Born and raised in Central New Jersey, Akhil is now a rising sophomore and Robert W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a Computer Science and Business Administration double major at Emory, having completed coursework in Data Structures & Algorithms, Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, and Business Data & Decision Analytics thus far. Prior to the REU, Akhil has experience with Java, Python (and associated packages), HTML, Flask and more, but this REU experience has expanded his knowledge greatly on the Computer Vision and Deep Learning aspects of the field. This summer, Akhil is working with Dr. Gaurav Kumar Nayak, Parth Parag Kulkarni, and Dr. Mubarak Shah on Robust Image Geolocalization. Existing research has explored usage of Transformers for Cross-View Image Geolocalization with the TransGeo model on the CVUSA dataset. This summer, Akhil will be working to develop a new, improved model that can also process noisy data and improve the performance of geolocalization techniques in this territory. For more details on his project and progress, please refer to his weekly presentations, report, and poster below. Please feel free to contact him at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org!