Hi This university requires a SOP and a PS, I wonder if my PS meets the requirements and if it is overlapping with my SOP. And is it an attracting start paragraph for PS? Thanks for help
Personal Statement for Data Science
There is something in TV series Person of Interest that always come back to me. The leading actor Finch defined π as all of the world's infinite possibilities rest within this one simple circle. He also maintained that what you do with that information, what it's good for, that would be up to you. Those words truly resonated with me and triggered my enthusiasm to explore data science.
Thus, I choose statistics as my undergraduate major, which is concerned with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data. All statistics and computer science courses equip me with sets of procedures to follow in statistical modeling. Immersed in coding, I enjoy trying out different algorithms, experimenting with different features, and exploring various data sets.
As an enthusiast for newly emerging things, it's fortunate for me to live in a community where deep learning is growing rapidly. Siri can assist me to get things done. Music player will recommend my favorite genre of music. I always believe human behavior can be consistently and scientifically analyzed and predicted via historical data. With the training in Master of Data Science, my dream to become a data scientist will continue to bloom.
Another thing attracts me is, data science requires empathy. There is a lot of love and compassion that is not explainable in terms of neural networks and computation algorithms. In my daily life, some of my friends are very private and they have trust issues about social media. Apart from advanced technical skills, how to utilize data cleverly is one of my interests. The Data Science Colloquium at Michigan will help me understand the ethical implications of this work. Additionally, I have taken several general education courses to analyze cognitive development. I want to go further to tie data to cognition.
The master program of Data Science at XYZ will be in alignment with my undergraduate training, my personal interests and future develop trend.