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Statnement Of Intent Essay

1874 words - 8 pages

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius is a motto that I live by, . Since I was an infant I have been fascinated by art and colors, my mom would always brag about how I was just 8 months old and would grab anything colorful and start painting with it. I would spend most of my time drawing anything around me or tracing cartoon characters from comic books. Parrallely, my enthusiasm with animations and motion pictures awaited till date. As I grew older and started learning math in school, I grew fond of the subject and did pretty well, but I never saw or knew the connection between art and math, until high school when our Math teacher, asked us to do a research on the Golden Ratio (divine proportion) and there it was, I saw the connection, I understood then, why I love both subjects and how math and art can be in the most peculiar places and they work hand in hand in almost everything.
By the time I was applying to go to collage around July 2008 , I was still confused I wanted to join the Mathematics Department at the Cairo University in Egypt, but at the same time I didn’t want to give up on art. Until one day, where, I was watching TV and coincidently saw Professor Randolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch, (computer science and human-computer interaction and design professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) last lecture titled; “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” on Oprah, I didn’t know anyone from computer science, I didn’t know anything about computer science, since both of my parents are dentists, and through a last lecture of a dying professor ( may his soul rest in peace) I was convienced, all I saw is a loved, self fulfilled professor, with very similar childhood dreams and one of his paths to achieve them was by joing computer science, and therefore, I was determined to join computer science, I started looking at the courses offered and was enrolled at the German University in Cairo in the Engineering faculty, where I had one year and half foundation in Mathematics and Computer Science, later on I was offered a scholarship to study computer science in Malaysia and this is where I am completing my studies right now.
During my undergraduate studies, I immersed myself in technicality took all the major subjects that had programming in it, for I realized that I don not only like Math because of the magic the numbers posses, I realized that I like solving problems and programming is all about solving problems. I feel a sense of exhilaration when I see my own code run successfully. It is this feeling, which till date, drives me to not give up on even the toughest of problems. And it is this love for programming, combined with my desire to dig deeper into the working of various applications and technologies. Every day I come up against some new features and technological advancement, what I feel is a sense of marvel, specially in computer graphics & Human Computer...

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