Alumni Spotlight: Ashish Gaurav
First year Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo.
Area of research – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Please tell us about your time at the school with us?
Overall, I spent some wonderful years at DPSGPV. Throughout the twelve years, all the teachers were very kind and helpful to me. My interest in math, science and computers started early on. I would wait every week for the games period and roam around in the schools during lunch breaks. I still remember all the places in the different lawns where I would have my lunches. I remember my time in canteens and the music room, and times spent during substitute periods. I remember my classmates and my friends. There are so many wonderful memories I have from all the years I spent at the school.
What has been your journey since finishing your schooling?
After finishing my schooling, I enrolled as a bachelors student at BIT Mesra, and graduated first class with distinction from there. Later I continued on to my master’s degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo, and had the chance to develop software for self-driving cars. I recently graduated with a Masters degree.
What do you believe the school has shown you/given you as a person?
The school taught me the importance of patience in everyday life and inculcated in me a need for integrity in my work, and taught me to have an optimistic outlook towards life. I thank all my teachers for the initial years of help, especially the math and computer science faculty at DPSGPV.
What are some of the proudest moments in your career?
One of the proudest moments in my career was when I interned at Google in 2016. For the purposes of the internship, I got to visit Google’s Bay Area campus and learned first hand about the life in Silicon Valley.
What inspires you to continue the work you do every day?
I hope that one day I will be able to contribute something of immense value to the world, through my research.