Darayus Patel, Post Doc, NTU

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Alumni Service

18 March 2019

In order to help current students and recent graduates to find their way in the working world, many of our alumni shared their career story. Here the story of Darayus Patel, Post Doctoral Research Fellow alla Nanyang Technological University a Singapore. USI Degree: Master in Embedded Systems Design, 2012.

How did you start your career?

As a Product/Test Engineer at STMicroelectronics in France.

Why did you choose a career at Nanyang Technological University?

Being at NTU provides me an opportunity to work with world renown Professors, research in a domain that closely aligns with my interests whileenjoying  the  benefits  of  excellent  infrastructure  that  supports  my professional pursuits and personal well-being.

What is your current role/duties?

Research  in  the  domain  of  computer  architectures  oriented  towardsenabling/optimizing next generation applications.

In your opinion, what are the qualities necessary for a successful career at Nanyang Technological University?

A willingness to learn & work hard, a keenness to communicate & share ideas as well as a passion for bringing to life your grandest visions.

What are USI’s positive featuresand qualities?

In my opinion USI provides a very innovative atmosphere which enables the students to be creative. The courses at USI-ALaRI are very interesting and the professors are pioneers in their respective fields. USI offers a great international  environment  where  teamwork  is  put  into  practice.  USI provides students with ample opportunities to gain hands on experience in several state of the art research domains. At USI everything possible is done to make the students life easier: the warm reception, friendly and helpful staff and an academic environment mimicking the challenges of the professional world.

What competences and/or skills acquired in your USI Study Program have been useful/are useful to your professional career?

The education I received at USI-ALaRI has helped me a lot to first of all give me an orientation of what I would like to do and has given me the opportunity to put myself at the forefront of cutting edge research. The interdisciplinary approach towards the curriculum allowed me to learn and exchange ideas in different fields. I believe that ALaRI & USI have provided me with a strong foundation to face all the challenges that I might encounter in my professional career.

What is your advice to USI students entering the job market?

My advice to USI students entering the job market would be to strive towards the pursuit of excellence in their chosen field. Having an open mind and a willingness to learn new things is essential in today’s ever evolving knowledge society. Being polite patient and ethical are also important qualities that one must possess in order to be successful.

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