I crave to extend my knowledge and enthusiasm to solve the challenging problems faced by the IT industry today, and this is what motivates me to pursue Master’s in Computer Science. I believe that my educational background has instilled in me the qualities required to meet the rigor of this demanding course, and subsequently, the profession. I bring along with me a strong grasp of fundamentals in Information Technology, unique but relevant work experience, along with a desire to learn, a penchant for teamwork and leadership, and a zest for challenges.
My first biggest decision which set the path for my career was choosing Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology. As far back as I can remember I always had a desire to know how things work, wanted to learn by experience & yearned to solve challenging problems. It all started with my father bringing home our first mobile phone, I was surprised to see how one could talk with an entire world using such a small tool. A few other insane gadgets led me to choose to study Information Technology, and I still believe that it is the smartest thing I have ever done.
In the first semester of my undergraduate studies I took part in 3 days workshop named “Hack Thy Hackers” conducted by Indian Cyber Squad held at M S University of Baroda. This workshop ignited my passion for this field. During this span of four years in college, the passion I had developed for programming languages like C, C++, Java and subjects like Computer Networks, Information Security, Computer Graphics, Design and analysis of Algorithm, Wireless Communication & Mobile Programming and Database Management System, made it evident what my next step in life should be. I am excited to further polish my skills by pursuing a Master’s Degree in the Canada, a nation that always breed innovations and has attracted me due to the rapid development in technical world. I also began increasing my cognizance about Computer Networks by collecting information from the internet and reading research papers which soon turned into a passion for me.
I have done several projects that gave me a sound technical base. My first minor project, where I developed ‘TIC TAC TOE’ game to show features of computer graphics in C, was a great success. After that I developed a static website using HTML, CSS and PHP. This site shows the reviews of movies and other web services. As my final year project, I have developed an Android mobile application for ecommerce business. After my graduation I got job as a software engineer at multinational company Windowmaker Software limited, India. Where i worked for mobile application development for both Android and ISO. I have created mobile application which measures real time dimensions of both windows and door by clicking one picture of it using Google Tango Technology (Augmented reality) and complex mathematics. Because of my projects, I have come to acknowledge the scope of development in the field of computer science and mainly in Artificial Intelligence.
In the near future, I see myself working in the Research & Development department of a reputed company where I would get an opportunity to solve some of the major challenges of the industry. After getting proper and enough experience from reputed company, I will start my own company. Towards this, I chose to pursue Master’s in Computer Science from the Dalhousie University at Halifax- Department of Computer Science, primarily because the school’s strength lies in Artificial Intelligence, which closely commensurate my research interests and, hence would help me achieve my career goals.
Furthermore, I am particularly interested in Professor Dr. Stan Matwin’s work and believe that his contribution to artificial intelligence and machine learning will be vital in the years to come. I will be more than honored if I can earn a spot in his next research group. The well reputed course, experienced faculty and world class facilities are an added advantage. I also believe that my experience coupled with thorough enthusiasm for research would make me a candidate for a Research Assistantship at your institution. Apart from academics, I have engaged myself in many extra – curricular activities. I have actively involved myself in college Technical festivals as well as Cultural programs held for students to explore their creativity. All these activities have gone a long way to boost my morale and keep me at my motivated best.
I sincerely hope that I qualify all the requirements for admission into your Graduate Program and that my application is favorably received by the admissions committee.