Reasons for choosing your program and Waterloo (*Required)
Please tell us about your educational goals, your interest in your chosen program(s), and your reasons for applying to the University of Waterloo. If you have applied to more than one program, please discuss your interest in each program. (900 characters limit)
An unpleasant experience of unauthorized credit card charges has sparked my interest in cybersecurity, and I wish myself as someone who will not only witness cybersecurity threats but also make my contributions towards tackling it. Thus, in the future I would like to work in the cyber security field, either developing software for cryptography or innovating fraud prevention strategies as a fraud analyst. That would require both financial analysis skills and programming skills. I believe the initiatives offered at UW in CS and CFM would best prepare me for my career goals. For one, the unique capability in cybersecurity field owned by members of CrySP and a range of senior CS courses regarding computer security such as CS 458 could master skills I need. In addition, I can apply my skills and gain valuable job experience through various positions offered by co-op. I also look forward to joining the URA program, especially working with Professor Urs Hengartner to do more in-depth research and applications about cyber-security.