Innovations in Networking

Network congestion, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Computer network

Innovations in Internet applications such as wireless and mobile networking, P2P file sharing, video conferencing and podcasting, have proliferated offering a wide range of services to end-users. However, these have rendered the Internet fragile and susceptible to numerous attacks, since its architecture - originally designed with a different set of requirements in mind - cannot account for the security necessitated by the use of these new applications. Making the Internet infrastructure more reliable and efficient is something that I want to be a part of, which is why I wish to obtain a graduate degree in Computer Science with specialization in Networking.  

Programming and web site designing have been my hobbies right from high school. Taking up Computer Science and Engineering at the undergraduate level was therefore but a natural choice. Although I did not have to spend any time deciding which undergraduate program to follow, I was not as certain of the university to join. I enrolled at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani – Dubai Campus. The Dubai Campus, being relatively new at the time, had not acquired the fully-fledged campus that it boasts of now and their first students, like me, largely comprised of those born and brought up in Dubai. Not content with the environment, which in many ways resembled the one at school, I decided to pursue the program elsewhere and joined National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India the next year.  

My undergraduate study at NIT-Calicut has enabled me to appreciate the various areas of Computer Science and imbibe their underlying fundamentals. The courses that I have found particularly intriguing are Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Probability and Statistics (Mathematics III) and Computer Architecture. Apart from these, I have always enjoyed the programming lab courses of the curriculum.  

My interest in the field of probability and its applications in computer science prompted me to take up...
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