After monthly CODO i.e. Cost Down. Along with

After completing the
training, I chose to work in Assembly Section in the Industrial Department. My
main responsibility was to optimize the process of assembling and reduce the
cycle time of the processes involved to achieve monthly CODO i.e. Cost Down.
Along with this, I was trained in the implementation of techniques such as 5S,
Kanban, TPM and Lean Manufacturing. My activities along with the coordination
of shop floor workers developed my skills to design a lean environment and
gained a lot of exposure to global manufacturing practices. I was the part of
the projects which came under the Poka Yoke, aimed to cut short the cycle time
and hence increase productivity. I was also part of projects like Implementation
of Single Piece Flow, Single Minute Exchange of Die, Work Instructions,
Fixtures Validations etc. I also learned about the basic transactions of SAP.
Operation Research highly intrigued me as I got a lot of practical experience
while handling the projects. This tenure of 14 months
in the industry gave me a comprehensive view of Industrial Engineering and
hence uplifted my interest in the same.

I have always excelled
academically and to corroborate my overall learning I took part in various
Techfest, Competitions and Technical Workshops to explore new horizons and
develop personal skills. I presented papers on topics like 6 Stroke engines,
Green Engine etc. I also hosted a Theme Technical Event of my college called
Greek age in which I lead a team of 40 Volunteers. I was also a part of SAE,
India. I initiated the BAJA, India in our college and was part of the BAJA
College team. I learned a lot of technical knowledge and most importantly
real-life learnings to face challenges & difficulties, patience, perseverance,
determination, and stability. These activities have incorporated a quality of
leadership and sense of responsibility in me and have made me a good team
player with better analytical mindset.  

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During all these years I
have learned about optimal decision making and the modeling of deterministic
and probabilistic systems. I now plan to gain in-depth information of the
various optimization techniques applicable on a large scale where complex and
uncertain conditions arise. Developing proficiency in programming languages, an
expertise in mathematical modeling, and an understanding of the uses and
limitations of commercial optimization and statistical software will add to my
profile. I also look at this program for refining my management skills and
leadership qualities to assist me in planning, organizing and monitoring the
results.

I have been reading about
the Research interests of Mehdi Behroozi in Computational Geometry, Data
Analytics, Robust Optimization & Mathematical Programming in which I am
interested in gaining thorough knowledge. Also, his work in Resilient Systems has
aroused my interest in his Research work. Pursuing this program from your
university will help me in exploring the field in detail and provide me with
the desired knowledge. Hence my decision of applying to the Northeastern
University is driven by my aspiration to pursue a research career in the field
of Industrial Engineering concentrating on Operation Research and this will
help me accomplish my career goal of developing into an expert Management
Scientist.