Summer School 2018 Wrap Up
Summer School 2018
The Annual Summer School is one of the Flagship events on the AMSI Research and Higher Education calendar and is one of the most anticipated events for Honours, Masters and PhD students studying mathematics nationally.
Hosted by Monash University in January 2018, the program attracted 169 students from around Australia. Taking place over a jam packed four weeks, students studied a range of specialised topics that they wouldn’t normally get to study at their home universities. In addition to this, they were given the opportunity to network with lecturers and academics from around Australia, meet with members of industry, get tips on becoming job ready, as well as meet other students from their cohort who are just as passionate about mathematics as they are. All this while fitting in mid-week barbecues, movie nights and sight-seeing expeditions in between.
This year welcomed Professor Nick Trefethen FRS all the way from Oxford University as the Summer School’s Public Lecturer. He presented on the topic Discrete or Continuous to an enthusiastic and captivated audience.
AMSI Summer School is jointly funded by the Department of Education and Training and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. AMSI would like to thank partners and hosts, Monash University for their time and dedication to delivering such a successful event, as well as other event partners, Australian Mathematical Society, Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM), Statistical Society Australia, BHP Billiton Foundation, Department of Defence, Monash Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies, and Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
ITERATIVE METHODS FOR SPARSE MATRICES
Associate Professor Timothy Moroney, Queensland University of Technology
(Sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Society)
Dr Daniel Mathews, Monash University
Associate Professor Jessica Purcell, Monash University
MATHEMATICAL RELATIVITY AND LORENTZIAN GEOMETRY
Dr Andy Hammerlindl, Monash University
Associate Professor Todd Oliynyk, Monash University
MATHEMATICS OF EXTENSIONAL FLOWS
(Sponsored by Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
Associate Professor Yvonne Stokes, University of Adelaide
PROBABILISTIC METHODS AND RANDOM GRAPHS
Professor Nick Wormald, Monash University
Dr Jane Gao, Monash University
PROBABILITY, COMPLEX ANALYSIS AND LATTICE MODELS
Dr Laurie Field, Australian National University
Dr Gregory Markowsky, Monash University
STATISTICAL MACHINE LEARNING
(Sponsored by the Statistical Society of Australia)
Dr Ivan Guo, Monash University
Dr Tiangang Cui, Monash University
TOPOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS
Dr Vanessa Robins, Australian National University
Dr Katharine Turner, Australian National University