Events and presentations

Workshops and conferences organised by the Centre

The following eight workshops and conferences were organised or co-organised by the Centre and its members in 2019.

Title Location
2019 Enabling Algorithms Theme Symposium Sydney
Data Science and Social Good Symposium Brisbane
OzViz 2019 workshop Brisbane
Queues, Modelling, and Markov Chains: A Workshop Honouring Professor Peter Taylor Eagle Heights
Statistical Methods for the Analysis of High-Dimensional and Massive Data Sets Brisbane
The Tenth International Conference on Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic Models (MAM10) Hobart
Victorian Research Students' Meeting in Probability and Statistics Parkville
Workshop on Stochastic and Algebraic Models for Genome Evolution Hobart

Joint ACEMS-industry, government and end-user workshops

The following nine joint ACEMS-industry, government and end-user workshops and conferences were held or co-organised by the Centre and its members in 2019.

Title Location
AutoStat Research Week 2019: Frontiers in Statistical Research and Practice Brisbane
Data Science Down Under - Recent Advances Newcastle
NZ Cancer Atlas Workshop Brisbane
Propensity score methods for estimating causal effects in non-experimental studies: The why, what, and how Sydney
rOpenSci OzUnconf Sydney
Semiparametric regression with R Sydney
The 16th Workshop on Algorithms and Models for the Web Graph Brisbane
The 20th INFORMS Applied Probability Society Conference Brisbane
Workshop on New Trends in Integrable Systems Osaka (Japan)

Training workshops and presentations

The following 29 training workshops and presentations were delivered by ACEMS Members in 2019.

Title Members involved Location
2019 AMSI Winter School on Computational Modelling of Heterogeneous Media Ian Turner Brisbane
A BRAG guide to Stan Daniel Kennedy, Edgar Santos-Fernandez and Aminath Shausan Brisbane
ACEMS Early-Career Researcher Mid-year retreat Over 20 ACEMS Members Sydney
ACEMS QUT Node Planning Day Over 50 ACEMS Members Brisbane
ACEMS Retreat Over 140 ACEMS members Glenelg
ACEMS Student and Early-Career Researcher Retreat Over 90 ACEMS Members Glenelg
Advanced Monte Carlo Methods for Network Reliability Radislav Vaisman Santiago (USA)
Advanced statistical topics in health research Benoit Liquet Copenhagen (Denmark)
CBNS, ACEMS and CLEX Media Training Workshop Tim Macuga Melbourne
CBNS, ACEMS, CLEX and CQC2T Media Training Workshop Tim Macuga Sydney
Centres of Excellence Pitch Training Tim Macuga Hawthorn
Data Science Down Under 2019 - Boot Camp Ali Eshragh and Fred Roosta Newcastle
Developing good research habits Rob Hyndman Melbourne
Fluent genomic workflows with plyranges Stuart Lee New York (USA)
Fluent genomics: a plyranges and tximeta case-study Stuart Lee Sydney
Git 101 Workshop Nick Tierney Sydney
foRwards & ACEMS Girls Coding Workshop Dianne Cook and Jessie Roberts Brisbane
High-dimensional time series analysis Rob Hyndman and Mitchell O'Hara-Wild Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
I'm a BART machine... Viz me out of here! Joshua Bon Brisbane
Introduction to Bayesian Statistics Kerrie Mengersen Makassar (Indonesia)
Masterclass: How Visualisation and Open Data Can Empower You Dianne Cook Melbourne
MathsCraft Session for ACEMS Members Nigel Bean, Anthony Harradine and Anita Ponsaing Glenelg
R Markdown for Scientists Nick Tierney Canberra
R Markdown for Scientists Nick Tierney Melbourne
R Markdown for Scientists Nick Tierney Melbourne
Stat-XP: statistics to analyse OMICs data and characterise the exposome Benoit Liquet London (UK)
Summer statistical camp for Mosman High School students Nick Nguyen Sydney
Tidy coverage analysis with superintronic and plyranges Stuart Lee New York (USA)
Tips for a good career Louise Ryan Boston (USA)

Mentoring, technical and equity and diversity seminar presentations

The following nine talks were delivered as part of the Centre’s mentoring and technical talk series, and equity and diversity awareness campaign.

