What’s New in the Network – April 2023

Videos from Australia’s Rising WiDS Stars are online!

On International Women’s Day last month, the ADSN hosted a special online event, “Australia’s Rising WiDS Stars” (WiDS = Women in Data Science).

We introduced you to 25 researchers in Data Science from around Australia who shared their Data Science journeys. There were some great, personal stories! In all, the event featured speakers from nine universities and five different organisations. Also, people from 13 different countries tuned in!

The event was five hours long, so we understand you may have only been able to catch a part of it. You can now see videos of the talks from any of our 25 speakers by clicking on the link below and heading to our website.


Looking for a Podcast about Data Science, Maths & Stats?

The Australian Data Science Network is a proud partner in The Random Sample podcast. The Random Sample takes you inside the data and mathematical sciences and introduces you to some of the people involved, explores the work they’re doing, and the impact it’s having. To listen, just search for The Random Sample wherever you get your podcasts, or head to the podcast websitePlease subscribe for free so new episodes just drop into your pod feed every two weeks. Also, if you have any ideas for podcast episodes or would like to get involved, please contact Tim Macuga.

The two most recent episodes

  • The Future is Now: Building Better Climate Models
  • Large Language Models & ChatGPT

Have your say!

Review of ANZSCO Codes – “Data Scientist” and “Data Analyst” are new inclusions on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) released late in 2022. The Consultation is now open for a comprehensive review of ANZSCO to reflect the contemporary Australian labour market. Does Data Science need a bigger presence? Now is the time to speak up! The three-month submission period closes 28 April.

Upcoming Events across the ADSN

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

📆 From Big Data to AI: Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age

As data breaches dominate the headlines, a panel of experts explores the role that privacy plays in AI and machine learning. This discussion is hosted by the QUT Centre for Data Science and the Queensland AI Hub.

📆 DARE Seminar Series: Statistical Models for Social Networks

  • 18 April
  • Online

The ARC DARE Centre seminar series features Professor Philippa “Pip” Pattison AO. The zoom link will be provided on the DARE website soon.

📆Tech Talk 20: Zero to Dev – How LAMMPS Gets Academics Coding in C++

Join the ARDC and Dr Shern Tee from Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, University of Queensland at Tech Talk 20. In this talk, you’ll explore LAMMPS’s object-oriented framework and how it helps academics start writing or modifying code with little C++ knowledge. The talk will benefit research software engineers, academics, coders, data scientists and other interested parties.

📆SMC Down Under: AMSI-AustMS Workshop on Sequential Monte Carlo

The SMC Down Under workshop will bring together the SMC community to discuss the theory and practice of sequential Monte Carlo. The workshop will consist of contributed talks, posters, and collaborative sessions to discuss current trends in SMC and its future directions.

📆 Integrated Earth 2023

The ARDC, TERN, NCI, AuScope, ACCESS-NRI and IMOS are partnering to host the Australian Academy of Science Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference. This 2-day symposium will bring together researchers, scientists, and STEM professionals working across the 5 Earth systems: geosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, to address complex environmental challenges.

📆 2nd Bayesian Nonparametric Networking Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Bayesian Nonparametric Networking workshop. The format will largely follow the first of these new BNP Networking workshops that was held in Nicosia (Cyprus) in April 2022, this time with 3 mini-courses delivered by Jim Griffin, Athanasios Kottas and Stephanie van der Pas, who will also deliver Keynote talks. The workshop will also feature invited talks, contributed talks and a poster session each featuring a range of different topics presented by a blend of both junior and established researchers.

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

📌 The University of Adelaide

📌 University of Sydney

📌 The University of Melbourne

📌 Hastings Deering, Brisbane

📌 University of Wollongong

📌 RMIT University

Other Opportunities

📢 2023 Eureka Prize for Excellence in Research Software – ENTRIES CLOSE 14 APRIL!

 The new Eureka Prize category, sponsored by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), recognises and celebrates the vital role of developing and maintaining software in advancing research and scientific discovery. More info/apply


🖥️ ARDC Nectar Research Cloud Learning Resources 

Researchers: Build your practical cloud skills and knowledge with the ARDC Nectar Research Cloud’s live webinars, self-paced online tutorials and content-rich knowledge base. These free resources cover a wide range of topics from cloud basics, data storage, Jupyter Notebooks, Virtual Desktop service to R Studio and more. 


📲 World Science Festival Features Centre Manager for QUT Centre for Data Science

📲 Monash Data Futures Institute Director featured in story By AI for Good celebrating leading women in AI

📲 AARNet and the ARDC Collaboration Brings BinderHub to Researchers

📲 Scientists just revealed the most detailed geological model of Earth’s past 100 million years

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