Essay Examples For Computer Science

I remember the day as if it were yesterday. During my second year in college, I was attempting to transmit a group of characters comprising my name from one computer to another. I connected the computers using RS-232 cable, wrote the necessary programs and executed them. I typed my name on one terminal and rushed to the other to see the results. “Wow, this is magic!” I exclaimed as I read ‘Tom’ on the screen. While I realized intuitively that a complex version of this elementary network could achieve much, at the time I had no real idea what. Now, four years later, I know that Networking makes possible a plethora of applications, from video-conferencing over the Internet to linking banks through private networks. It still seems like magic. Or rather, a grand adventure – one that I most certainly want to be part of.

My interest in applied science dates back to my school days. During high school, I was fascinated with electronic gadgets. Soon thereafter, designing and building basic circuits started as a hobby. Along the way, however, I realized that the problem-solving aspect of making electronic gadgets was what I enjoyed the most. Engineering was a natural career choice after this.

During my undergraduate studies at the Electronics & Communication department of M.K. College of Engineering, subjects like Microprocessors, C-Programming, Computer Networks interested me the most. I was awestruck by the potential of Intel 8086 microprocessor, more so by the manner in which its faster and more powerful cousins revolutionized the working of computers in a decade. I was now determined to focus on microprocessors during my Final Year project.

I elected to do the project at National Space Research Organization (NSRO) as it has an outstanding infrastructure setup and a stimulating, world-class research environment. This enabled me to work with some of the best minds dedicated to engineering research in my country. I gained a lot from this association – in particular, an idea of how rewarding and meaningful a career in research could be. The more tangible benefits have been a deeper insight into architecture and working of microprocessors and thorough C-programming skills. Sometimes I spent more than ten hours a day at NSRO, reading manuals and troubleshooting circuits and debugging code. I am glad to say the effort paid off in the end. Mr. Tendulkar, my project guide, deemed the results of my project to be most valuable. The interface card that I designed was later added to NSRO’s Spacecraft Interface Simulator (SIS) systems. This project was the highlight of my academic career. Most importantly, I left NSRO with the decision to study advanced computing.

During my first job at Neville Engineering and Locomotive Co. (NELCO), I developed a real-time monitoring system for the Molding Line in Foundry. Success on this project gave me the confidence to provide software solutions to real-life problems. Although I liked the job, software development at NELCO was a support function. I therefore switched to Mohinder Belgian Telecom Ltd. (MBT), a multinational company providing software solutions in wide-ranging fields, telecommunications being its forte. At MBT, I have been involved with Project ART, Belgian Telecom’s new front-end system providing intelligent access to its Customer Service System (CSS). Working on this project has helped me hone my programming skills on real-life problems. I developed an appreciation of ‘the big picture’, and conversely how important details are. I also discovered leadership skills in myself, and frequently assisted colleagues who had little or no background in computers. As an outcome of this, the company asked me to take occasional seminars on Operating Systems and C-Programming for my colleagues. I have been appointed Team Leader within a year and today, I independently look after enhancements and maintenance of three modules out of the sixteen in Project ART.

During my work on project ART at MBT and through my interaction with colleagues, I have grown to admire the role of Computer Networks in empowering end-users. I am not directly involved with Computer Networks in my job, but through avid reading of periodicals and journals like ‘Network World’, I have sustained my interest in the field. In fact, after reading about the immense potential of path-breaking protocols such as ‘Multicast’ and applications like ‘Voice Over IP’ and ‘Virtual Private Networks’, I cannot help but feel excited about the potential for new research in this area.

While my present job has helped me develop a thorough insight into project handling, the industry environment that I am currently in cannot support my desire for research. I possess industry-hardened skills in Computers, but I must build on these to achieve my goal of undertaking cutting-edge research in advanced computing, with specific reference to Computer Networks. I therefore believe that I must return to the academic world for further growth.

