Rakesh Patibanda graduated from the CiART lab and Exertion Games lab, RMIT with a Masters in Design (by Research). For his Masters research, he wrote a thesis on Understanding the Design of Breathing Exercise Games.
His background is in electronics and communications engineering with professional experience of being the director and game design/development lead of GoLive Gaming Studios. He also worked on enterprise gamification projects such as 7 Cups and Reputada. His research interests lie at the intersection of serious games and human-computer interaction (HCI).