What’s New in the ADSN – November 2023

Registrations are now open for the 2023 ADSN Conference

We hope you can join us in December for our 2nd ADSN Conference. This year’s conference is in Adelaide at the National Wine Centre of Australia. The conference is being hosted by the Adelaide Data Science Centre at The University of Adelaide.

The conference will feature keynote speakers:

  • Professor Sally Cripps, University of Technology Sydney
  • Professor Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University
  • Associate Professor Fatemeh Vafaee, UNSW Data Science Hub

Additional invited speakers will be announced as we confirm them.

The ADSN is excited to be bringing together researchers from around Australia together to take part in this weekend’s three-day U.N. Datathon. Six teams of researchers from around the ADSN are coming to QUT and Brisbane for our main event. One team is participating from Melbourne, and there are two virtual teams. They’ll compete against teams from around the world.

This is the ADSN’s video that will be played at the global opening ceremony:

The ADSN is also hosting a local opening ceremony in Brisbane this Friday. You can join us in-person or online.

  • Friday, 3 November:  4 pm AEST (Brisbane) / 5 pm AEDT
  • QUT Gardens Point, Y-Block, Level 8
  • Online: Click here for zoom link

DARE Hacky Hour: Parallel Programming Series

  • Fridays in November: 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th
  • 3 pm AEDT

The ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) invites you to test your knowledge and learn new skills as part of its Friday Afternoon Hacky Hour (FAHH) Series focusing on Parallel Programming. Join them all or choose the sessions that interest you. Info about each event is in the registration link above.

Data Science & Wildfire Hackathon

  • 8-10 November
  • Melbourne Connect, Carlton, VIC

The Melbourne Centre for Data Science is hosting a three day hack. Its aim is to bring together researchers across multiple disciplines to explore new approaches and solutions to Australia’s growing Bushfire problem.

Workshop on ‘AI governance and standards: comparative approaches’

  • 15 November – 1 pm – 5 pm AEDT
  • Monash University: Level 4 Auditorium, Green Chemical Futures Building

Hosted by Monash Data Futures Institute and Monash Law’s Digital Law Group, this workshop will examine global standards for Responsible AI, and the governance via legislation of generic and generative AI that has emerged in Europe, the UK, United States, and their lessons for Australia.

International School in Artificial Intelligence and its Applications in Computer Science (ISAAC)

  • 21 – 24 November
  • Monash University

Monash University is proud to host ISAAC, the most exciting graduate school on AI in Australia.This school gives PhD, Masters and Honours students as well as ECRs across the globe a greater opportunity to engage with state-of-the-art advancements in AI, and computer science more broadly.

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.

AI Workshop on LLM & RAG Architectures

You are invited to join Australia’s leading AI experts at a technical workshop to learn about how to maximise the power of Large Language Models (LLM) and make your AI ideas a reality. This event is proudly brought to you by ToothFairyAI and is part of CSIRO’s AI month.

ADSN 2023 Conference

  • 7-8 December
  • National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide

Join us for this year’s 2nd ADSN Conference being hosted this year by the Adelaide Data Science Centre. There will be a diverse range of talks in Data Science, several interesting panel discussions, and the chance to meet others across the ADSN as we explore new and better ways to work together.

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

AMSI Summer School

  • 8 January – 2 February
  • The Australian National University, Canberra (virtual participation also available)
  • Apply Here by 27 November

Join other honours and postgraduate students, early career researchers and industry professionals in Canberra for the 22nd AMSI Summer School hosted by The Australian National University. Connect with peers, researchers and potential future employers while developing your maths, stats and data science skills.

AMSI Summer School Careers Day

  • Wednesday, 17 January: 11 am – 2:30 pm AEDT
  • The Australian National University, Canberra (virtual participation also available)

Explore the diverse career pathways available to you after university and get your employment questions answered! The program features organisations including Optiver, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Signals Directorate, Australian Bureau of Statistics, APR.Intern and more!

Bayes on the Beach 2024

📌 Curtin Institute for Data Science & ARDC

📌 Monash University


The ADSN is a proud partner of The Random Sample podcast. The latest episode features the “Superstars of STEM” program from Science and Technology Australia. The program aims to smash gender assumptions about who can work in STEM!

We’d love to continue to grow the audience for the podcast, so please get out your podcast app, search for The Random Sample, and subscribe for free. That way new episodes show up in your feed as they’re released.

From the ARDC:

  • New tools for text analysis – Learn about 2 new tools for text analysis and corpus linguistics: quotation tool and document similarity tool in this webinar recording. They are part of the ARDC’s HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons Projects Language Data Commons of Australia and Australian Text Analytics Platform.
  • National Persistent Identifier Strategy – Watch this webinar recording to learn more about the draft National Persistent Identifier Strategy and how you can contribute to it.

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