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Fall 2018 | MS | CS (AI) | G.R.E 325 (Q168/V157) | GPA 7.87 | TOEFL 113 | IIIT Delhi
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Fall 2018 | MS | CS (AI) | G.R.E 325 (Q168/V157) | GPA 7.87 | TOEFL 113 | IIIT Delhi

Hello everyone

I want to pursue MS in CS with a specialization in ML/AI

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7.87 CGPA (B.Tech CS) passed in 2014 from IIIT Delhi (not IIT Delhi -.-)
GRE 325 (168Q)(157V)
TOEFL - 113

3 years work experience as a software engineer in Rakuten, Tokyo -
API development using Java, distributed large-scale software using Cassandra and one ML project using bootstrap aggregating
1 research paper published in IEEE conference - it was on iris spoofing and how to counter it using SVM
2 course projects based on image processing and pattern recognition using unsupervised learning
2 Academic LORs from professors I worked with on my Btech project
1 Professional LOR from my previous product manager

My university shortlist:
Arizona State University (applied)
SUNY Stony Brook (applied)
UCLA (applied)
UCI (started application)
UBC (started application)
NCSU (started application)

Please help me decide and categorize among the following :
UNCC
USC
UCSD
Georgia Institute of Technology
Purdue University West Lafayette
UNC Chapel Hill
UMCP
Ohio State University
NYU
University of Colorado Boulder
Rutgers University
UC Davis
NWU
NEU
CMU
UT Austin
UIUC


Perhaps I should also mention that I had applied to these universities last year but got rejection from all. Maybe something went horribly wrong Sad
USC, UMCP, UMass Amherst, Gatech, Columbia, USC, Univ of Alberta

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CS (AI) | G.R.E 325 (Q168/V157) | GPA 7.87 | TOEFL 113 | IIIT Delhi

Tagging Seniors:





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I have a similar profile, this is scary. Rejected from USC too, wow. You had your publication by then right?

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(11-16-2017 02:01 AM)kingkong88 Wrote:  I have a similar profile, this is scary. Rejected from USC too, wow. You had your publication by then right?

Yes. I suppose the rejections were because of my poor SOP. Everything was kind of rushed and last moment-ish last year, so that could be another reason. Hopefully you are not in a similar situation Wink

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CS (AI) | G.R.E 325 (Q168/V157) | GPA 7.87 | TOEFL 113 | IIIT Delhi

I'd consider dropping UMass, Columbia and probably even UMich from the list.


1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

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(11-16-2017 07:06 AM)The_Observer Wrote:  I'd consider dropping UMass, Columbia and probably even UMich from the list.
I have added some more info. Please review it. Thanks.

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Could you please tell us what additions you made exactly, so we can reevaluate as needed, on that specific basis?


1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

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(12-06-2017 10:22 AM)The_Observer Wrote:  Could you please tell us what additions you made exactly, so we can reevaluate as needed, on that specific basis?

Hello. I have given more details about my work and projects. Also, added some more to the uni list.

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RE: Fall 2018 | MS | CS (AI) | G.R.E 325 (Q168/V157) | GPA 7.87 | TOEFL 113 | IIIT Delhi

Okay. Before we proceed, please see point #1 below and fill out your UniSearch profile accordingly. Tag me and I'll respond ASAP.


1) Please mention as many details as possible about your academics, research and work-ex, in terms of projects worked on, technologies used, roles/responsibilities handled, papers published/presented, awards/honors obtained, etc. All those have to be put in the misc details section of your UniSearch profile if you expect any help on Edulix. Also, before requesting for profile evaluations, please go through this excellent post.

2) Please take some time out to read these three threads in their entirety. PLEASE do that before asking questions about universities from a comparison perspective, or jobs, or coursework, or H-1B visas, or "placements", irrespective of which univ/department/program/major you're applying to.

I love to read, and then I regurgitate. I write - a lot - as my posts here and on other outlets would show. I do not make apologies for what I write (and how long it is). I do not sugarcoat things either. I don't tolerate vague questions, for any reasons - ignorance arising out of an inability to locate information when the necessary tools to do so (i.e. the internet, libraries, university websites, other forums/bulletin boards, etc.) are readily available, is not any kind of an acceptable excuse.

"Don't be daft." - Ancalagon The Black

"With the exchange rate where it is now, it should be a strong deterrent against picking a slightly better program for a lot more tuition fees." - coolguru
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