I wish to earn an MS degree in Computer Science. I intend to follow this up with a Ph.D., and later, a career in research and teaching. I have spoken to my professors, seniors and colleagues about my choice of University, and have applied to Princeton University because it is reputable for its research facilities and computing resources. The department web site revealed a very strong faculty involved in extensive research in the area of Computer Networks. This has strengthened my resolve to study at Princeton University.

I bring along a strong grasp of fundamentals in Electronics and Computers, an aptitude for teaching and team work, a zest for challenges and an enthusiastic desire to learn all I can. I would like to take with me, in addition to knowledge of Computer Networks, a network of strong and lasting relationships with my teachers and fellow-students. I hope that my background and qualifications are found suitable for an MS in Computer Science at Princeton University.

 

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Physics/Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

I am interested in studying a course such as Computer Science because I find the subject area very exciting. When I was younger, I was absolutely fascinated by Computers & games and later I came to learn more about hardware and how computers work, this conformed my belief that this is the kind of course for me I enjoy studying psychology and how computers are used in psychometric testing and by the police, design technology because of use of computing in designing, and biology learning how things work together in harmony I hope to choose a career in computing and communication because of its opening, modernity and lots of challenges...

Computer Science Personal Statement

From as early as I can remember, I have always had a fascination with computers and the way in which they work. Computer science is thus, the natural progression for me as I continue to define the person I want to become in later life...

Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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I have a long standing interest in computing and computer related systems and technology. When I was young I used to enjoy taking things apart to see how they work, and my interest in computers particularly was peaked when I attended work experience in year 10 at a computer shop...

Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science & Mathematics Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

Ever since my early years at school I can remember having a huge interest in computers, how they work, and their affect on society and how everything works. When I was much younger I remember the first computer my dad ever bought, this is when my interest first developed, when my dad would have a problem with his computer I would generally be able to work out the problem and fix it myself, from this point on my interest only grew as I began to understand more and more about computers, my thirst for knowledge went on to new areas, suddenly I found myself leaving school and still I felt somewhat left in the dark in a lot of areas concerning Computers and general IT, from this point on I knew I wanted to carry this on into college and hopefully further into University...

Computer Science Personal Statement

I am pursuing computer science because I have been fascinated by technologies in general and computers in particular from the beginning. I occupy a great hunger for understanding and learning new skills and inspired by the subjects complexity and beauty...

Computer Science Personal Statement

I have always had a natural flair for computers and this has become clearer to me over the past three years in full-time employment. I find that the IT skills that I use everyday as a legal secretary such as touch-typing and using specialist legal and accounts software have always come more naturally and easily to me, without any training, than others in my sector...

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Computer Science Personal Statement

Advances in Computer and Information Technology over the past few decades have brought about revolution in science, medicine, education, business, and entertainment. I wish to be part of the future revolution and that is why I want to study Computer Science...

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Computer Science Personal Statement

As a graduate student at South China University of Technology, I had received a particularly well-rounded education in Science, complemented by studies in the computer science. After four years' undergraduate study and research, I realize that computer science had become part of my life...

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computer Science Personal Statement

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Computing Science Personal Statement

I don't know if it's a co-incidence or just some sort of supreme-being setting me up for life, but I got my first pair of glasses the same year that I first saw a computer. It was at my primary school in 1984, it was a BBC Model B, and they were brown NHS jobbies...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Since my first years of school, my life has gravitated around the questions starting with “Why” and “How”. In the 7th grade I was introduced to physics, which answered some of my questions but also generated more...

Mathematics and Computer Science Personal Statement

I have found Mathematics a fascinating subject since my early years. I enjoy it as it is challenging and logical. I am particularly interested in Decision Mathematics as it is a field that is directly related to real-life applications of Mathematics and can be used to solve problems, such as finding the optimal solution for transporting materials from one place to another while minimizing the cost...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Computer Science - the most exciting insight into humanity's mission to conquer the future. It has been my favourite and most fascinating preoccupation since childhood, though back then I did not even know it...

