This post is inspired by the Statement of Objective examples provided by the MIT EECS Communication Lab. Some programs (e.g., Berkeley EECS) require a Statement of Purpose (SoP) and a Personal Statement (PS). In this post, we will dissect and annotate my SoP submitted to MIT EECS, which is a hybrid of both, in my case.
Here I talk about how my experience at SIGMOD 2020 shaped my view on my research interests, grad studies, and how I interact with people.
This course is life-changing, but only a small portion of my learnings is included in this reflection. I will start with how this learning experience helps me make my career decisions. Then I will reflect on my personal growth over the term and finish off with things I need to work on.
Last summer, I developed this visualization tool as a part of UBC Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. This experience openned my eyes on the influential role of data in city planning and sustainability.