Statement of Purpose
I am applying to University of Texas at Dallas to pursue Master of Science program in Computer
Science with special reference to Operating Systems and Computer Architecture. Ten years from
now, I envisage myself as research professional in an organization or a faculty at one of the leading
university. Ultimately, my objective is to seek Ph.D. Degree.
21st century is harbinger for major transition in terms of information technology industry for India.
I have seen the technology changed lives of people for the better. Because of this impression and
innate inquisitive nature, I coupled myself with the dream to start undergraduate studies in
Computer Engineering. I was 99th in Maharashtra state among all Engineering aspirants which
secured me a position in College of Engineering, Pune, one of the oldest and prestigious
Engineering institute in India. I have made best use of state-of-the-art facilties provided to me over
four years in learning fundamentals of Engineering and contributing to research work at college.
Additionally, I consistentantly tried to maintain my academic rank among top 25% of the class.
With 2.5 years of industry experience as Development Engineer at Calsoft Pvt. Ltd. Pune, after
undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, I realized that my next step is Masters in Computer
This realization started when my professor of Principles of Programming Language introduced us to
Linux Operating System. Over the last three years, my penchant for research has gradually
burgeoned especially, in the fields of Systems. I started experimenting with open source tools which
improved my programming and data structure skills a lot. Courses like "Operating Systems",
"Advanced Unix Programming" and "Data Structure and Algorithms" strengthened my foundation
of Computer Science. In the final year of engineering, my likings became more focussed on the
System Software side and my insatiable hunger to understand minute details about the Computer
Systems resulted into industry sponsored research project in Calsoft Pvt. Ltd, Pune.
The aim of research project "RAM-DISK IO Mode In UNH-iSCSCI Target", was to use the portion
of RAM as a block device (disk), to export RAM-DISK from target to initiator as a Virtual SCSI
device and to utilize this exported virtual SCSI device for storing data. We have written the device
driver to achieve the goal and also tested it using dd, iostat, bonnie++ tools. Moreover, the research
project won the state level project competition "Impetus and Concepts" at Pune Institute of
Computer Technology, Pune in storage systems domain. I am very glad to bring your attention that I
presented the research paper "RAM-DISK IO Mode in iSCSI Target" based on this work in the
"International Conference on Information and Network Technology, Chennai".
Because of ill health during the time of examinations, I could not make good grades in some of the ...