"Due to the large range of teams at Graphcore, I knew that gaining a scholarship with them would also give me the opportunity to get experience in multiple areas of electronics before my graduation." Abi
University: University of Southampton
Degree Course: MEng Electronic Engineering with Artificial Intelligence
What appeals to me about electronics
Electronics is a field which is continuously evolving and progressing, impacting every area of our society. This fast pace and broad scope mean i know that a career in electronics will be exciting and give me a vast range of job opportunities. It is remarkable to think that the knowledge i gain by studying electronics has the potential to radically change the future.
Why I chose graphcore
When applying for a ukesf scholarship, graphcore was the company that stood out to me the most because of the unique and innovative technology that it develops for machine learning. Due to the large range of teams at graphcore, i knew that gaining a scholarship with them would also give me the opportunity to get experience in multiple areas of electronics before my graduation.
I was offered another scholarship from a different company, but decided to accept the offer from graphcore because everyone was so welcoming and enthusiastic when i went for my interview.
My work and responsibilities
During my placement i joined the silicon team, where i was working to improve the silicon design flow with respect to clock domain crossing. This involved writing python and systemverilog scripts, writing some documentation and using clock domain crossing tools.
This was really helpful in developing my coding and debugging skills, but also gave me the opportunity to see first hand the kind of work i could be doing after i graduate.
I enjoy music, especially playing the clarinet and piano. I have been playing in orchestras since i was in primary school. From a young age i have also enjoyed competing in cross-country and fell running races. Since coming to university, i have picked up kickboxing and become involved in a local church.