I am writing my sop for PhD Admissions. (Currently an undergraduate)
I want to mention a prof's name because I am really interested in his research but the issue is that I don't have any published work (or pre-prints) in his specific domain of research. I just have one project with very minor novelty.
But, I do have some good work done (around 4 pre-prints, 2 good conference papers, a few good projects) which aligns with his domain in a broad sense.
- Profs domain: self-supervised learning
- Majority of my papers: Supervised learning
Both are under "Deep Learning for computer vision". Self-supervised learning is category which falls under Supervised Learning.
My question: Would it be okay to mention that "I want to work with him because I am highly interested in his field of work?"