant

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

April, 2016 - October, 2016Research Assistant

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

July, 2015 - December, 2015Research Assistant

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

February, 2015 - December, 2020Technical Support

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

May, 2012 - February, 2013Jr. Systems Engineer

Cheminnova Group of Companies., Hyderabad, India

Education

2016 - PresentDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Auckland University of Technology

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

Auckland University of Technology

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

Auckland University of Technology

2007 - 2011Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad