"The broad overview of the whole design process and how such a large company works as a team was incredibly insightful and encouraging." Abhishek
University: University of Cambridge
Degree Course: MEng Engineering
What appeals to me about Electronics?
Electronics has always made me think creatively to solve different problems. Being inspired by computers, I was always keen to explore how they work and how to improve the current architecture by taking cues from existing ideas and technologies. The application of information communication via electronics really intrigues me as the fundamentals to bring it to practical use relies on very simple engineering principles.
Why I chose Qualcomm?
Qualcomm is a leading company in processor development, and I believed that working with one of the most contemporary firms would not only extend my knowledge in electronics but also help me to develop as a well-rounded engineer. The broad overview of the whole design process and how such a large company works as a team was incredibly insightful and encouraging. There was a lot to learn from everyone and working on my own project really developed me as an engineer.
My work and responsibilities
Working in a small team with a supervisor, I was assigned a project consisting of developing an existing verification system (written in C and Python) further for the machine learning developments added to Qualcomm’s proprietary processor. There was a lot of background knowledge that needed to be gathered and hence I learned a lot about various processes including CPU verification, hardware development and understanding algorithms developed for hardware.
Being a keen chess player, I started a chess club at my college and love playing in tournaments online and over-the-board. As an active and analytical creator, I also love singing, gaming and programming and in general creating things. I also like playing badminton with friends and family and rowing at my college.