I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become -- Carl Jung

Hello world! Welcome to my website.
I am Sadman Ahmed Shanto, a Physics PhD student at the University of Southern California (2026).
I received by BSc (May 2021) in Applied Physics student with minors in Math and Computer Science at Texas Tech University.


my skills


I write in: ,,, ,,,,$\LaTeX$ and R
I have experience using: , and .
I take pride in writing concise, object oriented and easy-to-understand code.
Yes, I exclusively use neovim as my text editor.


I have completed coursework in all the core areas:
Classical Physics, Modern Physics, Optics
Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Thermodynamics
Electromagnetism, Error Analysis and Mathematical Methods


Thorough knowledge of Calculus,
Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Statistics
Linear Algebra, Optimization, Topology
Monte Carlo Methods, Differential Equations
from academic coursework and
research experiences.

Soft Skills

Effective Communication, Active Listening,
Mentoring, Collaboration, Leadership,
Management, Event Planning,
Resilience, and Advocacy.

Check out any of my following resumes':

(CS) Focused (QIC) Focused (Engineering) Focused (Math) Focused

Research Experience

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Advanced Particle Detector Laboratory (APDl)

I am currently a Undergraduate Research Assistant at APD Lab in Lubbock, TX where I have been working on the Muon Tomography project for the past 2 and a half years where our objective is to design portable high resolution muon telescope and develop tomography software.
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Institute For Software Integrated System (ISIS)

In the summer of 2020, I got the chance to work with Dr. Work at Vanderbilt University where I studied the mathematics of optimization, stochastic dynamic simulations and principles of systems engineering in great detail. Under his tutelage, I developed a computationally efficient highly parallelized framework for calibrating results from stochastic simulations under multi-objective methods using gradient free algorithms. (Learn more)

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Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Traffic (TechMRT)

As an undergraduate research assistant under Dr. Jia Li, I learned about the bizarre world of transportation research and realized the scope and versatility of applied physics. Under his guidance, I developed a custom open source analysis and simulation software for studying heterogeneous traffic flow of Human Driven (HVs) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). Using this software, we designed and tested various AV behaviour models for efficient shared lane mobility in multi‐lane networks using a novel approach based on the Nagel‐Schreckenberg Cellular Automaton Model. (Learn more)

A picture with my fellow SJAs' at a banquet

Capstone Project: Quantum Walks and Search Algorithms

For the first three months of my involvement with this group I was predominantly doing literature review of various books and papers in QIC, and attended research talks and seminars. Motivated by this experience, I decided to complete my Capstone project under the supervision of Dr. DeFarias. I personally think that hybrid quantum-classical systems are our immediate future so I decided to study the Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) circuits. (Learn more)

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Math Department, TTU

As a freshman, I worked under Dr. Katherine Long on an NSF funded project seeking to understand the effects of environmental seasonality on predator–prey systems under nutrient and toxicant constraints. In particular, I modelled the downwards scalar irradiance of light onto water bodies from first principles and showed that it is exponentially more accurate than the traditional model of Lambert‐Beer at optical densities greater than 0.4. (Learn more)

Professional Experience


Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering (IMSE), TTU

I have served as a Teaching Assistant for the graduate level Introduction to QIC course. In developing my own course materials, I have learned that teaching can be incredibly challenging, but also very rewarding. I am aware of the numerous biases underrepresented students face and inequities that exist in the modern classroom, and subscribe to pedagogies that serve to mitigate these issues. Great mentorship is what allowed me to come this far in life, and I plan to pave the way similarly for others. (Check out my course materials)

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TECHniques Center

I have been a peer instructor for a variety of physics, math and engineering classes in my sophomore and junior years at the TECHniques Center. I have provided course-specific tutoring to undergraduate students with documented evidence of learning disabilities and received Level 2 International Tutor Certification from College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) as a result of my efforts. This position also involved me documenting over 670 hours of student tutoring while maintaining federal confidentiality guidelines. Some of the courses that I tutored include: Physics I and II, Calculus I and II, Circuits I, Object Oriented Programming, Wind Energy, Linear Algebra, Advanced Calculus, Differential Equations, Combinatorics and Statistics.

Recieving the award for raising most funds

Virtual Thermal Fluids (VTF-LLC)

I served as a Business Development Intern at VTF-LLC in the Fall of 2019. I conducted primary market research for commercialization of our consultation services and developed data-driven strategies to explore emerging markets for a National Science Foundation-funded program. I prepared and led presentations to pitch our company raising $50000 in series A funding by the end of the semester.

A card one of my students from TexPREP wrote me

Lubbock Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP-Lubbock) 2019

For the first half of summer 2019, I served as a teacher for TexPREP which is a math, science, and engineering summer enrichment program for 6th - 12th graders. I was in charge of the Programming Principles class where I taught advanced programming principles - data types, variables, control flow theory, compilers, loops, animation, game design, booleans, discrete numercal analysis - to middle and high school students on MIT’s Scratch IDE.

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Texas Tech University Transition and Engagement

I was a part of the Red Raider Orientation Crew in the summer of 2018. As a part of the crew, I was trained to assist at Red Raider Orientation by assuming the roles of guides, small group leaders, mentors and resources for incoming freshman. We also helped guide students and parents through many activities and sessions that take place during orientation and served as the liason between the TTU University System and the parents and students.

Leadership & Involvement

  • 2020 - Present

  • 2020 - Present

  • 2020

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018 - 2019

  • 2018 - 2019

  • 2017 - Present

  • 2018 - 2019

  • 2018 - Present

  • 2018 - 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017 - Present

  • Interests and Hobbies

    When I'm not busy doing school/research/job/club work, I keep myself occupied by working
    on my various interests.

    • Vim and UNIX

    • Learning about Mathematicians,Scientists and Business Leaders

    • White Hat Hacking

    • Stock Market and Personal Finance

    • Automation

    • Thinking

    • Day Dreaming

    • Self Evaluation and Exploration

    • Football (Soccer)

    Contact me

    Feel free to contact me via email or connect with me on LinkedIn using the links below. Reach out to me with internship, job and learning opportunities. Also, reach out to me if you believe I can help you somehow.