Emissaries

Achyut Sarma Boggaram

MS in Computer Science

What is your hometown?

Narasaraopet, India

Where did you complete your Undergraduate Studies?

Amrita University Coimbatore

What is your major?

Computer Science

What degree are you working toward?

I am working towards a master's degree in Computer Science with emphasis on Computer Vision.

Why did you choose graduate school at IU Bloomington?

IU Bloomington's grad school is popular for computer science and entrepreneurship. IU has flexible curriculum with diverse and research focused courses especially for grad students. The professors here are very research active in my areas of interest such as Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning. Apart from academics, Bloomington is a beautiful college town with lot of happening and excellent community. All these factors influenced me to choose IUB as my destination.

What's been your favorite academic accomplishment since you've been here?

My dearest academic research project in IUB is : "Seeing the unseen; Lie detection using human emotions." which I feel as an accomplishment under the guidance of Dr. David Crandall.

What do you enjoy most about life in Bloomington?

Everyone in Bloomington welcomes you with open attitude and a warm smile! The Indiana Memorial Union is one of the largest college union buildings offering seamless services. I enjoy hanging out here. The Sports Center at IUB (SRSC) is humongous with awesome staff and equipment to keep me in shape. In addition, I love to ride bikes, go hiking or apple picking with my friends at one of the lakes nearby (there are many of them!). Finally, Bloomington is very calm, serene, safe as well as super fun to live as you can find tons of places to hangout on a Friday night! ;)