志望動機書_各大学院向け③

Stanford訪問で記載したように、実際に大学院訪問した内容もSoPに加えたほうがいいとのことで再度SoPを修正

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Stanford

Stanford’s program excites me because of the laboratories there engaging in research that aligns with my interests. The labs of Professor Hastie, with his research in how to analyze the irregular and longitudinal nature of EHR data, seem particularly well suited to my intellectual goals since I experienced the same problem mentioned in his article (which appeared in the journal Biometrics in June 2015) as a physician. I actually traveled from my home in Japan to visit Professor Hastie at Stanford, and we had a brief meeting on the topic of my desired research. The program curriculum goes far beyond general statistics courses, with specialized courses in analytics for big data and data driven medicine. Furthermore, Stanford students’ access to Amazon’s EC2 cloud platform is another big draw for me; as the opportunity to do large-scale computing, necessary for analyzing big data, is rarely found in Japan. Finally, the internationally high reputation of your department attracts diverse, top-notch students, and studying in this unique environment will lead me to think creatively and push myself further than I might otherwise.

NYU

NYU’s program excites me because of the laboratories there engaging in research that aligns with my interests. Professor Sontag’s research in developing medical artificial intelligence seems particularly well suited to my intellectual goals. The program curriculum includes solid statistics courses, and also goes far beyond general statistics courses with elective courses in analytics for biostatistics and data-driven medicine. I’m also particularly interested in the Deep Learning course lectured by Professor Yann LeCun, founder of Deep Learning. Furthermore, the location of NYU, which is situated near many companies and industries relying on data science, is another big draw for me; as the opportunity to do large-scale computing which is necessary for analyzing big data is rarely found in Japan.

USF

USF’s program excites me because of the laboratories there engaging in research that aligns with my interests. The labs of Professor Bosl, with his research in nonlinear signal analysis and machine learning in healthcare systems, seem particularly well suited to my intellectual goals. The program offers business communication for analytics in addition to general statistics courses, which I think is necessary in order to communicate statistical findings to decision makers in a credible way. I actually visited USF and attended a Business Communication Course lecture given by Professor Ross on October 13th, and really enjoyed listening to graduate students’ presentations incorporating data analysis. USF students’ access to Amazon Web Services is another big draw for me; as the opportunity to do large-scale computing which is necessary for analyzing big data is rarely found in Japan.