Using Maths to Give Meaning to Social Media

Tim Macuga News

There’s a lot of information in 140 characters. Just ask some members of the ACEMS team at The University of Adelaide. They are working now to try to give meaning to all that information on social media – particularly Twitter – using mathematics, statistics and data science. ACEMS Associate Investigator Lewis Mitchell supervises a whole group of students working on ...


Australian Researchers Map the Way to a Cancer-Free Future

Tim Macuga News

11 April 2017 Health experts today launched an Australian-first research study to understand national patterns in cancer incidence, survival and screening practices based on where people live. The Atlas of Cancer in Australia will, for the first time, allow health agencies, policy makers and the community to understand the location and resource requirements for the most common cancers in Australia. ...


Statistics Strengthen Landmark Study Supporting Aboriginal Australian Cultural Attachment to Land

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MEDIA RELEASE: 9 MARCH 2017 An ACEMS PhD student uses statistics to provide rigorous evidence to a landmark study involving Australia’s original inhabitants. The study, published today in the journal Nature, uses genetics to help link Australian Aboriginals to the land that they have always claimed through their stories. Adam “Ben” Rohrlach is one of the lead authors in the ...


Royal Statistical Society Honours ACEMS Research Fellow

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The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) has awarded ACEMS Research Fellow Chris Oates at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) its prestigious biennial Research Prize in 2017. Chris was just one of two people to receive the award in 2016-2017 and one of just 13 people since the award’s inception in 1992. In its announcement, the RSS cited Chris’ “outstanding and ...


New ACEMS Chief Investigator Picks Up Prestigious Award from ANZIAM

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ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) awards new ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles one of its top awards – the EO Tuck Medal. The EO Tuck medal is a mid-career award that recognises outstanding research and distinguished service to the field of applied mathematics, and is named in honour of the late Ernest Oliver Tuck. Kate received ...

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QUT Awards ACEMS Deputy Director with Title of "Distinguished Professor"

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9 December 2016 Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has awarded the title of Distinguished Professor to ACEMS Deputy Director Professor Kerrie Mengersen, who is highly respected for her world-leading research. “Distinguished Professor Mengersen is a national and international leader in her discipline, recognised extensively for her applied research work which has had a significant impact on science in different domains.” ...


ACEMS Deputy Director is First Woman to Receive Prestigious Statistics Award

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7 December 2016 The Statistical Society of Australia presented ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen with its highest honour, the Pitman Medal. Professor Mengersen is only the 22nd person to receive the prestigious award since it was first presented in 1978, and first woman to receive it. “When I look at the group of people who’ve received the honour before, I ...


ACEMS Researcher Receives Prestigious Award from The University of Melbourne

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Congratulations to ACEMS Associate Investigator Michael Wheeler for winning the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence at The University of Melbourne. The award recognises one early career researcher across the entire Faculty of Science at the university. This year, Dr Wheeler won the award for his research in mathematical physics. Dr Wheeler’s research interests centre on ‘integrable probability,’ which deals with ...


ACEMS UQ Student Already Building Cross-Node Collaborations

Tim Macuga News

You’ve probably heard the saying, “jack of all trades, master of none.” Even though Liam Hodgkinson describes himself as a ‘jack of all trades’ when it comes to mathematics, don’t look for that saying to apply to him. If Liam’s young history shows anything, it is that he will certainly master whatever area of maths and probability he decides to ...