Letter of IntentThis letter is to inform you that I havesubmitted an application for the Master’s programme in Statistics and MachineLearning at Linköping University for the autumn 2018 admission.
My passion anda keen interest in learning and creating the predictive models for specificneeds have driven me to apply for this program. I strongly believe that theprogram will provide me a deep theoretical and practical knowledge which inturn will have a great impact on my career background. I will gain the betterunderstanding of the algorithms and tools used in machine learning field thatwill guide me to face challenges task. My career goal is to associate with avibrant IT firm where I can effectively contribute my skills and ideas attainedand to synchronize my personal growth with that of the organization. Let ushave a look at my academic qualification and experiences which provides animage of me as a perfect candidate for the program. I graduated from Anna University with the Bachelor’sdegree in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2016) with 8.44 CGPA.
Igained the fundamental knowledge from the specified courses such as computerprogramming, probability and random processes, digital signal processing. Withmy additional programming knowledge and coursework from bachelor’s degree, Ihave fulfilled the basic requirement criteria for applying for this program.During my bachelor’s, I attended the training program of neural networks andfuzzy applications with hands-on experience using Matlab. This induced me toknow more about the skills and toolkits used in modern technological suchmachine learning. Also, I have presented a paper entitled as “Thumbprintclassification using artificial neural network” in the National Conference withthe guidance of my university professor. This paper presents some intermediateresults on the thumb print classification adopting a neural network as adecision stage. The two phases such as training and prediction have been donewith the large datasets. The neural network performed the matching process andis successfully developed to identify and classify the thumb print using backpropagation algorithm.
I was given the opportunity to work on my professor’sresearch work of diagnosis of HIV using neural networks and fuzzy applications.This driven me to get furthermore deeper into the machine learning field asit’s more challenging and provides maximum accuracy. The background from my bachelor degree provided me agood platform for learning programming languages that lead to clearunderstanding of the basic technical concepts. The compulsory and complementarycourses mentioned in the master degree program are entirely based on theknowledge acquired from the course that I had studied such as course related tomathematics and programming during bachelors. The lab work during myundergraduate programming has to help me in understanding the complexity of thecreating program algorithm for problem-solving. Also, the project work with myteammates made me visualize about the future innovation in my field suchadvanced programming. In the competitive world, innovation provides a goodplatform for introducing new technology. Adapting to new technology is a goodway to building a career in serving the IT firm needs and accomplishment of thefirm growth.
After graduating, I have undergone additional trainingprograms in Java, and Python programming languages along with the basics of SQLdatabase at National Institute of Information Technology, Vellore,India. The additional training was required to enrich the skills to meetrequirements of the job that I had got admitted. These programs enhanced myability to construct program blocks and networked programs using web servicesand databases. I have been on a python team for building a few small projectsduring this entire course program that enabled me to work in complex method andalgorithms. All these experiences convinced me that my interests lie within theapplicable ideas. As a python learner, I am pretty much eager in applyingalgorithms in machine learning using python to gain new insight into data.
I used to spend my leisure time learning the pattern analyzingtechniques and application of the algorithms for specific needs from the onlinecourses. I enjoy working in mathematical models which are most interesting andprovide us strong belief to work with the applications. My actual research goalis to implement the classification methods and software based on the user needsand making them satisfied.
To boost my research interest and eagerness into theapplications in machine learning and to fulfill my dream and goals, I need anenvironment filled with dedicated pupils, innovative concepts, and supportiveprofessors.I was waiting for an opportunity to grasp more newtechniques and master the knowledge gained with my programming skills inmachine learning. And this interest ended in a dream of pursuing Master’sprogram in Statistics and Machine Learning in your university. The LinköpingUniversity acts as a source of information that delivers students to the marketwith enriching knowledge to satisfy the market.
Based on my research about theuniversity and student blog writing, I am very confident that my career will befilled with an enormous knowledge and experience based on the practical stuff.The culture practice and experimental learning have been forming the studentcurrently possessing their studies since I arrived in Sweden.Nowadays, most of our daily activities are powered bymachine learning such as email spam filtering, web search, fraudulentdetection, etc. So, I believe that it will be one of the agile methods to makethe world progress. I got admired for the freedom of choosing courses based onmy interest and also I have noticed few listings where I will be given theopportunity to learn and get experienced in various fields. I was eagerlywaiting to be a part of STIMA and IDA machine learning seminars which willwiden my research ideas and helps in shaping my career. And also I wanted towork with the professor Mattias Villani as his research work focuses onBayesian methods for decision making. I will be very happy if I am oneof the pupils at Linköping University where I can experience research-basededucation, authentic training in mathematics, and can have plenty researchresults in machine learning.
Based onmy research, the students learning machine learning will have an opportunity tolearn in-depth with challenging tasks work. There is always an increasingdemand for the students to analyze complex systems and databases with the helpof modern methods. This program will provide skills to meets the requirementsin the international job market.Finally, I really hope to have an opportunity to realize my dream ofpursuing Master’s degree program and to share my innovative ideas withcolleagues in your university. It will be a great pleasure for me to join andexplore more in your university.