Our journey around the world continues with Alaleh Hatami, a participant in SEI Inventor Digital 2020. After her degree in Physical Engineering in Tehran, Iran, she came to Turin to specialise in Computer Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. In 2017, she was a guest speaker at an international conference in the United Arab Emirates to present her thesis on solar surface temperature measurement techniques.
Hi Alaleh, would you like to introduce yourself?
My name is Alaleh and I came from Tehran to Turin to follow my dreams. Back in Tehran I was a physics student while here I am studying computer engineering. My desire is to never feel limited and see and learn more and more.
To you, what does innovative thinking mean?
To go further what I am asked to do and change the known pathways and answers.
Which project did your team work on during SEI Inventor?
Our purpose was to come up with an application which helps people to improve their soft skills. To be more precise, in our project we started from dealing with all the questions inherent to time management.
How valuable was it to you to interact with so many different cultural backgrounds during your experience at SEI?
Mostly it was a proof for me that this world needs people with different backgrounds to stay together and teach each other. Being a team is one of the most important things for humanity to grow even further.
What was the greatest certainty you had to doubt in order to move forward in your training and professional career?
I’ve always had one big question: “Do I actually like what I am doing?”. So, in every experience or challenge I faced, I always started with the knowledge that I would have to constantly re-evaluate and test myself and the moment I was dealing with, to learn how to engage with it.
What are your upcoming projects?
For now, graduating from Politecnico di Torino!