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AUS student spends summer as research intern at Finnish university
American University of Sharjah (AUS) student Taha Ameen ur Rahman spent his summer months as a research intern at the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. Over the course of three months, Rahman worked with mathematical physicists Dr. Kalle Kytölä and Dr. David Radnell on mathematical structures in quantum field theory.
Rahman is currently pursuing a double major in electrical engineering and mathematics. Speaking about his internship, he said:
“I was first informed of this opportunity when Dr. David Radnell, who used to teach at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at AUS, reached out to his old colleagues to nominate a student for a summer research project. With the recommendation of my mentors at AUS, I applied for the position and was shortlisted for an online interview during which my abilities were assessed. AUS greatly facilitated this process all the way from inception to completion; it not only presented me with this fantastic opportunity, but also recommended me and supported my travel expenses, for which I am really grateful.”
Rahman, who is the 2019 recipient of the AUS Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship and the President of IEEE AUS Student Branch, credits his experience as illuminating as it shed light on various aspects of research and academia as a career. He said it refined his creative and analytical reasoning skills and fortified his passion for mathematics.
During his internship, Rahman worked on the scaling limit of the Ising Model, which involved novel results that the researchers are currently working towards publishing.
One of the most important features of life at AUS is its truly multicultural environment and the many international opportunities it offers. The university organizes international study exchange opportunities, study tours and is also developing its international internship program to provide students with wider internship opportunities and application assistance.
For more information about our mathematics undergraduate and graduate programs, please visit: www.aus.edu/cas/doms.