Contributed by Atanu R Sinha, Principal Scientist
“I am so impressed with the technical accomplishments of these young women. At their age, I was doing nothing that compares.” This is just one of the numerous appreciatory comments I received from my fellow scientists after they interviewed the student-finalists of Adobe India Women in Technology 2020 Scholarship Program.
How it all began
The Adobe India Women in Technology Scholarship program started back in 2017 with the purpose of encouraging young women to pursue careers in technology. The scholarship has consistently helped us bring together the sharpest, most driven, diverse set of individuals and give them the freedom to nurture their intellectual curiosity. Through the program each year, we strive to discover top talent, recognize them with a financial award, and then offer them a potential opportunity through an internship and a senior-level technical mentorship.
The road to discovery
Now in its fourth year, the scholarship program has proven to be a strong driver of our #AdobeForAll commitment, attracting the finest talents from colleges across India. We conducted five rounds of reviewing, screening, deliberations and interviewing, and each finalist was reviewed by four independent technical specialists. Through this thorough selection process, the top five candidates were identified to be scholarship recipients. The rigorous road to be chosen a winner has shown us that we can discover talented young women technologists in almost every corner of India!
We’re proud to introduce this year’s Adobe India Women in Technology Scholarship winners:
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Arushi is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in technology for computer science. Her key research interests include artificial intelligence, cyber security and quantum cyptography. Arushi has mentored more than 70 students, helping them enhance their coding skills.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Ishika is currently pursuing her graduation in Chemical Engineering Department with minors in machine learning and cognitive science. Her research agenda pertains to modeling interpretable intelligent machines with ethics and emotions incorporated. She has worked on topics relating to recommendor systems, stochastic optimization, human action recognition, intelligent energy harvesting, brain computer interface, and more.
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior
Juhi is currently pursuing an Integrated Post Graduation course in IT. She believes in creating value-based products and is interested in Android development and data science. Her interest in these fields gave her the opportunity to garner 10,000+ downloads on a Women Security App on the Play Store, a Smart Dustbin app created by her team to operate in the Bangalore Airport and received the Best Paper Award at the 3rd IEEE CICT 2019.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Shubhika is currently pursuing a 5-year integrated MSc. course in Mathematics and Computing. She has a deep interest in robotics and has worked on multiple projects in the area. Her goal is to research and innovate, harness the power of computer vision (specifically 3D vision) and digital experience design to meet the global challenges of organizations and society.
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida
Tripti is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Her academic interests lie in data structures and algorithms, database systems and web, machine learning, software engineering, and more. She is an Open Source Contributor, Technical Coordinator, Mentor, Tech Blogger and a Full Stack Developer working on projects blending ML/AI with web, mobile, and native applications.
We wish the winners success in their endeavors, and hope the scholarship is a stepping-stone toward a rewarding career in technology! We can’t wait to see what they’ll accomplish at Adobe.
Read more about Adobe India Women in Technology Scholarship here.