Past Events

ACEMS Virtual Public Lecture - A Song of Wind & Fire: a statistical journey through an uncertain world

When: 

Wednesday 14 July, 12pm-1pm AEST

Public talks

In this free public lecture, ACEMS Associate Investigator Dr Rachael Quill will explore how shedding light on the uncertainties of wind flow across the environment can support informed decision-making in bushfire management and renewable energy generation.

Virtual Public Lecture featuring Dr Eugenia Cheng

When: 

Wednesday, 5 May, 12pm-1pm AEST

Public talks

As part of International Women in Mathematics Day in May, ACEMS is proud to present Dr Eugenia Cheng for a special Virtual Public Lecture. Dr Cheng has been featured in the New York Times, presented TED Talks, written several books, and even appeared on "The Late Show with Steven Colbert". In this lecture, Dr Cheng will show how we can use mathematical thinking to work towards a more inclusive society.

ACEMS 2020 Virtual Retreat

When: 

2-6 November 2020

Conference / Workshop

The ACEMS Annual Retreat is an opportunity for the ACEMS community to come together, celebrate and share the Centre's achievements and research from the past year, as well as discuss the vision and goals for the coming year. Due to the COVID 19 situation with lockdown and travel restrictions in Australia, the 2020 retreat will primarily be held online.

ACEMS Virtual Public Lecture - When mathematics becomes art...the unexpected beauty of self-evolving mathematical functions

When: 

Weds, 7 October: 12 pm - 1 pm AEDT

Public talks

In this talk, Professor Kate Smith-Miles will describe how her research quest to generate mathematical functions that are challenging and “stress-test” optimisation algorithms has led to a large collection of intricate and beautiful 2D images, arising as contour plots of mathematical functions that have been mathematically generated to create challenging landscapes.

ACEMS Virtual Public Lecture - Analytics and Bikes: Riding Tandem with Motivate to Improve Mobility

When: 

Wednesday 2 September, 11am-12pm AEST

Public talks

In this lecture, Professor Shane Henderson, Cornell University, discusses how mathematics, statistics and computational methods improved bike sharing systems, describing the problems his team tackled and the methods developed, providing a taste of a few ideas from the field of operations research that lie at the core of their work.

Virtual Public Lecture - Looking at the Great Barrier Reef from organisms to ecosystems: how maths can help translate observed patterns into management-ready information

When: 

Tuesday 14 July, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Public talks

In this lecture, Dr Ortiz will highlight how he has used relatively simple mathematics to help understand and contextualize patterns in empirical and experimental observations to reach conclusions that are relevant for the management of the Great Barrier Reef.