I always took immense pleasure in learning. The inquisitive nature of mine has constantly driven me to explore the events happening around. My undergraduate degree at Vellore Institute of Technology has given me substantial exposure to research work in the fields of Networks and Intelligent Systems. One year of professional experience at Samsung India R&D center has helped me develop an analytical mindset to work towards latest technology. I have thus developed an aspiration to work on frontiers of Computer Science research.
My main objective of pursuing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science is to expand my horizon and knowledge in this domain and also to place myself at a premier position in the highly competitive IT industry. I am primarily interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Data Management. Having done an internship for 6 months, gave me an exposure to a professional environment in which I could implement my knowledge. It also gave me a deeper understanding of numerous fundamental concepts of Computer Science and provided me with a strong groundwork for my further education. My academic curriculum in School was responsible for molding my interest in Computer Science.
Personal Statement MS in Computer Science, University of Illinois Being naturally intrigued about Computers, I pursued my undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering at College of Engineering Trivandrum, University of Kerala, India. I intend to do my higher education in Computer Science and would like to get enrolled into the Masters Program at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign starting Fall ‘14. My Interest in science started in early childhood. I was fascinated by the magic created by the new generation equipment called the computer. I was fortunate enough to get one for myself and that was the happiest day of my life.
I have improved my programming skills by taking elective courses, competing in different competitions and contributing open source projects. Among these courses I took, the most interesting ones were Artificial Intelligence, Numerical Analysis, Parallel Programming, Computer Architecture and Networks. I also took online courses at various websites and attended many seminars to sharpen my skills. Since Galatasaray University attaches as much importance to mathematical courses as the programming courses, I have gained a solid background in advanced mathematics. At the 4th semester of my studies, me and my team awarded with the jury's special prize at the IBM Software Academy (2012).
I have always dreamt of taking up research. I took up Computer Science and Engineering as my discipline in Bhoj Reddy Engineering College for Women affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, one of the premier institutes in India. My undergraduate education has been a great learning and enriching process for me. It exposed me to all the core areas of Computer Science like operating systems, database management systems, networks and network security, data structures, algorithms and software engineering. These courses have given me a good foundation in the core concepts.
Statement of Purpose In this era of information technology I feel a sense of pride in being so closely associated with the field of computer science. The desire to forge ahead in this field by doing cutting-edge research has motivated me to pursue graduate studies. In my childhood, I was very inquisitive and used to wonder how different machines and instruments work. Right from the age of 13, I was given the opportunity to gain acquaintance with Computers. I had learned BASICS, MS-DOS along with the subjects in my school curriculum.
I am a final year student of B.Tech degree program in computer science and engineering branch at Gitam University, Visakhapatnam. Since my childhood I had immense interest and liking towards computers. I have excelled in academics at every step in my education. In my 12 years of schooling I always stood first in class and my interest towards computers made me take a course of computers in my 12th grade where I learnt Visual Basic and Oracle and scored a good percentage. A strong desire to ingrain the fundamentals of computers and flourish in this field made me to join GITAM University where I have qualified in an entrance examination among 20,000 students who have appeared.
The novel influenced my interests towards computer science as a career path, prompting me to try my hand at puzzles, anagrams, and problem solving. My natural aptitude in these skills gradually developed into a flair for programming and love for codes. I am able to envision a rewarding career in computer science for myself, one that aligns with my skills and passion. The curriculum at my undergraduate university gave me a comprehensive knowledge of the gamut of computer science disciplines, such as Data Structures, Algorithm Analysis and design, Data mining, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Networking, and Computer Architecture. These courses in turn have inspired me to pursue interdisciplinary graduate studies with research..
I am writing this essay to prove my eligibility as a PhD student in Computer Science. I will try to describe my academic background, professional experience, research interest and finally my reasons for choosing to do PhD in Database and Data mining related fields in the next few paragraphs. Academic Background My under-graduate study at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, which is the most prestigious institutions in the country, exposed me to all the core areas of Computer Science. I got introduced to Structured Programming Language and Object Oriented Programming Language in my freshman year. These two courses along with the projects laid the foundation for the future courses.
Right from my school days I found myself fascinated by the intricacies of mathematics and physics, which spun their web of aura around me, a web that I sought to unravel in countless problem solving sessions I have always felt a strong need for achievement, which has been the motivating force behind whatever I have achieved in my academic career. Electrical department staff in my college gave the strong support to my feeling saying that I can achieve anything. We being the Electrical Engineering students can make the world and we can move the world. During my under graduate course study, I was exposed to a plethora of diverse subjects in Mathematics, Pure Sciences, Engineering and computer besides the intensive lab works in related subjects. During my freshman a series of courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry reintroduced me into these subjects, but now with an Engineering bent courses like Tele Communicaton Switching System, Embedded Sytems,Vlsi Design laid in me the strong fundamentals and problem solving techniques.