In the STEM fields, Pakistani women have been making waves both nationally and internationally. Also, they are quickly closing the gender gap in technology. One such brilliant, industrious, and intelligent woman who has significantly advanced the field of science is Aqsa Kausar. She is the country of Pakistan’s first female Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning.
Aqsa organized a variety of workshops at various events, including the Islamabad-based Google DevFest 2018 and Google Cloud Next Extended 2019. She additionally took part in a recent Machine Learning Train-The-Trainer seminar organized by Google in Singapore.
Aqsa was fortunate to connect with mentors at GDE since she has always felt that the correct mentoring may help people achieve great success. She currently works at Red Buffer, an Islamabad-based provider of Machine Learning and AI software services, and she intends to guide the group and any new hires in the proper direction.
Those who think that a career in technology won’t pay off significantly might now consider their assumptions. The life story of Aqsa Kausar can give young people the missionary zeal they so desperately need to succeed in pursuing their aspirations. The aspirations of tech-savvy women and their desires for success are connected by organizations like GDE. Importantly, the Google Developer Programs allow anyone from any part of the country to participate and bring forward their skills.
Aqsa, who is from Pakistan’s capital, became interested in machine learning when she was still in school. Aqsa was motivated to develop the idea of duplicating human attributes in robots while they were in school. Despite having an older sister who works as a doctor, she made the decision to study engineering at that time. Aqsa enrolled in the National University of Science and Technology to pursue a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering after completing his or her A-levels in physics, chemistry, and mathematics (BSEE). But, given the lack of chances in the nation, the path to ML was not straightforward.
Aqsa went through various internships and even made it on the ‘must-hires’ list of a company. But she was unable to land a job. The tech enthusiast finally found employment with a business after being unemployed for more than eight months. Yet getting a job wasn’t her main objective. Aqsa aspired to develop abilities beyond those shown on her resume. She has worked on projects involving augmented reality, object detection, and recommender systems, and as an ML Engineer, she has practical expertise with a wide range of projects, from footfall forecasting to cataract diagnosis. She soon learned about the Google Developers Program (GDE), which was the beginning of her road toward pursuing her ambition and profession in ML. She became one of the four women from Pakistan to be selected as a GDE in 2021.