As last summer’s horrific bushfires raged, so too did debate about what caused them. Despite the prolonged drought and ever worsening climate change, some people sought to blame the fires largely on arson. Using open data, ACEMS analysis shows that arson is to blame for only four per cent of the fires.
The long-term decline in the number of students taught calculus in Australian schools should have every policy-maker and teacher extremely worried, writes ACEMS Chief Investigator Jan de Gier, in this op-ed co-written with Professor Asha Rao.
A new ACEMS & QUT-led study has found wild jaguars in the Amazon can cope with climate extremes in the short-term, but numbers will rapidly decline if weather events increase in frequency, diminishing sources of food.
ACEMS Chief Investigators Kerrie Mengersen and Kevin Burrage led a team of researchers in a world-first investigation of the big cat’s chances of survival.
An Adelaide man has just set a new Guinness World Record for the world's 'tallest free-standing soap bubble'. ACEMS Chief Investigator Matt Roughan then did the mathematical modelling and calculations to prove it.
The Australian Research Council released its Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for 2020, and two ACEMS researchers from The University of Melbourne are on that list. They are Dr Jesper Ipsen and Dr Sasha Garbali.
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?
What’s going to happen next with the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia? What about a few weeks from now? What about in different states and territories?
These are the questions a team of researchers from around Australia are trying to answer. The group includes multiple members from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS).
Modelling the predicted movements of pervasive sap-sucking tiny insects before they infest banana crops has the potential to become a key tactic in the fight against a devastating virus, according to researchers with ACEMS at QUT.
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) at QUT developed new statistical methods for analysing summary data that can downloaded on many online health atlases.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has just awarded a team led by ACEMS Chief Investigator Kate Smith-Miles nearly $5-million to create a new ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre to bring cutting-edge optimisation research to industry.
ACEMS associate investigator Adam ‘Ben’ Rohrlach loves history. He gets to use statistics to contribute to research that shows how people thousands of years ago moved and settled in different places around the world.