I will apply to the scholarship provided by the Fulbright and I need to write a Personal Statement
Points to cover in the PS:o information of educations
o pratical experince.
o special interest
o career plants
o Any significance factors that have influenced your educational and personal development.
I am very grateful for your feedback of my essay.
Did you know D.G Krige? If you study or graduate in mining engineering, you must be familiar with the name. I am very inspired by Danie G. Krige, a South African statistician and mining engineer who pioneered in Geostatistics and was a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Republic of South Africa. The technique of kriging named after him was renowned. I made him my role model and also had a leading role from when I was in college until I graduated. Why did I say that? Because that was what made me do my thesis research about the theory was initiated by him, and of course, very influential on mining issues. In 2019, I obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering from Syiah Kuala University. I had participated in several writing contests since I was in college, such as scientific papers or essays. My best achievement was 3rd place in the essay opinion competition.Before the pandemic happened, I had worked at Government Office as a Contract employee for three months. My job desk was creating the roadmap project. It gave me some experiences. Because I had skills in using GIS(Geographic Information System) Software, I trusted to involve in this project.
When I was in college, there was one course that I remember well. It was a Geostatistics course. Few mining engineers can apply for Geostatistics methods at all stages of the mine life cycle: from exploration to development, production, and site remediation. My enthusiasm in this course was proven when I got an A in the Geostatistics course. Solving problems with a statistical approach and full of math problems certainly pleased me. To dig deeper in Geostatistics, I chose to make it into the topic of my thesis. Kriging, a name of a theorem from Danie G. Krige, was the part that I explained in my thesis project. I made an appointment and asked one of my lecturers to become my thesis advisor, and I explained the type of research I wanted to do. One challenge that must be solved is to code a program about Geostatistics. Because data used for simulation in digital format, computing and modeling were essential steps in Geostatistics. I had to learn programming from scratch and making algorithms that appropriated my goal. The part that made me excited was that I knew How the software I had used so far worked. Previously I just inputted data so that the result came out. It is different from now. I felt the theory taught by my lecturer was useful. I had to finish the code first before writing my thesis. It took me six months to complete my code. When I thought back, it was rare for mining engineering students to write programming code, especially for thesis also. Writing programming code and Analyzing big datasets to make a model for Geostatistics made me want to develop further what if I do research based on machine learning in the case of resource estimation, which is part of mining issues. Becoming a researcher like D.G Krige, who is engaged in mining, will become a reality by continuing my studies through a Fulbright scholarship.