#SheChoseScience | 3IA Young Women Researchers

Published on March 8, 2023 Updated on March 8, 2023

Find out why young 3IA researchers have chosen the path of scientific research.

On International Women's Rights Day 2023, we asked four young women researchers from 3IA Côte d'Azur why they chose to pursue a career in science. Here are their answers below!

Lisa Guzzi (PhD student - Université Côte d'Azur)
I have always been fascinated by science and the endless possibilities it offered. But as I got older, I noticed that women were vastly underrepresented in the field. This realization only fueled my passion and inspired me to pursue a scientific career.

I am now pursuing a PhD in AI applied to medicine and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a meaningful way. I want to use my skills and knowledge to help develop new technologies and approaches that can address health issues.

Thi-Khuyen Le (Postdoctoral researcher - Université Côte d'Azur)
I am passionate about applying machine learning and deep learning to medicine, which is why I have dedicated myself to research in this area.

My research revolves around developing innovative machine learning techniques to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of diverse ailments such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Fibromyalgia, Depression, and lung cancer. By harnessing the potential of machine learning and deep learning, I have created algorithms that can diagnose these diseases based on both structured (clinical, metabolic data) and unstructured data (PET images). Our algorithms helped to improve the doctor's diagnosis, this has the potential to develop the healthcare industry and improve the patients outcomes. I am thrilled to continue exploring this area and contributing to its growth.

Lucia Innocenti (PhD student - Inria)
As for personal behavior, I've always been attracted by intellectual challenges. Growing up, I did not have the opportunity to see the research world and academia, but I still knew that I wanted to explore and understand everything possible. At that time, I thought I would become an archeologist.

During high school, I discovered computer science and the well-organized, logical, and practical mindset that come with that. Since that moment, I found a place in which my curiosity could sprout. Doing a Ph.D. was a natural choice at this point because it allows me to develop a method of doing research that will stay with me for my future career.

Valeriya Strizhkova (PhD student - Inria)
I chose to pursue scientific research in computer science because of its potential for innovation and positive impact on society. I find the scientific process incredibly fascinating and enjoy the intellectual challenge of solving complex problems.

Additionally, as a female computer scientist, I am motivated to break down gender barriers and inspire more women to pursue their dreams in STEM fields.

The 3IA Côte d'Azur is proud to be surrounded by these ambitious and inspiring young women. To date, 24% of the Institute's researchers (doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and chair holders included) are women. We look forward to seeing this figure rise further and further!