Chengcheng Cui chose to study MSc Advanced Computer Science at Reading because it covered many different types of technology. The modules included Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Data Mining, as well as a master's project.
Chengcheng studied his computing undergraduate degree at Imperial College London. He then spent a year working in industry – completing internships at Barclays Investment Bank and M&G Investments – before coming to Reading.
Big Data Analytics was the most interesting part of the master's degree for Chengcheng. He found it particularly useful as it involves "cutting-edge" technology and employers are especially interested in this area.
"Cloud computing was another of my favourite topics. I learned how to use distributive systems and got hands-on experience using Hadoop."