From left: Renee Borg, executive director of the Alabama Technology Foundation, Pavani Ankireddy and Hari Narayanan, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

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Pavani Ankireddy, a master’s student in computer science and software engineering, was recently announced as one of three winners of the Alabama Technology Foundation Scholarship. Ankireddy is a project manager and data analyst at Auburn University’s RFID Lab. She earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from India’s Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham before beginning her career as a software engineer at Infosys in 2014.

Ankireddy began her graduate studies at Auburn in 2017, working under the direction of Wei-Shinn (Jeff) Ku, professor of computer science and software engineering. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in data and analytics.