Sameh Nadeem Hameedi is an incoming DPhil candidate in Mathematics at the University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute. He completed his O and A-Level studies in Karachi, at Bay View Academy and The Lyceum respectively. Sameh obtained a First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering from University College London (UCL). Whilst at UCL, he was awarded a prestigious research studentship in the Tissue Modelling Group at the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering, where he worked on the mathematical modelling of neurite growth under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Shipley and Dr. Simao Laranjeira. Sameh’s undergraduate thesis on theoretical fluid mechanics was also recognised by the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers, receiving its Best Project Award. He obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, where he was selected as an inaugural member of the Applied Math Department’s research specialization cohort. At Columbia, he conducted research on partial differential equations arising in condensed-matter systems under the supervision of Professor Michael Weinstein and Dr. Amir Sagiv. Sameh’s doctoral work will focus on the study of partial differential equations and stochastic analysis, with a particular emphasis on the application of these fields in mathematical physics.
As a DPhil candidate at Oxford, Sameh hopes to open the door for more Pakistani students wishing to pursue scholarship in the mathematical and physical sciences. He is passionate about education reform and is committed to advancing the educational landscape in Pakistan, with particular regard towards its equitability.