by Laura Quantz, student writer
After researching many institutions in the United States, Subash Shankar settled on CU Denver and is pursuing his master’s degree in computer science. Drawn to the university because of the diverse culture and the faculty research, he also likes that CU Denver is in the heart of the city.
“I come from a humble and small place, and I wanted to experience city culture,” he said. “Coming to Colorado was my first time on an airplane and the first time I have left my country.” Shankar is originally from a small town in southern India.
Subash’s inspiration to study engineering, and more specifically computer science, comes from a personal loss in his life. This loss inspired him. “I want to create diagnostic tools and/or medicines that can help all cancer patients” Shankar said.
Shankar’s favorite faculty is assistant professor Ashis Biswas. “Professor Biswas wants what is best for his students, so he is always trying different ways to help his students learn, grow, and succeed. He is very knowledgeable of what he is teaching,” Shankar said. “His research is amazing, and his classes are interesting!”
In addition to his studies, Shankar worked as a student ambassador and social media coordinator for the Department of Computer Science and was an active member in the Society of Women Engineers. He enjoyed attending campus events and working as a teaching assistant.
Shankar graduated in May 2021 and is currently pursuing a career in software development, cloud computing, data science, or networks. “We need better ways in increasing the performance of data in a cloud environment,” Shankar said.