Every time we Google something or log on to a social media platform, algorithms are fast at work recording and responding to what we do to make our online experience more convenient. Our online habits and digital footprints are turned into data. But what happens to these vast amounts of information? Should we be concerned about who we are trusting with it? What does a biased algorithm mean? ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles talked about these issues on 2SER-FM.
Cosmos Magazine features ACEMS Associate Investigator Erin Peterson for her work with the Virtual Reef Diver Project and how it allows anyone to become a citizen scientist to help the Great Barrier Reef.
Algorithms are everywhere - but what will it take for us to trust them? After more than a decade of research, a team led by ACEMS' Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles has launched a new online algorithm analysis tool. Read Kate's story in The Conversation.
A team of Australian statisticians led by ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen have built a virtual reality so conservationists can work on programs to save the endangered Peruvian jaguars without trekking through the jungle.
Why are the Marvel movies so popular? Is it just the big-name stars that pack the cast, or is there a pattern at work that we just can’t see? That’s what researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence For Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) wanted to find out.
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.