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  • Name: Akash Rakheja
  • Date of birth: October 30, 1996
  • Address: 10 Irwin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Zip code: M4Y 1K9
  • Email: rakheja@cs.toronto.edu
  • Phone: +1-416-795-1094


September 2018 - January 2020

Master of Science in Computer Science

University of Toronto

I worked with Prof. Allan Borodin on the problem of finding equilibriums in markets and matching in stochastic graphs.

July 2014 - June 2018

Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

I worked with Prof. Daniel Lokshtanov on the problem of finding smallest graph coloring.


February 2020 - Present

Software Engineer

Uplift Inc.

I am working on building and mantaining microservices using Amazon AWS.

September 2018 - December 2019

Teaching Assistant

University of Toronto

I worked as a teaching assistant for the courses CSC240 and CSC236 for a total of 3 different positions.

May 2017 - July 2017

Research Associate

University of Bergen

Worked with Prof. Daniel Lokshtanov on the problem of crossing minimization in the layered graph drawing. We investigated the case when a p-partition of vertex set of a graph is given and a p-layered drawing of the graph is supposed to be drawn with vertices in i-th partition to be placed on i-th layer such that the number of pairwise edge crossings is minimized. We were able to design a subexponential algorithm for the case of p=2 and p=3 when parameterized by the number of edge crossings. We were also able to design a polynomial kernel for the case of p=3.

May 2016 - July 2016

Research Student

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

We investigated the performance of various deep learning techniques for sea surface temperature prediction over time-series sea surface temperature data set provided by NOAA. We also analyzed the correlation between different weather parameters (such as between temperature and pressure, temperature and humidity, etc.) and between their variations across different parts of the world.














Honors and Awards

October 2016

Invited Speaker

IIT Guwahati Chapter of Society for Pure and Applied Mathematics

We were invited to give a talk on Fractals, Newton’s method and Julia set at SIAM Chapter of IITG.

October 2016

Second Runner Up

Microsoft Code Fun Do

We participated in Microsoft Code Fun Do 2017 held at IIT Guwahati and received a prize of Rs. 5,000 for securing the third position.

February 2016

Top 25 hacker

Microsoft Build the Shield

We were among the top 25 teams all over the country in Microsoft Build The Shield 2016

I'm Available and looking for connections and getting to know new people around the world.

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10 Irwin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1K9

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