Siew Hoon Leong

Siew Hoon Leong is Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering (TUM), and now works as a researcher in Grid computing at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre.

I am from Singapore and I joined the TUM's CSE programme in 2004. I had a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, prior to CSE. The decision to leave my comfortable niche and travel more than 10,000 km to Munich was to satisfy a personal desire to learn and explore. The CSE program allowed me to indulge in the specialised field of Computational Science and Engineering. In the course of the program, I discover my current "love", Grid Computing with High Performance Computers.

I am now working in the High Performance System Department, Distributed Resource Group, in Leibniz Supercomputing Centre. I am deeply involved in the European Consortium, Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA). This would not have been possible without CSE. CSE not only helps to pave my current career path, it also provides the opportunity to widen my social circle. Since CSE is an international master program, it attracts many young and bright students from all over the world. This enables us to build many important contacts. CSE is also a tightly knitted program where students and alumni socialise and interact freely. The 2 years spent attending CSE is truly a challenging and fulfilling experience.