WIMSIG Supported Events

Advice Sheet for Event Organisers (PDF, 62KB)


Archimedes Lecture 2023

Prof Jennifer Flegg presents — Mathematics against Malaria: how do we fight resistance to available drugs?

Date and time: Thursday 5 October, 18:00 – 19:30 AEDT (arrive at 18:00 for a 18:30 start) 

Location: Zelman Room, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Please register for catering purposes at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archimedes-lecture-2023-mathematics-against-malaria-tickets-716969835077.

AMSI Summer School 2024

Women, First Nations and regional/rural/remote students are encouraged to apply for the 22nd AMSI Summer School

Join other honours and postgraduate students, early career researchers and industry professionals in Canberra from January 8 — February 2, hosted by The Australian National University (virtual participation also available).

Travel/accommodation grants are available for students from AMSI member universities. Funding is limited so please explore what financial support can be obtained from your home university.  

Apply here: https://ss.amsi.org.au/

PAST EVENTS (2022 — 2023)


Women in Mathematics Day (May 12) events across Australia

WIMSIG, with partial support from ACEMS, has funded events to be held at ANU, Deakin, The University of Melbourne, the University of Wollongong, and The University of Queensland.  To see details of these and other May 12 events in Australia and around the world, visit https://may12.womeninmaths.org/.

We look forward to hearing how all the events go.

How to Become a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science 

Are you interested in learning about the nomination process for Australian Academy of Science (AAS) fellowship and strategies for improving gender balance within the Academy? Join the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS), Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG), and the AAS for an online information session on Wednesday 31 May 2023 from 13:00–14:00 (AEST).

Featuring presentations from accomplished AAS Fellows and a Q&A panel discussion, this event is a valuable opportunity to gain insights into the AAS nomination process and connect with peers in the scientific community.


  • Welcome 
  • Short talk from Prof Helene Marsh (Fellowship Secretary B with the AAS) on what it means to be a fellow of the Academy
  • Short talk from Prof Louise Ryan (Council Member with the AAS and past chair of the Mathematical Sciences Sectional Committee of the AAS) about what a strong nomination looks like
  • Q&A panel discussion with AAS Fellows Prof Catherine Greenhill, Prof Nalini Joshi, Prof Cheryl Praeger, and Prof Kate Smith-Miles
  • Conclusion

Don’t miss this chance to learn about the nomination process and connect with some of the amazing AAS Fellows. Register now to secure your spot!

SMC Down Under

SMC Down Under is a workshop on sequential Monte Carlo that will be held at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) from 10–13 July. The workshop will bring together the SMC community to discuss the theory and practice of sequential Monte Carlo. The workshop will consist of contributed talks, posters, and collaborative sessions to discuss current trends in SMC and its future directions.

We have a great lineup of keynote speakers: Dr Francesca Crucinio, Professor Sumeetpal Singh, and Dr Saifuddin Syed.

Workshop registration and abstract submission are open. Please note that abstract submissions closes on Friday 5 May 2023. See the workshop website for more details.

The workshop is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian Mathematical Society, and QUT Centre for Data Science.


FourMal is a series of online talks in Fourier Analysis and Machine Learning, organised by Geetika Verma (RMIT) and Jeff Hogan (Newcastle), designed to promote interaction between researchers in Harmonic Analysis and Machine Learning. For more information, see the flyer.

Celebrate International Women’s Day and Women in Data Science (WiDS) Day with the ADSN

The Australian Data Science Network (ADSN) is hosting a Rising Stars in Data Science event on International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March 2023). The half-day webinar will feature 25 women from around Australia. Registration is free and open to everyone.

Inaugural Meeting of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM)

The inaugural meeting of Asian-Oceanian Women in Mathematics (AOWM) will be held from 24–28 April 2023 in a hybrid format.

inSTEM Conference 2022

The inSTEM Conference 2022 is taking place on July 20–21, both online and in-person at the University of Queensland Women’s College. It is a networking and career development conference for early-to-mid-career researchers from marginalised or under-represented groups in STEM, and their allies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from leading experts on topics and strategies that support career development and progression. We will also discuss how to create change that improves access, supports retention, and champions success in STEM for individuals from marginalised or underrepresented groups.

