Sameena Shah wins Google India Engineering Award

By news desk,

New Delhi: Sameena Shah has won the 2009 Google India Women in Engineering Award. Google India selected 9 top students for the 22 finalists this year. Full time student in a recognized institution and pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related majors were eligible for this award.

An Engineering graduate of Jamia Millia Islamia, Sameena Shah, on winning the awar said, “I love research in Computer Science because it satiates my inherent desire to understand the logic behind things. Things which are seemingly random may have an underlying structure. The joy for me lies in discovering patterns, creating algorithms, proposing a theory and making my own little contribution to the world.”

Google India wants to recognize and celebrate women in computer science and related fields through this award of Rs 100000. Shah has extensive work in Artificial Intelligence, seven published papers and eight under review in international journals and conferences. She has got the Ministry of Human Development & Research research fellowship from 2004 to 2009 for pursual of PhD. She also received the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (USA) student scholarship in 2008.

Shah did her Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2002 and then Masters in Technology from IIT (Delhi) in 2004. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from IIT (Delhi) on the topic “Distributed Machine Learning.”

Source: The Milli Gazette (1-15 March 2009)