Online tinyML SZ Meetup: How A Middle School Girl Solves a Real-Life Challenge Using TinyML

Hey community, please check out our third entry of tinyML Shenzhen meetups. This time we’ll have an online tinyML Talk webcast where Sashrika Das, a sixth-grade student, and her father Mithun Das, a Distinguished Software Engineer at Cox Automotive will talk on “How A Middle School Girl Solves a Real-Life Challenge Using TinyML: Gas Leak Detection”


Machine learning is an advanced field in Computer Science and Mathematics. Experts in data science and machine learning are working hard to bring this to embedded engineers and young programmers so that they can solve some real-life problems using ML, more specifically tinyML without being an expert in this field. One such platform is Edge Impulse which makes building ML models so intuitive that a middle schooler can learn and use them for good.



During the talk, Sashrika Das will explain why and how she built a gas leak detection project using Wio Terminal, Multi-channel gas sensor, and Edge Impulse Studio. Her device can smell diesel leaking from the tank and alert the owner in real-time. Sashrika will also share some tips for students her age to get started with tinyML. If you are interested in this project, you can click here!


Sashrika Das

Sashrika Das is a 6th-grade student at East Lyme Middle School in Connecticut, USA. She is passionate about the Internet of Things and programming. She participates in virtual contests such as “The coolest project”, “do your: bit”.She has started learning tinyML recently with guidance from her parent and created a proof of concept of some of her ideas.

Meanwhile her dad, Mithun Das will showcase his project Camper which sees animals/humans even in the dark using a thermal camera, Wio Terminal and Edge Impulse. If you are interested in this project, you can click here!


Mithun Das

Mithun Das is a distinguished software engineer at Cox Automotive with 17 years of experience in software, an ambassador at Edge Impulse & Balena. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in “Information Technology” from IIEST, India. At Cox, innovation is in their culture which brought Mithun to the world IoT. 

For the last 4-5 years, he has been working on IoT and ML for good. He has implemented many proof of concepts including low-cost contact tracing, smart parking reducing carbon emission, saving peatlands using tinyML, smart collar for elephants, hearing substitution using haptic feedback are a few of them.


  • Date: 6:00-7:00 pm PT on March 25th
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  • Language: English

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  • 6:00-6:05 Opening 
  • 6:05-6:50 Talk by Mithun Das and Sashrika Das
  • 6:50-6:55 Q&A 
  • 6:55-7:00 Event Wrap-up 

Last but not least, we are calling for speakers for our more upcoming tinyML Shenzhen meetups and talks. If you want to be a speaker to share with the global community your journey of tinyML, please scan the QR code below to register.

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A reminder! If you’ve missed our last tinyML Shenzhen Talks, where MB Jallow shared on “Application of Ultra-Low-Power and Resource-Constrained Devices to Improve Healthcare Delivery in Resource-Constrained Communities”, please click to view the recap video.

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March 2022