Welcome to the September 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.
In this newsletter:
- 12 Upcoming Events
- 10 Job Opportunities
- Scholarship Opportunities
- + News
Upcoming Events across the ADSN
These can all be found on ADSN events page: https://www.australiandatascience.net/events/
📆 ADSN Discussion with ARDC | Friday, 9 September, 12pm – 1pm AEST, Virtual
The Australian Data Science Network is pleased to welcome the Australian Data Research Commons (ARDC) for an online discussion to explore opportunities on how the ADSN and its organisations might work together with the ARDC. More information / Register
📆 UNSW AI Institute Launch | Tuesday, 13 September, UNSW Sydney
Please join us in celebrating the UNSW AI Institute Launch. UNSW AI Institute is a new flagship University-wide research institute that supports the activities of over 300 UNSW academics working in artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and machine learning or applying them in their respective domains. More information / Register
📆 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
📆 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
📆 Should I Learn R? | Weds, 21 September, 12pm – 2pm AEST, Virtual
This brief introduction is designed to just get you up and running using R in RStudio to see if this is the package for you. The workshop will cover installing R, importing data, doing simple summary statistics, and producing a simple plot. The Data and Decision Science Initiative at the University of Wollongong is putting on this workshop. More information / Register
📆 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
📆 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
📆 ATSE ACTIVATE 2022 | Tues, 25 October – Thurs, 27 October, Sydney
ACTIVATE 2022 will bring together 500 high-level representatives from across government, business and academia and feature keynote conversations between global and national future shapers, prominent technology entrepreneurs, industry leaders and researchers who will share their vision for a technology powered, human driven future for all Australians. More information / Register
📆 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
📆 AMSI BioInfoSummer 2022 | 21-24 November, The University of Melbourne
Join other students, ECRs and professionals to explore the latest research and developments in bioinformatics at this four-day conference. Travel grants are available to assist interstate students attend in Melbourne. More information / Register
📆 AMSI Summer School 2023 | 9 Jan – 3 Feb, The University of Melbourne
Celebrating its 21st year, AMSI Summer School is Australia’s biggest annual national event for honours and postgraduate students in the mathematical sciences. Connect with peers, researchers and potential future employers while developing your mathematical skills. You can even take a subject for credit! View subjects/more information
📆 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
(listed by closing date – earliest to latest)
These can all be found on our Jobs Board Page: https://www.australiandatascience.net/careers/
📌 The University of Melbourne
- Senior Lecturer in Quantum Computing | Continuing, full-time – Closes 6 September.
📌 University of Wollongong
- Lecturer in Statistics & Data Science | Continuing, full-time – Closes 8 September.
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Systems Design | 5-year Convertible Tenure Track (CTT) – Closes 12 September.
- Lecturer – Centre for Big Data Research for Health | Fixed-term, 3 years – closes 18 September
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Formal Methods & Logic in Computer Science | 5-year Convertible Tenure Track (CTT) – Closes 12 October
📌 University of Sydney
- Biostatistician – School of Public Health | Fixed-term, 2 years – closes 19 September
- Postdoctoral Research Associate (Imaging) | Fixed-term, 2 years – closes 25 September
- Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics | Fixed-term, 3 years – closes 9 October
- Lecturer – School of Mathematics | Fixed-term, 18 months – closes 23 September
📌 Deloitte in Brisbane
- Applied AI Roles | Multiple opportunities through the end of the year
📢 AMSI Vacation Research Scholarships 2022-2023 – paid six-week summer research projects in the mathematical sciences for undergraduate students
📢 ATSE Elevate Scholarships – These scholarships, promoting women in STEM, are for women starting undergraduate, postgraduate, or leadership studies in 2023.
📢 UNSW Early-career Fellowships in Computer Science – The UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is seeking outstanding early-career candidates with a solid research track record in Computer Science to apply for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research (DECRA) support.
- Indigenous Data Governance for the 21st Century – The University of Melbourne
- New Research Software Award Joins the Eureka Prizes – ARDC
- Centre Domain Leader Named a QLD Tall Poppy – QUT Centre for Data Science
- AMSI/SSA Data Science Review & Survey – AMSI & Statistical Society of Australia
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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