Aman Rani

Aman Rani

Institution/Organization: Texas Tech University

Department: Mathematics and Statistics

Academic Status: Doctoral Student

Biography:

I am Aman Rani, born and raised in a small city Patiala of India. I am the first generation to attend college and first female from my extended family to go outside my city for further studies. Throughout my journey my parents support was always there. I was always interested in Mathematics since my early school time. I did my Undergrad in Mathematics and Computing and Master’s in Mathematics at Panjab University. I always sought opportunities to learn Mathematics outside of the regular curriculum. So, I applied and got selected to attend level O and I of summer workshop MTTS (Mathematics Training and Talent Search) at the end of 2nd and 3rd year of my undergrad, respectively. This four-week workshops changed my view towards Mathematics, and I started relishing critical thinking towards mathematical concepts. MTTS and PU prepared me well to pursue PhD in Mathematics, so I joined PhD in Applied Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. I qualified all the qualifiers but could not find a suitable advisor. So, I ended up joining PhD Program at Texas Tech University and started my research with Dr. Katharine Long and Dr. Victoria Howle and enjoying it here!

Motivation:

The motivation behind participating in this program is to gain experience with real-world large-scale applications that need iterative solvers and for which typical black-box preconditioners do not work well. Also, to learn something new and to gain exposure by interacting with experienced researchers and lab scientists.