I am a second year PhD student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at Austin. I am interested in machine vision, natural language processing and artificial intelligence for robotics in general. I am currently working with Prof. Scott Niekum in the Pearsonal Autonomous Robotics Lab on modeling robot failures using perceptual and natural language cues.

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