During an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", a brainteaser question came up. For those of you who watch game shows, it's best known as the "Monty Hall Problem." In this story in Gizmodo, ACEMS' Stephen Woodcock explains how the problem works, and what your choice should be.
ACEMS Associate Investigator appeared on ABC Radio Far North to discuss her research that could lead to more low-cost sensors to monitor water quality of the rivers and streams that flow from the land into the ocean along the Great Barrier Reef.
Well-known Mathematician Hannah Fry has called for tech and data scientists to make an ethical pledge, as medical doctors do. But the same result might be delivered by simply asking people to mind their bias. ACEMS' Lewis Mitchell and Joshua Ross explain in this story in The Conversation.
Millions of dollars are being spent on trying to eradicate fire ants from Australia. But that might not be the only way to deal with the invasive pest. ACEMS Associate Investigator Jonathan Keith co-authored this story in The Conversation.
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.