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Mumtaz Hussain

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
La Trobe University

About me

I graduated with a PhD (Mathematics) in 2011 from The University of York (England).
I am an active researcher in Analytical Number Theory, Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems and the interactions between them. I enjoy working on Number Theoretic Applications to areas such as Electronic Communications, Signal Processing, Partial Differential Equations and Cryptography. I also like to read current research in Mathematical Education and whenever possible contribute to it.
Prior to my current position, I have held positions of
  • Visiting Faculty Member, Brandeis University (Massachusetts, USA), 2016--2017.
  • Lecturer, the University of Newcastle, 2015--2016.
  • Associate Lecturer, the University of Newcastle, 2014--2015.
  • Research Associate, the University of Newcastle, 2013-2014.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aarhus University, 2012—2013.
  • Honorary Research Fellow, La Trobe University, 2010—2012.
  • Teaching Assistant, The University of York, 2006—2010.

I enjoy teaching and as a testament to my contributions to students learning I received the “2016 Award for Teaching Excellence and Contribution to Student Learning - Individual” from the Faculty of Science and IT, The University of Newcastle. In 2016 I was also awarded an Endeavour Fellowship by the Department of Teaching and Training--Australian Government.

Click the links below for more information about my research and teaching.

Professional service.

I am a regular reviewer for AMS MathSciNet and Zentralblatt Mathematical Reviews and have acted as a referee for many leading international mathematical journals. I have organised a number of international conferences, these include:
  • Number Theory Down Under (NTDU), annually from 2013 to 2016 at Newcastle.
  • Capital Number Theory (2016) at The Australian National University.
  • Ergodic Theory and its Applications (2016) at The University of Sydney.

The workshops/conferences have been well received and are so far acting as a meeting point harbouring interaction and collaborative research amongst Australian and distinguished overseas researchers. If you are planning to visit Australia and would like to give a talk at the University of Newcastle or any other University, send me an email at drhussain.mumtaz@gmail.com expressing your interest.

In 2015, Number Theory Down Under (NTDU) was recognised as the special interest group within the Australian Mathematical Society. I am the first elected General Secretary of this group. For more information about the Number Theory Down Under conferences click on any of the links, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 .

Here are some pictures of my beautiful Prince and Princess. In sports, my passion is for cricket and you can see some of my cricketing achievements here My cricket


Dr. Mumtaz Hussain
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
La Trobe University
P.O. Box 199, Bendigo, Victoria 3552, Australia