Shaona is a post-doctoral research associate at University of Oxford’s e-Research Centre, University of Oxford. Shaona’s current research focusses on the application of machine learning and AI techniques towards a smart society initiative. She completed her PhD in Machine Learning while being a visiting researcher at UCL. She was a Mayflower Fellowship recipient from the University of Southampton. She published in top machine learning workshops and conferences NIPS, ECML and ICML. She was awarded multiple travel grants from Bloomberg, Women in Machine Learning. Before academia, she worked iwith Samsung Electronics, HP labs and Microsoft Research. She was twice awarded the Samsung award of excellence.