Careers Day

We invite you to attend the annual AMSI Summer School Careers Day. Hear from different organisations and academics in the mathematical sciences, ask questions and find out how to turn your maths passion into a career. Click on any of these participating organisations to find out more.

Date: Wednesday 19 January
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm AEDT (Please take note of the starting time in your local time zone)

  • 1.30pm – 3.20pm AEDT presentations and panel (on Zoom)
  • 3.20pm – 4.20pm AEDT Careers Fair (on GatherTown)

Where: This is a virtual event conducted via Zoom and GatherTown. Event links will be distributed to all Summer School via Canvas and other registered students via the confirmation email from (please check your junk mail folder if you have not received it).


Registrations for this event are now closed, but click on the links below to find out more about how you can start your career journey with these organisations

Q&A Panel Session

Presentations will be followed by a Q&A Panel session where students can ask academic and industry professionals questions about their daily life at the office, their career journeys and tips and tricks to get you started on your own career journey.


Professor Stephan Tillmann, Deputy Director, AMSI


  • Dr Valentina-Mira Wheeler, The University of Wollongong

Valentina is a geometric analyst specialising in elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations. She possesses additional extensive training in differential geometry, calculus of variations, dynamical systems, general relativity and functional analysis. Several of her projects have direct applications to bush fire modelling and biological membrane modelling.Born in Romania, Valentina completed her training in both Romania and Germany where she acquired her interest in curvature flows and applications in the group of Klaus Ecker at Freie University Berlin.Since 2012 Valentina joined the staff at Wollongong University, the place that she now calls home. She is a proud activist of Equity and Equality in mathematical sciences and since 2018 a DECRA Fellow of the Australian Research Council, studying partition problems through curvature flows and their applications to fire line modelling.

Find out more about Valentina

  • Slaven Marusic, Aurecon

Slaven Marusic is the Data Science Lead at Aurecon, partnering with business units to design, deliver and manage innovative data analytics and decision-making solutions that meet the current and future needs of customers.

His 20 years in the academic and research environment (across La Trobe, UNSW and the University of Melbourne), covering signal and image processing, ML, pattern recognition, WSNs and IoT, is now bridging the forefront of innovation, industry capability and client need. By linking expertise and opportunity across research and industry sectors, and fostering industry-based R&D, he driving the translation of technological possibility into client services.

  • Adrian Dudek, Optiver

Adrian is a mathematical nomad with a short attention span. He studied and taught mathematics in Perth and Canberra before he worked as an options trader in Sydney.

These days he lives in Mothar Mountain in Queensland where his mathsy undertakings range from number theory to machine learning.

Adrian holds a PhD in mathematics from the Australian National University, along with first class honours in maths from the University of Western Australia. ​