Release Time 2020/06/05 20:04
I am Aung Zaw Myint from Myanmar (formal Burma), people also call my country “Golden Land” because of Myanmar have a lot of pagoda with golden color. I’m Mathematics PhD student in Harbin Institute of Technology. I really appreciate for sharing my student life in Harbin Institute of Technology.
Already know the most important factor that affects the student life is the value of time. Being a student we should do everything on time as it never waits for anyone. There are different stages in our life. One of these stages is student days. Student life is considered as the most important period of our life. Our future dreams, desires and hopes depend upon it. Student life is a period of education.
Speaking of my student life in China, it’s very interesting that Mathematics PhD student life in China.I would like to attend Foreign University for PhD scholarship after my two-year Master Degree. It is well known that scholarships are very competitive and require extremely high marks to even be considered. I had always known that I was meant for PhD and worked hard to achieve 90%+ all throughout graduate student life. In 2015, I applied scholarship application for Chinese Government Scholarship. Once day of autumn, I received calling from Chinese Embassy in Myanmar for my China Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship. I could never forget that day when I heard this information. I hear about Harbin Institute of Technology through website and interestingly I found it had a best global ranking university in technology and fantastic campus in China.
September 2015, I came to China to start PhD student road. I really excited when the flight landing on Harbin city, I asked myself “Really dream do come true to study in aboard?”. After couple hours by shuttles bus from Harbin airport to uptown of Harbin, I saw my dream university with wearing colorful flowers and smart buildings. And I get a room at dorm A06. In the morning, I go to meet my supervisor, professor welcome me when he see me at his office. And we discussed about my PhD road in China.
In the first school day, I was a little bit busy with registering and choosing course in department but I’m not tired with dream of my beautiful future. But as most you know, the first year of university is always the hardest to adjust to. The addition of making new friends, learning how to get around campus, and school can sometimes be too much to bear.
After I finish my first year PhD student life, I start my research and attend my professor candidates’ group seminar under the professor’s teaching and advices. We deeply discussed our research work and how to solve difficult problem in our research. I might have to meeting with my supervisor on Saturday and Sunday. If he’s not to travelling we usually meet once a week but he generally has an open door policy. We catch up on how the study is going and many ongoing projects. If I am going through a stressed patch in my PhD this has been a good place to bring up my concerns as he is very quick to settle them and get me back on track. At the end of my second year, my grades as the high level. I had enjoyed my time in my second year academic. It was very eye-opening and taught me what I needed to do in order to achieve my best.
In my PhD student life in Harbin Institute of Technology, I got 5 papers on SCI –index-journal, which are 1 papers Q2 level is officially published, 3 papers in Q1 level and 1 paper in Q2 level are preprint, will be officially publish by journal publishing schedule. And 1 paper is being collated to contribute. And I finished my final-defense and my Doctoral Dissertation received a remark as the excellent dissertation from external
reviewers and HIT graduation school. Besides studying, I have participated many activities with (CIE) as leader of my country in HIT such as Cultural Carnival, Hand to Hand Gala,Ice Culture Carnival and so on. In these festivals, Hand to Hand Gala and Cultural Carnival are fantastic ceremony, we can see a lot of nationalities traditional culture and we have a chance our country culture such as dressing, dancing and singing. It is a heart of one of my favorite student life activities in China. Another one, cultural carnival which carnival we can see a lot of country’s daily culture, products, foods, music instrument and get knowledge the meaning of their countries’flag.
Especially, I have work together with College of International Education (CIE) as a volunteer service in HIT-ASEAN (HIT- Association of Southeast Asian Nations) high school principal meeting, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China. In 2017, I received invitation letter from Chaing Mai University to participate at SEAMS School on Fixed Point Theory and Optimizations at Chaing Mai University in Thailand. In 2018, I have participated National Outreach Project-One Belt One Road (China-Egypt program) in China. In the end of 2018, I got a Diploma Degree, which name is “To Become Mathematician” from School of Mathematics, HIT. In 2019, I received Outstanding Achievement Honor Award at the CSC PhD students Forum 2019. And I have participated Zhejiang Lab International Youth Talent Forum.
In the end of 2019, I received scholarship as graduated student to attend from Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLF) in Germany. In this Forum, I could show the best grant and successfully doing project for HIT. Besides, I received the Romberg Grant Award (Werner Romberg was a Professor for numerical analysis at Heidelberg University in Germany from 1968 to 1977. He made lasting contributions especially in the area of numerical integration, working on numerical problems in the natural sciences and serving as director of the university’s computing center from its beginning in 1969 until 1975. Werner Romberg also was a pioneer of what has come to be known as “Computational Science”, and his work at the interface between Mathematics and Computer Science makes him an ideal candidate for the scholarship to bear his name), and I got the “Appreciate Certificate for successfully project” for Intercultural Science-Art Project at Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) in Germany.
All of above achievement and opportunities would not have been possible without my supervisor Prof. Wang Mingxin’s helpful guidance during the past four years and 5 months, countless discussions and timely responses about research. From here, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisor Prof. Wang Mingxin. His enthusiasm for research and rigorous attitude of academics highly inspire me. Moreover, his immense knowledge, motivation, and patience have given me more power and spirit to excel in research writing. He is my mentor and a better supervisor for my doctorate study beyond the imagination. I feel honored to be a student of Prof. Wang.
Secondly, I would like to express my special appreciation and thanks to my co-supervisor Asso. Prof. Li Li. She always has helped providing advice many times during this research. I received throughout this research work for her valuable guidance, scholarly inputs, and consistent encouragement. Besides, her technical and editorial advice was essential to the completion of my research articles and has taught me innumerable lessons and insights on the workings of academic research in general. Moreover, she always alarms me to care for my health and carefully reading research papers. She is my best role model for a mathematician, mentor, and teacher. Without her precious support, it would not be possible to conduct my PhD academic life.
I wish to submit my gratitude to the Chinese Scholarship Council for the PhD student scholarship life. In this regard, I extend special thanks to Harbin Institute of Technology for giving the opportunity to pursue my studies at the institution, and I would like continue to thanks to College of International Education (CIE) for giving the opportunity to participate numerous activities in local and aboard. My sincere thanks also go to school of mathematics staffs, who gave access to the private library and research facilities. Without their valuable support, the study would not have been possible.
Finally, I would like to say that I cannot become today without Harbin Institute of Technology’s supporting. All of things are not belong to me, theses are belonging to HIT.