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 ...

2016 ACEMS Main Retreat Program

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Location: Peter Johnson Building Level 3, room 22. University of Technology Sydney, NSW Accommodation: Mercure or Aspire Hotel (Students) Date: 2 – 4 November 2016 Wednesday 2nd November Program 2.00pm       Welcome and Introduction - Peter Taylor 2.30pm       Keynote Talk: Leanne Harvey - Acting ARC Chief Executive Officer 3.15pm       Afternoon Tea    3.45pm ...

ACEMS Top Up Scholarships for 2017

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Applications are now open! ACEMS will award five centrally funded Top Up Scholarships to ACEMS student members worth $15,000 total each. The scholarships are $5,000 p.a. each for three years, beginning in 2017. Applications are now open and will close on 31 October 2016; please see the form below for more details. ACEMS Top Up Scholarship Application Form 2017  **Note: ...

Matthew Sutton

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Qualifications: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts (Dual Degree) Mathematics (Arts) Statistics (Science)   Project: Title:  Variable selection in regression of multivariate responses with group structure The overall aim of this project is to develop scalable methods for feature selection in the regression of multivariate responses. The thesis’s two streams of investigation are: the development of feature selection methods ...

Scott Jones

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  Qualifications BApSc (Medical Radiation Technology - Radiation Therapy) Project and research interests Developing a predictive selection framework for an intervention that may reduce radiation therapy side-effects from prostate cancer treatment, and whether the intervention is a cost-effective means of reducing the side-effects.

ACEMS Postdoctoral Research Associate - The University of Adelaide

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In this position you will work with Professors Nigel Bean and Matt Roughan at the University of Adelaide and Professor Peter Taylor at the University of Melbourne, as part of a joint program entitled `Modelling and Control of Stochastic Networks of Resource Allocation Facilities'. We are seeking a research associate with research capability, as typically demonstrated by publications and/or conference ...

Michelle McGrath

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  Qualifications Bachelor of Engineering (Medical) - Queensland University of Technology 2007 Masters of Engineering - QUT Current Senior Medical Engineer/Project Officer. Queensland Motion analysis center - Current Project The use of 3 dimensional motion analysis to determine whether quantitative criteria can be found for the Prechtl’s Qualitative Assessment Method of General Movement (GMsA) classifications of writhing and fidgeting in the normative infant ...

PhD Opportunities at UNSW

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We are seeking outstanding candidates to undertake a PhD in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School. Successful candidates will join a team of econometricians, statisticians and economists working on a research program focused on developing flexible econometric methods for use with panel data and involving latent variables. The successful candidates will work ...

Dr Nan Ye

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  Qualifications PhD in Computer Science, National University of Singapore Research Interests Machine learning,  optimization, decision making. Project Description I am currently mainly working on inference and learning for probabilistic graphical models, and stochastic optimization algorithms for large-scale problems. * Probabilistic graphical models provides a framework to understand and design efficient inference and learning algorithms for multivariate distributions, and have ...

Top-up Scholarships in QUT's School of Mathematical Science

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A limited number of ACEMS Top-up Scholarships of $5,000 pa are available to support a successful 2016 APA Scholarship in the School of Mathematical Science in the following projects: Model Transferability Kerrie Mengersen, Erin Peterson, Ana Sequeira, and Julian Caley Models are often used to assess whether the same patterns and underlying processes exist in different ecosystems and when they do, the ...