Prof David Balding's DNA analysis techniques helped convict one of Scotland’s most notorious killers, Angus Sinclair, for the infamous ‘World’s End’ murders of two women, 37 years after they had been killed during which time the DNA became highly degraded.
After the 2019 Australian election, the big question everyone is asking is how did the pollsters get it so wrong? ACEMS' Adrian Barnett (QUT) and Scott Sisson (UNSW) explain what's needed to make opinion polls more honest & representative in this story in The Conversation.
How much does your socio-demographic background such as income, type of work and where you were born affect who you vote for? Quite a lot. Professors Rob J Hyndman and Dianne Cook from ACEMS at Monash University explain in this story in The Conversation.
As part of Australia's new space industry, the SmartSat Co-operative Research Centre has been officially launched this week featuring 84 research and industry partners from around the country. ACEMS researchers Kerrie Mengersen and Erin Peterson will be working in one of the SmartSat CRC’s key programs of Earth Observation and Analytics.
The Australian Election Commission is turning to the experts to use mathematical modelling to try to cut down on the wait times in queues at election polling places. This story includes ACEMS Deputy Director and Chief Investigator Nigel Bean, from The University of Adelaide.
Despite moves towards inclusivity, universities and other institutions need to do more to accommodate women who take time off from their STEM careers to take care of children, a research paper argues. The paper was co-authored by ACEMS Associate Investigator Adrian Barnett.
Students are more likely to rate male university teachers higher than their female counterparts in some areas of STEM and Business, according to Australia's largest review of student experience surveys.
ACEMS Associate Investigator Yanan Fan (UNSW) is the lead author in this study.
ACEMS Associate Investigator Dr Lewis Mitchell (Univ of Adelaide) joined Sami Shah and Jacinta Parsons on ABC Breakfast to talk through his research on social media, and what we can be doing to better protect ourselves.
No more 'heads' or 'tails' in the Big Bash League. Instead, the batting order for a BBL match will be decided by the tried-and-tested method of backyard cricketers everywhere: the bat flip. But just how fair is that?
ACEMS Associate Investigator Stephen Woodcock (UTS) takes a somewhat light-hearted look at the science and stats behind this move in this story in The Conversation.
You can now get even more involved in a citizen science project designed to help an Australian treasure - the Great Barrier Reef. The Virtual Reef Diver project, a project that ACEMS researchers are collaborating with, is now entering its second phase. Project leaders are now looking for photos of the reef from divers and tourists. This article in Cosmos Magazine explains more about the project, and how those photos will help.
A growing number of jobs rely on mathematics, yet the percentage of students studying advanced maths at school has dropped, and often Australia's brightest graduates head overseas. A new institute is hoping to change that. Among those featured in this ABC 7:30 story is ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles.
ABC 7:30 featured Australian mathematics pioneer Alison Harcourt. ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles was interviewed for the story and talked about the impact Ms Harcourt has had, and what she's meant to women in mathematics.