Academic Background & Research Interest
I finished my four years of study in Communication Engineering at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. The undergraduate curriculum includes various tracks such as Computer Engineering, Wireless Communication, Signal Processing and so on, which gave me a solid foundation in the area of Electronic and Computer Engineering. During my college study, my overall average mark is 85, and my major GPA (GPA in the third academic year) is 89.65. After four years of conscientious studies, I grew great interest in Computer Engineering. The capability to use electronic and computer technology to change the way information is exchanged and analyzed and bring about revolution in all areas deeply fascinated me. Therefore, I set up my career goal to become a qualified engineer in fields of electronic and computer engineering.
Internship Experience & Projects
My very first trying on my way to pursue career goal is software development. I participated in the design and building of a campus second-hand book trading platform, which serves to release and exchange information of second-hand textbooks for students, so that those books can be recycled and reused. I assembled a development team and served as team leader and server developer. I learned a lot in this project, including how to lead a team, how to discover the needs of people and most importantly, acquiring the knowledge of server development using PHP, MySQL, Redis and CentOS.
In August 2019, thanks to those foundation of server development, I joined Xiaomi Corporation (you may not have heard of Xiaomi, its most famous product is Xiaomi mobile phone) as an intern server development engineer and took charge of the development and maintenance of Xiaomi retail business server interface. During my three months in Xiaomi, I was exposed to many of the technology used in application development in industry, such as Multithread Programming, I/O Multiplexing, Server Load Balancing. They are completely fresh to me and strongly arouse my will of exploration. At the same time, I deeply felt that the undergraduate-level knowledge is far not enough to support my career goal of being a development engineer, which becomes the biggest motivation for my grad school application.
Why Grad School?
As mentioned above, I have great interest in the field of Electronic and Computer Engineering and hope to work in related areas. However, the depth of knowledge at the undergraduate level is too limited to meet the requirement of industry. In order to take charge of core development work in industry, I must dig into a more segmented field. I am interested in computer engineering, including but not limited to areas of software development, data analysis and machine learning. Therefore, I choose to apply for the graduate program at the University of British Columbia, because it has a reputation in the world for providing high quality engineering education and offers different tracks in Electronic and Computer Engineering at graduate-level education. I hope that through the study of the school's postgraduate courses, I can go deep into one of those areas and become a qualified engineer.