Weare living in era of technological revolution where continuing education is important to stay current with the latestdevelopments, skills, and new technologies required for our fields. Therefore, Iam intended to keep studying and carry this lifelong learning process. Since mychildhood, I have seen huge developments in computing and I was always eager tolearn about it. Thus, to pursue my interest in computer science, I decided tostudy it at undergraduate level. My undergraduateeducation from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology(SZABIST) gave me wide range of practical knowledge and skills that will be usefulwhen studying at the graduate level. As an undergraduate, I was alwaysfascinated by programming and solving mathematical problems.
I participated inmany speed programming competitions organized at city level, which has improvedmy problem solving skills at greater extent. With my strong background inmathematics, I performed very well in courses regarding discrete mathematics, calculusand statistics. For my final university dissertation, I worked with team of aclass mate to develop a Semi-Automated Warehousing application, which wasentitled as ‘FlexiHouse’, and the goal of this system was to improve theefficiency and workflow of warehouse. This project greatly strengthenedmy analytical skills by performing analysis on algorithms suitable forefficient warehousing, and through its practical implementation, it also allowedme to further my technical skills in .NET technologies. Alongwith my studies, I commit my time to community servicing work.
I am serving ashost teacher in Karimabad Religious Education Center, and had been associatedwith Karimabad Scouts Unit as a scout for twelve years. It is a significant accomplishmentfor me, as it taught me the fundamental principle of voluntary service, i.e. tohelp others regardless of their race, ethnicity and religion. Aftercompleting under-graduate studies, I was hired as Software Engineer by companynamed as ‘Agilosoft’, where I get a chance to learn and demonstrate skills inareas of Application development (ASP.NET and WPF) and Databases (Oracle andSQL server).
I also get exposure in Big Data technologies and Machine Learningwhich grabs my interest and motivates me to study further in the area of DataSciences. While working, I also find that there’s strong demand of Big Data professionalsand Data Scientist in Pakistan, because it is a new field and experts are hardto find. Hence, studying Master in computer science with courses in big data willmake me an elite professional in my home country. Canada has a lot to offer me in mypost-graduate education.
IT firms across the Pakistan values the alumni fromCanadian universities. I strongly believe that, Canada holds a lot ofimportance to education and maintains high quality standard to their educationsystem. The pluralistic societies inCanada allow me to learn about people and their perspective. Therefore, I amapplying to join your MSc in Computer Science program commencing in the fall2018. The program at University ofOttawa issuited for my goal in becoming elite professional. During online search,I have found that faculties are highly qualified and their research experienceis quite impressive. I believe that, to be associated with these facultieswould give me a great opportunity to broaden my horizons.
In addition,there are many courses are being offered in the areas such as artificial intelligence,big data, software engineering, computer graphics and networking. While I cansense that there are still tremendous developments to come in Data Science,therefore I am determined to study courses in Big Data and Machine learning, whichwould provide me with more complete and advancedskills. The coursework option is essential to build tounderstanding and acquire technical skill set. I am confident that,exposure to such curriculum would increase my knowledge, and add tremendousvalue in attaining my professional goals. Also, everythingthat I will be studying will transferrable to industry needs in my nativecountry when I graduate.
I see myself making a significant impact onindustries, which are using big data and its various applications, byconverting big data findings into business intelligence, and applying analyticsand machine learning to data.