I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Austin. I work with Prof. Scott Niekum in the Personal Autonomous Robotics Lab and Prof. Andrea Thomaz in the Socially Intelligent Machines Lab, on modeling human intentions in the form of eye gaze for robot learning from demonstrations.

Before coming to UT Austin, I worked for a short while as a Research Associate at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Prior to that, I completed my MS in Robotics from CMU and my Bachelors in Computer Science and Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur in India.

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Akanksha Saran
Office: GDC 3.408B
Email: asaran@cs.utexas.edu