Past Events

Data Science Down Under

When: 

8 - 12 December, 2019

Conference / Workshop

The aim of the workshop is to bring together Australian researchers and practitioners as well as key international academics in areas related to data science, e.g., mathematics, statistics and computer science, to discuss recent advancements, share ideas and foster new local and international collaborations. 

Bayes on the Beach 2019

When: 

25 - 27 November, 2019

Conference / Workshop

Bayes on the Beach is a biennial conference held in Australia, organised by the Bayesian Research & Applications Group (BRAG) in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers  (ACEMS); the Australasian chapter of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA); the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) Bayesian Statistics Section; and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). This meeting has been held for almost 15 years and is a small gathering of Bayesians drawn from across Australia and around the world.

OzViz 2019

When: 

21-22 November 2019

Conference / Workshop

OzViz is an informal get­-together for researchers from around Australia and New Zealand to discuss Scientific Visualisation. It's an opportunity to meet with peers, see what the hot topics are and what is happening across the Australasian and Pacific Region.

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.

 

Workshop: Propensity score methods for estimating causal effects in non-experimental studies: The why, what, and how

When: 

Monday, 21 October, 9 am - 5 pm

Conference / Workshop

ACEMS, along with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), are proud to present the following workshop: "Propensity score methods for estimating causal effects in non-experimental studies: The why, what, and how". It will be presented by Professor Elizabeth A. Stuart, from the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

3rd Annual Victorian Research Students' Meeting in Probability and Statistics

When: 

Weds., 2 October 2019

Conference / Workshop

ACEMS is proud to sponsor the third annual Victorian Research Students' meeting in Probability and Statistics. This year's event is being hosted by the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. The meeting provides doctoral and master by research students from Victorian universities with an opportunity to present their research to their peers as well as hearing from other students in an environment which facilitates collaboration.

Public Lecture - The Mathematics of Evolution Within Species

When: 

Monday 16 September, 6pm

Public talks

Understanding the process of evolution within species is a fundamental topic in biology, but also in mathematics. By studying and utilising the random nature of how gene frequencies change over time, mathematics has made significant contributions to our understanding of within species evolution. Moreover, these studies have motivated deep results in mathematics itself, for example, in quantifying properties of random permutations. This talk will give a non-technical overview of the two-way interaction between mathematics and population genetics.

Women in Maths and Stats Lunch and Panel - Hosted by Professor Ruth Williams

When: 

Weds, 17 July, 1-3 pm

Public talks

Please join us for a lunch for women in Maths and Stats, hosted by Distinguished Professor Ruth Williams. Prof Williams holds the Charles Lee Powell Chair in Mathematics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and is a member of the ACEMS Scientific Advisory Committee. The event will provide an opportunity for informal networking. In addition, as a discussion topic, there will be a short panel on the recently released Women in STEM decadal plan report and related topics. 

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).

16th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph (WAW 2019)

When: 

6 -7 July, 2019

Conference / Workshop

The aim of the 16th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph (WAW 2019) is to further the understanding of graphs that arise from the World Wide Web and various user activities on the Web, and stimulate the development of high-performance algorithms and applications that exploit these graphs.

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. 

 

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 provided an overview of how data science and in particular statistical modelling can be used to inform a more effective criminal justice system.  The talk featured Dr Suzanne Poynton, Acting Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), and Dr Joanna Wang, who is a Research Statistician at BOCSAR.

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