Hello, I am Zeba Khanam
Area of Expertise: Design, Engineering, Product, UX
Career Level: Mid
Ask Me About: Product Research
I am Zeba Khanam currently a final year computer science Ph.D. student at the University of Essex, UK. My research focuses on robotics and IoT and I am looking to transition to the product management role after my thesis. I started working as a Scientist at Government Lab in India right after my under-graduation in 2013. Even though it was a research-oriented computer vision lab, I took up the initiative to develop an economical 3D endoscope. Without even realizing I was working as a product manager; I led a product management cycle. The project was later on adopted at a large scale by the Government of India in their Make in India Scheme. Even in my Ph.D., I had focussed on the development of a commercial robot for autonomous nuclear waste disposal. This product-driven research has led to the development of an economical solution which has brought down the cost by 210%. I am currently working with a power start-up and UK government to develop an EdTech app aimed at educating students aged 6-10 years about electricity conservation. I also work with a social start-up where I look into the problem of the development of channels of sustainable livelihood for jail inmates from the lens of a product manager.