Tell us a fun fact about yourself
As a primary school student, I wanted to turn part of my room into a science lab where I could build devices.
Tell us about your career journey so far
In the early stages of my study up until I earned my bachelor’s degree, I was learning from books the knowledge that academics and researchers had already amassed. Postgraduate research study has put me on a path to explore new avenues and write about them for the succeeding students to learn from.
What was your favourite subject in school and why?
Physics – Studying Physics helped me understand why things around me moved the way they did, how different objects interacted the way they did. It enabled me to have a clearer view and understanding of my surroundings which was otherwise hazy.
What subjects/qualifications are useful in your role?
A bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science/engineering.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I get to push the boundaries of human knowledge as a researcher. I get to explore futuristic ideas.
What is a normal day in your role like?
With my morning coffee, I quickly remind myself of the bigger problem my research aims to solve. Then I think about the sub-problem I intend to tackle on that day and set my agenda. I use my existing knowledge, recently published technical work, and discussion with my peers to tackle the sub-problem. After my Eureka moment of arriving at a solution, I test out and verify the solution. At the end of the day I make a mental note of what I learned during the day and what my next steps would be.
Suggest an activity that could be done at home that illustrates an aspect of your work?
How research works: http://www.kathleenamorris.com/2019/02/26/research-lessons/