Current Events

Melbourne ACEMS Meet and Greet

When: 

Thursday 30 May: 4pm - 6:30pm

ACEMS would like to invite all our Melbourne collaborators and members to an informal Meet & Greet at The University of Melbourne. This is an opportunity for all ACEMS friends, colleagues, collaborators and friends to connect. Please feel free to bring along colleagues even if they are not currently collaborating with ACEMS.

Data science helping to create a better justice system - an ACEMS Public Lecture at UTS

When: 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 6:30-7:30pm with a reception from 5:30pm

Public talks

This ACEMS Public Lecture aims to provide an overview of how data science and in particular statistical modelling can be used to inform a more effective criminal justice system.  Dr Suzanne Poynton, Acting Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, will open the session with some introductory remarks to set the context.  Dr Joanna Wang, who is a Research Statistician at the Bureau, will go into a more detailed description of how statistical modelling is used to help extract actionable insight from the Bureau's extensive database on criminal offenders in NSW.  She will go into some depth on one recent specific project that compares the recidivism rates of offenders who received an intensive correction order with those sentenced to short prison sentence.

MathsCraft and the Everyday Maths Classroom (Sydney)

When: 

Monday 24 June 2019, 9am – 3pm

Mathscraft

This one-day professional development workshop is designed to help teachers give their students an authentic experience of ‘doing maths’ while at the same time supporting success in tests and examinations.

Enabling your students to work in a way that is similar to the way a research mathematician works can dramatically change the classroom experience, for the better. Would you like to find out how, for example, a topic like Pythagoras’ Theorem could be approached a little differently?

In their work, research mathematicians do not generally sit competitions, have daily lessons or lectures, or study for tests and exams.

So what do they do? Among other things, they use previously learned facts and know-how to solve problems, problems that they initially have no idea how to solve.

In this workshop you will be tasked with solving various ‘simple’ problems, and in doing so, a way of working will reveal itself that offers an alternative to teaching just the calculations associated with mathematical ideas. You will learn how to give your students an authentic experience of ‘doing maths’ in much the same way that professional mathematicians do.


Contact:      Anita Ponsaing <anita.ponsaing@unimelb.edu.au>
Cost:           Free. Morning Tea and Lunch by own arrangement (many food venues nearby)

 

12th International Conference on Monte Carlo Methods and Applications

When: 

8-12 July 2019

Conference / Workshop

ACEMS is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 12th Annual International Conference on Monte Carlo Methods and Applications. Plenary speakers include ACEMS Deputy Directors Kerrie Mengersen (QUT) and Scott Sisson (UNSW), ACEMS Associate Investigator Dianne Cook, and ACEMS Invited Speakers Youssef Marzouk (MIT) and Arnulf Jentzen (ETH Zurich).

MathsCraft Immersive PD Workshop

When: 

20 - 24 Nov 2019 (Wed - Sun)

Mathscraft

MathsCraft - Doing maths like a research mathematician

Enabling your students to work in a way that is similar to the way a research mathematician works can dramatically change the classroom experience, for the better. Would you like to find out how, for example, a topic like Pythagoras' Theorem could be approached a little differently?

This immersive professional development event will give you more information about the MathsCraft program, and equip you to run MathsCraft problem sessions for your own class as well as for schools in your local area.

 
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