Barcelona, November 2019
As part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks of the Horizon 2020 programme, Worldsensing welcomes Ayesha Sahar as a PhD researcher in Machine Learning.
“I feel really honoured to be a part of Worldsensing. Everyone here is very cooperative. Being in such a hardworking and talented team, I am feeling no pressure or stress rather it gives me a great motivation to learn more,” says Ayesha whose main research interests include multidisciplinary nature of machine intelligence, Intelligent Data Science and wireless technologies, solutions & products.
Ayesha is from Pakistan and studied Computer Engineering at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore. After a funded summer internship in the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz – DFKI) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, she completed a Masters in Computer Science on a fully-funded scholarship in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), one of the top-ranked universities in South-Korea.
Ayesha Sahar with Alejandro Lampropulos and Denis Guilhot
Her main tasks will be developed within the EU funded project Windmill (Machine Learning for Wireless Communications), a European Training Network (ETN) project, within the framework of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme. The project Kick-Off Meeting took place in Aalborg, Denmark, on 18 November 2019.
This 4-year project focuses on integrating two technology fields: machine learning and wireless communication, with a special emphasis on research, training and knowledge sharing among 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). Partners include leading international research institutes and companies. By the project completion, a new generation of interdisciplinary experts, extremely competitive on the job market, will be available.
Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides systems with the ability to automatically learn and improve from experience without being explicitly programmed. It is therefore a solution for handling the massive volume and complexity of data expected in the coming years resulting from Internet-of-Things blooming.
Denis Guilhot, Senior EU Project Manager at Worldsensing, explains that the selection process for this position was very competitive: “Out of the applications we received, 12 candidates were invited for an interview, out of which 3 were selected as finalists. Ayesha was the successful candidate thanks to her combination of technical and industrial skills. She is not only outstanding technically, with relevant experience in research, programming, Internet-of-Things, wireless networks, indoor positioning and Machine Learning, but also has industrial experience, business knowledge and is autonomous as a researcher.”
As a leading IoT company, Worldsensing is constantly focused on creating innovative technology and participates in several projects within the EU Program for Research and Innovation.
“When we are asked about future trends in technology we normally mention AI and machine learning. Well, this is a clear example of how we are getting ready so that these technologies can actually be a disruptive element in solving challenges. This is what we, at Worldsensing, think innovation means: being able to anticipate societal needs and working to translate innovative research into reliable solutions that can have a real impact on people’s lives,” notes Andrea Bartoli, Head of Innovation at Worldsensing.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813999.
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. The Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 100 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, and Singapore, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 60 countries across 6 continents.