Episode 2: The Inventor in the Lab

15th July 2019

On this episode, we talk to inventor Dr Tempest Van Schaik, a Machine Learning Engineer at Microsoft. She is currently working on Project Fizzyo with University College London and Great Ormand Street Hospital helping children with Cystic Fibrosis.

Tempest is a "full-stack" aficionado with expertise from designing agricultural soil testing kits in small start-ups to data science applications for healthcare in big tech companies. When she's not busy building the future, she creates art and illustration.

While growing up in South Africa, Tempest's creativity and innate curiosity led her to find her passion for applying engineering to healthcare. We explore her journey through her studies in medical and electrical engineering at Wits University in Johannesburg, and her move to London to embark on a PhD and a tech career.