Mukul Bhutani


Hi, I am Mukul Bhutani. I am currently working as a Software Engineer at Google. We use machine learning to do personalized recommendations and surface right content to a user at the right time. Previously, I was Applied Research Engineer in Apple’s search science team for Appstore. In essence, if you have used a smartphone in the past two years, somewhere or the other you have touched my code.

Prior to that I graduated with a Master’s degree from Language Technology Institude, School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. The exact name of my program was: “Masters in Language Technologies”. It basically means that I got to study and do research work in machine learning and NLP. There, I got a chance to work with great set of peers and an amazing set of professors including Zico Kolter, Alan Black, and Alex Rudnicky. Prior to that, I had a brief stint as a project assistant under Dr. Partha Talukdar at IISc. In what seems like a previous lifetime, I was working as a software dev at Amazon, Bangalore, in the India Machine Learning team. There, I had a great fortune to work with Arijit Biswas, Subhajit Sanyal, and Bamdev Mishra.

My research thoughts focus on developing algorithms for machine learning, optimization, and NLP. Lately I have been pondering about methods to study how machines can mimic humans in congitive and reasoning tasks, especially those related to language.

Apart, from science, my other interests include writing poems (as well as prose) and running (ok… it’s more of trying to get back into running :P).


Mar 1, 2023 Serving as a reviwer for ACL 2023 for dialog and natural language generation tracks.
Jun 25, 2022 Glad to be serving as a reviewer for EMNLP 2022.
Feb 14, 2022 I joined Google as a software engineer. My team works on doing personalized recommendation for Discover.
Nov 21, 2021 I recently served as a reviewer for EMNLP 2021, and also got mentioned as an outstanding reviewer.
Sep 14, 2020 Starting as Applied Research Engineer at Apple’s Appstore ranking team. :sparkles: :smile:
Aug 1, 2020 Graduated with my Masters in Language Technology from CMU! 🎓
Jul 31, 2019 Our paper on story generation link has been featured in over three articles. Check it out!