Nasdaq Women in Technology: Niharika Sharma, Senior Software Engineer, Nasdaq’s Machine Intelligence Lab

Women in Tech: Niharika Sharma

Niharika Sharma is a Senior Software Engineer for Nasdaq’s Machine Intelligence Lab. She designs systems that gather, process and apply machine learning/natural language processing technologies on natural language data, generating valuable insights to support business decisions. Over the past years, she worked on Natural Language Generation (NLG) and Surveillance Automation for Nasdaq Advisory Services. We sat down with Niharika to learn more about how she got her start in computer science and how she approaches challenges in her career.

Can you describe your day-to-day as a senior software engineer at Nasdaq?

My day-to-day work involves collaborating with Data Scientists to solve problems, ideating business possibilities with product teams and working with Data/Software Engineers to transform ideas into solutions.

How did you become involved in the technology industry, and how has technology influenced your role?

My first exposure to Computer Science was a Logo programming class that I took as a

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Physicists and chemists engineer optical fibers with 2D materials — ScienceDaily

At the latest since the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for research on graphene in 2010, 2D materials — nanosheets with atomic thickness — have been a hot topic in science.

This significant interest is due to their outstanding properties, which have enormous potential for a wide variety of applications. For instance, combined with optical fibres, 2D materials can enable novel applications in the areas of sensors, non-linear optics, and quantum technologies. However, combining these two components has so far been very laborious. Typically, the atomically thin layers had to be produced separately before being transferred by hand onto the optical fibre. Together with Australian colleagues, Jena researchers have now succeeded for the first time in growing 2D materials directly on optical fibres. This approach significantly facilitates manufacturing of such hybrids. The results of the study were reported recently in the journal on materials science Advanced Materials.

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Uber engineer speaks out against company’s $186M campaign, says it’ll hurt drivers

As Uber has poured tens of millions of dollars into a California ballot measure to avoid classifying its drivers as employees, one engineer from inside the ride-hailing company spoke out against this campaign on Tuesday. In an op-ed published by TechCrunch, Kurt Nelson said Uber doesn’t have drivers’ interests in mind.

“Uber works because it’s cheap and it’s quick,” Nelson wrote. “But it’s become clear to me that this is only possible because countless drivers are spending their personal time sitting in their cars, waiting to pick up a ride, completely unpaid. Workers are subsidizing the product with their free labor.”


Nelson is one of only a handful of gig economy company employees to speak out against Proposition 22. It’s been historically rare to see tech workers criticize their employers’ positions. But that’s starting to change. Google employees organized walk-outs in 2018 over the company’s handling of sexual harassment allegations

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Rivian salaries revealed, from engineer to financial analyst

  • Rivian has become one of the most high-profile electric-vehicle startups.
  • Salary data the company shared with the US government shows that employees in many positions earn more than $100,000 per year.
  • The positions included in this report have salaries ranging from $76,667 to $176,667.
  • Are you a current or former Rivian employee? Do you have an opinion about what it’s like to work there? Contact this reporter at [email protected], on Signal at 646-768-4712, or via his encrypted email address [email protected]
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

After spending nearly a decade in stealth mode, Rivian has become one of the most talked-about electric-vehicle startups since it showed off its first two vehicles in 2018.

The company’s rising profile has led to a battle for talent with Tesla and other EV startups as it prepares to launch a pickup truck and SUV next year. The cost of that fight is

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Researchers engineer RNA-targeting compounds that disable the pandemic coronavirus’ replication engine — ScienceDaily

Scripps Research chemist Matthew Disney, PhD, and colleagues have created drug-like compounds that, in human cell studies, bind and destroy the pandemic coronavirus’ so-called “frameshifting element” to stop the virus from replicating. The frameshifter is a clutch-like device the virus needs to generate new copies of itself after infecting cells.

“Our concept was to develop lead medicines capable of breaking COVID-19’s clutch,” Disney says. “It doesn’t allow the shifting of gears.”

Viruses spread by entering cells and then using the cells’ protein-building machinery to churn out new infectious copies. Their genetic material must be compact and efficient to make it into the cells.

The pandemic coronavirus stays small by having one string of genetic material encode multiple proteins needed to assemble new virus. A clutch-like frameshifting element forces the cells’ protein-building engines, called ribosomes, to pause, slip to a different gear, or reading frame, and then restart protein assembly anew,

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Julie (McCoy) Wurmlinger, Retired Chief Engineer from Ford Motor Company and President/Owner of OhmTek, LLC joins Exro Board of Directors

Exro Technologies is pleased to announce Julie (McCoy) Wurmlinger to the Board of Directors

  • Retired Global Chief Engineer from Ford Motor Company and current President/Owner of OhmTek, LLC Technical Consulting joins Exro Board of Directors
  • Possesses decades of experience in the automotive industry
  • Committed to accelerating commercialization of Exro’s technology into global powertrain sectors and automotive applications

CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / September 29, 2020 / Exro Technologies Inc. (TSXV:EXRO)(OTCQB:EXROF), a leading technology company which has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and powertrains, is pleased to announce that Julie (McCoy) Wurmlinger, an accomplished engineering leader in the automotive industry, has joined the Exro Board of Directors (“Board of Directors”).

 

As a retired Global Chief Engineer from Ford Motor Company and current President/Owner of OhmTek, LLC, with more than 30 years of experience, Ms. Wurmlinger brings a global perspective to innovation and product development in the

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Meet the engineer paving the way for women and BAME science students | Wales

Video report by ITV Wales reporter Kate Lewis


A Swansea engineer is helping to inspire other women and black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) science students after forming a pioneering support network.

Dr Youmna Mouhamad first moved to the UK from France to study a masters in physics, but out of 20 people on her course, she was one of only two women and the only person of colour.

Within that environment – and like many from minority groups – she says she struggled to reach her full potential. It’s known as the attainment gap – a problem that is all too common.

“It’s not that the students are not able to perform – the environment doesn’t create the right environment for them to succeed,” Dr Mouhamad said.

“My grade was significantly lower than what I had been doing previously and I didn’t know who to speak to.”

Dr Youmna
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