Re: Your grad school plans

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 17:48:24 -0700

> Hello Rohit,
> I'm a Berkeley undergrad in CS and just
> came across your graduate school admissions
> page. I'm in a similar situation as you since
> I plan to apply for grad school soon. But I
> noticed that this was three years ago and was
> wondering how things turned out. Are you in
> grad school or did you get a job or start a
> company? I would appreciate it very much if
> you'd write back. Thanks.

Well, as you can see, I ended up at UC Irvine. I'm very happy to have found a
group focused on sw engg of Web protocols, and it's a direct result of my
years at W3C at the intersection of research, standardization, and industry.

I was bitterly disappointed not oto go directly to grad school, but as it
turned out, work was the best outcome of all -- I learned a lot more about my
field, about reputations, and developed far, far better focus on what I want
to do. [it's embarassing to look over my original statements of purpose!]

A running start means better funding, more ideas on what to write, for whom,
and makes the whole process more pleasant than watching other confused first
years figure out how grad school works... though some would say I'm one of
them :-)

I believe I posted my statements of purpose for my second round of
applications to the FoRK archives around New Year's 97. Poke around if you

If you have any questions, please feel free to write back or call me...

Rohit Khare


Rohit Khare -- UC Irvine -- 4K Associates -- +1-(626) 806-7574 --