Portrait of a woman - Maria

Portrait of a woman - MariaFor the International Women's Rights Day on March 8, 2017, an exhibition revealed 8 women from UBS. Meet Maria Mushtaq.

What is your background?

I work in information security. I offer countermeasures against side channel attacks on general purpose computers.

What are your main tasks?

As a PhD researcher, I have to do research, come up with solutions, implement them and provide them to the community.

What do you think are the main qualities of your job?

I solve people’s real life problems and I try to provide a feeling of security and respect of privacy to people.

What is your daily life?

Working in the lab, hanging out with friends, cooking, reading.

What would you like if you had taken another path?

If I was not a researcher, I would be a writer.

What are your best achievements?

Landing in France was my first flight to the sky.


What moves you?

Birds are the heart touching thing which move me.

What makes you smile or laugh?

Positive gestures make me smile and time with friends make me laugh.

What is your ugliest defect?

I am too emotional toward things.

The book or object you would bring on a desert island?

I will take a book “Me Before You”.

The women’s place?

Women are the beautiful most creature in the universe but the more delicate they look, stronger they are inside!