Para4: 兴趣(Data Mining)
My objective forgraduate study in computer science is to accelerate my career as softwareengineer which started five years ago. The five years of experience in softwaredevelopment has moved me from junior up to middle level software engineer andnow I am pursuing senior level position. I believe the Master’s program incomputer science is a perfect opportunity to learn advanced knowledge ofcomputer theory and technology required by the senior level position.
Before enteringuniversity, computers are magical black boxes for me and I always wondered howcomputers work. The undergraduate study enabled me to understand the fundamentalsof computers by giving me a very substantial knowledge of the basic areas of computers.The strong curriculum introduced me to a wide range of subjects in ComputerScience and exposed me to several programming languages. The course projectsand undergraduate thesis have given me plenty of experience in programmingusing various programming languages, software packages and operation systems. Moreimportant, the undergraduate study greatly inspired my interest in softwareengineering. I enjoy the process of building up a system or an application fromthe ground up and feel great sense of achievement when I saw the system runningwell as expected.
Aftergraduation, I began my software development career. I worked at CompanyA for 3years and then worked at CompanyB until now. Jobs at both companies are verychallenging because they require engineers to build up high-quality and efficientsoftware programs in a wide range of projects including website, webapplication, mobile application and quality assurance system. Although some projectsare beyond my knowledge, my strong desire for new knowledge driven me to spendmuch time on reading books and open-source projects to learn how to implement thoseprojects. To meet the rigorous standard of business program, I made greatefforts to optimize structure and algorithms of source code to improveefficiency and quality. That was a hard but very rewarding experience whichbolster significantly almost every aspect of my capability. First of all, becausemy jobs embraced many aspect of computer science so it greatly broadened myknowledge of computer and sharpened my programming skills. Secondly, worked in largeproject team augmented my skills to effectively collaborate and communicatewhich will assist me with both graduate study and life. At last, the mostimportant thing I gained from working is the problem solving ability. Almostevery workday I encountered software bugs or issues from clients. Throughsolving these problems I created effective ways to analyze the problem,determine root cause and work out solution.
Among theprojects I did, the advertising data analysis projects regarding Data Mining interestedme most. In the era of Big Data, the explosion of available data rises up new opportunitiesthat create revolutionary breakthroughs in commerce, science and society withData Mining techniques. I witnessed the power of Data Mining when I developed advertisingdata analysis programs in CompanyA and CompanyB. The programs greatly improved thequality of advertising service by providing valuable information extracted froma large amount of advertising traffic data. I believe this meaningfultechnology will bring immeasurable value to our world and I am eager to learn more advanced knowledge which will helpme to build up more sophisticated Data Mining system.
I have selected UTDas the place for me to continue with my education because I found that graduateprogram in computer science suited my need perfectly. The department offers sixtracks of study for graduate students and among them the Intelligent SystemsTrack significantly draws my attention because of its strong connection withData Mining. Besides, the CS Department has a long and successful history ofcollaborating with industry which will provide many intern opportunities to putthe knowledge learned from university into practice. I look forward to joiningthe UTD and I am confident that my strong motivation, my academic backgroundand my professional experience will help me to measure up to the rigors ofgraduate study.
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