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Akshay Raj Dhamija

As of Fall 2018, I am a Research Assistant at the Vision And Security Technology (VAST) Lab and pursuing a PhD in Department of Computer Science at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, supervised by Dr. Terrance E. Boult. My research is focused towards Deep Learning for Computer Vision and I have a keen interest in application of computer vision algorithms to real world scenarios.

akshay.raj.dhamija@gmail.com
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Work Experience

Computer Vision Intern June 2018 - Present

Misty Robotics Boulder, Colorado



Developing object detection algorithms for systems with limited computational power. Formulating new evaluation metrics for comparing algorithms in unconstrained scenarios.


Research Assistant September 2015 - May 2018

Vision and Security Technology Lab (UCCS) Colorado Springs, Colorado



Working on IARPA grant for Janus project, aimed towards recognizing faces in the wild, under the guidance of Dr. Terrance Boult. Focused on investigating attribute recognition from faces in both closed set and open set scenarios using SVM's and deep networks.


Project Consultant November 2012 - August 2015

My Personal Health Records Express Gurgaon, India



An Exhilarating experience, that exposed me to the dynamics of startups and healthcare industry while juggling various responsibilities such as project management, product design, requirement gathering, product delivery and market analysis. Restructured and launched products for various major hospitals and diagnostic chains in India and US.


Publications

Reducing Network Agnostophobia

Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) 2018 - Spotlight Presentation
Authors: Akshay Raj Dhamija, Manuel Günther and Terrance E. Boult


What's Hiding in my Deep Features?

Book Chapter - Deep Learning in Biometrics By CRC/Taylor & Francis Press.
Authors: Ethan M. Rudd, Manuel Günther, Akshay R. Dhamija, Faris A. Kateb, and Terrance E. Boult


Unconstrained Face Detection & OpenSet Recognition Challenge

Organizing the above challenge in International Joint Conference on Biometrics (IJCB) 2017


Projects

VR Website Using A-Frame One Week


Aimed towards experiencing basics of Virtual Reality and creating a personal virtual reality website using A-Frame. The website may be found Here


Feature Extraction & Point Cloud Reconstruction – Satellite Images Three Weeks


Under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Ventura, this project aims at feature detection from satellite images as well as point cloud construction from multi-view satellite imagery using deep neural networks.


Android Application for GRE Aspirants Two Weeks


The project was aimed at learning Android Application development and creating an application for GRE aspirants for practicing Reading Comprehensions. It has 5000+ Downloads.
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Robot Object Fetching Three Weeks


The Project was a part of the Robotics course at UCCS, where a robot equipped with a camera and a raspberry pie was used to identify a predefined cylindrical object, approach it and grip. Four ultra-sonic sensors were also used in order to localize the robot. ROS was used in the above project.


Remote accessing microscope One Month


The Project involved accessing a microscope using micro controller circuit through a PC and viewing the output image on another PC via LAN.


Patient monitoring System Four Months


The project involved developing a patient monitoring system with parameters of temperature and ECG waveform fed into a PC where processing was done in MATLAB. This project couldn’t be completed but a few Heart Rate Variability parameters (Heart rate, RR Interval, NN50 and SDNN) were successfully extracted from a pre-stored ECG Signal.
Project Report


LED control by Speech Recognition Two Weeks


The project involved developing of user dependent speech recognition software in MATLAB. This software with the help of a small circuit connected to a PC helped in bringing an LED into ON, OFF or BLINKING modes.


Low Cost Colorimeter Two Weeks


The project includes developing of a low cost colorimeter which is capable of measuring concentration of different elements present in solutions like Copper Sulphate and Potassium Permanganate.


Implementing goods codification and production reporting system at FPSI Two Months


The Project involved a detailed study on the manufacturing and managerial process of Fair Plast and Synthetic Industries (FPSI) which is a plastic bag manufacturing company. After the study issues of goods codification and production reporting were addressed by developing goods codification techniques for raw materials, work in progress and finished goods along with a production reporting system to help streamline the management process.
Project Report


Proposing Facility Layout plan for Plastic Bag-Making Industries working in the MSME segment Two Months



The Project involved studying different facility layout plans available along with type of constraints faced by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME's) in India. Accordingly, the best suitable layout plan was suggested keeping in mind different machine dimensions, material flow processes, ergonomic standards for body clearance as well as any special requirements according to the industries need.
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