The conference has been organised by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum System in conjunction with a number of other STEM-focussed ARC Centres of Excellence.

Registrations for this event is now open and can be accessed along with information about the event at www.instem.io.

Women in Data Science Celebration 2022

Wednesday 15 June 2022 at 11:00-13:00 (AEST) — QUT Gardens Point campus


Events organised by the Standing Committee for Gender Equality in Science 2022

Toward Gender Equality in Science: Perspectives from Psychology“, organised by UPsyS is taking place on Monday 13 June 2022, with the following lecturers and titles.

  • Pam Maras: “Toward Gender Equality in Science: Perspectives from Psychology
  • Vindhya Undurti: “Gender Equality in Psychology: An intersectional feminist perspective from South Asia
  • Isabelle Régner: “The influence of gender stereotypes on cognitive performances and hiring decisions

More details and registration form here.

Quotas for women in science: Are they an effective step towards equality and/or equity?“, organised by IUBS is taking place on Wednesday 29 June 2022, with the following lecturers/titles.

  • Marguerite Evans-Galea, Director of the STEM Careers Strategy with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and Co-Founder/CEO of Women in STEM Australia
  • Renee Borges, Indian Academy of Sciences: “Gender in STEM streams in India”
  • Gerlind Wallon, Deputy Director EMBO, EMBO Women in Science: “Exploring quotas in academia”
  • Silvia González Pérez, Vice Chancellor of Research at Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador: “Why is there gender equity at UTPL?”

More details and registration form here.

Reaction-diffusion equations and their modelling applications

Prof Natalie Thamwattana (Newcastle) is presenting a seminar at MATRIX on Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 10:00-11:00 AEST. Please register for remote attendance via Zoom.

March 7 is International Women in Data Science Day 2022!

The QUT Centre for Data Science (CDS) is proud to partner with the Australian Data Science Network (ADSN) to help celebrate International Women in Data Science Day! We are hosting both in-person and virtual events on the day for you to join in on!  You’ll get to hear from 12 amazing women over the course of a half-day. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-in-data-science-day-2022-tickets-263960211097.


Women in Mathematics Lunch at ANZIAM 2023

As part of the upcoming ANZIAM 2023 Conference, there will be a Women in Mathematics Lunch (organised by WIMSIG) at 13:00 on Tuesday 7 February 2023. The lunch is being held to support women, trans and gender diverse people, particularly early-career researchers, to enter and establish careers in mathematics.  

You’ll hear about the careers of the ANZIAM 2023 women plenary speakers, discuss issues concerning women, trans and gender diverse people in mathematics in Australia and New Zealand, and network with fellow WIMSIG members and supporters.  

Visit the WIMSIG Q&A page for information and advice from the women plenary speakers at past ANZIAM and AustMS conferences.

The Women in Mathematics Panel will be held under the umbrella of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Women in Maths Day — May 12, 2022

WIMSIG are calling for applications for funding to support Women in Mathematics Day events in 2022. The applications should contain a description of the event and a proposed budget. Applications should be sent to the WIMSIG Treasurer, Valentina Wheeler. Funding is partially supported by ACEMS.

ANZIAM 2022 Women in Mathematics Panel

The Women in Mathematics Panel will be held under the umbrella of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) from 12:30–2:00pm (AWST) on Tuesday 8 February as part of ANZIAM 2022. It is free to all registrants of the conference, regardless of gender or membership of WIMSIG.

The purpose of the panel is to celebrate women in the mathematical sciences and to support women, and particularly early career researchers, to enter and establish careers in mathematics. Come along and hear about the careers of our featured female mathematicians, discuss issues concerning women in mathematics, and network with fellow WIMSIG members and supporters.


  • Dr Adrianne Jenner (QUT)
  • A/Prof Bronwyn Hajek (UniSA)
  • Prof Nalini Joshi (Sydney)
  • Prof Robyn Owens (UWA)

A Q&A with the panellists has now been published on the AustMS website.

Organisers: Prof Serena Dipierro and A/Prof Xiaoping Lu (WIMSIG)

For information/enquiries, please contact Serena (serena.dipierro@uwa.edu.au).

More details are available on the ANZIAM 2022 website.