Akshay Mendhakar, MSc – a doctoral student at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics under international, multi-partner EU project – Empirical study of Literature Training Network (ELIT), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCAITN) joint research training and doctoral programme (under Horizon 2020). He graduated from the University of Mysore with a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2017. Since then he has been working on topics such as cognition, language and eye-tracking. He has also completed various internships with industry-leading companies to gain and strengthen his knowledge in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence. He authored numerous research publications in the field of rehabilitative technology. He is a recipient of Young Scientist & Bal Shree award in 2009 from Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam for his Creative scientific innovations. He has also received numerous scholarships while representing his research projects by various organizations in India. Within the ELIT initiative, he is currently working on the project titled "Literary text perception and comprehension".