Post Graduate application
Mena Safwat Sobhy
Personal Statement Aug 15, 2018
I have always been passionate about Computers and Communications because my uncle would always talk to me about his work as a general manager at Telecom Egypt, so I have decided to join Assuit Faculty of Engineering, Communication Department.
To introduce myself, I graduated from Assuit University in 2011 with Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I was one of the top calibers in the department (I was the 6th on my class). My graduation project was "Wireless Irrigation System with Sun Tracking". I got Nahdet El Mahrousa Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research of Merit from YIA (Young Innovators Awards).
I served as an officer in Air Defense Armed Forces where I worked on Analog Pulsed Radar System. I was awarded a Medal of military duties of the second class for missiles lunching training. After finishing my military service I worked as an Electrical Engineer at Coca-Cola Factory in Assuit. During that time my leadership and technical skills have grown significantly.
After working at Coca-Cola for a while, I discovered that there is still so much to learn, so I decided to Join ITI "Information Technology Institute" - Embedded Systems Track - to increase my knowledge. Studying at ITI is divided into three main sections. The first one is fundamentals like C\C++ language, Fundamentals of Data Base, Operating System, Data structure and Algorithms. The second one is core courses: Real Time Operating System, Computer Architecture, Digital Signal Processing and Serial Communication protocols. The third one is the graduation project and my graduation project was LTE Cat5 User Equipment physical layer implementation on TM320C6416 DSP Kit. While I was working on ITI graduation project I explored how embedded systems are used to implement communication protocols, and its importance in the development of all the technologies.
After I have finished ITI ranked Top of the Embedded Systems track, I worked as an Embedded Software Engineer at "Valeo Egypt" where I was very thrilled to work in a multinational company with a lot of cutting edge projects. I felt that I have finally found what I was looking for in my career.
I have always tried to maintain a balanced life along with my professional career. Sports always peak my interest -swimming in particular-. Thus I started taking swimming classes since 2011. I have also done some volunteer work at church's events.
Now I came to a point in my life where I believe I can contribute and add more to my work experience by starting my post graduate studies in Information Security. I am particularly interested in the topics of vehicle to cloud information security which is related to my practical work. I believe that the vast growth of technology in this field brings a lot of opportunities that can be utilized to build systems that influence people's life.
Senior Software Design Engineer, Valeo Egypt