Abyss Solution was founded by 4 scientists and engineers from The University of Sydney in 2014. Before, the founders Nasir, Masood, Abraham and Hina were deeply involved in various fields of research including, Marine Robotics, Civil and Geotechnical engineering, Optical sensor technology, data analysis and Economics.
With combined experience spanning different fields and working all around the world with leaders in industry and research, they developed a passion for solving real world issues using ground breaking technology. Using their combined skills they set out to conquer the final frontier, that has so far eluded most of humanity. The depths of the oceans. And thus, Abyss was born.
Before going to the depths of Marine trench, Abyss tackled an issue closer to home, namely the urban water infrastructure, which is critical to the sustainability and safety of all cities and towns. Abyss Solutions adapted their technology to inspect underwater assets such as dams, reservoirs, canals and bridges. With eyes towards ship hull inspections and O&G platforms.
To be the leader in data driven asset management .
Providing infrastructure and environmental assessment and monitoring by using information driven solutions.
in everything that we do and say:
-evidence-based decision making.
Dr Nasir Ahsan has 10 years experience in robotics and data analytics. He has a PhD from the Australian Center for Field Robotics (ACFR) and has worked there as a researcher. He is also passionate about deep water exploration having spent time on-board the Nautilus EV (with Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic) exploring the depths of the Caribbean and pacific ocean. Nasir’s expertise is in machine learning, which he has applied to benthic habitat mapping, financial forecasting, mining optimisation and many other fields.
At Abyss Solutions, Hina’s main responsibilities include: monitoring and executing operations in the pipe line. She holds a Masters in Economics and has worked at MAA Australia, managing humanitarian relief, emergency and developmental projects. Prior to her role with MAA, she was the Program officer at Preston University in Pakistan and has also worked as a lecturer at Khyber College of Commerce and Management where she taught Economics to undergraduate students.
Masood has a background in scientific research and before founding Abyss Solutions he was part of the research team at The University of Sydney, Australia. His area of interest includes photonics, material chemistry and optical sensor technology. Masood started Abyss with the vision of developing novel sensors that will allow greater perception underwater thus enabling research and exploration in the deepest part of our oceans.
Abraham is a civil & structural engineer with a vast range of experience in engineering consultancy. He has worked on the design, construction management and condition assessment of high-rise residential and commercial structures, industrial buildings, telecommunications structures, railway infrastructure and water infrastructure. Abraham is a co-founder of Abyss Solutions and takes an active role in leading its civil engineering department.
Suchet Bargoti is an expert in field robotics. He is interested in enabling machines to perceive the world around and make autonomous data driven decisions. Suchet’s background is in integrating machine learning and computer vision for robotics, developed through a PhD at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR). His research has many applications, such as agricultural robotics, underwater mapping and space exploration. At Abyss Solutions he leads the technical vision of the rapidly growing business in automating condition assessments of underwater assets.