I am confident that my enthusiasm will help me measure up to the rigors of graduate study and contribute as a dedicated student and a professional, but above all as a human being. I look forward to joining the Organizational and Social psychology graduate program and having a mutually profitable association with London School of Economics.
I am completely aware of the dedication and hard work required in a graduate program. A strong conviction in my knowledge and capabilities will help me succeed with the course as well as research work. I hope to not only be a part of your stimulating academic environment but also learn greatly at each stage of my graduate study and make notable contributions to the Department of Computer Science at USC.
Mathematics as a subject fascinated me during my high school. This motivated me to pursue engineering for my undergraduate studies, I got admission in Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, which is ranked as one of the top engineering college under University of Pune. My interest in algorithms and programming languages inspired me to choose computer science as my major. This decision paved the way to get exposure in my interest areas and build on my technical and analytical skills. The guidance of an experienced faculty along with an exhaustive and rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum helped me to identify and work on my interest areas.
After consulting my Professors, Friends, seniors’ studying in USA your university has been recommended very highly for its excellent faculty & learning experience. I am confident that wholesome education that I receive at your university will stand me in good stead throughout my career. I feel that graduate study at your university will give me credentials to secure challenging assignments and ability to meet the demands of those assignments.
While reasoning my intentions to pursue MS in Computer Science at your esteemed university, I would like to throw some light on my career till now. From my schooling, I had immense interest in Mathematics and thus I choose Mathematics and Science at my intermediate level. My school was the place at which I gained deep knowledge in the fundamentals of Maths and Science. Academic excellence has always been my primary goal & it has engendered in me a sense of Competitiveness. I secured an aggregate of 89% in my high school and 86% in my higher secondary program.
The University of Illinois – Chicago with its renowned MIS degree and world class infrastructure inspires me to be its prospective student. Rubbing shoulders with students from different parts of the world would be a great learning experience and guidance from well qualified professors would surely help me to gather knowledge about the business use of information technology. Given a chance to perform, I would confidently prove myself to be a worthy student and hence become a successful professional.
This background together with the research experiences I gathered during my undergraduate studies motivates me to continue my studies through PhD in computer science and pursue a position in academia afterwards. From early days of my high school, programming was a great hobby for me. In addition, I have always been fascinated by mathematics. These two interests motivated me to study Computer Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Iran’s top technical institute. There, studying theoretical courses introduced me to the theoretical computer science as the perfect blend of mathematics and computer science that I enjoy the most.
Entering a full-time master program in statistics at Stanford University, where I can learn the principles and applications of advanced statistical methods in data analytics, such as machine learning, data structure and computational algorithm, therefore becomes the best option for me. I believe my college and work experiences have well prepared me for this competitive program. At Northwestern University, I took extensive quantitative courses in Applied Mathematics and Industrial Engineering. These two majors have equipped me with a solid background in mathematical modeling, statistics, and computer programming. I also took MBA-level classes as part of the Kellogg Certificate Program for Undergraduates in Managerial Analytics, which have helped me develop necessary tools for the analytical work after graduation.
I strongly believe that continuous education is a necessary ingredient for a successful career. The course of Data Processing at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and the experience that I gained at Deloitte over the last few years have sown in me the vision to explore the field of Data Analytics and Information systems. To satiate this curiosity and to embark upon a career in Business Intelligence and Data analytics, I consider the Master of Information Systems Management degree in Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University as the next logical step for my overall development. From the very beginning, I have always enjoyed the challenges encountered in everyday life and relished solving them using simple logic and reasoning. This experience is what compelled me to pursue the field of Mathematics.
My research experience will be expanded during the spring, when I will be assisting Dr. Whitsett with a research endeavor on Vroom's Expectancy Theory. I will also be a teaching assistant for Dr. Whitsett's psychology research methods class. I believe I possess particular strengths that will contribute to my success in a graduate program. I am intrinsically motivated, possess a strong desire to remain "on task", and I persevere when confronted with obstacles and difficulties. Also, being a disciplined person, I have developed very useful time management skills to handle my busy work and class schedule during my undergraduate education.