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Aneet Kumar Dutta

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

MS by Research student at IIT Kanpur

The core of diversity in anyway is valuing each and every person irrespective of caste, gender, religion or anything.

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I work in the area of intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. My job is to create algorithms to detect cyber attacks by leveraging the potential of artificial intelligence.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I love working in STEM because of the honesty and mystery attached to its core. It's like we are on a journey where we discover, learn, unlearn and relearn. My role model is Dr Sandeep K Shukla, my thesis supervisor in IIT Kanpur who taught me that science and technology is not only about how much we know but how much more we are ready to explore.

HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE WOMEN IN STEM?

In India, I do it by requesting and motivating them to focus on their career.

WHAT DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE DONE TO ENCOURAGE MORE GENDER DIVERSITY WITHIN STEM?

The core of diversity in anyway is valuing each and every person irrespective of caste, gender, religion or anything. We should give each person the power to choose.

BEST ADVICE FOR OTHER ADVOCATES?

Merit does not discriminate and so should we.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE

Science is a way of thinking much more than that of a body of knowledge’ by Carl Sagan