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5 May 2017: Seminar, Ana Zumalacarregui @ UNSW

Title: Optimization with bubbles
Speaker: Dr Ana Zumalacarregui (UNSW Sydney)
Time: 4pm, Friday 5th May
Place: RC-4082, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW

Abstract:
The School is involved in many dissemination activities to promote and engage students in Mathematics. It is always interesting to find creative ways to explore mathematical concepts and to challenge intuition.

I will present in a playful way an activity that I prepared to introduce the concept of optimization using bubbles and soap films. It consists in a series of materials that will allow us to gain some intuition on the Isoperimetric problem, optimization of paths or minimal surfaces, among some other questions. The seminar will be quite interactive and I would love to get your feedback to improve the activity for future uses in the School.

About the Speaker: Ana was Born in Madrid, Spain. She completed her PhD in 2015 under the supervision of Javier Cilleruelo at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She has been a postdoc at UNSW since 2015, where she collaborates with Igor Shparlinski. Ana’s research focuses on additive and combinatorial number theory and, until now, follows two different lines:
– Concentration and distribution of solutions to equations in congruences
– Additive and arithmetical structures in random sets.

She deeply enjoys discussing about mathematics and science and for that reason she is involved in all sorts of dissemination activities.

 

Please join us after the seminar for wine and cheese and refreshments in the staff common room, Red Centre Building, RC-3082.

Seminar co-coordinator: Diana Combe: diana@unsw.edu.au

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2 Postdoc Positions in Statistics @ UNSW, Sydney

  • A$89K – A$95K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 2 Years fixed-term
  • Full time position

There are 2 positions available, one being in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science and the other in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School.  Both positions will have the opportunity to interact with members of both Schools.

These positions are supported by, and are an integral part of ACEMS – the Australian Centre of Excellence of Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers in Big Data, Data Models and New Insights –  a multi-institution research centre for leading research in mathematics, statistics and machine learning.  See http://www.acems.org.au for further info.

The appointees will undertake collaborative and self-directed research on methods for the analysis of large and complex datasets, and their application.  Methodological development is expected to be wide ranging, but will involve techniques such as symbolic data analysis, methods for computationally intractable likelihood functions (such as pseudo-marginal methods, approximate Bayesian computation and synthetic likelihoods), variational Bayes and non-parametric methods.  Applications will include (but are not limited to) large panel datasets, satellite imagery and complex and non-standard ecological and environmental datasets, and evidence accumulation models for decision making in psychology and business.

More information here.

Applications close 5 May 2017.

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Learning Advisor @ MESH, Western Sydney Uni

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations) is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Learning Advisor to work in the Mathematics Education and Support Hub (MESH). The successful applicant will work with members of the MESH team to address the University priority of supporting the academic numeracy, mathematics and statistics development needs of students in the context of their disciplinary studies. Under the direction of the Head of MESH, the position will work closely with academic staff across the University to:

  • Support numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics in the curriculum and in Western Sydney University Schools;
  • Provide advice to Western Sydney University Schools to support and assist in strategic initiatives in the area of academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics;
  • Liaise with Deputy Deans and Directors of Academic Programs to identify strategies for providing academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics support to students across year levels.

The position requires skills for identifying strategies for improving curriculum and assessment and delivery to support students’ academic numeracy needs. The successful applicant will have experience in numeracy, mathematics or statistics education, a high degree of initiative, decision making and communication skills. Although the position will be based on Parramatta Campus, the position holder will be expected to travel to other campuses in the course of their work.

More information here.

Applications close 12 May 2017.

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Mathematics and Statistics Teacher @ Macquarie Uni International College, Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie University International College as a full-time teaching staff member on a one year fixed-term contract.

Expressions of interest are currently invited from appropriately qualified and professionally experienced teaching staff with expertise in Mathematics and Statistics.

More information here.

Applications close 2 April 2017.

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17 Mar 2017: Seminar, Di Warren @ UNSW

This week at UNSW there is a Teaching and Learning Seminar at 4pm on Friday 17th March. This is a combined Teaching and Learning and Statistics Seminar. Everyone is welcome, and  encouraged to stay afterwards for discussion with the speaker over wine and cheese.

Speaker: Dr Di Warren, from the University of Sydney
Title: Choose your own adventure: Increasing motivation for Stats Literacy in large first year cohorts
Time and place: 4pm, Friday 17th March, RC-4082. (The Red Centre Building, UNSW)

Abstract:
While a first year Stats course has the potential to be extremely interesting and relevant, students often report the exact opposite, especially in large compulsory service courses.
In order to motivate students, we have introduced a greater emphasis on Stats Literacy, including a collaborative, self-directed assessment, in which students present a report on data of their own choice. This seems to result in better engagement by both students and tutors.
We’ll discuss the challenges, constraints, and lessons, with some exemplars.
Plus a short discussion on the future of Stats tables!

