Anirudh Subramanya Sriraam, Class of 2006

Current profession: Research Associate at Monash University
University attended: Monash University (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Civil Engineering

I joined GIS for my secondary education in early 2000. Seeing as my first time outside my home country, away from friends and community, the cultural diversity and experience GIS provided was nurturing and welcoming. I had always been interested in discovering how things work, and my time as a student at GIS opened my eyes to the excitement and wider benefit of engineering and science. I built a strong foundation in education from secondary to graduate school where I am currently pursuing my doctoral research in engineering.

What’s your best memory of GIS?
GIS gave a lot of memories, one of which was setting up a cricket club for extra-curricular activities after school hours. Towards the end of my schooling, I seized an opportunity to organize a match between GIS staff and students. Leading my team was a dream come true and one of my best memories at GIS!

What inspires you?
The aptitude to effectively channel an idea to reality.

Describe GIS in 3 words.
Inspiring, diverse, active

How did GIS shape who you are today?
Besides subject knowledge, GIS provided a platform for building communication skills with students of different background at a very young age. I also had enthusiastic teachers who believed in me, provided a foundation to build on my ambitions and dreams. Opportunities such as these were what shaped who I am today.

What is your favourite subject in school?
Every subject has a story! However, my most cherished subject was designing as it allowed me to express my thoughts with new creations.