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Call for Special Session Proposals: WIMSIG 2024 

WIMSIG is excited to announce the upcoming WIMSIG Conference 2024, which will be held on 1–2 October 2024 at the Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI). WIMSIG Conference 2024 will celebrate the achievements of women, trans and gender diverse people in the mathematical sciences, with plenary speakers and special sessions spanning pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics in industry.  Confirmed plenary speakers: 

  • Grace Chung (co-lead, Google Research Australia) 
  • Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Colombia) 
  • Antoinetta Mira (Università della Svizzera italiana) 
  • Valentina Wheeler (University of Wollongong) 

We are now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for organising Special Sessions at WIMSIG 2024, each focused on a specific area of the mathematical sciences.   Key responsibilities for Special Session organisers:  

  • Session Theme: Define a single topic of interest in the domain of the mathematical sciences.  
  • Select Speakers: Identify and invite 8–11 women, trans or gender diverse speakers who can offer valuable insights and knowledge within the session’s chosen theme. We encourage the inclusion of research students among the speakers to provide emerging scholars with a valuable opportunity to showcase their work.   
  • Speaker Coordination: Liaise with confirmed speakers, ensuring that they provide you with their presentation title and an abstract by a date to be specified.  

If your group is smaller than the recommended number of speakers, you also have the option to merge with a related session. 

Prospective Special Session organisers are asked to submit a proposal consisting of a title, a description (not to exceed 100 words), the name of at least one co-organiser, and a list of potential speakers using the online submission form.  We strongly recommend that every special session has at least two organisers.  

Deadline for EOI submissions: 16 February 2024.  For enquiries contact Catherine Greenhill <c.greenhill@unsw.edu.au

WIMSIG Conference 2024 Organising Committee: 

  • Harini Desiraju (SMRI) 
  • Kate Doyle (SMRI) 
  • Catherine Greenhill (UNSW Sydney) – Chair 
  • Xiaoping Lu (University of Wollongong) 
  • Catherine Penington (Macquarie University) 
  • Rachel Wang (University of Sydney) 

Jobs 

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Statistics 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Western Australia 
https://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/en/job/516413/lecturer-senior-lecturer 

Monash University is recruiting 5 teaching & research mathematicians.  Exceptional candidates in any area of mathematics will be considered, but areas that are of specific interest include combinatorics, topology, optimisation, numerical analysis, machine learning, mathematical physics, and statistical learning. Enquiries to Head of School Warwick Tucker sci-maths-jobs@monash.edu. Closing date Friday 15 March 2024. https://careers.pageuppeople.com/513/cw/en/job/660206/expressions-of-interest-multiple-positions-as-lecturer-senior-lecturer-associate-professor 

News 

Training 

  • The Dream Big program is a free training program designed for female and non-binary (mostly undergraduate) STEM students to help them become ‘career ready’. 

Opportunities and Communities 

Can you teach an ACE-AMSI unit? 

Every year, AMSI Member Universities around Australia broadcast Honours and Masters subjects over the AMSI ACE Network, enabling students, early-career researchers, industry professionals and academics to participate virtually. Are you teaching an Honours-level unit that you could also offer Australia-wide? Contact ace-network@amsi.org.au to find out more. 

SMRI International Visitor Program – February 2024 Round – Applications now open 

Sydney Mathematical Research Institute (SMRI) International Visitor Program (IVP): applications closing 20 February 2024. 

The SMRI IVP2024 February Round applications are now open. Researchers in the mathematical sciences from international universities who wish to do research at SMRI (and Australian universities) either individually or as part of a group of collaborators are warmly invited to apply.  
 
This round is for visits taking place between January–December 2025 for general applicants; and September 2024–December 2025 for Australian & New Zealand citizens.  
 
Applications will close on Tuesday 20 February 2024 (23:59 AEDT).  
 
Applications with the information requested in the terms and conditions can be made through the webform found on the IVP webpage(https://mathematical-research-institute.sydney.edu.au/international-visitor-program/).  
 
If you have existing or potential research collaborators who may want to spend some time working at SMRI, please direct them to the website and encourage them to apply.  
 
NB: The next application deadline is expected to open between June–August 2024. 

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