I am a postdoctoral research associate in Mathematics at UNC Chapel Hill under the supervision of Boyce Griffith and Greg Forest. Previously, I did my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley, advised by Jon Wilkening, and B.S. Mathematics at Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Originally from Rawalpindi, Pakistan, my interest in academic research was sparked during high school (A Levels), when I was selected to represent Pakistan at the Intel ISEF. During my undergrad, I worked on several cool projects, such as bacteria modelling and the Ames room illusion. In grad school, I was fortunate to learn from and be inspired by true giants. I dabbled in various diverse areas like control theory, meshing and randomized algorithms for linear algebra among others, before writing my thesis on the nonlinear Faraday wave problem in a 3D cylinder. Along the way, I also developed a taste for teaching; here’s a list of my past courses and my teaching statement.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, and playing and watching cricket.
My CV is available here. (Last updated: 8/10/20)