Symmetry in Newcastle, 1 July 2022

Symmetry in Newcastle seminar is here again! If you like groups acting trees, then this Friday is your lucky day because the confirmed speakers for this Friday are Claudio Bravo, University of Chile, Matt Conder, University of Auckland, and George Willis, University of Newcastle. We will be meeting in room W202 on Callaghan campus, but fear not – you can still join us via zoom! Feel free to grab a beverage appropriate for your respective timezone and join us for a friendly chat during the morning tea!

The zoom link is

For more information and schedule see the AustMS events page.

MoCaO Lectures:  Data Science, 11-15 July 2022

Due to unforeseen problems with the registration system, all registrations for MoCaO lectures up till until the date 29/06/2022 have been lost. To register again, please use the new registration  form on MoCaO lectures webpage.

The inaugural MoCaO Lectures in Computation and Optimisation are focused on Data science and in particular machine learning, its algorithms, mathematical foundations and applications. These lectures are designed to be accessible to novices to the field who have a mathematics and computational background, such as PhD students, postdocs and academics who wish to have a better understanding of recent advances in this dynamic field.

These one hour lectures will be held each day during the week of July the 11 to the 15th and will be scheduled at 12noon AEST on the Monday through to the Thursday and will be starting at 12.30 on the Friday and run for 2 hours that day. All lectures will be broadcast via Zoom.


Prof. Stephen Wright:  is the George B. Dantzig Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a past chair of the Mathematical Optimization Society and a SIAM Fellow. Currently he directs the Institute for Foundations of Data Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Steve is a world renowned expert in optimization and the author of several highly cited books in this field.

Prof. Guoyin Li: is a professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University of New South Wales. He was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (for mid-career researchers) during 2014-2018. His research interests include optimisation, variational analysis, machine learning and tensor computations.

Dr. Quoc Thong Le Gia: is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW, Sydney. His research interests include Numerical Analysis, Approximation Theory; Partial Differential Equations; Machine Learning and Stochastic Processes.

For more information and to register, please visit

Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War July 5-6, 2022

The Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday July 5-6, 2022, in solidarity with Azat Miftakhov, a mathematics graduate student from the Moscow State University who has been arbitrarily imprisoned by Russian state authorities since February 2019.

This event is sponsored by the French (SMF and SMAI), European, Belgian and Catalan Mathematical Societies. It is also announced by the American Mathematical Society and the London Mathematical Society.

Registration is mandatory by filling out the form here.

Please visit the site of Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War event for more information and registration.

ICM2022 Down Under @SMRI, 6–8 July 2022

Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) Sydney, 6–8 July 2022, register here:

The official International Congress of Mathematics 2022 will now take place as a virtual event. Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) will attempt to create some of the usual spirit of the ICM.

The local event will feature talks by the Australia based invited speakers, presentations on the work of the Fields medallists, and interactive streaming of plenary and special session talks selected by the participants of ICM2022 Down Under.

Live talks will be given by Regina Burachik (University of South Australia, Section 16 – Control Theory and Optimisation) and George Willis (University of Newcastle, Section 2 – Algebra).

The ICM Down Under will conclude with a twilight talk by SMRI Director Geordie Williamson on Friday evening (8 July 20:00 AEST). The talk will be recorded and broadcasted by the London Mathematical Society (virtual ICM public lecture, 8 July 12:00 BST).

For further information and registration, please visit:

The IMU Awards Ceremony, Prize Winners’ Lectures and ICM 2022

On 5 July 2022, the International Mathematical Union (IMU) prizes – Fields Medals, IMU Abacus Medal, Chern Medal Award, Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize and Leelavati Prize – will be announced at an award ceremony, which will be held live in Helsinki, Finland at Aalto University (Runeberginkatu 14–16, Aalto Töölö, 00100 Helsinki).  Note that the IMU Abacus Medal replaces the Nevanlinna prize.  A limited number of places are available for those who wish to attend the ceremony in person. But registration is required. A live stream of the award ceremony and further details on the event can be found here:

On 6 July 2022, the 2022 Fields Medallists and IMU Abacus Medallist will give their prize winner lectures live at Aalto University. Admission to the lectures will be open to all who wish to attend. The lectures will also be streamed live via the virtual ICM 2022 platform. This requires registration for the ICM 2022.

Participation in the virtual ICM is free of charge but access requires registration. Anyone who wishes to register but hasn’t done so yet should do it very soon. See further information on registration and the schedule of the ICM here:

The ICM 2022 talks will take place between 0900 and 1800 Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).

Research Fellow in Combinatorics@Monash

The School of Mathematics at Monash University invites applicants for the position of Research Fellow to work on random generation and enumeration of combinatorial structures, in particular problems related to statistical contingency tables. The research is supported by the Australian Research Council through a Discovery Project held jointly by Prof Nick Wormald at Monash, and Dr Anita Liebenau at UNSW Sydney. Applicants must have a doctoral qualification in Mathematics and a strong background in combinatorial mathematics, including asymptotics and/or random structures.

Job No.: 636115

Location: Clayton campus, Monash University
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $72,205–$97,995 p.a. Level A (plus 10% employer superannuation)

The candidate is expected to spend significant time supervised by Dr Liebenau, possibly including a major extended period with a formal visiting appointment at UNSW Sydney.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

The School of Mathematics aims at increasing the representation of women in its academic ranks. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged.Closing Date
Sunday 3 July 2022, 11:55pm AEST

Applications must be made via the Monash website: see here.

Level A/B Modeller@Burnet Inst.

Closing date: 20 June 2022
Campus: Burnet Institute, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.
Remuneration: Academic Level A/B
Status: Fixed-term full-time research position (2+ years) in Modelling & Biostatistics

Are you a talented researcher eager to lead real-world mathematical modelling projects in infectious diseases and global health? This could be the role for you!

A unique opportunity exists for a Mathematical Modeller to join Burnet’s Modelling & Biostatistics team. Join an innovative team that is developing and applying epidemiological and costing models around the world across a range of disease areas including COVID-19, HIV, TB, malaria, viral hepatitis, maternal and child health.

This is a full-time position, initially for a 2-year period with the possibility of extension. Flexible working hours will be provided. Work from the comfort of your own home or join us in the office, location is flexible!

In this role you will:

• develop and apply epidemic and economic models to address major public health issue;
• work with a globally based team of expert modellers, epidemiologists, economists, health and policy specialists, and computer scientists to improve models;
• provide modelling and analytical support to governments, policy makers, and other partners including the World Bank, Global Fund, and international health agencies, to improve health budget investment towards better decision-making and impact around the world;
• write high impact academic publications;
• apply innovations and analytical skills to ensure high quality deliverables in a fast-paced environment.

Let’s talk about you

The following criteria are essential:

• Undergraduate degree in modelling, statistics, physics, computer science, or a similar field, OR
• Undergraduate degree in health sciences, biomedicine or a similar field plus experience with data analysis, computing or modelling;
• excellent written and oral communication skills;
• demonstrated project experience, including the ability to successfully lead projects and work as part of a team;
• experience with scientific computing and/or mathematical modelling;
• well-developed modelling skills, with proficiency in Python (preferable), Matlab or similar, as well as experience in code management;
• experience in one or more of the following: Disease epidemiology, Health costing and economics, Communicable diseases, Maternal and child health or nutrition.

The following criteria are desirable but not essential:
• PhD in modelling, statistics, epidemiology, computer science or a similar field;
• a successful academic track record, including peer-reviewed publications and research impact

Links for application/more information

View position description here:
Apply here:

You will need to attach the following documents:
 • Resume
 • statement addressing the selection criteria.