Statement Of Purpose
Belonging to the generation of the 90’s, I have seen technology change at a rapid pace. Everything right from the telephony to television sets, has been revolutionized not only in terms of technology but also in terms of functionality. From an early age I too have had a keen interest in computation and its practical applications. Having done an inspiring 3 year course in Computer Science. I would like to put to use this knowledge to do my Master’s in Computer Science. My objective of pursing a Master’s in Computer Science is to enhance my existing knowledge and learn new skills.
My academic experience has provided me with a wide range of practical knowledge and skills that will be immensely useful when studying overseas at the graduate level. During my Bachelor’s , I got exposure to the core areas of Computer Science such as Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Database Management, Computer Graphics ,Software engineering, Web technology, Theory of Computation, Java, Basic principles of Security, Computer Networks. However, the fields that have stirred me the most are Computer Networks and Artificial Intelligence.
My final year project was “E – Agent, it provides the user an interface to get best deals on electronics available online. The agent crawls through various websites and provides a list of options for the product user requested. The user can get sorted list according to what they prefer. E.g.:- price, E.M.I. The application moves through four websites on behalf of user and get the best results.
The user will be directed to the respective website on selecting the suitable choice for further processing. After my Bachelor’s, I secured a full time job with Larsen ; Toubro Limited, and joined the organization in the month of July 2016 as a GET (Graduate Engineer Trainee). After completing a 2 month long induction training, I was posted to the Corporate IT department in L;T. Corporate It acts as a Service Provider for the L;T group of companies to ensure the timely service deliveries. During my GET period, I got exposure to L;T’s Data Centre and I started working as a Data Centre Operator where my primary job was to achieve 100% uptime for Data Centre, monitoring daily activities of electricians and BMS operators for Data Centre, keep all the systems as updates as possible implementing any new technology where possible. I also got exposure to the Project where we installed PAC (Precision Air Conditioner) for Data Centre and Biometric Finger Print Sensor with Bluetooth for physical security of Data Centre.
After a year, I got promoted to the post of an Executive and I started working as a Network Operations Engineer where my role was creation of Implicit deny rules in Firewall (Fortigate) ,monitoring network equipment and utilization, providing utilization reports to management and act upon indications of network transport reaching its capacity, identifying the network devices such as Switches and routers for IOS upgrades, assisted in developing and operating a common setoff process, procedures and run books that allowed meeting contractual SLAs and maintaining industry related compliance. I played a key role in overall customer satisfaction and experience. Simultaneously I was also responsible for desktop patching and managing Anti-virus for desktops across HO departments for approximately 2500 desktops, upgradation of AV to the latest version, ensuring 100 % patching and security compliance. Apart from this, I also created additional rules in SEPM Firewall to protect against SMB attacks.
Besides Networking , I am currently working on RPA(Robotic Process Automation) technology for Invoice Automation project where the aim of the project is to automate the process of the invoice verification and processing by fetching the data from the digitally generated invoice and verifying the required content against the various data inputs provided by the customers. If the invoice data matches against the input data provided, the invoice is further fed into SAP system for further payment procedure. By implementing this project, it will save manual effort required to pre validate the invoice. Abbey and Automation Anywhere tools are used for execution of the above mentioned project.
Having acquired a solid foundation in the field of Computer Science through a rigorous undergraduate program and my working experience in the IT Industry, at this point, I feel that it is the right time to take up graduate studies. I would like to excel my understanding of the nuances of the Computer Science field and use this knowledge for a career in software. I am sure that the knowledge, professional & management skills acquired over the past 2 and half years would help me in my graduate studies.
The MS program in Computer science offered by your University will undoubtedly provide me with the right knowledge, skills and experience to pursue that dream and exploit the opportunities to the full extent.