# Big Success for Discovery Projects for ACEMS Members

Congratulations to the following ACEMS members for their success in getting a Discovery Project Grant from the Australian Research Council.

#### ## sophie-giang.jpg Computational methods for population-size-dependent branching processes.

Dr Sophie HautphenneDr Giang Nguyen, Dr Melanie Massaro

#### ## keith-ksm.jpg Optimising progress towards elimination of malaria.

Dr Jennifer Flegg, Assoc Professor Jonathan KeithProfessor Kate Smith-Miles, Assoc Professor Jonathan "Jack" Richards

#### ## chris-drovandi.jpg Advances in Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for Complex Bayesian Models.

Associate Professor Christopher Drovandi, Professor Chris Oates, Dr Anthony Lee

#### ## minh-ngoc-tran.jpg Deep learning based time series modeling and financial forecasting.

Dr Minh-Ngoc Tran, Professor Junbin Gao, Professor Richard Gerlach

#### ## ross-brown.jpg Augmented Sociality: Enabling a Socialised Experience of Augmented Reality.

Dr Alessandro Soro, Professor Peta Wyeth, Dr Ross Brown, Dr Selen Turkay

This project will explore new socialised uses of Augmented Reality (AR) that expand creativity, social relations, and participation. We seek to better understand how AR content can be leveraged by people to create their own new ways of learning, collaborating, and relating with each other. To do so we will study and prototype new tools and platforms to allow non-experts to create their own AR media. We aim to enable people of all ages, education, and background, to imagine and create, and not just passively consume, AR contents, services, and applications. We will generate new applications of AR, a new platform to collaboratively create these applications, and a new theory of 'Augmented Sociality' to guide AR design. (\$509,000)