Oishi is a Technology scholar and was named as one of the 100 most influential people shaping British technology in 2019 by Business Insider

Oishi Deb | DeepMind Scholar

Oishi is a Technology scholar and was named as one of the 100 most influential people shaping British technology in 2019 by Business Insider

Oishi is a Technology scholar and was named as one of the 100 most influential people shaping British technology in 2019 by Business Insider (http://bit.ly/2Ra7sei).

Oishi has worked in the Analytics team at Rolls-Royce, she has also worked in safety-critical software development and verification projects for aircraft’s EEC (Electronic Engine Controller) software. Alongside her full-time work at Rolls-Royce, Oishi parallelly started working on a machine learning project as part of winning a tech scholar grant from Sky. Oishi is a UK STEM ambassador, and this has taken her to different places, one of the most prestigious ones is the participation at NATO’s Communication and Information Agency conference in Belgium as a panellist for the session -"Attracting Diverse Talent" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOqoVfo31MA).

Oishi received the prestigious ‘Bright Spark 2018’ award from the Electronics Weekly (https://bit.ly/2rkNyzl), which celebrates Top 30 under 30 engineers in the UK.

Oishi graduated with BEng Software and Electronics Engineering with Industry degree from the University of Leicester. Oishi received the President and Vice Chancellor Student of the Year Award 2017 for performing at an exceptional level across a number of activities and supporting the development of her peers and colleagues (http://bit.ly/2uoGgdK). Oishi received the Achievement Award - Undergraduate Grant 2016 from the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Oishi was the runner-up in the UK Telegraph STEM award 2017 in the power system category sponsored by Rolls-Royce (http://bit.ly/2TruM8T).

Oishi is also a professional mentor for the University of Leicester students.


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Rising Star winner, Oishi Deb wins a Sky Women in Technology Scholars grant

 

Rising Star alumni, Oishi Deb, has been awarded a grant as part of Sky's Women in Technology Scholarship.

Deb has been awarded a £25,000 bursary by the company, to allow her to work on her Machine Learning project.

In the year-long scheme, Deb, alongside two other winners - Hannah Blair and Kike Oniwinde, will receive funding and mentoring to pursue their own technology project, and develop their skills. Sky will also offer wider developmental support, including communication training.

Sky launched the campaign in 2017 with the hope of encouraging more women into technology.

Deb is currently a Software Engineer for Rolls Royce - a role she will continue, while she develops her Sky Tech Scholar project. Deb graduated with BEng Software and Electronics Engineering with Industry degree from the University of Leicester.

She has received many accolades and awards throughout her career, including the President and Vice Chancellor Student of the Year Award in 2017 and an Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Achievement Award. In June this year, Deb was also awarded a Rising Star Award in Technology.

Speaking to Sky, Deb said, "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."

"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, sometimes life doesn't give you a second chance."

"So take every opportunity that comes your way."

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky, said, "This is all about giving young women with a passion for tech a real chance of reaching their full potential."

"There are too few women working in technology."

"This is a problem that needs resolving, and we're fully committed to finding that resolution."

"Our Women in Technology Scholars scheme is a step in the right direction and I'm excited to see how it helps talented women develop their careers."