Computer Science PersonalStatement
Computing and its applications have always fascinated me and for this reason。 I have found my A-level courses extremely interesting. This a。lso has maintained m。y long-ter。m interest in computer-related careers. I have studied mathematics, physics and computing to A-level and also during the first year at Hills Road Sixth Form College I re-took my GCSE English. Last year and this year I have been improving my self-le。arning, a。nd developin。g many。 skills with the help of the key skills qual。ifications and A-level Ge。neral Studies. My sincerest desire is to become a computer scie。ntist. Specifically, I am interested in exploring how problems can be modeled and solved using artificial i。ntelligence. I。 also want。 to learn about human cognition and m。achine int。elligence. I have been s。tu。dying the online debate over whether machines will ever become "intelligent" given the current course of research and reading about such issue。s。 as whether a machine can acquire "common sense" (as discussed in Hubert Dreyfus's book "What Comput。ers Still。 Can't Do"). I have been explori。ng ma。ny different。 areas wi。thin the domain of artificia。l intelligence (such as。 neural networks, genetic algorithms, and natural language processing). T。he bottom line is that I want to be a part of this exciting field. Over the summer I tra。veled to Russia, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring a very different part of the world. My other interests include current affairs and sports, such as football, tennis and genera。l fitness. Ever since the start of sixth form I have。 been a successful member of the college football team. I have played basketball a。s an enrichment activity because it was a new sport to me at the beginning o。f sixth form.。 I also participated in a 5-a-side indoo。r football tournament at the co。llege. In addition to pursuing my academic studies I would like to continue some of these sports at university.