STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
When I was 12 my dad presented me a PC on my birthday, he said, those are the days where computers made of vacuum tubes are huge, which are kept in entire dedicated rooms and is not affordable by all. Soon after the invention of Integrated circuits by Jack Kilby in late 20th century, the concept of micro-electronics grew tremendously. Computers were made smaller, smarter and cheaper. The development of micro-electronics has seen more than four generations at a very short span of time. The best approach in this case would be an interdisciplinary one which would require one to delve deep into the domains of electrical and computer engineering. With a strong foundation in physics, I chose Electronics and Communication Engineering as major in my B-Tech at one of the top private universities in India, which holds ABET accreditation for its courses.
At undergraduate level, my interests became more focused. I was more drawn towards the subjects “Microprocessors and Micro-Controllers” and “VLSI”. Controlling an entire system using a single device and integrating millions of transistors into a chip were the facts that fascinated me. Though it was initially hard to grasp them, the book “8051 Microcontroller and Embedded systems” by Mazdi, really helped me in understanding the fundamentals. My interest in these subjects made me to involve in several research activities in my university. Being suggested by my professor, I attended many symposiums on “Research opportunities in embedded systems”. The applications of embedded systems in automobile, bio-medical fields and topics like “Internet of things” were discussed. It gave me a vivid picture of the impact, embedded systems is to make in the near future.
During my third year, I enrolled in a Research Incubation program offered by Accendere which provided me the guidance required to start a research paper. Though my initial trials of writing a paper failed, I could finally succeed in my final year. I chief authored my research paper on (“Design and Implementation of high speed 128 bit modified square root carry select adder”)1 which was published in IJAREST. The purpose was to reduce the size and power consumption of CSLA while simultaneously increasing its speed which in-turn would speed up the processors it is used in. I was happy to apply my knowledge in VHDL and XLINX to simulate the results. On further interest and encouragement from my professor, I was able to successfully chief author yet another research work on (“Design and Implementation of high speed 128 bit regular square root carry select adder”)2 published in IJAREST which proposes a regular 128-bit SQRT CSLA which has reduced area, consumes low power, increased processor speed and uses the efficient gate-level modification when compared to the current technology regular 64-bit CSLA. My professor Dr. Dhanalakshmi was happy to guide me in my project work on Low Power Reconfiguration Variable Length FFT/IFFT Processor, she appreciated my smart work on implementing the design successfully. This endeavour made me get the feel of continuing the research and I comprehended the importance of a perfect blend of conscientious and accurate calculations with experimental modelling and theory for research work
Based on my interest in embedded systems, I spent a months of my summer doing internship at BHEL after my third year in under graduation. During this, I was exposed to the advanced micro controllers like ARM, PIC and AVR. There, I had an opportunity to work in a group of five, where the other four were post graduate students. Spending time with them, I could clearly see the depth of cognizance they had in subject compared to me which brought the idea of continuing my studies after B-Tech. We worked on a Government funded project to design an autonomous cruise control system that consumes less power and works faster compared to present systems through efficient selection of processors and implementation. Finally our system was successful in attaining the power constraint in limited conditions, although it failed to show significant progress when tested randomly. It showed me how real-time systems are different from theoretical analysis and incorporated a great deal of industrial knowledge in me.
The last few months have been a tremendous learning curve for me. As I felt Python is widely gaining popularity in platforms like raspberry pi and having knowledge in it would be an added advantage, I took a certified program on “Introduction to computer Science and Programming using Python” from MITx through Edx. I took online courses on “Network Security”, “Network optimization” and “Data communication networks”. These courses gave me an excellent overview of computational algorithms, Data structures, Packet sniffing and Port scanning which I felt would be useful in designing a secured and low power consuming real time applications. A 40-hours course in AUTOCAD software and hands-on in design tools such as UVM, Synopsys VCS/DVE, IC and DC compiler, Tetra Max, XILINX ISE further heightened my proclivity in design and control. Having gained knowledge through these courses, I had an opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for two months in a private institution where I was able to share my knowledge with juniors.
My work experience since July 2016 – till date as a Programming engineer gave me ample opportunities in understanding and developing latest technologies. I upskilled and cross skilled myself in languages like JAVA, SQL and Mainframe. I was able to apply my theoretical knowledge in the real time applications and develop automation tools to achieve better outcomes, for which I was awarded the Idea champion of the quarter. Despite of my tight work schedule my love towards research never went down. My recent research paper (Design and Implementation of high speed 256 bit regular square root carry select adder)3 a further implementation to my paper published during my third year B-Tech was published in IJIRSET on Sep 2017. Currently I am at the final stage of my research on “Full custom design and layout of 128KB 6T SRAM single port memory array in 45nm PDK” and “CAD tool development for circuit Bi-Partitioning using simulated annealing” under guidance of Dr. Ram(Sr.Eng).
I believe University of Ontario Institute of Technology is the perfect institution for satiating my thirst in this field and the current research work being done there is in complete alignment to my line of interest. Taking my academic consistency and industrial experience into account, I believe I possess the qualities the university is looking for in a graduate student. I would consider myself really honoured to be a part of your University’s research work. Being self-motivated and meticulous, I would drive myself through various challenges and would not fall short of any of your expectations.
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For Detailed Reference:
2 http://ijarece.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IJARECE-VOL-4-ISSUE-7-1907-1912.pdf .