Inthe beginning of my career, I was made aware the importance of Communication.
This awareness has profoundly impacted my thinking and planning for pursuinghigher degree in Electronics and Telecommunicaion. The interesting factor wasthe part played by the technology and its intersection with humans. From onelocation to the other, I realized that the common concern was finding solutionsto get connected with each other. My inclination towards it made me to dig up andunderstand the fundamentals of Technology.
Backin school days, physics and mathematics attracted my attention. The idea thatthe entire planet can be connected by only three satellites excited mycuriosity. I was also fascinated about – how can tons of kilograms of satelliteautonomously floating in space can be controlled by buttons running onminiscule power supply? Thisvery attraction towards technical things encouraged me to pursue technicalcourses in this field. Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineeringopened the windows of my mind and gave me the opportunity to take an informedlook at the situation. 3rd position in class, secured a place in oneof the prestigious engineering institutes in my state. And I chose Electronicsand Telecommunication as a specialization for my Bachelor’s degree to exploremore about electronic devices and communication technology.Whilepursuing my undergraduate studies I was propelled towards CommunicationEngineering.
I found subjects like Principles of Communication Engineering,Digital Communication, Microelectronics and Digital VLSI Design very amazingand interesting. My practical pursuits in college sharpened my vision. My finalyear project was to design a FIR filter for filtering wireless transmitted ECGsignals. Demand was to improve the processing rate by maintaining optimumhardware (multipliers).
Therefore, an optimum 7 tap Digital FIR filter wassuccessfully implemented in Xilinx (VHDL programming), which filtered the ECGsignal and removed noise components. MatLab was interfaced with Xilinx toaccept the input and plot the response. My analytical ability and diligenceresulted in ‘A+’ in the project. My interest in technical knowledge led me totake up Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), in-turn secured a place in one of the reputedcollege in southern part of India, and chose to pursue post-graduation in the fieldof Digital Communication and Networking.Masters inDigital Communication and Networking gave me deep knowledge in the field ofWireless Communication and Wireless Sensor Networks. Pursuing Masters, I realized theimportance of speedy backbone network to achieve high data rates. This triggeredme to propose an All-Optical Packet Processor in Optical Packet-SwitchedNetworks, which can tackle the ever increasing data traffic. The research was carried out to design aRouter which can route data optically so as to reduce time latency and achievehigher data transfer rate.
The uniqueness of the project lies in it being therouting process carried completely in optical domain, which was appreciatedacross my department, and awarded a score of ‘A’. Working on this project was a hugelearning curve, granted me the opportunity to test my potential to solve reallife scenarios.My academickeenness and knowledge furthered my career as Assistant Professor inengineering college under the aegis of University of Pune. Here, I inculcatedteaching skills and explored my field of interest.
During this tenure, to keeppace with fast growing technology, I attended every workshop and seminars heldin our Institute. Through them I could improve and gain knowledge in areas thatwere new to me. I have been a student member of IEEE and member of IEEE SignalProcessing Society for two years.
This has allowed me to constantly upgrade myknowledge through its seminars, workshops and publications (IEEE spectrum, IEEESignal Processing Magazine). With growing interest in the field SignalProcessing and Embedded Devices, I worked on GNU radio – Universal SoftwareDefine Radio Peripheral 200 (USRP200). My predilection towards 4G technologyescalated; Techniques like Massive-MIMO, dynamic frequency scheduling,Femto-cell, Channel Coding, captured my attention. I also, participated in IEEEconference and published a paper in the domain of 5G mobile communication. Also,in search of new and improved techniques of wireless data handling andmanagement, I am also taking an online course on “Data Science” from Imarticusand GenPact. Apart from being a faculty,I was also an active participant in sports such as Cricket, Badminton and TableTennis in my institutions. All these activities have given me confidence andinspiration to actively participate in the process of acquiring and sharingknowledge.
My keennessin the field of Communication and Embedded System led me towards deepenedknowledge. Masters in Information Technology is the ideal next step in myjourney. I wish to construct a reliable knowledge source for my futureendeavors dealing with globally persistent challenges like, bridging the gapbetween Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and efficient networkmanagement and green communication. After these years ofhoning my skill set and tools, my contributions will be angled from anengineering perspective and hence I believe I will be a rational and preciseset of eyes.
In the long run, I see myself discoveringmy area of expertise and converting it into meaningful research by pursuing Ph.D. in the field I gravitatetowards.
I want to generate green solutions on a macro level by associatingwith like-minded enthusiasts. The curriculum at University of Stuttgart willnot only arm me with future technologies but also quench my thirst for learningand practicing this fascinating technology. I will be highly obliged if I ambeen considered for the Masters study in your esteemed university. I amconfident and will meet all the parameters to add into reputation of theinstitute.