What’s New in the ADSN – July 2023

Save the Dates! ADSN Conference 2023

We hope you can join us in Adelaide this December for the 2nd annual conference of the Australian Data Science Network.

Please save the dates now. We will let you know when the program has been finalised and registration is open.

Welcome to the ADSN!

The ADSN would like to welcome a new partner organisation: The College of STEM at Murdoch University in Western Australia

Murdoch University’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) equips students with a holistic education, blending theory and practical skills to pave the way for prosperous careers across various industries.

Events across the ADSN

Public Lecture: How mathematics can inform public policy – or not

  • 13 July, 6 pm AEST
  • QUT, Brisbane & Online

As part of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Winter School 2023 conservation scientist and mathematician Professor Hugh Possingham (The University of Queensland) will give a public lecture on how the application of mathematics to real-world systems has impacted policy and management … or not.

Health Studies Australia National Data Asset (HeSANDA) Program Showcase and Health Data Australia Launch

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the Health Studies Australia National Data Asset (HeSANDA) node projects and launch Health Data Australia for the Australian Health research community.

Statistical Consulting Network July Meet-up

The Statistical Consulting Network invites you to its monthly meet-up, a virtual lunchtime meeting where statisticians help each other out with problems that they aren’t sure how to deal with. This virtual meeting is held on Zoom at lunchtime on the last Friday of each month, 12:30-1:30 PM (AEST). We start each meet-up with announcements, or occasionally a special topic discussion, then discuss problems that attendees have brought along with them.

Integrated Earth 2023

  • 12-13 September
  • The Shine Dome, Canberra

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

  • 4-8 December
  • Monash University

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.

Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) & Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics (OZCOTS) 2023

  • 10-15 December
  • Wollongong, NSW

Hosted by the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA), this week-long conference covers both new developments and interesting applications of statistical methods. The theme for 2023 is ‘Statisticians in society’. The last two days overlap with OZCOTS, providing a great opportunity to dip into the teaching of statistics. The week begins with three outstanding workshops on Sunday, 10 December:

  • Essential Skills for Statistical Communication
  • Statistical Consultancy – The Essentials for Getting Started and Ongoing Success

Deep Statistics for More Rigorous and Efficient Data Science

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Murdoch University

NIASRA at the University of Wollongong

The University of Melbourne

The Australian National University

Other Opportunities

📢 MATRIX-AMSI PhD Student Symposia – Call for EOIs

MATRIX (Australia) and AMSI invite PhD students in the mathematical sciences around Australia to design and run your own research symposia in 2023 or 2024. Exchange ideas, collaborate & build relationships. EOIs close on Thursday 31 August 2023.

📢 AMSI ACE Network online Honours & Masters Subjects | Semester Two

Enrolments are open for these nine (9) honours and masters Semester Two subjects:

  • Advanced Numerical Analysis
  • Computational Thinking with Python
  • Fields & Modules
  • Introduction to Nonlinear PDEs
  • Introduction to Stochastic Analysis
  • Mathematical Epidemiology
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Statistical Consulting
  • Statistical & Time-Series Analysis of Climate Variables

📲 ARDC releases its 2023 impact booklet, “Partnering for Success’ – Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

📲 A Team from Monash Data Futures Institute will be participating at the ITU/UN AI for Good Global Summit 2023 in Geneva this week – Monash Data Futures Institute

📲 Top AI Award Honours for UNSW Data Science Hub Deputy Director – UNSW Science

📲 Global data study on COVID-19 to help fight future pandemics – QUT Centre for Data Science

📲 Australian Supercomputing and Research Data Leaders Collaborate to Expand Access to Skills Training – ARDC

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Looking for a podcast about Data Science, Maths & Stats?!

Season 8 of The Random Sample is just around the corner!

The ADSN 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.

On Video

Topics in Data Assimilation with Applications in Hydrology – Dr Sahani PathirajaARC Training Centre in Data Analytics for Resources & Environments (DARE)

Professor Antonietta Mira from Switzerland’s USI Università della Svizzera italiana and the University of Insubria in Italy. She gave two talks. The links to the videos are on the QUT CDS Website.

  • “Data Science Meets Life Science – Some Success Stories”
  • “Bayesian Estimation of Data Intrinsic Dimensions”


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