I am a doctoral candidate in Information Systems at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Akshay’s areas of research interest are virtual collaboration, 3D virtual worlds, IT adoption, and policy informatics. Click here to view my profile on Kelley School of Business website.
I completed my Masters degree with a major in Information Management from the Information School, University of Washington in June 2010. I completed my Bachelor of Engineering degree with major in Information Technology from University of Mumbai, India. I graduated among the top 1% in my class and also received the prestigious silver medal from the University of Mumbai for my academic achievements.
During the course of my Masters program, I completed a 1-year internship, working as a Research Associate for Annie Searle & Associates LLC (ASA). ASA is an independent risk consulting firm which provides targeted assessments, roadmaps and research reports in various sectors like Banking, Finance, IT, Energy, Communications and so on. For more details on ASA, click here.
I have taken up job roles involving Web Development work at the IT department of the University of Washington, Seattle and as a Software Engineer in India. I have also worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Physics department in the University of Washington for 2 years where I taught mechanics to more than 100 students per quarter. I give my two cents of advice on Edulix. For the last six years, I have been working voluntarily as a website administrator for Edulix. Edulix is a social networking website for students and scholars. The website that was launched in 2000 currently has more than 200,000 members from across the globe. I am passionate about Indian Classical music. I also enjoy swimming, hiking, playing chess, and badminton.