Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Education: BSc and MSc Jordan University of Science and Technology; PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham;
Research Areas: Mathematical Physics: Disordered Quantum Many Body Systems, Many-Body Localization, Quantum Information Theory; Operations Research/Simulation; Monte Carlo methods.
Houssam Abdul-Rahman's main research lies broadly in the area of analysis with specific emphasis on problems related to mathematical physics. In particular, he is interested in proving theorems that help in a better understanding of problems that combine the effects of disorder and interactions for large quantum systems. His work centers on the mathematical approaches to models that are relevant in quantum information theory and condensed matter physics. He uses mostly tools from operator theory, matrix analysis, probability, and spectral theory. Abdul-Rahman has also other research interests in operations research/simulation, circle fitting, and Monte Carlo methods.
Abdul-Rahman earned his PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016 then he held a postdoctoral position at the University of Arizona, where he taught Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Probability Theory. He co-organized the Arizona School of Analysis and Mathematical Physics in 2018, and he co-edited its proceedings: Analytic Trends in Mathematical Physics (published in the AMS Contemporary Mathematics).