Statement of Purpose.

‘If you want to be happy for life, love your work’, says the last sentence of a quote by Confucius. I could not agree more, after having experienced my undergraduate life. It helped me realize where my interests lay and thus answering a greater question of what I wanted to do with my life eventually. The top notch technical environment at “Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology” has given me an intuition for technology, a futuristic vision for global technology -based applications. I have studied subjects like “Introduction to Design”, “Modeling and Simulation”, ”Computer Graphics”, “Digital Image processing”, ”Pattern Recognition”, “Animation”, “Operating System”, “Databases” which have provided me with a strong footing in the theoretical concepts of computer science. I remember the first year of my engineering when I took a course in design by Professor Binita Desai. I created games based on simple ideas involving Tom & Jerry and Snow White. The idea was to create games for children which are fun and educative at the same time. The complexity of the project lay in its interface design as it was targeted for kids. I would like to mark this experience as my first attempt to understand ‘Interface Design’, which later motivated me to take a course in Animation. As a part of Animation course project I made a movie with not much technical complexity but with simplicity and the sole aim of enjoying the entire experience. I made a stopmotion video with help of match sticks. My aim was to make the match sticks dance to a music. The whole experience of analyzing the music and composing the steps and implementing the dance with the match sticks was a memorable experience. In my 5th semester for a course project in computer graphics, I closely observed almost every tree on my campus. The idea was to find a fractal formula for the different species. I was surprised to find that just by observing a tree for long enough I could nearly guess the fractal structure for its seed. I finally put that into work as a course project and made a fractal tree and tried to simulate the effect of wind. This instilled in me the desire to understand how things work at a very fundamental level. Towards the end of my 4th year, I took a course on image processing and pattern recognition taught by Professor Suman Mitra. I was surprised to know the complex processes involved for a machine to understand or interpret an image which our human eye processes at an unbelievable pace. It was then that I appreciated the importance of pattern recognition. I was amazed by the fact that when a baby looks around, it just sees colors and not people or objects. All the baby sees is just colors changing. Later I took a face recognition research project in which I researched different ways of recognizing a face, and devised my own techniques to process an image which was a painstaking effort of 2 months. After all the effort I put in, the

machine was able to recognize the picture and differentiate between faces. The whole experience gave me a sense of achievement. During my undergraduate thesis work, I was offered an internship at UTV Toons, one of India’s leading animation lab. This particular experience not just strengthened my skills in some of the very useful software such as, Maya but also gave me a firsthand experience of how things function in an entertainment industry. I worked on the animation pipeline which streamlines work in the industry (It is written in MEL, scripting language only used by Maya). I converted the entire pipeline with python as source language so that it could now accommodate people using different software such as Adobe Photoshop or Aftereffects etc. My undergraduate project work at UTV toons helped me understand what I eventually would want to do in life. After my under graduation, I was offered a Job to work with Hewlett Packard India private Ltd in Bangalore. I was given a rigorous training in Networking concepts and operating systems. I worked with Embedded Switch Software Team of Hp-procurve Networking (R&D). During this period, I was involved in a special project which aimed at fulfilling special requirements of Microsoft and actively took part towards design and implantation for new type of interfaces for upcoming products. Later I specialized myself in Extjs(external JavaScript) to solely accomplish the task of designing and implementing a pictorial representation of switch(named BOB{back of box}). My design enabled the Network administrators to have a glance at the overall switch status without going to its physical location. It was greatly appreciated and gained overwhelming response from the customer. The present job has also helped me develop a through insight into project-handling, but the industry environment that I am currently in cannot support my desire for research. These multifarious experiences – all the crest and troughs, all the skies and gray clouds have shaped me into the person I am today. I am person with technical aptitude and having a passion for research. I believe as much in my dreams as in reality. These experiences have instilled in me a penchant for analysis and creative problem –solving skills. I firmly believe that they have contributed in different ways towards making me a person who has the drive and patience to weather the rigors of graduate studies and complete graduate studies successfully. During my investigating for suitable courses, I found that the MS program in -------------- Engineering at -------------------university, Involves in exposure to cutting edge technology and advanced research fueled with faculty being highly qualified across various disciplines. Thus I believe, it will be the right place to pursue my career goals for creating innovative technologies and relinquishing my thirst for research and intern contributing to specific field. I feel the MS in ---------------- at your university will be the most logical extension of my academic pursuits and major step in achieving my objectives. Having gained a considerable width in my education at Dhirubhai

Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology and more than 1.5 years of Industrial experience with Hewlett-Packard, a reputed multinational technology company, along with unshakable motivation, painstaking thoroughness, perseverance, as well as the ability to work independently or in a group and excel in my selected field of interest. I believe that I deserve a chance to strive for academic excellence and add value to your institution by contributing my share to your research community.