Math and me

I am a young and enthusiastic applied mathematician. Currently, I am an assistant professor of the math department at the University of Indianapolis. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) working with Dr. Leonid Rubchinsky to investigate temporal pattern of neural synchronization. During my PhD, I studied perceptual alternation of auditory streaming with Dr. Rodica Curtu (University of Iowa, Iowa City).

My very first form of doing Math was counting; I was about three years old. I counted whenever I was bored. I realized that numbers keep getting bigger and bigger. I kept telling myself  “Gosh. How come it never stops?” Later on, I learnt that the number system is infinite, and there are different layers of being infinite.

My interest for Math was always in me, but I was not planning to be a Mathematician because of the job outcome. Then, I was given an opportunity to move to the United States for college, and my Calculus 1 class changed everything for me. I declared myself a Math major soon after that, and I still consider it is probably the best decision I have ever made.

Besides doing math, I like writing about different things occasionally. This blog is dedicated to my love for Math and its applications. I classify my writings into different categories: Fun Math, Math and the brain, and my math journey. Just like any love and relationship, there are times I have a second thought about Math and my career choice. There are times I wonder what I would be if I had chosen a different career instead. However at the end of the day, I am still happy that I am a Math nerd!