Himanshi Gidwani

Data Scientist, University of Waterloo, Incoming Data Scientist at IBM Canada

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Never be afraid to take risks for your passion and be proud of your achievement, even though the society tells you to do otherwise.

What do you do?

Previously, as a data science intern at IBM, I was tackling the application of deep learning to the mining industry. My job included applying cutting edge transfer learning techniques to deep learning models models and integrating advanced spatial data processing techniques into the stack.

Why did you choose this field?

I chose this particular field as I love to tell stories out of data and make data-driven insights. As a data scientist, there is a freedom in digging answers from datasets.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

Getting an offer from IBM as a Data Scientist

Why do you love working in STEM?

I am always amazed by the things happening around me in STEM. With new technologies coming everyday, being in STEM motivates to be abreast of the technologies. Everyday, I wake up to solve new problems and learn new things.

Best advice for next generation?

Never be afraid to take risks for your passion and be proud of your achievement, even though the society tells you to do otherwise. As you grow up, everyone will have an opinion about you and your life decisions. Know that you cannot please everyone, despite how much you may want to. And trust me, although it does not end as you get older, it definitely gets better.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Work hard in silence and let success be your noise

NOMINATE a woman in STEM

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