Pursuing A Master 's Degree

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“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it”. These inspiring words from Lou Holtz have kept me motivated towards my goals and encouraged me to aim high in life. After a good deal of self-evaluation I have decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Computer Science in my areas of interest: “Artificial Intelligence” and “Distributed Systems (Cloud Computing)”. This decision followed naturally after carefully analysing my academic background, my areas of interest, and my long term career objective, which is to pursue a research career – either as a teaching faculty in a university, or in an R & D department of the industry. Since my childhood I have had a strong inclination…show more content…
I also attained excellent grades in all the subjects and constantly made an effort to understand them practically. My overall grades in my undergraduate studies (77.37%) reflect my hard work & passion towards Computer Science, having consistently secured DISTINCTION grade in all 8 semesters. I also consistently ranked 1st in class of 60+ students and topped for all 8 semesters in college, which was a landmark in my engineering education. I also obtained a meritorious position at the Goa University, securing 3rd rank in Computer Engineering at state level. I was also rewarded with the BEST OUTGOING STUDENT award for my exceptional academic and extra-curricular track record. During my engineering days, I was actively involved in a plethora of project activities. I have always been a firm believer of showcasing my technical expertise and theoretical concepts on a practical platform. Being a part of these projects made that possible and harnessed my skills. I had always been fascinated by the field of Artificial Intelligence, which is why I chose the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for my final year project. My project, “Training the Konkani POS tagger using OpenNLP Maxent” was a national research project at Goa University, Taliegao - Goa. This project was a part of the Indian Language Corpora Initiative (ILCI) with Jawaharlal Nehru University being the consortium leader. The project involved developing a trained automated Part Of
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