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computer science has been somethin ive been very interested in ever since we first used laptops in science with mr callacher. im interested in doin computer science coz im a bit shit at ict so this is probs a better course for me...

Computer Science Personal Statement

I could tell you why am interested in Computer Science until the cows come home, but to give you the fundamentals I would so passionately tell you that this course is one of the few disciplines which truly embodies the days of tomorrow...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Most people browse their PC and see nothing more than the GUI presented to them. I view the coding, networking, algorithms and component microengineering that enable the interconnected world today as a miracle...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Computer science has dramatically changed the way our species has socially and economically developed over the past century. The ability of the computer to quickly and accurately perform calculations combined with our ability to form principled judgements and creative solutions makes computer science integral to the overall development of our species...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Despite an ever-widening scope of choice for the 21st century student, studying the nature of Computer Science means far more to me than an academic subject studied for a set number of hours a week. It is undoubtedly an ever influential and concrete foundation of the society we live in today...

Computer Science Masters Personal Statement

I want to study Computer Science because it pairs together two wonderful things; Mathematics and technology. Although I have enjoyed working with computers since a young age, it wasn’t until I began studying Decision Mathematics that I decided this is the field I want to study at university...

Software Engineering Personal Statement

I enjoy analyzing how everything technological works. Every device from the Pascal's calculator in the early 17th century to modern advances such as complex drones have something in common, they fascinate me...

Computer Science Personal Statement (International Student)

In this world that computer is conquering every aspect of life one by one, being a consumer doesn't satisfy me and I want to take part in this revolution. I’m aware that computer science needs someone who can think logically, communicate perfectly and also have a problem-solver mind...

Computer and Network Technology Personal Statement

The evolution of computers and in particular, the Internetwork, has always intrigued me with fascination and curiosity. As an enthusiast in understanding how computer systems function, it is something I have always had a passion for from an early age...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Computer programming is what I consider my bread and butter hobby, and has been where I’ve put my creative energies into for the larger part of my life, be that in the form of studying mathematics, developing small video games using the Unity engine, or just playing around with maths puzzles using languages such as Python and C#...

Computer Science / Economics Personal Statement

My major passions, which appeal to me, are Computer Science, Economics, Finance and Mathematics, and in my opinion there is a creative combination among these varied disciplines. I have engaged wholeheartedly in these areas both inside and outside of school, and I desire to actively partake in them at university through my chosen courses and extra activities...

Computer Science Personal Statement

Now that I’m in my last year of high school, where i studied mathematics, physics, and engineering science, i’m convinced that computer science is my way. Everything started at home, i was regularly asked to help my family with computers, i started to get really interested in computing and began to fiddle little electronic pieces to understand how it was made...

Computer Science and Music Personal Statement

One word can give a great summary of my life; Kenneth - the name of my melodeon. Over a number of years I've shown dedication to and enthusiasm with an instrument I discovered purely by accident at primary school with no prior interest in folk music...

Computer Science Personal Statement

My fascination with computers naturally arose from my love for computer games. However, my interest in computer science was initially sparked when I read "Gödel, Escher, Bach", by D. Hofstadter. This book enlightened me to the simplicity of mathematics, logic, cognitive science and their applications...

Computer Science Personal Statement

I have a strong desire to study Computer Science because it is unimaginable to witness its advancement, from something that was at first the size of a room to something that nowadays can effortlessly fit in one’s pocket...

Computer Science & AI Personal Statement

I don't want to change the world. I want to change the way we interact with it and programming is a good way to accomplish it. Every day I challenge myself to imagine new possible solutions for real-world problems and create them by writing new lines of code...

Computer Science Bsc

When interacting with any computational device I have a natural curiosity for what goes on behind the screen. Peering at the diagnostics review whilst watching a technician attempt to fix my mother’s work computer intensified this curiosity...

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