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Graduate Student Profile - Current Student

Name: Tejaswini C Shastry
Hometown: Bangalore, India
Prior Study: Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics & communication
Degree Sought: MS Information Technology
Concentration: Software Design
Department: Information Technology and Web Science
Year of Graduation: 2013
Current Position: Final year Grad student
Why did you choose to enroll at Rensselaer?
Apart from being a well ranked institute, and offering a great curriculum with abundant flexibility, it offers many ways for students to work on the kind of projects they want to gain exposure to in the form of many research constellations. 

What are some benefits of being part of the Graduate Community at Rensselaer?
Great placements and the opportunity to obtain funding in the form of a TA/RA.

What would you tell a prospective student about choosing Rensselaer?
It is a great tech school and if you are passionate about it, it is the right school for you.

Describe your graduate project and its purpose/applications?
During the course of my study, I have been involved in many interesting projects. Some of them were individual projects that I worked on as part of my independent study, others were part of the courses that I took up.
One such project was my Research Assistantship under a Professor from the CS dept at RPI. I worked on a large legacy database called MetPetDB. This is a database for metamorphic petrology and stores images as well. I was involved in building standard web services and applications on top of this database which was a great learning experience.

What are your plans following graduation?
I will be working for Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA after graduation.

What are your hobbies/interests/special talents?
I love reading fiction. I also love singing and have learned Carnatic classical music for a few years.

List Information about your background and accomplishments in College and Work Experience
Details of my academic background and work experience can be found here:

Research Assistantship - Dept of Computer Science (Jan 2013 to Dec 2013)


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