Dr Mumtaz Hussain


About me

I'm a Senior Lecturer of Mathematics at La Trobe University, Australia.

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.  See my Publications for a list of my articles and a brief research statement.

The quality of my research has been recognised by several awards, including the SCEMS mid-career research award (2022), an Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Measure Theoretic Frameworks for Limsup Sets” (2020-2023), and Endeavour Fellowship (2016) by the Department of Education and Training.

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.

I am the former President (2017-2019) and General Secretary (2015-2017) of the Number Theory Down Under, and currently an Associate Editor of the Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Here is my career progression

  • Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University, 2019 –to date.
  • 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