Statement of Purpose As a young child, I was attracted to scifi films because of exploration of the
Statement of Purpose As a young child, I was attracted to scifi films because of exploration of the planets. Anyone, who has ever seen the television series “Star Wars,” will never forget the imposing space ships connecting planets, robot troops; dangerous battles in the space, and of course, two humanlike robots. In the television series “Star Trek,” I really took part in adventures of the Enterprise spaceship to mysterious planets at the speed of light. These films gave me a question: “Can we create a machine having intelligence as human? The question is still haunting me, and becoming an computer engineering To indulge in natural science in my childhood, I became excellent in physics, chemistry, and especially in math. I had won three times in math competition, two in high school, and one in Tarrant County College. It seemed only logical that I pursue a career in computer engineering. In the realm of engineering, I have developed a special interest in the field of artificial intelligence and had taken a programming course. I was a technical assistant at Department of Automation and Robotics of Institute of Applied Mechanics in my country, Vietnam, I learned about its many practical applications, especially in relation to automation and robotic. It also helps me understand more about my major. Another particular interest of mine is theoretical physics. I am attracted by philosophy of physics, theoretical physics, Eastern philosophy ideologies about structure of the universe, similarities between meditator and scientists. Later I would like to work in the area of research and development for industry. It is in research and development that I will make the greatest contribution, utilizing my theoretical background and creativity as a scientist. As Sun Tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” being admitted to SEO program is not only a good single step to begin my journey, but also the greatest chance for me to open the door of graduate school. The program will help me to gain practical experiences. It also gives me ideas what reality needs, so that I will have better direction to pursue in my professional goals.