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Rajesh Vasa
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Attended Swinburne University of Technology
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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On a walk over the weekend near home in a fairly typical Australian bush (photos with Nexus 5). 

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Develop your digital future with a Master in Information Technology. Swinburne has Commonwealth-supported places available for mid-year intake.

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Wait this mentions that there are commonwealth supported places, that wasn't the case when I enquired about microelectronic engineering...

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A first hand account from an experienced sailor on the state of the oceans. Not very uplifting.

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A few shots from Far North Queensland.  The place is humid and hot. Tropical rainforest (Daintree) is close to the coast, barrier reef is much more colourful & diverse than expected.
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Amazing. :)

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Plenty river walk - Melbourne's North.
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Kind of takes away from the moment really... :)

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CommBank Australia shows how not to communicate with concerned customers (pls. read comments). #heartbleedbug
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It has to be a bot; surely?

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I suppose it's no coincidence that the home page almost exactly resembles the worst case scenario from this article?

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Disturbing implications from overuse of medical imaging -- interesting read.
Overused CT scans are exposing patients to dangerous levels of radiation.
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The following applies to Australia at least:

Oh and god forbid if you go to a medical imaging place (not a hospital) for some sort of gut imaging (eg: liver/intestines/etc) and you're allergic to seafood or fish. Despite the fact that it's a myth that if you're allergic to seafood/fish you'll be allergic to the Iodinated contrast dye, they STILL will not perform a CT scan with the dye unless a doctor is present (and at the small imaging places, there isn't one - so you should go to a hospital instead), but because you've booked they will expect that you're going to have a CT scan without the dye. Without the dye, the CT scan most likely won't tell the doctors anything useful, and of course exposes you to unnecessary radiation.

Unfortunately (here in Aus) if you can get a CT scan for something, insurance won't cover you the extra mile for an MRI, so you'll be forking out anything up to AUD $500-600 for an MRI (not sure what it would cost if you have a health concession card, but I suspect still a lot). Plus, they have to give you a similar contrast dye for mostly similar reasons, but at least a doctor tends to be present.

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Enjoyed reading this. Fractally refreshing view. The Death Of Expertise
To reject the notion of expertise, and to replace it with a sanctimonious insistence that every person has a right to his or her own opinion, is silly.
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IT Strategy, Leadership, Software Architecture, Mobile Apps
  • Pilllar
    Trusted Advisor (Technology & Strategy), 2011 - present
    I work with the Directors to help shape strategy as well as offer advise on technology and solution design in a range of projects.
  • Thought Green Technologies
    Trusted Advisor (Technology and Strategy), 2009 - present
  • Deakin University
    Professor of Software & Technology Innovation, 2014 - present
    The lead the innovation efforts at the Deakin Software & Technology Innovation Lab
  • Swinburne University of Technology
    Deputy Head, R&D Software Group, 2011 - 2014
    I lead the innovation and solution architecture areas in the projects that we handle. Our group develops concept demonstrators, and innovative solutions making use of recent advances as well as state of the art techniques.
  • M5859 Studios
    Chief Advisor, 2011 - 2014
  • Mobile and Web Technology Expert
    Australian Personal Computer Magazine, 2011 - 2014
    Wrote a series of articles on Mobile app development and HTML5.
  • Thomson-Reuters Corporation
    Solution Architect and Management Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • cvMail
    IT Director, 2005 - 2008
  • Thinking Objects
    CTO (Australia), 2001 - 2004
  • Webgain Inc. (USA)
    Senior Business Consultant, 2000 - 2001
  • Telstra
    Team Lead, Supply Express, 1999 - 2000
  • Amcor
    Senior Software Engineer, 1999 - 1999
  • IBM
    Software Engineer, 1995 - 1996
  • Yellow Pages Australia
    Software Engineer, 1997 - 1998
  • Sorrento Communications
    Lead Software Engineer, 1998 - 1999
  • Local Markets Online
    Founder & Chief Techo, 2011 - 2012
  • Swinburne University of Technology
    Head of R&D, 2014 - 2016
    The lead the R&D in the Swinburne Digital Innovation Lab
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Melbourne, Australia
Ottawa, Canada - San Jose, CA - Hong Kong - Portland, OR - Guntur, India - Singapore
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I am passionate about creative and innovative use of technology to solve high-impact societal problems.  

I lean towards agile software engineering, strategic leadership, Sci-Fi, sustainable development, vegetarian food, and a simple life style.

I lead an innovation lab at Deakin University and teach software engineering practice. My research interests are using machine intelligence techniques to solve complex problems, modelling behaviour, improving productivity, and using evidence to inform and drive how technology is built and adapted. 

I advise in the areas of IT strategy, mobile software development, solution architecture and agile methodology.

Hobby-photographer -- learning the art of photography at a leisure pace.
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My work was profiled in the front-page of Sydney Morning Herald (2-Mar-2011)
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Excellent place for Bush walks and close to Melbourne city
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Well worth the wander - quite a unique place geologically speaking.
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Decent shop
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Really good coffee
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Great ambience and decent food as well.
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