60 seconds with… Shruti Kohli, Data Scientist, DWP Digital

Meet Shruti, a data scientist at DWP Digital.

Shruti Kohli
Shruti Kohli

Tell us about the type of work that you do?

I spend a lot of my time mining large heterogeneous datasets and preparing meaningful results.

What was your first job in technology?

Quality Analyst.

What attracted you to DWP?

Social cause definitely. I see huge opportunities at DWP to really ‘make a difference’.

What technology excites you most and why?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has tremendous possibilities to make a better tomorrow. AI can not only automate multiple processes but also deliver accurate and speedy results.

Tell us about a project you’re working on

I’m creating insights from claimants’ data to identify major blockers in childcare payments that may impact their journey to employment.

What is one surprising fact that people don’t know about you?

I’m a disco freak!

Name one career goal you would like to achieve in the coming year

I’d like to contribute to DWP data strategy, exploring vistas for collaboration with industry and research organisations.

Name someone living or dead who inspired you in your career

Jeff Bezos, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of has brought a sea change in the shopping experience.

Join us

We’re currently recruiting. To find out more visit our DWP Digital Careers website and have a look at our LinkedIn page. You can also subscribe to this blog and following us on Twitter @DWPDigital.


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