Revolutionising water quality management
In collaboration with the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, our researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) have developed statistical predictive tools that allow for lower-cost ways of assessing water quality in our lakes and oceans.Read more about our water quality research
Helping build Australia's space industry
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen and Dr Erin Peterson will be joining the biggest investment in space industry research development in Australia’s history by working in one of the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre’s key programs of Earth Observation and Analytics.Read the article here
Academy of Social Sciences 2018 Fellow
Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2018.
Innovations in blended and online learning
Dr Belinda Spratt received a 2018 SEF Values award for excellence, collegiality and innovation. This award recognises her work incorporating blended and online learning in large first year mathematics units.
Stats, water quality and the Great Barrier Reef
Professor You-Gan Wang has been developing novel statistical methods with Queensland Government departments to quantify contaminants flowing into the Great Barrier Reef. You-Gan’s methods look at errors and uncertainty in historical flow patterns, and provide a more accurate assessment of government initiatives in water management.
Leading the way for teaching
Dr. Helen Thompson’s efforts in her leadership role as Maths Academic Program Director were acknowledged through a 2018 SEF Performance Award. She has initiated and implemented a teaching mentoring program and led the development of new training programs for sessional and academic staff.
We focus on statistical and computational methods for translating data into information and providing optimised solutions for complex decision-making processes.
Our world-leading researchers are devoted to:
- teaching statistics and operations research with a strong, real-world focus
- developing new methods for analysing data and making informed decisions
- working closely with our partners to solve challenging, high impact problems in government and industry.
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