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 a story in The Conversation.
QUT researchers will be joining the biggest investment in space industry research development in Australia’s history, with the announcement of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). ACEMS Deputy Director Kerrie Mengersen and ACEMS Associate Investigator 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 from ABC News includes ACEMS Deputy Director and Chief Investigator Nigel Bean, from The University of Adelaide.
ACEMS Associate Investigator Yanan Fan (UNSW) is the lead author in a major new study looking into gender and cultural bias at the university level. Among other things, it shows that in Business and Science, a male teacher from an English-speaking background was more than twice as likely to get a higher score on a student evaluation than a female teacher from a non-English speaking background.
New research has revealed that people’s behaviour is predictable from the social media data of as few as eight or nine of their friends.
Published today in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a study from the University of Adelaide in Australia and the University of Vermont in the US has found that even where people have deleted their accounts they can be profiled from the information that can be drawn from their friends’ posts.
No more 'heads' or 'tails' in the Big Bash League. Instead, the batting order for a BBL match will be decided by the tried-and-tested method of backyard cricketers everywhere: the bat flip. But just how fair is that?
ACEMS Associate Investigator Dr Susanna Cramb has just been named a Superstar of STEM by Science & Technology Australia (STA).
Susanna is only one of 60 scientists chosen from around Australia to be a part of STA’s second cohort of Superstars of STEM. The program aims to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.
The ACEMS-involved project known as Virtual Reef Diver enters a new phase. In this project, you can now help researchers trying to help the Great Barrier Reef by providing your underwater shots of the reef.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has just named Prof Matt Roughan a 2018 Fellow.
Matt is a Chief Investigator for ACEMS at The University of Adelaide. The ACM is the world’s largest computing society, bringing together computing educators, researchers and professionals from many different countries.
A lunchtime chat ends with a breakthrough idea for ACEMS researchers at Monash University. That idea lands their latest research project in the most prestigious journal in physics, Physical Review Letters.