Mumtaz Hussain


About me

I'm a Senior Lecturer of Mathematics

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

  • Lecturer, La Trobe University, 2017–2019.
  • Endeavour Research Fellow, 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.

PhD Projects:

If you are interested to do a PhD with me then send me an email at  For international applicants, if your academic credentials are strong and you have written a very good master’s thesis then you are recommended to apply for La Trobe University’s scholarship (fee waiver and living allowance). A list of projects can be seen on my Activity Blog.