Tahseen originally wanted to become a genetic engineer, spending his summers in high school splicing zebrafish genes in an attempt to better understand early kidney development (and of course, to watch them glow green). However, after taking an enthusiastically-taught calculus class his senior year, Tahseen decided to become a math major at the University of Virginia. That particular experience gave him a strong desire to eventually become a professor and help foster the next generation of mathematicians.
While at the University of Virginia, Tahseen was selected as an Echols Scholar and nearly cleaned out the course catalog in the Mathematics department, graduating with high distinction in Spring 2015. He received several departmental and University grants to conduct research and has written two published papers. After working for a year as a software developer, Tahseen pursued a Master's Degree in Mathematics at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematics. He is now a PhD Candidate in Pure Mathematics at the University of Maryland. His research interests are wide, but primarily include interactions between abstract algebra, number theory, and linear algebra.
Given his comprehensive background and strong appreciation of teaching, Tahseen enjoys helping others with just about any mathematical subject. In addition to tutoring, Tahseen runs an NYU Math seminar and also works with the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival to help set up non-competitive math events for underrepresented groups. For fun, he plays competitive soccer, tries cooking new recipes (with mixed results), dominates trivia nights, and makes photorealistic drawings.