Achievements at ACEMS Overview

ACEMS members continued to be recognised for their research excellence and contributions to the mathematical sciences and beyond.  Some of these exceptional achievements are highlighted below.

David Balding was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and Matthew Roughan was made a Fellow of IEEE in recognition of his contributions to internet measurement and analysis. Peter Taylor was awarded the ANZIAM Medal, the highest honour from ANZIAM (a division of the Australian Mathematical Society), and Kate Smith-Miles, was awarded the Australian Society for Operations Research equivalent, the Ren Potts Medal. Giang Nguyen was given a South Australian Tall Poppy Award, and former Governance Advisory Board member Peter Donnelly was knighted.  The Academy for Social Sciences in Australia awarded David Frazier a Paul Burke Award for Early Career Research for his work and research in statistics and econometrics. Dirk Kroese and collaborators were awarded the 2019 Gavin Brown Prize by the Australian Mathematical Society.

Of ACEMS' PhD Students: Alex Cooper won a pair of best student presentations at two major conferences; Tui Nolan postponed the start of his Fulbright Scholarship to Cornell University to work with NASA and the Jet Propulsion Lab for three-and-a-half months; Joshua Bon was awarded the best student paper in the ‘Government Statistics, Survey Research Methods, and Social Statistics’ categories by the American Statistical Association for his paper "Polling bias and undecided voter allocations: US presidential elections, 2004–2016"; Andrew Elvey-Price was awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in PhD Thesis by The University of Melbourne; Jaslene Lin was awarded the Dean's Award for Outstanding PhD Theses by the Graduate Research School, UNSW Sydney; and James Yu received the J.B. Douglas Postgraduate Awards from the NSW branch of the Statistical Society of Australia.

Read about their stories in this section and see the full list of awards and honours here.

The numbers


24 Prizes and Awards


22 PhD Completions


120 Journal Articles