My interest in the Computer Science major at Carnegie Mellon was first piqued while I was in the Microsoft Student Partners Program, where I met a Technical Evangelist from Microsoft who graduated from the course. I had heard from him how the nation’s best graduates of Computer Science were often recruited from Carnegie Mellon. Naturally, this keen interest sparked off by my encounter with him did not just stop there as I am now sitting at my desk writing my CMU supplementary essays. As someone who has been trying to find myself within the tech sector in the future, Carnegie Mellon’s vast ties to the technology world only serve to underscore its appeal. When entering an industry that changes as rapidly as technology, the onus is on myself to ensure that I am up to date with
I am a climber, to be precise, I am an explorer. When I look into my academic career closely, I also see the same me here, the same exploring nature. I am that kind of person who is keen to explore my surrounding problems and try to make an effort to solve those. I am really lucky that I have got the chance to complete my undergrad from BUET, the best engineering university in Bangladesh. It was the beginning of my senior year, when I was first introduced to machine learning, through the course Artificial Intelligence (CSE 401), which subsequently helped me to get acquainted with its manifold applications in data science.
The curiosity to know more about computers motivated me into getting certified in computer courses when I was only in the 9th grade. The course also aroused an intense desire to know more about computer science. I carried forward my high school level computer knowledge and scored 90 out of 100 in computer science at the pre-university level. This factor too motivated me to choose a career in computer science. Personal satisfaction has also played a key role in decisions relating to my career.
While reasoning my intentions to pursue MEng (Master of Engineering) in Internetworking, I would like to throw some light on my career till now. I was always fascinated with Computers since my childhood and thought of becoming a Computer engineer got implanted in my mind at an early age. A career in Engineering seemed the most challenging and logical extension of my abilities. I have decided to pursue graduate studies in computer science. This decision followed after carefully appraising my academic performance and my areas of interest.
Tech and had to take any degree courses, I would have definitely chosen a branch which keeps me near to computer. My strong-willed interest towards Computers, my desire to know the everyday changes taking places in the Technology and update with it, my hardworking nature led me take Computer Science. And, now I have many dreams. Being from a middle class, I have to get a job and start enough earning for my family, which I not only consider as profession, but also as my life. With my never-get-bored attitude towards Computers, I can forever dedicate my work on becoming a good Software Engineer and make people, who have lots of hopes on me,
In the School of Information Science, there are experts in data management and workflow, like Professor Ludäscher, and experts in machine learning, like Professor Diesner and Professor Brunner. The program will definitely enable me to combine my study in undergraduate with cutting-edge data science technologies, which would give me tremendous assistance to succeed in other
Masters of Science in Computer Science program offers a variety of courses combined with practical-orientation focusing on current research and innovation that will allow me to acquire a clear understanding of the subject and the skills to execute it. The outstanding work by Prof. Cyrus Shahabi in the area of ‘Databases’, ‘Geospatial and Multidimensional Data Management’ and research by Prof. Craig Knoblock in the field of ‘Information integration’ are few topics that resonate with my academic interests and professional aspirations. It would be an honor to study and work under their expert tutelage. I am looking forward to the opportunities to work in futuristic laboratories such as Information Laboratory, Institute for creative technologies, Information Sciences Institute and contribute to their research and development efforts that will help me gain valuable exposure to deepen the subject-matter knowledge and obtain professional experience. In addition, I am excited by the objectives of student organizations at Viterbi, such as Women in Computing, Code the Change and hope to make worthwhile contributions by active participation.
The M.S. program at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) offers a variety of interesting and challenging courses that underscore both computer science theories and their applications. In addition to the core courses of the program, I desire to develop my expertise in the following two respects. First, I am eager to study advanced theories pertaining to machine learning such as discrete and convex optimization. Second, I would also like to acquire more experience in tackling NLP problems in reality such as question-answering and information extraction.
I am confident that my academic records, practical knowledge, determination and zeal towards computer science will help me pursue master’s degree in your university. I hold a strong belief that your university with its great infrastructure and expert faculty, with whom I hope to have valuable interaction throughout and the course work will pillar me in accomplishment of my goal and add up to my prospect. It is important that I do my Master’s programme study in a stimulating and challenging academic environment so I am very sure in choosing your university. I wish to be considered for admission to the M.S. program in Computer Science at the University.
I realized that only through graduate study would my thirst be satiated. Right from my childhood days I had all the motivation and enthusiasm for science and technology. My passion for computers started when I used to play computer games during my childhood. My parents and teachers played a very important role in shaping my future. They supported me throughout my career.