Sameena Shah

Ms Sameena Shah

Senior Research Scientist, Thompson Reuters
NY

Engineers!

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Close Up
  • What I Do
    We develop large scale optimization algorithms that can perform well on problems of interest. Optimizing means finding out the best possible set of parameters.
  • Why Engineering?
    I had the option of changing things which may not be possible in some other fields. I need not remember a lot of things, just a few basics and then use them to understand the rest! Somehow it seemed easy to me, i never had to put in a lot of effort, rather even after putting in a lot of effort it never seemed like i had been "working".
  • School Days
    I did B.Tech from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Mtech and Phd from IITD.
  • My Day At Work
    My work involves a lot of thinking. I first decide what problem interests me. Then I find out the state-of-art solutions for it and think about their potential problems. Next question is, what can I do in my capacity to improve on it. Then I implement my ideas in software or try to prove them mathematically. Finally I write a paper that describes the whole method. Paper writing in itself is very interesting, because you are "selling" your ideas and you have to support every claim of yours.
  • Best Part
    Its fun to understand logic and relatively easy to make a change. Just an algorithm can change the whole world (for eg. Google).
  • Proud Moments
    I am proud of every paper that I publish
  • Challenges
    The biggest challenge that I face currently is managing home along with work. Trying to learn how to balance both.
  • My Family
    I have a very understanding husband who is also a computer engineer.
  • Dreams and Goals
    Short term: Finish Phd, Get a job Long Term: Establish a company
  • Inspiration
    My father
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    Go for it! Its very satisfying!
  • Additional Thoughts
    Paper writing in itself is very interesting, because you are "selling" your ideas and you have to support every claim of yours.
  • Hobbies
    Basketball, debating, organizing events.