Have you ever watched a video or movie because YouTube or Netflix recommended it to you? Or added a friend on Facebook from the list of “people you may know”? And how does Twitter decide which tweets to show you at the top of your feed? These platforms are driven by algorithms, which rank and recommend content for us based on our data. But can we make decisions freely when we're faced with these choices? ACEMS Associate Investigator Lewis Mitchell explores this question in this story in The Conversation.
ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen talks with ABC Radio about new research from an ACEMS team at QUT. It uses mathematical modelling to help with efforts to eradicate banana bunchy top virus. (Interview is at 33:00)
More than 70 of Australia's Laureate professors, including ACEMS Director Peter Taylor and ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles, have signed a letter to the minister for education, Dan Tehan. The letter outlines the flaws in the proposed university reforms.
ACEMS Chief Investigator Prof Rob Hyndman was a guest on the Investment Magazine podcast, 'The Curious Quant'. He discusses his work on forecasting COVID for the Australian government, time-series and causality, and his work as editor of the Internal Journal of Forecasting.
Cells don’t move and interact with each other in the way scientists have always believed, according to Australian researchers. Writing in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, an ACEMS team suggests that cell movement actually increases when there are more cells around.
Just like that, our internet connection has become an umbilical to the outside world. We now depend on it to do our jobs, to go to school, and to see other people. It is our primary source of entertainment. And we’re using it a lot.
Think of a Rubik's Cube and most people think of trying to solve it? How many moves does it take? But what about the opposite? How many moves does it take to scramble? And, what does it mean to scramble a Rubik's Cube? ACEMS' Tim Garoni and Eric Zhou from Monash University explore these fascinating questions in this story in The Conversation.
ACEMS' Matthew Adams talked about his research on ABC Radio Drive on the importance of using mathematical models to help managers make the most-informed decisions when it comes to managing species in an ecosystem.