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Department of Mathematics


BSc (Sydney), PhD (Sydney), FAA, FAustMS


Position: Emeritus Professor
Director of CoACT
Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA)
Office: E7A 229
Phone: [61-(0)2] 9850 8921
Fax: [61-(0)2] 9850 8114


Ross Street did his undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Sydney where he submitted his PhD at the age of 22. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois and an Assistant Professor at Tulane University in New Orleans. He joined Macquarie University and has continued there as a dedicated mathematics teacher and researcher. He is Professor of Mathematics, Director of the Centre of Australian Category Theory at Macquarie University, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Ross Street is an international leader in category theory and has produced many new concepts and deep facts. His research has carried him to many countries where he has collaborators. Recently he was awarded the Chaire de la Vallée Poussin 2011 by the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, and the 2012 George Szekeres Medal of the Australian Mathematical Society. For recreation Ross paddles a kayak, plays the mandolin, and enjoys the Australian bush.