A premature baby born in the seventh month of her mother’s pregnancy – a good 15 weeks ahead of the due date – and given just 30 days to live, is now a tech prodigy, all because her mother believed in the impossible miracle.
The child, K Visalini, is now 19 years old, and has an IQ of 225, the highest in India. She now has the world’s top networking certifications under her belt – CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNA Security, and CCNP Route are among the 13 international certifications she has acquired. At the age of 13, Visalini completed the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert course and became the youngest in the world to clear the exam. Just after passing class eight, went to college and completed BTech in computer science and engineering at 18 years with a GPA of 9.6.
Living in the small town in south Tamil Nadu, she has set big goals in life, but lacks the financial security and the funding required for her research.
“I want to start a networking company in Tirunelveli. I am also working on a dream project that has the potential to win a Nobel Prize,” says Visalini, “but I need a few crores of rupees to set up a proper laboratory to pursue my research.”
Since the age of 11, she has delivered speeches at several international computer and networking conferences, which includes the Google India Summit at Delhi in 2015, a lecture on ‘big data and artificial intelligence’ at the ISRO headquarters in Bengaluru. Where over 700 scientists listened to her and gave her a standing ovation.
She also undertook a project for ISRO and completed it successfully. “I finished it ahead of schedule, in just 35 days. My project was named ‘ISRO Satellite Centre – Visalini’s Network Management System (ISAC- VNMS),” says Visalini.
Visalini has set her own path now. She is learning artificial intelligence and machine learning, deep learning, cognitive neuroscience, virtual reality, among other things. Visalini is currently working on AI-assisted therapy for the mentally challenged, and a couple of lifesaving projects for soldiers of the Indian army and the fishermen.
Credits: The Weekend Leader
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- Staff Reporter