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Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth

Ittay Weiss is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Portsmouth where he is working since 2016. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in mathematics cum laude from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. from Utrecht University. He held lectureship positions in Utrecht and later in Fiji before settling down in England.

Ittay's research interests are in topology, homotopy theory, metric geometry, and category theory. He is particularly drawn to practical abstractions with an algebraic flavour, as he is working on solving problems by employing categorical techniques and point-of-view. Other than these research topics, he is interested in broad aspects of mathematics, its interactions with society, and the history of mathematics.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer, University of Portsmouth
  • 2016–2018
    Teaching Fellow, University of Portsmouth
  • 2011–2016
    Senior Lecturer, University of the South Pacific
  • 2008–2011
    Lecturer, Utrecht University
  • 2007–2008
    Actuarial Advisor, Hewitt Associates


  • 2007 
    Utrecht University, Ph.D.
  • 2003 
    Hebrew University, M.Sc.
  • 2001 
    Hebrew University, B.Sc.