What are the core skills and knowledge you hope to acquire by completing a degree in this major and how do you plan to apply these when you graduate?
By the end of the my academic career I will have achieved fluency, a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding in the discipline of computer hardware engineering applicable to the processes involved in the planning, design, implementation, and advancement of computer hardware technologies. With the knowledge that I shall gain, I will contribute to this era of bleeding-edge technological advances with innovations that will better the lives of every man, women and child in the world. I hope to one day live in a world where information is freely accessible to those who seek it ; whether they live in a third-world country or in the United States. I believe the key to a future that is free of today's political oppression and political injustices rely on the availability of an information network where censorship is nonexistent and unenforceable. Through my contributions towards the advancement of computer hardware, I hope to make technology accessible for the entire world population.
Independent research was and is second nature for me, as the discipline of computer hardware engineering is a fusion between everything I find amusing; electronics, circuitry and software engineering. Courses in computer programming has made it clear the similarities and the differences in expressing computations using various programming languages, syntax; and the logic involved in expressing computations in the form of algorithms, semantics. "Syntax vs. Semantics" is the advice I give fellow programming students as I stress the importance of algorithms in expressing logic. Ever since I became infatuated with Unix, my insight into hardware-software interoperability deepened; as well as my insight into the workflow of the open source movement and its significance on future technologies. Of the recent course I have taken, Digital Fundamentals has further redefined my perception of how hardware can represent programming fundamentals in logic gates comprised on an integrated circuit.