Agyingi Collins Amburo was born in Limbe, Cameroon, to a family of four. In 2006 he graduated from the University of Buea, Cameroon, with BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. In 2009, he won a World Bank scholarship to study for an MSc in Mathematics at the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria,and graduated in December 2010. In 2012 he graduated from AIMS with distinction and was awarded the AIMS Victor Rothschild Scholarship. He is currently at the University of Cape Town doing a PhD in Pure Mathematics (Topology). "The research environment at AIMS and the exposure to world class researchers were some of the factors that motivated me to come to AIMS. During my time at AIMS, I hoped to learn various techniques of doing research. I was also interested in diversifying my knowledge. In this regard, I had to choose courses in Applied Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. I also hoped to learn to work as a group which is what AIMS encourages. During my stay at AIMS, all the above were achieved. Moreover AIMS helped me to realize my dreams by giving me half funding to study towards a PhD degree at the University of Cape Town. I would like to encourage students all over Africa with talents to consider coming to AIMS. The experience is enriching, and you learn a great deal. You also learn how people perceive things in other parts of the Africa and the world since the background at AIMS is so diversified."