Xusheng Ji

Xusheng Ji

Why did you decide to study a masters at the University of Leeds?

I received several offers from five different universities which is University of Southampton, University of Leeds, University of York, Australia National University and UNSW, but I rejected the other four universities. Because the University of Leeds not only did well in the QS ranking but also has a suitable tuition fee, it means that University of Leeds make me a find a trade-off between financial issue and academic ranking. Futhermore, Leeds is fantanstic city for living so I make a decision for coming to Leeds.

What has been the best aspect of studying on your course and at the University so far and why?

I choose data analytics because there is such a broad range of topic overlaps, which means I can find an intersection between machine learning, image analytsis and natural language processing. So it is very interesting to blend of this subjects together.

Tell us about some of the exciting projects you have completed.

I finished a project about virtual machine allocation strategies to find the trade-off between performance and energy efficiency supervised by Karim Djemame,this project is research-oriented which make me want to extend this topic in Phd study.

What does Leeds as a city have to offer students?

The location for University of Leeds is perfect and it is nearby city center. Leeds city center offers students variant restaurants and shopping mall so that students can enjoy life after studying.Moreover, the security nearby University of leeds is excellent.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I have already applied for a phd program at a top university in UK such as imperial colledge london , so I will focus on research on distributed systems topcis in my phd studying.

What experiences at Leeds do you think will help you in your future career?

University of Leeds can provide students  with a lots of job opportunities and job advices ,which is much more useful for future career

What would you say to students coming to do the same course?

Make the best of the lab in school of computing ,they are open for 24 hours so that each student can work hard without time limitation. Remember to follow the lecture and take notes for knowledge point as they are very useful for examination.