Falling in love with signal processing and motivated by machine learning, computer vision and computational neural science, I want to pursue my dream of becoming a researcher and a professor in those fields. In order to achieve that dream, I need additional education and research experience. Therefore, I decided to pursue a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering.
As a graduate student, I am excited to explore the fields of signal processing, machine learning and computer vision. More ambitiously, I want to develop faster and more reliable learning and vision algorithms to extend the capability of computers. Personally, I believe that with machine learning and computer vision, one day, computers can perform most of the tasks that only humans can perform.
I am also fascinated to do research in computational neural science. Human brain is the most perfect system that we have known so far. It sends, receives and processes signals fast and reliably. It performs vision tasks with much higher accuracy than any state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms. It even learns and updates itself unceasingly. I have a strong belief that understanding how the brain works and simulating its mechanisms will help us to improve our current technology in signal processing, machine learning and computer vision.
After finishing the Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral programs, I want to become a professor and continue to do research in signal processing, machine learning and computer vision. As a professor, in addition to researching and teaching, I also want to establish an organization which promotes mutual understanding, academic collaboration, and cultural exchanges between American universities and universities in my home country, Vietnam. In addition, I plan to start a company later in my career. Having my own company, I will be able to commercialize my research into competitive products in the market.
Well-known for its program in electrical engineering, the University of California at Berkeley is my primary choice for graduate study. At UC Berkeley, I will have a lot of opportunities to work and collaborate with top...