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About Professor Rodney Nillsen

Professor Nillsen gained his undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania with studies in literature, mathematics and science. He studied at postgraduate level at the Flinders University of South Australia, under Igor Kluvánek. Academic positions have been held by Professor Nillsen at the Flinders University of South Australia, the Royal University of Malta, the Open University and the University of Swansea.
Areas of Expertise: Harmonic analysis, dynamical systems, measure theory, education, higher education policy
Fields of Study: Harmonic analysis, measure theory, dynamical systems, ergodic theory, applications of elementary mathematics to social policy, mathematical exposition, philosophy and policy in education
Professional Activities and Affiliations:
• Member of the Australian Mathematical Society
• Member of the Mathematical Association of America
• Member of the American Mathematical Society
• Chair of the University of Wollongong/Illawarra Area Health Service Human Research Ethics Committee from July 2003 to June 2005
• Elected member, Council of the Australian Mathematical Society, 2001-2003
• Awarded the degree of Doctor of Science in 2000 by The University of Tasmania for research work in harmonic analysis
• Invited conference speaker: "Conference in honour of Gary H. Meisters " May 1997, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
• Invited conference speaker: "Symposium on Academic Integrity", the University of Newcastle, NSW, November 2004
• Invited conference speaker: “Operator Algebras, Ergodic Theory and Harmonic Analysis” held at the University of New South Wales July, 1997
• Invited conference Speaker: "Conference in honour of Igor Kluvánek", Catholic University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia, September 2011
• Invited conference Speaker, Conference on "The University: place of meeting and confrontation between faith and reason’, University of Banksa Bystrica, Slovakia, 2011
Current Research Students:
• Mimoon Ismael : Recurrence Times in Dynamical Systems


Present School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, Faculty of Informatics, University of Wollongong

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's OCTAL award for outstanding contributions to teaching and learning
  • 2010 Recipient of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award

Contact Information

Phone: 02 4421 3835
Room: 15.G25


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