Deepraj Pandey

Research & Development

I am passionate about technology and the role it plays in shaping the future of society. I am currently an intern at Microsoft Research, India where I am working with Srinivasan Iyengar on a systems project that intersects with sustainability and aims to improve compute availability. My research interests are in memory systems, trusted execution environments, applications of blockchain, and cyber physical systems. During my time at Ashoka, I donned multiple hats at the Women in Computing Society and I am always on the look out for ways we can contribute together to building inclusive communities within tech.

Over the last few months, I have re-discovered my interest in the maker community. I have been working with Debayan Gupta at Ashoka to set up the university's first makerspace. Last spring, I worked on hacking some popular cars currently on Indian roads to test their resilience against known attacks - the results of which I cannot yet mention here.

I recently started working on setting up a non-profit to help build inclusive tech workspaces by facilitating multidisciplinary experiences for future recruits across the globe. I will link to our work when we are ready to announce.

Shoot me an email if you want to connect over anything cool you are working on!

Brief Slice of Life
  • Research Intern
    Microsoft Research | Bengaluru, India
    August 2021 - Present
  • Teaching Assistant (2)
    Ashoka University | Sonepat, India
    August 2020 - October 2021
  • Blockchain Fellow
    Blockchain Research Group | Sonepat, India
    May 2020 - August 2020
  • Research Assistant
    Ashoka University | Sonepat, India
    May 2019 - August 2019
  • SDE Intern
    Mytrah Energy | Gurgaon, India
    May 2018 - August 2018
  • Post Grad. Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research, Computer Science
    Ashoka University | Sonepat, India
    2020 - 2021
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Computer Science
    Ashoka University | Sonepat, India
    2017 - 2020


Founded one of the country's first high school hackathons in my junior year at high school.


Things I Call Hobbies

That others would not call hobbies based on the function of time that goes into them.

Miniscule Projects

Fun stuff that would not count as a project but are still interesting. Like that one script I wrote one lazy afternoon to help a friend prefill 67 Google Docs. Picking up a new API to do something fun is always a nice feeling.