We’re inviting every Australian to dive through their computer screens into the Reef by taking part in Virtual Reef Diver—the ABC’s online citizen science project for National Science Week and the International Year of the Reef.
QUT has signed a major new project agreement with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), as the organisations focus on the use of big data and powerful technology to keep Australia at the cutting-edge of statistical analysis. The project will be undertaken in association with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).
Until now, there has been a lot of literature in mathematics and physics on the Tracy-Widom distribution for a system with one type of particle, like a single gas or fluid.
But for the first ever, ACEMS Chief Investigator Jan de Gier and PhD Student Zeying Chen from The University of Melbourne, along with two colleagues from Tokyo, are now able to describe a mixed system where you have two families of particles. For example, a system that involves a gas or fluid mixture with two different types of molecules. Their solution was just published as a highlight in Physical Review Letters, one of the most prestigious journals in Physics.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) officially approves Prof Tristan Perez to become ACEMS’ newest Chief Investigator.
Tristan is a Professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His specialisation is in dynamical systems, decisions and control. He brings to ACEMS a wealth of experience in applied research with industry and defence.
A team of ACEMS researchers have recently proposed a novel method to speed up MCMC algorithms in big data problems. Their research has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.
ACEMS Researchers will help lead a 5-day United Nations Workshop on helping countries obtain and use the vast amount of free data coming from satellite imagery so those countries can make better-informed decisions.
ACEMS Associate Investigator Adrian Barnett and ACEMS Deputy Director Scott Sisson co-wrote an article in The Conversation talking about opinion polls and sample size, looking at the question, "how big does the survey need to be to convince us it's accurate?"
ACEMS PhD student Tea Uggen was selected by the International Biometric Society (IBS) to represent the Australasia region at this year’s Young Statistician Student Showcase at the 2018 International Biometric Conference (IBC 2018) in Barcelona, Spain in July. She is only one of five students from around the world selected for this honour.
ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen will lead a study that will collect and analyse data, measuring the social, economic and transport effects of Queen’s Wharf over a 20-year period. That will include an extensive look into the effects of gambling. The project was featured in this article in the Courier Mail.
Should you play the lottery? If so, is there a certain way you should play? ACEMS Director Peter Taylor was interviewed by The Weekly Review and breaks down those questions and more, as he looks at the numbers involved in playing: "The Weekly Review: How to win the lottery"