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Intern Spotlight - Akash Adhikari

Strayos is proud to introduce...

Akash Adhikari!

One of Our Brightest Stars and an Epic Person.

Akash is studying Mining Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Why did you choose mining engineering?

Mining is indispensable to modern society. While the old perceptions of mining may still resonate in modern culture, today’s industrial mining operations have embraced the latest technologies and innovations to increase the production and safety of the workers. I am also fascinated by the tremendous potential that Space mining is set to bring and become a new goldrush of the 21st Century. There is a lot of future opportunities and possibilities in the mining industry.

What interested you about Strayos? Why did you apply?

Strayos uses AI, ML and CV technologies to provide better solutions to its clients. It is recognized as one of the top Metals and Mining technology solution providers. I wanted to learn some aspects of how Strayos is implementing these technologies in the Mining Industry.

How do you see your time at Strayos contributing to your plans? What do you hope to accomplish during your time with us?

Working on the mineral perspectivity mapping project, I have gained new insights in data extraction, data preparation, and some of the model development process. I hope to have a good understanding of a CNN model development process during my time at Strayos.

What are you working on right now?

Currently, I am working on Explore South Australia (SA) Challenge project. In this project, we are using Machine Learning-Convolutional Neural Network technique for the prediction of mineral targets in SA using an online web-based map data.


Hiking with friends at Black Elk Peak in Black Hills, SD.

Tell us something personal about you!

I like to travel, go to gym, play guitar and read books during my free time. I am inspired by Georgius Agricola, a Renaissance polymath who paved the way for further study of the Earth and its rocks and minerals using scientific method.