Ankita Sharma is a data and applied scientist at Microsoft.
What are you working on now? Currently, I am working on an upcoming Microsoft product and am enjoying the entrepreneurial nature of my work. There is a good amount of experimentation with new ideas in AI and evaluating the latest papers in our context. Creating quick prototypes, constant integration of user feedback and the latest AI in collaboration with Microsoft Research has made the experience here very exciting.
What's next for you? What are your hopes for women in data science in the future? Being part of a great community at Stanford and now at Microsoft, I hope to contribute meaningfully and in exciting avenues of data science. It feels great to be associated with WiDS as it showcases talent and excellence by women in the field and inspires me to aspire for more. I’ve worked with WiDS as volunteer and as one of the organizers of the WiDS 2018 Datathon. I hope to see more women contributing in the field and since it is such a new field, we can be at the forefront of its success.