I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with a research focus on Machine Learning and related areas. I am supervised by Prof. Partha Pratim Talukdar, and have been affiliated with the Machine And Language Learning Lab (MALL Lab) since August 2018.

Prior to graduate school, I received my Bachelor of Engineering (BE Hons.) in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani) in 2015.


I am broadly interested in Machine Learning with a particular focus on Natural Language and Knowledge Graphs. Previously, during my undergraduate studies, I have worked on swarm robotics and computer vision.


Saxena A., Tripathi A. & Talukdar P. “Improving Multi-hop Question Answering over Knowledge Graphs using Knowledge Base Embeddings”. Accepted to the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020).

A. Gautam, A. U. Saxena, P. Mall and S. Mohan, “Positioning multiple mobile robots for geometric pattern formation: An empirical analysis,” 2014 Seventh International Conference on Contemporary Computing (IC3), Noida, India, 2014, pp. .

Work Experience

Google, Hyderabad

Software Engineer 3 — May 2016 - Mar 2017

PayPal, Chennai

Software Engineer 1 — July 2015 - November 2015





apoorvsaxena [at] iisc.ac.in
apoorvumang [at] gmail.com

Lab Address

303, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS)