"Doing the MSc gave me the skills and knowledge to go beyond superficially writing code based on what has worked for others, allowing me to understand the depths of what I was doing, which has empowered me to make informed decisions."
Why did you decide to study for your MSc at Surrey?
Having already specialised in robotics and computer science during my undergraduate degree I wanted to add Machine Learning to my toolkit of skills. After deciding to pursue formal postgraduate education, an extensive comparison of dozens of courses from different universities revealed that Surrey was one of the few that offered a masters course with the right combination of sensing, machine learning and robotics content to suit my needs and interest. It was a bonus that this course enabled me to learn what I needed in a year.
What were the best parts of the course?
Learning the maths behind AI is often the biggest barrier for people yet is often the most critical part of actually understanding what you’re doing. Surrey’s MSc emphasises its importance without compromising on giving you wider exposure to applications of artificial intelligence skills.
Surrey has some excellent academics and researchers within these fields in its Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing and Surrey Space Centre. Being led by these experts through a variety of topics including deep learning in image processing, satellite remote sensing, robotics, and audio signal processing, has allowed me as a robotics engineer to apply machine learning skills to robotics with greater confidence in a variety of scenarios.
What’s your current role?
I work as a Computer Vision and Robotics Engineer at Mission Systems Ltd in Sydney, Australia. In this role, which bridges cutting edge academic research and industry R&D, I apply machine learning and computer vision skills to complex sensing applications that allow for specialised mobile robotic platforms to carry out real world tasks.
Has your MSc helped you in your day to day work?
True confidence in an engineer comes from their ability to make informed and knowledgeable design decisions. Doing the MSc gave me the skills and knowledge to go beyond superficially writing code based on what has worked for others, allowing me to understand the depths of what I was doing, which has empowered me to make informed decisions.
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