What’s New in the Australian Data Science Network – August 2022

Welcome to the August 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“† Stats Society: Meet our Early Career & Student Statistician Reps | Thurs, 18 August, 1pm-2pm, Virtual

Please join the Statistical Society of Australia’s Early Career and Student Statistician Network (ECSSN) representatives at this virtual welcome event and learn how we can connect with each other. We are joining forces with our neighbours and friends from the New Zealand Statistical Association ECSSN to organise a Webinar Series starting in September that will lead to a mini-conference in November.  More information / Register

πŸ“†  The design and analysis of two-phase experiments involving human subjects | Wed, 24 August, 5:30pm – 7pm Adelaide Time, Flinders University

Biostatistician Chris Brien will address the South Australian Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia on two-phase experiments and how the potential for their application is not being realised because of a lack of awareness of multiphase experiments within the statistical community. More information / Register

πŸ“† Kernel Stein discrepancy minimization for MCMC thinning in cardiac electrophysiology | Mon, 29 August, Thurs, 18 August, 1pm-2pm, Virtual

This is presented by the Bayesian Section of the Statistical Society of Australia. The guest speaker is Dr Marina Riabiz, King’s College, London.  More information / Register

πŸ“† Closing the Digital Research Skills Gap | Weds, 14 September, Virtual

This is part of the ARDC’s Leadership Series which provides leaders and decision makers with an opportunity to work through data challenges impacting researchers.  More information / Register

πŸ“† Data-driven Queueing Challenges (DDQC II): Management of Service Systems | 20-22  September, Virtual

The second multi-continent workshop will be held over 20-22 September 2022 on the subject of the Management of Service Systems. Previously, in September 2021 we held an online workshop on Data-driven Queueing Challenges, comprising 18 talks across multiple time zones with 300 registrants from 25 countries. The objective of this workshop is to highlight and discuss contemporary approaches to the management of service systems, with a focus on data collection, methodological insights, and analysis of decision making. More information / Register

πŸ“† Workshop #2 on Indigenising Mathematics | 27-30 September, Newcastle & virtual

This workshop will build upon the initial workshop hosted by First Nations University in Canada. It will run online with some face-to-face components in Newcastle.  More information / Register

πŸ“† DIY R Package Workshop | Weds, 12 October, 10am – 4 pm, Virtual

This interactive workshop from the Statistical Society of Australia will equip you with the basic skills to create an R package of your own. We will walk through the package building process and apply the same workflow to your own function. We will learn about testing and continuous integration and implement them using Github Actions.  More information / Register

πŸ“† ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit | 2-3 November, 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

πŸ“† AMSI BioInfoSummer 2022 | 21-24 November, The University of Melbourne

Develop your bioinformatics skills, national networks, and employability at AMSI BioInfoSummer 2022. Hosted by Melbourne Integrative Genomics, participants will explore bioinformatics under the themes of high-resolution biology, genome architecture, whole-cell modelling, and populations over the four-day program. More information / Register

πŸ“† Save the dates: ASC & OZCOTS 2023 | 10-15 December, 2023, Wollongong, NSW

The local organising committee warmly invites you to the 2023 Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) and Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS), which will take place in Wollongong from the 10th to the 15th of December 2023. More information / Register

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

πŸ“Œ University of South Australia

  • Mathematical Sciences Lecturer (x2) | Full-time, continuing – Closes TODAY 15 August. Note: At least one of these appointments will be made to a female or gender-diverse applicant.


πŸ“Œ St Vincent’s Institute – Melbourne

πŸ“Œ The University of Adelaide

πŸ“Œ Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

πŸ“Œ Griffith University

πŸ“Œ Monash University

πŸ“Œ AFAC – National Council for Fire and Emergency Services

πŸ“Œ Deloitte in Brisbane

Other Opportunities

AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships 2022-2023 – paid six-week summer research projects in the mathematical sciences for undergraduate students


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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