The world is now a
global village and technology has become more advanced and complicated than
what the human brain can comprehend. Companies want to make sure that their
information systems are always up-to-date with the exponentially growing
technology. It is very important to top management and board of directions of
companies that their systems can produce the right and best information for
their company to result in a greater outcome and new organizational
capabilities. Big data and data analytics are one of those important factors
that contribute to a successful company and their updated software and
I love numbers and also
curious about mathematical logic behind a phenomenon since my junior high
school. That is why I chose my undergraduate major in Computer Science. I took a number of theoretical mathematical
courses while I am always interested in their practical application. I
graduated with a first class honours in computer science at the Kwame Nkrumah
University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
In my final year
project, I chose the topic of e-commerce application with analysis of customers
buying patterns. From this project, my understanding of how to use data and mathematical technique to
solve realistic problems grows. As probability and mathematical statistics are my
strength and the idea of drawing conclusions and making decisions in the face
of uncertainty intrigues me. That motivated me to continue to pursue a Master
Degree in Computer Science and Technology at the University of Electronic
Science and Technology of China with interest in Big data and Data mining.
As a teaching and research
assistant at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Department
of computer science, I am very good in programming especially programming in
python as it is a powerful programming language for data analysis using
packages such as numpy and pandas. I am an expert in the use of Microsoft excel
for analysis of datasets.
My short term career goal is to be a data
scientist/analyst after obtaining the degree, going forward my goal is to start
up a company for rendering data analytics consulting services. With this goal
in mind I decided to study at the University of
Electronic Science and Technology of China an institution that can help
me achieve my goals. UESTC also provides research base learning, professional
skills, hands-on experience and networking opportunities needed to be
successful in a business environment.
The Master Degree in Computer Science and Technology
program offered by UESTC’s School of Computer Science and Engineering offers a
unique structured curriculum, covering Mining of Massive Datasets Cloud Computing, Stochastic Processes and Applications, Matrix
Theory. The program offers a competitive edge to students because of its
interdisciplinary curriculum structure.
Moreover, because the faculty represents
multidisciplinary professionals who have background in Mathematics, Statistics,
Computer Science, Finance, Engineering and some are Data scientist who are actively
working in the data science field. I believe they will bring their academics
and industrial experience to play through instruction which is precisely what I
desired. Thus, University of Electronic Science and
Technology of China is my choice for the graduate studies. I am very
optimistic about the future of my career.
to acquire these skills, I’d like to study at a reputable university as yours
with diversity in culture and experienced faculty members in my chosen field of
study. It is no secret that University of Electronic Science and Technology of
China has cutting edge research and state of the laboratories. Located at
Chengdu, the center for science, Technology and culture, I have no doubt in
acquiring the necessary skills to achieve my goal of becoming a top notch Data
characterized by its leisure lifestyle of its civilian residents, will enable a
serene and conducive atmosphere both for learning and socializing. Taking all these factors into
consideration I would like to apply to your university as a prospective student
and hope that given the opportunity I would enhance the university’s reputation
in addition to my own professional pursuits.
you for taking the time to review my application.
Emmanuel Baffour Gyening