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Letter of Intent

(MSc Statistics from Canada)

Statistics is a research-oriented discipline that includes a vast area of research. My country CCC needs special attention, particularly in this field. Considering this fact, I wanted to study Statistics first. I have completed my Bachelor (2009) and Masters (2010) in Applied Statistics from University of ____, CCC . I am highly interested in an MS program in Statistics at The University of ..., CANADA. Another Masters degree will widen my scope; provide strong basis and relevance to pursue my career in Statistics.

During my bachelor's, I submitted a project entitled as, "Applying Vector Autoregressive Model......." in February 2013. The project paper contains a multivariate autoregressive analysis on temperature forecasting of the (district name) district of CCC while considering the other meteorological factors. Related data are taken yearly basis from 1984 to 2012, collected from 'Database and Statistics' published on official website of CCCC Agricultural Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture, CCCC.

I also submitted a thesis report entitled as, "Analysis of Child Mortality Data....." for the partial fulfillment of my master's degree in September 2011. The thesis considered an extension of the Cox's proportional hazards model that allows for heterogeneity due to omitted covariates using frailty (random effect) approach. The covariates involve some key determinants of children's time-to-death event. The data was taken from CCCC Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), 2010. That's how I got involved with the research work in the field of BioStatistics.

Then I joined International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, CCCC at Emerging Vaccines under the Center for Vaccine Sciences (CVS). I was directly involved in Data Management at that international organization in various public health projects. During that job, I came to know that how village level public health data are collected and managed for future research.

My previous research compels me to continue research in either in theoretical or applied statistics.

I am highly skilled on R, SPSS. I am competent of WinBUGS, SAS, STATA, FORTRAN and MATLAB. While accomplishing my research, I had to work on R, SPSS, and WinBUGS which synchronized subjective knowledge with practical work and expanded my programming knowledge. In professional life, I had to work with Epi Info, FoxPro, Microsoft Access for data management. Apart from this, I am also an efficient user of LaTeX and Microsoft Office Suite.

Considering all the facts, what I have learned and the experience gathered, always stimulate me to dedicate myself in the field of Statistical research. Among the significant areas of Statistics, I would prefer to put more emphasis on BioStatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences, The design of Experiments, Longitudinal data Analysis, Clinical Trials, Bayesian Statistics, etc. No matter what my research concentration will be, if I would bear a fruitful conclusion and add value to my future career perspective, I will be glad to take the challenge accomplish the research. When I was browsing the internet, I found a faculty member at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, named, Dr. (Prof Name), who works on the BioStatistics collaborative program. I saw that we both have almost same research interests. So I made contact with him. He inspired me to apply for a graduate program, and if I am selected, he will be my research supervisor and possibly be discussing more on his current research.

After completion of this master's degree, my next target will be to have a Ph.D. degree in this field. Then I will return to my home country and would like to dedicate myself to the research of Statistics and apply statistical methods to real-life data to address more important issues. I would love to join the research organizations in my country, who actively work on statistical sectors. They really need manpower with strong academic and research backgrounds. I would also like to teach Statistics at the University level. There are some well-reputed government and private universities in my country, which needs faculty members for the subject 'Statistics', to teach the students and also to conduct some research on various sectors. So if I can strongly prepare myself to contribute for the people of my country, it will be like a dream come true. In the long run, both the Teaching and Research profession of me will contribute to my country.

The graduate program in Statistics at The University of ... is extremely relevant to my above future career plans. I know the university will provide a strong dynamic environment within which to improve my knowledge and skills and develop my career. I believe that the training I will receive pursuing a graduate study at (university name) and research experience will give me the expertise to function as an independent academic investigator so that I have the opportunity to pursue some of the areas of research in which I am interested.

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