About the speaker:
Di  is overseeing the major relaunch of first year Stats courses at the University of Sydney in 2018, in the context of the new degree architecture. She is passionate about student motivation and engagement through educational innovation. Her most recent project was `Improving Statistical Efficacy through Engaged Enquiry and Student-Driven  Research in a Large First Year Course’ funded by a Strategic Innovation Grant (2015).
Seminar co-coordinator: Diana Combe <diana@unsw.edu.au>

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Mathematics and Statistics Teacher @ Macquarie Uni International College, Sydney

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Macquarie University International College as a full-time teaching staff member on a one year fixed-term contract.

Expressions of interest are currently invited from appropriately qualified and professionally experienced teaching staff with expertise in Mathematics and Statistics.

More information here.

Applications close 22 March 2017.

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10 Mar 2017: Seminar, Jim Pettigrew @ UNSW

This week at UNSW there is a Teaching and Learning Seminar at 2pm on Friday 10th March. Everyone is welcome.

Speaker: Dr Jim Pettigrew, Mathematics Support Hub, Western Sydney University
Title: Equity in Mathematics Education
Time and place: 2pm, Friday March 10th, RC-4082

Abstract:
In this talk I will outline (some) contemporary research tackling the questions of equity, access and disadvantage in mathematics education. I will also reflect on my experience in supporting the mathematical learning of students at Western Sydney University, many of whom are from non-English speaking backgrounds, are the first in their families to study at university, or are transitioning into higher education from disadvantaged educational, social or economic circumstances.

About the speaker:
Dr Jim Pettigrew is currently working as a lecturer at Western Sydney University (WSU) within the Mathematics Education Support Hub. Since completing his PhD in mathematics at UNSW in 2009, he has worked in a range of academic teaching and research roles. His teaching has been broad, covering areas such as developmental assessment for literacy leaders in the Catholic primary school system, fundamentals of teaching for tutors at Deakin University, and first level calculus for science students at WSU. His research work has mostly centred around the development and evaluation of student learning support programs, creation of online assessment systems, implementation of university-wide learning technologies, and analysis of staff and student digital preparedness for teaching and learning.

 

Please join the speaker for further discussion after the seminar over afternoon tea in the staff common room, Red Centre Building, RC-3082.
Seminar co-coordinator: Diana Combe <diana@unsw.edu.au>

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Category Theory @ Macquarie Uni, Sydney

This role is open to application by mathematicians who have a strong research interest and growing reputation in category theory or cognate fields. The successful candidate will work on the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Grant entitled “Enriched categories: new applications in geometry and logic” and will collaborate with the project’s investigator, Richard Garner, and other members of Macquarie University’s Centre of Australian Category Theory (CoACT) to advance the scientific programme supported by this grant. The successful candidate will be expected to make a vigorous contribution in the overall activities of CoACT, to present research progress regularly at the Australian Category Seminar and to publish papers in well-regarded mathematical journals. Where appropriate the appointee may also be asked to assist with the mathematical supervision of PhD research students.

More information here.

Applications close 31 March 2017.

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Statistician @ Macquarie Uni, Sydney

Within the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Research Office (RO) team works with staff to build and strengthen research capability in the Faculty. The team coordinates and provides advice on internal and external funding opportunities, reviews applications and implements University-wide research strategies, policies and activities.

The Faculty has identified a need for the services of a statistician to advise and assist research staff on statistical aspects of study design, the application of advanced statistical methods and the use of statistical software. The successful applicant would be expected to become familiar with and involve themselves in all areas of research in the Faculty which includes linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and educational studies. A key focus in the position would be to increase the level of statistical expertise in empirical research across the Faculty.

More information here.

Applications close 12 March 2017.

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Roles in the Faculty of Science and Engineering @ Macquarie Uni

Macquarie University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering is undergoing a dynamic period of growth from 2017 and beyond.  We are currently accepting expressions of interest from Academics and Professionals, to join us in this exciting growth period. Applicants will be contacted directly where there is an opportunity for employment.

More information here.

