A number of Mahya's achievements:
- Bachelor of Aeronautical Space Engineering, University of Sydney, Honours Award (the course required an ATAR of above 99.40 for admission).
- Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in Engineering, University of Technology Sydney.
- Award winning academic researcher including two consecutive prestigious IBM fellowship awards.
- Former University of Sydney academic staff.
- 10 years of experience teaching maths at HSC and University levels.