# Astrid an Huef

**Astrid an Huef** is a German-born New Zealand mathematician who holds a Professorship at Victoria University of Wellington.^{[1]} Until 2017 she held the Chair of Pure Mathematics at the University of Otago. Her research interests include functional analysis, operator algebras, and dynamical systems.^{[2]} She was the president of the New Zealand Mathematical Society for the 2016–2017 term.^{[3]}^{[4]}

## Education and career[]

An Huef was born in Karlsruhe and lived in New Zealand for two years as a teenager before moving to Australia in 1985. Because of the disruption to her education caused by these international moves, she was advised not to take higher mathematics in high school, but did so anyway. She began her undergraduate studies in computer science at the University of Newcastle, but ended up doing a double degree, with honours in mathematics. While there, she met Dartmouth College professor Dana Williams, who became her doctoral advisor at Dartmouth beginning in 1994.^{[3]} She completed her doctorate in 1999.^{[3]}^{[5]}

She took a tenure track position at the University of Denver, and then worked at the University of New South Wales for eight years, before being given the chair at Otago in 2008.^{[3]} She currently coordinates the Women in Mathematics community of the New Zealand Mathematical Society.^{[6]}

In 2019, An Huef was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.^{[7]}

## References[]

**^**"VUW Maths Department Staff".**^**Academic Mathematics Staff, University of Otago, retrieved 4 May 2017.- ^ Jump up to:
^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}Moyers, Miguel (August 2016), "Profile: Astrid an Huef" (PDF),*NZMS Newsletter*(127): 11–12 **^**Administration and Council, New Zealand Mathematical Society, retrieved 4 May 2017.**^**Astrid an Huef at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**"Association of women in mathematics nz".**^**"Researchers and scholars at the top of their fields elected as Fellows". Royal Society Te Apārangi. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

- Living people
- Scientists from Karlsruhe
- New Zealand mathematicians
- University of Newcastle (Australia) alumni
- Dartmouth College alumni
- University of Denver faculty
- University of New South Wales faculty
- University of Otago faculty
- 20th-century New Zealand mathematicians
- 21st-century New Zealand mathematicians
- German emigrants to New Zealand
- 20th-century women mathematicians
- 21st-century women mathematicians
- Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand