Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC) 2018 is now open for registration

The  Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC) 2018 
will be held at Newcastle City Hall from  the 27th to 30th of  November 2018. 
It is now open for the registration and abstract submission.

Important dates:
  • Early bird registration opening date: 8 May 2018
  • Early bird registration closing date: 27 October 2018
  • Registration closing date: 18 November 2018
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 4 November 2018
  • Conference welcome reception: Tuesday, 27 November (evening)
  • Conference: Wednesday, 28 November — Friday, 30 November
See the conference website for more information (invited speakers, etc.):



PhD positions

2 PhD positions
Deakin University and Swinburne University

Project title

An optimisation-based framework for non-classical Chebyshev approximation (ARC discovery project DP180100602).


26,300 per year (tax free)


In this project you will work on extending classical results in approximation theory by developing a methodology that lies at the crossroads between analysis, algebra and geometry. The classical Chebyshev alternation theorem on polynomial approximation can be studied from many perspectives: as an optimisation problem, or as an algebraic one for example. It has been generalised in many directions, but several generalisations have remained elusive, for instance piecewise linear approximation. The aim of this project will be to tackle some of these directions by developing new techniques, but also by combining existing ones in a new way. You will work on these challenging topics with an international team of researchers with a variety of mathematical expertise.

For more information, please contact Dr Nadezda Sukhorukova at