Statement of purpose I enjoyed learning science, mathematics and computer subjects during school. I was quite good with all these subject scoring high grades throughout my school time. My penchant towards computers and communication technology led me to choose Electronics and Communication engineering major for my undergraduate study. I got admitted into Nirma University, one of the prestigious colleges in India, where I developed many new interests. During college subjects like Digital Circuits, Microprocessor and Computer Architecture, Microcontroller, Embedded System and Digital System Design created new interest. I knew that automation is used in many places, from one of my seniors I came to know that automation is done by Embedded Systems. During third semester I was very curious about Embedded System, so I started searching about it. This curiosity helped me to make my first autonomous line follower robot using Arduino. Whole experience was insightful and I got idea that microcontroller and microprocessors are very powerful tools, you can develop and control many complex systems using them. Thus my interest converted into passion for Embedded Systems. In next semester I designed 3 in 1 robot using op-amps and transistors that can follow line, light and avoid obstacles. After that I stared making more efficient and different types of robots and participated in many state and national level robotics competitions. I constantly improved my robots from experiences that I had gained by participating in these competitions. And my hard work paid off when I secured second place at line follower robotics competition in 2013 and won light follower robotics completion in march-2014. Most of my project works are related to Embedded Systems, It was in my sixth semester when I combined different concepts of power electronics and digital electronics with Embedded System and took my interest to higher level by designing room automation system with Atmega8 microcontroller that controls temperature and light intensity in a room and displays the number of persons in the room. This project gave me confident that I am quite good with system designing and programming. Farmers in my country are unable to use their resources efficiently, for them currently I am working on Zigbee based wireless sensor network that transmits moisture of soil, temperature, pressure, sun light level and humidity level through zigbee network to central processor where this data can be analyzed. This device will enable farmers to use their reservoirs more efficiently. I proposed my project idea to Texas Instrument’s Innovative challenge-India, they accepted my proposal and I am going to present my project to them during Febuary-2015. Apart from academics I believe that extracurricular activities are also very important. I have been a football player since my school time which helped me to improve myself as a team member. I am also a good team leader, I showcased my leadership qualities during several occasions. I was school leader of primary section when I was in 7th grade. I was the team leader when my team won “Light Follower Robotics” competition at national level and secured first runners up position in “Line Follower Robotics” competition. Currently I am permanent member of Indian society of technical education (ISTE) and Electronics and Communication Organization (ECO). I worked under both organizations as part of event management team and publicity team. These organizations gave me opportunity to help my community. As part of ECO day celebration, we distribute sweets and cloths to needy every year. We also visit slums to encourage their children to join schools. I am also permanent member of Ahmedabad Quiz Club and actively participate in different quizzes and debates at different colleges which help me to meet different people and enhance my general knowledge. Power consumption is one of the greatest concern for Embedded Systems. Reduction in power consumption by an Embedded System is the main area in which I am interested in for research. My decision to apply to Colorado State University is supported by the fact that the research areas pertaining to Electrical and Computer Engineering are perfectly aligned with my interests. The guidance of your esteemed faculty and hard work on my part can help me achieve my aim of making significant contribution in this field. I am particularly interested in working in working with Dr. Tony Maciejewski and Dr. Sudeep Pasricha the field of Robotics, Embedded System and Computer Architecture. My long term goal is to contribute in this field and have illustrious career in the same field. I believe that Colorado State University has all the resources that can help me to fulfil my dreams. This college also provides great diversity of culture, which will be a great experience to learn new thing from different cultures. Given my above mentioned exposure and interest in Embedded System, I am confident that I am the best candidate for this program. I am convinced that this program is pertinent to my academic and professional objectives. I seek admission to this program understanding that it would not just equip me with technical tools and an analytical framework but provide me a unique opportunity to make a tangible difference through my work. Finally, if given an opportunity to study at Colorado State University, my efforts to take the prestigious name of Colorado State University to the next level will be second to none.