CPISP Scholar Yousif Farid Dawood Rouben graduated this year from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), completing his SB Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and BS Mathematics degrees. He will be continuing with his post-graduate studies at MIT, and plans to pursue a Master’s of Engineering (MEng) degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Yousif shares his university experience at MIT and future ambitions:
“I went to MIT because I wanted to be in an atmosphere that forced me to try; a place where I would be forced to work harder in order to succeed. Although I managed to get by classes and internships with little effort, the physical and mental (people) resources available to me were what drove me to change my habits and work harder. By constantly taking advantage of the opportunities that lay ahead, I was able to fulfil my intellectual curiosity by going beyond the scope of classes, requirements and expectations. Overall, I found what I was looking for, albeit through a different, unexpected channel.”
“I hope to contribute not only to Bahrain, but to humanity in general. As for the means and methods, I leave those a surprise, uncovered only with time.”