My name is Xie Dong. I was born on
August 25, 1965, in Hengyang, Hunan Province. In 1977 I graduated from Harbin
Technical Institute where I majored in electronic engineering, and then I was
assigned to work in an electronic apparatus factory as a technician for nine
years. During this period I gained some practical experience in designing and
manufacturing several varieties of electronic apparatus. In the fall of 1983, I
was admitted to the Department of Mathematics, Zhejiang University as a graduate
student. Six months before I took the examinations, I started to study higher
algebra and analysis by myself in my leisure time. Since the enrollment I have
completed all the courses required by the graduate program, making straight A
both in my undergraduate and graduate courses. My performance in the graduate
seminars of Differential Calculus and Mathematical and Physical Formulas shows
that I have got a good grasp of the fundamentals of mathematics.
I have been studying English intensively for six months. I have attended
an English class taught by an American professor. Ms. Kathy Swift, from the City
University of New York. According to her, within a few weeks of my arrival
abroad, I should have no difficulty either in functioning on a daily basis or in
participating fully in graduate studies.
Presently I am interested in applied mathematics and later I would like to
do research in control theory. If I am accepted as a graduate student. I plan to
stay for 2-5 years pursuing a Ph.d. degree. I am sure I would make progress in
my future career.