Aman Rani

Aman Rani

Institution/Organization: Texas Tech University

Department: Mathematics and Statistics

Academic Status: Doctoral Student


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!


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.