i am a third year master major in automation at shanghai jiao tong university p. r. china. with tremendous interest in industrial engineering i am writing to apply for acceptance into your ph.d. graduate program.
in 1995 i entered the nanjing university of science &technology (nust) -- widely considered one of the china’s best engineering schools. during the following undergraduate study my academic records kept distinguished among the whole department. i was granted first class prize every semester and my overall gpa(89.5/100) ranked no.1 among 113 students. in 1999 i got the privilege to enter the graduate program waived of the admission test. i selected the shanghai jiao tong university to continue my study for its best reputation on combinatorial optimization and network scheduling where my research interest lies.
at the period of my graduate study my overall gpa(3.77/4.0) ranked top 5% in the department. in the second semester i became teacher assistant that is given to talented and matured students only. this year i won the acer scholarship as the one and only candidate in my department which is the ultimate accolade for distinguished students endowed by my university. presently i am preparing my graduation thesis and trying for the honor of excellent graduation thesis.
research experience and academic activity
when a sophomore i joined the association of ai enthusiast and began to narrow down my interest for my future research. in 1997 i participated in simulation tool development for the scheduling system in prof. wang’s lab. with the tool of opengl and matlab i designed a simulation program for transportation scheduling system. it is now widely used by different research groups in nust. in 1998 i assumed and fulfilled a sewage analysis &dispose project for nanjing sewage treatment plant. this was my first practice to convert a laboratory idea to a commercial product.