A native of the Mauritius Island, Begum Durgahee holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Mauritius and a master’s in internet computing from the University of Surrey. She’s currently pursuing a PhD in biomedical informatics from the University of Utah. Begum is particularly interested in clinical information extraction, computational semantics, and sublanguage analysis for medical language processing.
“Knowing that I have at least tried to do something to achieve my goal, has pushed me forward in my career. There is no harm in trying, even though you have to go through rejections and obstacles, until you achieve your endeavors.”