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I believe the defining moment in the life of a Computer Science student is when he/she stops being just the end-user and ventures behind the scenes, into the domain of programming and software or hardware development. I went through this transition during my 11th grade when I opted for the Informatics Practices subject, an elective, for my high school education. I was acquainted with the technical frontiers of computers before this juncture, having been perpetually intrigued with everything to do with computers and tried my hand at HTML and batch scripts, but this was the first time I was writing actual lines of code and realizing how a blend of math, logic and creativity could lead to solutions to virtually any problem. The inspiring fact is that although there have been several significant contributions, there is still a lot of scope for potential researchers to contribute their best in every conceivable field, more so in the field of Computer Science, which happens to be my chosen major. It is with this inspiration and a passion to contribute to the best of my abilities that I submit my application for graduate study in the School of Computer Science at your esteemed university.

The undergraduate course at my university helped me gain insight and fundamental knowledge regarding programming languages and the various sub disciplines of Computer Science. I became a member of the Computer Society of India (CSI), which kept me updated regarding the ongoing research and developments. What I was extremely passionate about, during this course, were my laboratory sessions. During these sessions, with the guidance and encouragement of my laboratory supervisors, I found myself striving to discover novel and more efficient solutions to p...

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...g for Data Science (MLDS) Laboratory and the Autonomous Learning Laboratory (ALL), the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers prospects of working with self-motivated, accomplished researchers on path breaking and innovative projects, which would be an invaluable learning experience.

As a prospective student for the graduate program, I bring along a strong grasp of fundamentals in Computer Science, a zeal for challenges and an earnest yearning to learn all I can. I am certain that the guidance of the highly knowledgeable faculty coupled with the state-of-the-art research facilities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will help me realize my goal of becoming an engineer who is respected among his peers for his skills, knowledge and research.

Thank you for considering my application.

Vaibhav Suri
Graduate Applicant - Fall 2014
Masters in Computer Science
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