Joining WIESoc's Industry Mentoring Program in 2019 was a great decision to help me think about planning. The program matches UNSW Students, as mentees, to industry mentors and both attend one-to-ones and industry events over a couple of months.
It was written in the stars that Tara Tjandra would study STEM at UNSW as both her parents completed an engineering degree there, but one of her “luckiest happenstances” she says was falling into Computer Science.
PhD candidate Ram Prasad Mohanty is helping to develop a faster and more accurate prototype design for DNA analysis which could change how healthcare is delivered by offering DNA diagnostics tests in-the-field and personalised medicine.
Alumna Lauren Spooner’s career path changed course when she took a first-year computing course. She switched from Electrical Engineering to a double degree so that she could incorporate Computer Science and has never looked back.
PhD candidate Saman Shafigh is a full-time software engineer at Canva and completing his PhD at UNSW's Computer Science and Engineering. We catch-up with Saman to learn more about his research in the area of Artificial Intelligence Security.
PhD candidate Hasindu Gamaarachchi has been passionate about computer science and engineering since he was a teenager. He is now three years into his research combining his enthusiasm for biology and computer engineering.