Type: Research Essays
Sample donated: Teresa Matthews
Last updated: March 23, 2019
Dear Sir or Madam:I am Md. Tasnimul Hasan. Ireceived both Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree in Statistics fromComilla University (CoU), Bangladesh. I want to pursue my Master’s degree in ComputationalBig Data Analytics under the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Tampere, Finland. I am highlyinterested in the fields of “Big Data Analysis”, “Data Mining”, “Pattern Recognition” and “Big Data Management”.My main interest is in developing statistical and computational methods fordata integration, pattern recognition, knowledge discovery, and large data managementin order to bring out significant meaning from the big dataset.
I also haveinterest in the development of genetic algorithms to improve the performance ofdata mining techniques, image segmentation, and in the study of performanceevaluation of the predictive modeling. I have secured a CGPA of 3.41 in Bachelorand 3.63 CGPA in Masters on a scale of 4.00.
During my undergraduate and graduate study, I have done two academic projectreport mainly based on statistical analysis of macroeconomic variables andfinancial development indicators. I presented my undergraduate project work atthe 2nd International Conference on Theory and Application of Statistics, Universityof Dhaka, Bangladesh and got recognition. A paper was published entitled “AnEmpirical Study on the Relationship between Industrial Production and ConsumerPrice Index in Bangladesh” in Jahangirnagar University Journal of StatisticalStudies (JUJSS) based on my work. I was involved in “Statistical Society,Department of Statistics, Comilla University” as the educational secretary.After my graduation, I joined in BRAC Institution of Governance andDevelopment (BIGD), BRAC University, Bangladesh and worked as a research assistant. I was involved in multipleprojects related to the labor market,gender norms, and socioeconomic analysisof Bangladesh. These projects provided me hands-ontraining and experience in datamanagement, statistical analysis, and report writing.
In BIGD, I got theopportunity to work with many prominent research scholars both from home andabroad. To become a data scientist oneshould have knowledge in the field of statistics, mathematics, and computerscience. During my study period, I havetaken courses especially titled Linearalgebra, calculus, Numerical Analysis, Real Analysis and complex variable, Calculus-based Statistics and probability, Statistical Inference, Statistical DataAnalysis, Multivariate analysis, Data Mining and Simulations, Introduction toComputer and Computer Programming. These courses provide me a handful academic training in data processing, dataanalysis, and data visualization to begin higher study in Big Data.
In my view, a good researchershould have a good command of computerprogramming. That’s why I always give extra emphasis to learn statisticalsoftware and programming languages. During my undergraduate study, I have masteredR, STATA, SPSS, SAS, and EViews through academic courses: Data Processing using software (R, SAS, SPSS, and STATA), trainingprogram, and personal effort. In BIGD, I got the opportunity to use myprogramming knowledge, especially the knowledge of R and STATA and theoreticalknowledge to analyze and describe the real world data. I wish to pursue master’s degree in Computational Big DataAnalytics at “University of Tampere” because it would enhance my knowledgeabout big data concept and make me ready to obtain a Ph.D. degree in this field. It will also train up myself infinding, evaluating and documenting a research problem in a methodical way thatI need most to become an organized and meticulous researcher in future.
I havevisited the web page of Degree Programme in Mathematics and Statistics andamazed by the research activities of the Tampere Research Center forInformation and Systems (CIS). Especially the projects and publications done byData Analysis Research Group (DARG) and Statistics Group seemed very muchintriguing to me. It would be a great opportunity for me to work under thesupervision of research scholar and to work with the world-class research group. Furthermore,I have found the course structure of MDP in Computational Big Data Analyticsvery interesting, competent to learn data science, and advantageous for my futureobjectives. I wish to build up my career as adata scientist and participate in the cutting-edge research in the field ofdata mining and big data analysis.
I believe that pursuing higher studies willbe the best way for me to start the journey towards my goal. Having obtained amaster’s degree followed by a Ph.D. in data science would also provide me theaccess to such worldwide research opportunities where I can explore new and excitingareas of big data analysis and data mining. As the first national data centerof Bangladesh will start their journey in 2018, higherstudies on big data will help me to serve my country.
I am confident that Ihave the necessary motivation, academic preparation, and dedication to provemyself as one of the best researchers at this university and my researchfindings could have a significant contribution in the area of big data analysisand data mining.Therefore, I am looking forwardto getting admitted to your esteemedMaster’s Degree program. Please kindly accept mydeepest thankfulness & gratitude foryour further assessment and consideration. YoursSincerely,Md.Tasnimul Hasan