Software Engineer at Microsoft
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I graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, focusing on artificial intelligence and human computer interaction. My interests lie in the intersection of technology and business, and I enjoy machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, universal design, accessibility and assistive technologies. My past experience includes internships at IBM Research, Microsoft and Uber, as well as research experience with Stanford HCI group.
I am passionate about using technology to bring about positive change, and have worked on several projects and initiatives over the years to empower people with disabilities. I founded project STEMAccess in 2013 that provides resources, support and mentorship for blind math and science students in India. In 2017, I alongwith some other blind math and science students in India launched I-Stem (inclusivestem.org) that expands on this work, focusing on advocacy and research to enhance STEM accessibility. This has now evolved in an edtech organization focused on developing assistive technology to empower students and professionals with disabilities. In 2016, I also co-founded an award-winning social venture NextBillion.org, a mentorship program for students with disabilities interested in tech. So far, we have completed over 85 mentorships across 10 countries.
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