What’s New in the Australian Data Science Network

Welcome to the June 2022 update of the Australian Data Science Network (ADSN), a partnership of more than two-dozen data science research centres and organisations across the nation. The ADSN aims to connect expertise in data science across Australia, improve communication, encourage collaboration, expand opportunities, and promote our individual and collective capabilities.

Upcoming Events across the ADSN

πŸ“† Data Science Under the Hood Lecture: Prof Mat Simpson, QUT | Today, 20 June, 1-2 pm AEST

This is part of the QUT Centre for Data Science’s β€œData Science Under the Hood” series. The guest speaker is QUT Professor Matthew Simpson with his talk: β€œMathematical models of coral reef re-growth: likelihood-based methods for model selection”.  More information / Register

πŸ“† Public Lecture: MSI Winter School 2022 | Thurs, 30 June: 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Hear from Professor Geordie Williamson (The University of Sydney) as he explores how machine learning can help with the intuitive aspects of mathematical research. Attend in-person at The University of Queensland or watch it live online. More information / Register

πŸ“† Data Management Planning Interest Group Meeting | Tues, 19 July, 2-3 pm AEST

The ARDC is hosting a free online meeting for everyone interested in discussing, developing and improving Data Management Plans (DMPs) More information / Register

πŸ“† MoCaO Lectures: Data Science | 20-21 July, The University of Queensland & Virtual

The Mathematics of Computation and Optimisation (MoCaO) Special Interest Group of AustMS is pleased to announce the inaugural MoCaO Lectures in Computation and Optimisation. For 2022, the focus is on Data science and in particular machine learning, its algorithms, mathematical foundations and applications. These one-hour lectures will be held each day during the week of July the 11 to the 15th and will be scheduled at 12pm AEST on the Monday through to the Thursday and will be starting at 12.30 on the Friday and run for 2 hours that day. All lectures will be broadcast via Zoom.  More information / Register

πŸ“† inSTEM Conference | 20-21 July, The University of Queensland & Virtual

inSTEM is a networking and career development conference for people from marginalised or underrepresented groups in STEM, and their allies. inSTEM will offer attendees a safe space where they can meet, make connections, and build relationships with other researchers and research scholars.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leading experts on topics and strategies that support career development and progression.  More information / Register

πŸ“† ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit | 29-30 August, Sydney

The annual skills summit provides a vibrant forum for eResearch skills communities to network, exchange information, share new initiatives and tackle complex, national scale skills challenges. We invite eResearch infrastructure providers, trainers, training program managers, researchers who train and other interested parties to join the summit, shaping the development of a national data and digital research skills strategy together.  More information / Register

Job opportunities (listed by closing date – earliest to latest)

πŸ“Œ Flinders University  

πŸ“Œ The University of Melbourne

πŸ“Œ RMIT University

πŸ“Œ Monash University

πŸ“Œ UNSW – Stats Central

πŸ“Œ Macquarie University

πŸ“Œ Australian Institute of Machine Learning – The University of Adelaide


  1. ADSN & QUT Centre for Data Science celebrate Women in Data Science – QUT Centre for Data Science
  2. Nectar goes Elastic: more flexibility, visibility and services for Nectar users – ARDC
  3. FAIR Data in the Field: A podcast conversation with Prof Shawn Ross – ARDC

Get to know other ADSN partners

If you’d like to find out more about other partners in our network, check out our video recordings from our ADSN Centre Spotlight series. The presentations are available on YouTube. Watch the recordings


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