Closing date 31 July 2017.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biotech & Biomolecular Science @ UNSW

An ARC-funded project has commenced at UNSW to understand the molecular evolution of pathogens in terms of their natural history. The postdoctoral research associate will work with A/Prof Mark Tanaka to model pathogen evolution integrating the processes of mutation and within host dynamics with epidemiological dynamics. Our objective is to produce a closer alignment between mechanistic models that incorporate the ecology and epidemiology of microorganisms on one hand and genomic data on the other. We will use our models to analyse the accumulation of drug resistance, patterns of non-synonymous variation throughout the genome, and genetic interactions. The successful candidate will work within the Tanaka research group, and work closely and cooperatively with the research group of A/Prof Ruiting Lan.

More information here.

Applications close 10 February 2017.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Fellow in Multi-Vehicle Planning @ USyd

The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) is based in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Sydney, and is dedicated to the research, development, application and dissemination of autonomous and intelligent robots and systems for operation in outdoor environments.

The ACFR is looking to grow its research capabilities in the area of motion planning and scheduling for intelligent and autonomous aerospace systems, with a focus on planning and/or scheduling for multi-vehicle systems, and its practical application in air traffic flow management. We are currently seeking a self-motivated and well-qualified researcher to conduct theoretical and applied research in this area.

More information here.

Applications close 20 January 2017.

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Scholarly Teaching Fellow @ Macquarie Uni, Sydney

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is currently seeking a suitably qualified candidate for a full time Scholarly Teaching Fellow in the Department of Mathematics. Reporting to the Head of Department, the Scholarly Teaching Fellow will contribute to the Department through teaching and scholarship and contribute to the enhancement of student learning. The successful applicants will:

  • Contribute academic expertise in delivery of undergraduate teaching, and research supervision where appropriate
  • Undertake various administrative tasks, responsibilities and other duties including committee work and student advising.
  • Participate in and/or contribute to the academic life and operation of the Department.

More information here.

Applications close 27 January 2017.

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Lecturer in Pure Mathematics @ Macquarie Uni, Sydney

The Department of Mathematics is looking to appoint an outstanding pure mathematician. Applicants with research interests in analysis, category theory and partial differential equations are particularly encouraged.

More information here.

Applications close 12 February 2017.

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Lecturer in Applied Mathematics @ Macquarie Uni, Sydney

The Department of Mathematics is looking to appoint an outstanding applied mathematician whose research involves mathematical modelling with applications in science, engineering, the technological, biological or medical sciences. Applicants with research interests in dynamical systems and related areas are particularly encouraged.

More information here.

Applications close 12 February 2017.

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Research Scientist – Cyber Security @ CSIRO, Sydney or Melbourne

Data61 have an outstanding opportunity for a motivated and experienced Research Scientist, who has expertise in cyber security, more specifically in the area of automating cyber security, building resilient systems and IoT security.  In this research scientist position, you will lead both strategic and industry projects, and undertake novel and world class research, leading to reputed international publications. You will undertake research under the guidance of a senior researcher in the Distributed Security Systems Group within the Software and Computation Science Program.

More information here.

Applications close 19 February 2017.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship – IoE Security and Trust @ CSIRO, Sydney

CSIRO offers PhD graduates an opportunity to launch their scientific careers through our Postdoctoral Fellowships. These fellowships provide experience that will enhance career prospects and facilitate the development of potential leaders for CSIRO.

In this Postdoctoral Fellow role you will lead the Data Trustworthiness in the Internet of Everything (IoE) project, and undertake novel and world class research, leading to reputed international publications.

More information here.

Applications close 22 January 2017.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (3 Positions) @ UNSW, Kensington

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at UNSW is seeking appointments at a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level for candidates whose teaching and research interests align with one or more of its existing teaching and research programs (http://www.maths.unsw.edu.au).

There are 3 tenure track positions (5 years) with one position being in the area of Statistics.

More information here.

Applications close 13 January 2017.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Operator Algebras and Quantum Topology @ UNSW, Sydney

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in Operator Algebras and Quantum Topology in UNSW Australia’s School of Mathematics and Statistics.

This position is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant.  The successful applicant will play a leading role within a collaborative research team led by Dr Pinhas Grossman including researchers from:

  • the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW;
  • the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University, Wales;
  • the Department of Mathematics at Kyoto University.

The core of this project is the classification of subfactors and related tensor categories, focusing on the quadratic fusion categories and their quantum doubles.

More information here.

Applications close 3 February 2017.

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Research Associate in Modern Analysis @ UTS

This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an early career researcher to join the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and contribute to the ACEMS research project.

This is an 18 month, full-time position for commencement in early 2017. This position provides a springboard for a highly motivated researcher to establish an international profile in an area of pure mathematics related to that of Professor Dooley. You will have a competitive track record in mathematical research and will be expected to actively contribute to the School’s research program, publish papers in high-impact journals and present results at major conferences.

More information here.

Applications close 21 December 2016.

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