After completing an undergraduate degree in computer science at Swansea University Kaushalya moved to the industry briefly and then went on to read a masters at the University of Oxford. Currently she works for the London Stock Exchange Group within their technology sector.
“I found my time as an undergraduate at Swansea extremely rewarding and enriching. Wales was also very new to me and this added to the varied and interesting experiences I had whilst at University. Highlights include the excellent quality of teaching at the computer science faculty, the high calibre of research, lecturers and students and to add to the academic experience the social, sport and cultural aspects of being in Swansea and in Wales is worth mentioning.” While at Swansea, Kaushalya was the president and founder of the chess club, was the editor and PR officer of the Tashan Indian Society and was recognised as runner up in wales at the British Councils 'Most outstanding International student awards' in 2011. During her second year she also won a prize for a poster presented on Artificial Intelligence at the Lovelace Colloquium organised by the British Computer Society. Following on, her Masters dissertation poster on ’Trust Metrics for Online social Media' was selected to be presented at the Grace Hopper Conference in Phoenix - October 2014.
Kaushalya completed a very challenging but exciting undergraduate dissertation where she implemented her own chess computer. “The lessons I learned from this project still helps me in what I do. I feel that the best part about the computer science degree at Swansea, are the solid foundations and way of thinking that you acquire and it has helped me very much in every possible way.”