What’s New in the ADSN – December 2022

ADSN Inaugural Conference

The inaugural ADSN conference is in the books โ€“ and it was a big success! The QUT Centre for Data Science hosted the 2-day event in Brisbane on 21-22 November. Thanks to our amazing speakers โ€“ and to the 90 or so people who turned up for one or both days. Check out our web page for the conference which includes a ton of photos and the Conference Proceedings: https://www.australiandatascience.net/adsn22-conference/


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Upcoming Events across the ADSN

These can all be found on ADSN events page: https://www.australiandatascience.net/events/


๐Ÿ“† AustMS 2022 | 6-9 December, UNSW Sydney

Registration is open for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society

More information / Register


ย ๐Ÿ“† AI at the Intersection of Species Conservation and Climate Action | Thursday, 15 December, 6:00 pm โ€“ 7:30pm AEDT, Monash University & Online

Can we harness Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool at the intersection of species conservation and climate change? Join the Monash Data Futures Institute for this hybrid session with UN's AI For Good Global Summit, as they discuss this question with a panel of experts across the disciplines of Ecology, Conservation, Computer Science, Data Science, and Communications. More information / Register


ย ๐Ÿ“† AMSI Summer School 2023 | 9 Jan โ€“ 3 Feb, The University of Melbourne

Calling all honours, post-graduate students and ECRs: attend Summer School in Melbourne and get a different view of your mathematical world. Connect with peers, researchers and potential future employers while developing your mathematical skills. You can even take a subject for credit! Spend the first two weeks attending classes and activities on-campus at The University of Melbourne before heading home for the final two weeks to complete the program online (virtual participation for all four weeks also available).ย  More information / Register


๐Ÿ“† AMSI Summer School Careers Day | Monday, 16 January, Melbourne Connect, The University of Melbourne

Tertiary students: speak with organisations looking to hire mathematical science graduates, get your employment questions answered and find out how to turn your maths, stats and data science passion into a career. Free event featuring MECCA, Optiver, Microsoft, AGL, Australian Space Agency, Australian Signals Directorate, Reserve Bank of Australia, CSIROโ€™s Data 61, and APR.Intern.ย  More information / Registerย 


๐Ÿ“† Mathematics & Culture with Professor Chris Matthews | Wednesday, 18 January, The University of Melbourne and Zoom

Join Prof. Chris Matthews (ATSIMA and UTS) as he explores the idea of teaching mathematics from a cultural perspective. Learn about the Goompi model and how it is used to help Indigenous educators and learners explore the connection between their culture and mathematical concepts. This free lecture is suitable for Year 10 and up. More information / Register


๐Ÿ“† ARDC HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Symposium | 2-3 February, Melbourne/Naarm

Free registrations are now open! The symposium will showcase the research infrastructure we are creating in the HASS RDC and IRC Program and the potential for improved research outcomes that it supports. ย More information / Register


๐Ÿ“† HASS Research Data Commons and Indigenous Research Capability Computational Skills Summer School | 7-8 February, Sydney/Gadigal Country

Free registrations are now open! At this 2-day, face-to-face event, you will learn essential digital skills for HASS research, covering:

  • Basic data management skills
  • Using Jupyter Notebooks
  • The Australian Text Analytics Platform
  • Using the Indigenous Data Catalogue

More information / Register


๐Ÿ“† ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit | 9-10 February, 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.ย ย More information / Register

Job opportunities (listed by closing date โ€“ earliest to latest)

๐Ÿ“Œ Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

๐Ÿ“Œ Telethon Kids Institute, Perth

๐Ÿ“Œ Deakin University

๐Ÿ“Œ Murdoch Childrenโ€™s Research Institute, Melbourne

๐Ÿ“Œ University of Sydney

๐Ÿ“Œ University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

๐Ÿ“Œ ร–rebro University, Sweden

๐Ÿ“Œ The University of Queensland

๐Ÿ“Œ Monash University


Other Opportunities

๐Ÿ“ข New ARDC Jupyter Notebook Service Goes Live โ€“ ARDC: Exciting! ARDCโ€™s Jupyter Notebook service is now available for Australian researchers. The new service facilitates collaboration on research software in a simple way. Researchers can select from pre-configured computing environments, including R, SciPy, Python, without the need to install any software packages.


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