Statement of Purpose

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Statement of Purpose
Prospective Graduate Student for Fall 2008 Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering I am interested in pursuing a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University with Computer Engineering as my Area of Interest. My interest lies specifically in the field of computer architecture. My undergraduate engineering degree in Electronics and Communication and my professional experience in Samsung have not only introduced me to various concepts in computer architecture but also convinced me that a Masters Degree is an essential first step in my quest to master this field. My career objective is to become a computer architect and to contribute actively to research in computer architecture, from an academic environment. Hence I intend to follow up my Masters degree with a PhD. I have had a strong inclination towards Science since my school days. I gained admission into NITK, Surathkal, one of the most prestigious undergraduate Institutions in India because I secured the Ninth rank out of approximately two hundred thousand test takers in the qualifying Common Entrance Test (CET) for Engineering. During my undergraduate studies in Electronics and Communication at NITK, courses on Digital Systems Design, Microprocessors, Digital Computer Architecture and VLSI design introduced me to the different aspects of computer design; from hardware design to software(assembly programming on 8085, 8086). In my Digital Computer Architecture course, I was introduced to the basic computer architecture concepts like Instruction Set design, Instruction Level Parallelism and Memory Hierarchy. The quantitative approach followed by Professor Ramesh Kini and the numerous practical examples given by him in the classroom have helped me gain a thorough understanding of the...
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