School of Mathematics and Statistics Maths in Action

Program of events for 2018 Maths Fair.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome
9:10 - 9:35 Mathematics to measure evidence
Professor David Balding
Melbourne Integrative Genomics
9:35 - 10:00 Aiming for failure: the maths of predicting deadly landslides
Professor Antoinette Tordesillas
The University of Melbourne
10:00 - 10:20 MIT Challenge problem presentation
Dr Lewis Mitchell
The University of Adelaide
10:20 - 10:45 Morning Tea (provided for all participants)

MIT Challenge
10:45 - 1:15 Competitors work on the MIT Challenge problem

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Mathematicians Exposed
10:45 - 12:20 Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society Short Problem Solving Competition
12:25 - 1:15 The Shape of Space
Dr Sally Kuhlmann
The University of Melbourne

1:15 - 2:00 Lunch is provided for teachers in staff tea room
Students need to bring their own lunch
2:00 - 2:50 Mathematics and statistics graduate profiles:
Jonathan Ling, Accenture
Dr Sue Ann Chen, IBM Research - Australia
Dr Zuhe Zhang, ANZ
Ran Niu, Victorian Centre for Data Insights
2:50 - 3:20 Announcement of the finalists in the MIT Challenge followed by the finalists' oral presentations
3:20 - 3:30 MIT Challenge solution presentation
Dr Lewis Mitchell, The University of Adelaide
3:30 Closing

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