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Krittika D'Silva

PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

I am a third-year PhD student in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge where I work under the supervision of Cecilia Mascolo. I am a member of Jesus College and a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

As an undergraduate at the University of Washington I received a double degree in Bioengineering and Computer Engineering and worked in three research labs. Advised by Joan Sanders, Brian Hafner, and John Cagle, I worked for two years designing devices to improve prosthetic socket fit for individuals with lower limb amputations. For the following two years, I worked in the Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) lab building technology for low resource settings. I was advised by Gaetano Borriello and Nicki Dell. In my final year, I worked with Luis Ceze and Karin Strauss researching ways in which DNA molecules can be used for long-term data storage.

In the summer of 2014, I interned at Microsoft Research India on the Technology for Emerging Markets team building a mobile application for CGNet Swara. In 2015, I interned at Google in Mountain View where I worked on Android animations for the Streams, Photos, and Sharing team. In 2016, I interned at Google in London on the Chrome for Android team where I build features for Chrome's default media controls.

In the summer of 2018, I worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jakarta, Indonesia as a Data Science Fellow in the Global Pulse Lab.

At Cambridge, I serve as the Gates Scholars' Council Technology Officer, Jesus College MCR Committee Webmaster, and ACMW-UK Communication Officer. In my spare time, I enjoy birdwatching, acrylic painting, and biking.


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    PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge