Me and Mathematics

Chrishan Christesious Aloysious, Swinburne University of Technology

Mathematics is not something I chose to become interested in or get attached to. Mathematics just happened in my life and I was introduced to a new world where I started enjoying exploring.

During my school days, Mathematics was my favourite subject. I always got excited about the idea of playing with numbers and accurately predicting the outcome of a scenario. The fact that mathematics was more about good practice and not so much about memorising skill (which I wasn’t good at all) made the subject stand out for me in my school days.

With time I started exploring the different fields of Mathematics and other disciplines like Physics. By the time I reached the ending of my high-school, I’ve found out that my future is going to be very close to Applied Mathematics in engineering as it seemed to be full of what excited me.

After a bit of internet exploration and advices from engineers I’ve known through family and friends, engineering seemed to be the obvious career choice. One of the most important reason for my choice was that engineering was the one of the most creative application of science and mathematics.

The idea that applying mathematics to model and analyse systems and come to conclusions sounded just the thing for me and it has been so far, for two years, a very interesting journey. From my high school teachers to my lecturers at university who have taught me Mathematics are the ones who should be given the credit for introducing me to a whole new exciting world of mathematics. And equally,my parents who decided to support my deductions without any hesitation.

Mathematics is full of powerful concepts and engineering is full of creativity and without a doubt, choosing engineering to explore and apply mathematics has been one of the, if not the best decisions I’ve made in my life so far.

Chrishan Christesious Aloysious was one of the recipients of a 2017/18 AMSI Vacation Research Scholarship.

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