, a 3rd year computer science major currently pursuing a concurrent BS
at UT Austin with a concentration in ML/AI
. I'm currently working as a peer mentor
and undergraduate researcher
for the Learning Agents Research Group
at the AI Lab
. Our most recent project was Tail Wagging the Dog: Perceptions of Canine vs. Non-Canine Behavior on a Quadruped Robot
, which won the CS Award of Excellence at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Forum and was submitted to the the 2023 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems as The impact of robot body language upon incidental pedestrian encounters with a quadruped service robot
I spent summer of 2022 working as a Software Development Engineering Intern
at Amazon on the AWS Commerce Platform at their headquarters in Seattle, WA.
Feel free to contact me with any questions at ruchi (dot) bhalani (at) utexas (dot) edu!