Presenter/s Title
Jan de Gier KPZ universality in stochastic particle models from first principles
Mark Dean Respect and equality at work
Mark Dean Understanding unconscious bias
Mark Dean The challenge of perfectionism
Ursula Laa and Stuart Lee An Introduction to the Visualisation Ecosystem in R
Matias Quiroz Subsampling MCMC: Bayesian inference for large data problems
Kate Saunders Grabbing your audience's attention
Peter Taylor Submission strategies and responding to referee comments
Virginia Wheway What’s happening in the Data Science market and what’s all the hype about?

Public talks

Centre members delivered 24 presentations that were open to the public to attend, including some talks that were delivered in multiple locations. Eight of these public talks were delivered as part of the ACEMS Public Lecture Series, three of which were presented by invited speakers.

Members involved Title Location
Boris Beranger Advances in the analysis of aggregated data Sydney
Boris Beranger New models for symbolic data Canberra
Dianne Cook How visualisation and open data can empower you Melbourne
Susanna Cramb Cancer maps: the future is here Sydney
Susanna Cramb Make your life count through statistics!  Brisbane
Susanna Cramb and Earl Duncan Cancer and You: Understanding the Australian Cancer Atlas Brisbane
Tim Garoni The mathematics of evolution within species Melbourne
Dirk Kroese Random stuff Brisbane
Ursula Laa High-dimensional data visualisation with tours New York City (USA)
Angus Lewis and Dennis Liu What do probability, disease and energy have in common? Adelaide
Shi-Hao Li On Toda lattice Shanghai (China)
Shi-Hao Li The discretisation of Pfaffian and integrable systems Beijing (China)
Anthony Mays Behrend Memorial Lecture in Mathematics: Genetics and Geography Melbourne
Anthony Mays Mathematics - From Seeing to Discovering Melbourne
Anthony Mays Maths in the work of M.C. Escher Melbourne
Kerrie Mengersen "Expectations of life": from past to present Sydney
Erin Peterson Geospatial: A world of opportunity Brisbane
Louise RyanData science helping to create a better justice system (presented by Suzanne Poynton and Joanna Wang) Sydney
Scott SissonZen and the art of Bayesian geology (presented by Hugh Durrant-Whyte) Sydney
Kate Smith-Miles How linear algebra can reveal the secrets in your face... No more lying about your age! Canberra
Kate Smith-Miles How maths can reveal the secrets in your face... No more lying about your age! Sydney
Kate Smith-Miles Mythbusting mathematics Melbourne
Matt Wand The Sydney Data Science Industry (presented by Eugene Dubossarsky) Sydney
Gentry White Using data to discover new insights into terrorism Brisbane

Meet and Greet networking events

ACEMS Meet and Greet networking events are an important forum for ACEMS members to connect with each other, including across ACEMS nodes, and network with external stakeholders, including industry partners, affiliates, and research collaborators. Four Meet and Greet networking events were held in 2019 over February – May 2019; one in each city that ACEMS is based in.

Event Attendees
Sydney Meet & Greet 27
Brisbane Meet & Greet 52
Melbourne Meet & Greet 35
Adelaide Meet & Greet 36


MathsCraft Student Sessions

Location Students present Teachers present
Walford Anglican School for Girls, Adelaide 16 1
Woodville High School, Adelaide 34 11
Girton Grammar School, Bendigo 27 9
St Mary's College, Cairns 28 7
Charleville State School & St Mary's School, Charleville 130 6
Coomera Anglican College, Coomera 15 5
MATRIX, Creswick 9 21
The Geelong College Middle School, Geelong 21 7
Ruyton Girls School, Kew 45 13
ChooseMaths Day, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne (4 sessions) 150 8

MathsCraft Curriculum Participation

Location Students Teachers
Mercedes College, Adelaide 22 1
Stretton State College, Brisbane 22 1
Mosman High School, Sydney 24 1
Walford Anglican School for Girls, Adelaide 15 1
Westminster School, Adelaide 22 1
Le Fevre High School, Adelaide 22 1
Killarney Heights High School, Sydney 10 1
Girton Grammar School, Bendigo 122 6

MathsCraft Teacher Professional development sessions

Location Teachers present
AAMT Conference, Somerville House, Brisbane 10
MATRIX, Creswick 19
Otago Maths Assoc Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin 30
MAV conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Session 1) 10
MAV conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne (Session 2) 20
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney 20
MANSW Conference, Crown hotel, Terrigal 20
NZAMT Conference, Hutt Valley High School, Wellington 30

MathsCraft Teacher meetups

Location Teachers present
The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 12
QUT, Brisbane 7
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne 4
UNSW, Sydney 8