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Yaxin Wu

Women of STEM Scholarship Winner

Award Date:

May 18th, 2023

STEM Interests

Will be studying a Double Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at UNSW

A Bit About Me

  • Jasmin is currently studying a double degree in Computer Science and Mathematics at UNSW. 

  • She chose to study Computer Science in the hopes of using theory in real world situations. 

  • Jasmin has worked as a tutor helping others gain confidence and stimulate interests in mathematics. 

  • She is a self employed software designer and has created a range of applications including a hangman game, a radio request bot and a ATAR estimator which has been used by 150+ year 12 students. 

  • Jasmin also created a random recipe generator that assists university students in meal preparation. 

  • She was nominated for the first year CS project prize at adelaide University for programming. 

Questions and Answers

Tell us about someone who inspires you and why

How did you become interested in STEM?

What are you most looking forward to about studying STEM at university?

How will the Women of STEM Scholarship assist you?

Dr Fei-Fei Li – she’s contributed so much to computer vision research, and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched her TED Talk on AI.

A combination of brilliant maths teachers, interesting YouTube videos, and great role models.

I’m studying a double degree in Computer Science and Maths, and problem solving is at the heart of both these degrees. I love thinking about different ways I can tackle a particularly difficult proof or programming question, and it’s so rewarding when I finally figure out the answer or understand a concept more deeply.

Since I had to move interstate to attend UNSW, the scholarship will help me with general living expenses – Sydney rent can be expensive!

What job do you hope to pursue after graduating from university?

Definitely something related to software. I’d love to work in industry as a software engineer, but if I choose to undertake further study after my undergrad, it would probably be in machine learning or theoretical computer science.

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