Rutu Mulkar

lifelong student, in pursuit of knowledge


My name is Rutu Mulkar and I am a Principal Applied Scientist at Amazon, working on problems related to NLP, ML and Large Language Models. My background is largely in startup world, and I have founded 2 companies in the NLP space - one of which had a successful exit, and the other was in GenAI that received grant funding from Sam Altman though YC. I have a Ph.D. in Natural Language Processing, during which I contributed to IBM Watson that defeated humans at Jeopardy! (news story).

I write about ML/NLP and book summaries. I love languages - both Natural Languages and Programming languages. I speak English, Hindi and Gujarati fluently, learning Spanish, and working on writing in Korean.

I started out as a Computer Engineer and later I got my Masters and Doctorate in Computer Science from University of Southern California (USC). I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).