Google Research

Arjun Reddy Akula


I am a Research Scientist at Google in Mountain View. My research interests are in computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), statistical modeling and inference, and deep learning, with the focuses on interpretability, robustness, and trust in vision & language grounding models. Prior to this, I got my PhD from UCLA, advised by Prof. Song-Chun Zhu. During my PhD, I interned at Amazon Alexa AI (Sunnyvale, CA), Google Research (Los Angeles, CA), Amazon AI (Palo Alto, CA) and Mila (Montreal). Prior to my PhD, I worked as a research software engineer at IBM Research AI (India) for 2.5 years. I did my Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from IIIT Hyderabad, India. I am an active member of the academic community serving as a reviewer/program committee member of ACL, CVPR, ARR, EMNLP, ICCV, AAAI, ECCV, NeurIPS and NAACL. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and playing Table Tennis. Here is a link to my personal website:

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