Ahmad Tashfeen will be graduating in May 2019 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics with honors. Tashfeen was born in Lahore, Pakistan and has been in the United State since 2013. He has been a US citizen for three months.
As president of OSU-OKC’s Student Government Association, Tashfeen represented OSU-OKC in the Oklahoma Student Government Association’s annual meeting at the Oklahoma State Capitol. He has been an essential Supplemental Instruction leader for Computer Science I and Computer Science II. Tashfeen’s research includes analysis of a safe noise level in a quantum key exchange protocol. He is grateful for Dr. Crick’s assistance throughout his education at OSU and for Dr. Crick’s open-door policy. Tashfeen was an intern at Paycom as a software developer in Summer 2018 and looks forward to attending OU’s graduate Computer Science program.
Tashfeen would like to acknowledge his mother, Irsa Ghazal, who gave him support and encouragement to pursue higher education, and to broaden his perspective so he could be a positive contribution to the community.
Tashfeen’s advice to his peers is do not be confined in comfort zones but expect more of yourself than you think you are capable of. And, even in your comfort zone, have sense of academic curiosity. To quote Descartes, “If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.”