Nikhil Akula

Undergraduate Research Student

2023 – Current

Nikhil is currently a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Science. Nikhil is developing a method, alongside his college Ethan, that utilizes machine learning techniques in order to enhance raw spectral images of physically unwrapped Herculaneum scrolls. Their goal is to amplify the contrast between the ink and papyrus to present scholars with the best possible image for the reading of the scrolls. Nikhil loves working with everyone in the lab and enjoys the challenges of developing this impactful project. These challenges have helped him learn more about machine learning and its applications in the real world.

Nikhil Akula

Undergraduate Research Student

2023 – Current

Nikhil is currently a sophomore at the University of Kentucky majoring in Computer Science. Nikhil is developing a method, alongside his college Ethan, that utilizes machine learning techniques in order to enhance raw spectral images of physically unwrapped Herculaneum scrolls. Their goal is to amplify the contrast between the ink and papyrus to present scholars with the best possible image for the reading of the scrolls. Nikhil loves working with everyone in the lab and enjoys the challenges of developing this impactful project. These challenges have helped him learn more about machine learning and its applications in the real world.