Oishi Deb | Rolls Royce

Oishi Deb

Oishi is an enthusiastic and passionate engineer & technologist, working in Control Software Engineering department at Rolls-Royce (RR). Oishi’s current role is in Software Verification where she works as a Hardware Software Integration Test Engineer. Oishi’s previous role was a software developer where she was writing safety-critical software for aircraft’s engine control system.

Oishi received the prestigious ‘Bright Spark 2018’ award from the Electronics Weekly (https://www.electronicsweekly.com/brightsparks/), which celebrates the brightest and most talented young engineers in the UK. Oishi is also a finalist for the prestigious European Women in Construction & Engineering (WICE) Award for the Best women in Digital Innovation Category from approximately 350 nominations (http://wiceawards.com/2018-finalists.html#.Wr1ic6jwbIU).

Oishi is a Professional Member of the BCS (British Computer Society) and the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology). Oishi graduated with BEng Software and Electronics Engineering with Industry degree from the University of Leicester. Oishi received the President and Vice Chancellor Student of the Year Award 2017 for performing at an exceptional level across a number of activities and supporting the development of her peers and colleagues (http://bit.ly/2uoGgdK). Oishi received the Achievement Award – Undergraduate Grant 2016 from the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Oishi was the runner-up in the UK Telegraph STEM award 2017 in the power system category sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

Oishi is a dedicated STEM ambassador and actively promotes engineering and technology to the younger generation through various volunteering works, such as mentoring at the BBC coding club in Birmingham.

Oishi was the chair of the ‘Women in Computer Science Leicester (WCSL)’ group at the University of Leicester from 2016-17. As the university is championing the UN’s goal of gender diversity through the HeforShe campaign, Oishi’s work as the chair contributed to the university’s objective of gender diversity. Apart from being the chair, she was also selected as a member of the Athena Swan Committee for the Informatics Department. For all the contributions Oishi had made, she was a finalist for the prestigious Frank May volunteer of the year award 2017.

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