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					                Statement of Purpose

My objective for graduate studies in Computer Science is to
prepare myself for the long term goal of pursuing a career of
teaching and research.
I have nurtured a strong passion to
become a scientist and pursue research. In the pursuit of
knowledge , I have always adopted a rigorous approach in order to
attain an in-depth understanding of the subject at hand.This has
amply reflected in my consistently brilliant        career,always
topping the class and having received numerous national level
awards.With a GPA of 9.72 , I am ranked first at the IIT among
nearly 350 students.


I have been involved in research in parallel and distributed
computing systems.I studied various problems in distributed
systems and distributed databases including deadlock detection
and resolution , termination detection , distributed snapshots
and consistency.I have been attracted towards the field of
correctness of parallel programs. I published a Technical Report
reporting errors in two published deadlock detection algorithms
and highlights their underlying deficiencies with respect to the
distributed nature of computation. I am also involved in the
development of an optimizer generator which would automate the
process of writing optimizers based on the specifications of the
optimizations.I am currently engaged in writing a paper on an
efficient algorithm for performing global data-flow analysis. The
new algorithm that I have developed utilizes the notion of
backward information flow to perform propagation using work-lists
in an efficient manner. I have been in correspondence with
Professor J.D.Ullman about my algorithm and other aspects of the
problem.


I have chosen to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University
because by working under the guidance of the distinguished
researchers I am confident of making an original contribution in
the field of Computer Science. My interest in research has
burgeoned during my undergraduate studies at IIT. I have excelled
in our the well-rounded and exacting undergraduate program and
have developed a solid background to take up research in Computer
Science.

I have decided to go in for graduate studies which calls for a
personal commitment    to the fulfilling craft of independent
research and that involves willingly making personal sacrifices
of time , leisure and immediate reward . In turn I shall get
intellectual satisfaction and the gratification of becoming a
contributor to    knowledge   through research and the greater
personal rewards of learning and discovery.I believe that I
possess the motivation, intellectual ability and preparation to
set out on this exhiliarating and arduous path and to make
significant original contributions to your on-going research
work.


I look forward to joining Stanford University as   a   graduate
student at your esteemed department.

                                             Amit Ganesh

				
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