Oishi Deb

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Project: Machine Learning

Oishi is already a successful woman in technology – she will be developing her Sky Tech Scholar project whilst holding down a fulltime job as a software engineer at Rolls-Royce. Oishi is the epitome of drive and determination, as well as possessing some extremely impressive technical skills.

Oishi has made it her business to immerse herself in the world of technology with internships, work placements, computer courses and national and international hackathons/competitions. It has led to her receiving multiple accolades including the President and Vice-Chancellor Student of the Year award in her final year at university and an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Achievement Award. It’s clear that she has a genuine passion for her subject.

“Technology has furthered everything from putting people on the moon to curing life-threatening diseases. As it has the power to drive so many improvements, I want to develop my knowledge in this field so that I can one day contribute towards changing someone’s life.”

She has put her experiences to good use, becoming a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador for the younger generation through various volunteering posts, such as mentoring at the BBC coding club, chairing her university’s women in Computer Science group and being a vocal champion for gender diversity.

Oishi states that she wants to be a role model for the younger generation (especially females) and to help and inspire them in their tech career. But who inspires her?

“'My motivation/inspiration comes from personal loss. When I was 14, my elder sister passed away when she was only 16, this incident taught me one thing, sometime life doesn't give you second chance. So take every opportunity that comes in your way.'’