Congratulations to Asha Rao

Prof Asha Rao (RMIT) has been inducted into the Victorian Women’s Hall of Fame in the category of ‘Trailblazer’. WIMSIG applauds this recognition. Asha was the inaugural chair of WIMSIG, setting up many of the activities and projects that have had a positive impact on women in the Australian Mathematical Sciences. She is currently the Associate Dean of Mathematics at RMIT.

Upcoming WIMSIG Vote

In December, all WIMSIG members will receive an email from the WIMSIG Returning Officer, Emma Carberry, asking members to vote on the open positions on the WIMSIG Executive Committee for 2022 (where more than one nomination has been received). The nominees for these positions will be announced at the WIMSIG Business Meeting on Monday 6 December.

In addition, WIMSIG members will also be asked to vote on three proposed changes to the WIMSIG Rules of Procedure document. (This document can only be amended by a vote by WIMSIG members.)

There will be more information in the email and on the survey webpage. For now, we just ask WIMSIG members to keep their eyes open for the email from the Returning Officer, and to submit their vote by the closing date (December 31).


WIMSIG Business Meeting, Forum, and Dinner

There are a few WIMSIG events taking place before the start of this year’s AustMS meeting.

The annual WIMSIG Business Meeting will be held online via Zoom at 4:30pm AEDT on Monday 6 December. Anyone interested in WIMSIG activities is welcome to attend the Business Meeting, where the Executive Committee will report on what we’ve been up to during the year.

The WIMSIG Forum will be held at 6pm AEDT on Monday 6 December. This will be an online event via Zoom. The Forum will feature talks from the AustMS 2021 women plenary speakers — Robyn Araujo, Jennifer Flegg, and Susan Scott — followed by a panel discussion. The Zoom links for the WIMSIG Business Meeting and Forum will be available closer to date.

AustMS participants who are in Newcastle are invited to attend the WIMSIG Dinner, which will be take place after the WIMSIG Forum. The dinner will be at Noah’s on the Beach (29 Zaara St, Newcastle East) at 7:30pm AEDT on Monday 6 December. If you are planning to attend the WIMSIG Dinner, please contact Natalie Thamwattana if you haven’t already.

The WIMSIG Dinner is free to all participants of the AustMS meeting, regardless of gender or membership of WIMSIG. The purpose of the dinner is to support women, trans and gender diverse people, and particularly early career researchers, to enter and establish careers in mathematics. Come along (in person or virtually) to hear about the careers of the AustMS 2021 women plenary speakers, to discuss issues concerning women, trans and gender diverse people in mathematics in Australia, and to network with fellow WIMSIG members and supporters.

Recent developments in the statistical inference from partially observed data

Friday 10 December at 9:00am-12:30pm (AEDT)

This online workshop will be hosted by The University of Melbourne. For more details and (free) registration, see Eventbrite.


University of South Australia

  • 3 x continuing Teaching Research Lecturers (Academic Level B) in one or more of applied statistics, applied optimisation, classical applied mathematical modelling. PhD candidates nearing completion are encouraged to apply.
    — Closing date: Monday 6 December, 2021
  • 1 x 12-month Teaching Focussed Lecturer (Academic Level A or B). Note that Level A applicants don’t need a PhD.
    — Closing date: Monday 6 November, 2021

The University of Sydney


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