Abhinaya Balasubramanian

University of Illinois, Chicago
Microsoft Scholarship Recipient

I am from India pursuing my Masters at UIC. I worked with Cognizant Technology Solutions for a couple years before coming to Chicago. I have worked in areas of Computer Science including data mining, databases, sentiment analysis,information retrieval and natural language processing. I am also interested in Indian Classical music and education for under-privileged. I was a part of Cognizant outreach in designing educational and fun activities for children. I was also a part of an Organization which focused on value-based education system.

“Privileged children get an experience with computers very early in life but there are kids who never get to even see them for a very long time. I want to help the under-privileged children and help them emerge as true engineers and technologists.”