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Kellogg student contributes to United Nations' consultation on AI Report

May 31, 2024

Oishi Deb is a DPhil candidate at Kellogg College and jointly at the Departments of Engineering Science and Computer Science. Her research focuses on generative AI for computer vision and she is currently working on the articulation of deformable 3D objects using diffusion models at the Visual Geometry Group and Torr Vision Group Research Labs.

Oishi recently contributed to the United Nations’ consultation on the Interim Report, titled ‘Governing AI for Humanity.’ Consultants from Responsible AI UK with varying levels of experience from across industry and academia were invited to contribute, and Oishi was the only DPhil student to be selected. The report calls for a more united response to how AI is developed and used around the world. Due to her keen interest in issues around the safety and governance of AI, Oishi was thrilled to be involved. You can read the full report here.

Oishi returned to education after a period of working in industry. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Software and Electronics Engineering, she worked for Rolls-Royce in Software Engineering, where she was selected to present to the then-CEO, Warren East.

Oishi with Warren East, former Rolls-Royce CEO

She then returned to education to study an MSc in Artificial Intelligence and was funded by the highly competitive Google DeepMind Scholar programme. Oishi is currently an ELLIS Oxford DPhil candidate, and co-chairs the ELLIS Reading Group on ‘Mathematics of Deep Learning.’

Oishi with Vania Desmonda Senior Software Engineer at Google and part-time student at Oxford.

Oishi describes studying at Oxford as very rewarding and describes Kellogg as having “a great community of excellent Computer Science and Engineering Science researchers and Fellows, so meeting people from my department is very convenient.”

“I am grateful to the Kellogg staff for always being so supportive and for providing an excellent community for thriving. In general, the University of Oxford has excellent academics and researchers, so the opportunity to work with them is gratifying and I am very grateful to my DPhil supervisors for being supportive.”

Oishi at Kellogg