Alex Rubinov Memorial Oration 2017
Campus: Mount Helen Campus
The Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO) extends an invitation to the annual Alex Rubinov Memorial Oration which will be held on Thursday 14 September 2017, 6.00pm in Y016 Lecture Theatre, Y Building, Mt Helen Campus.
This year’s speaker will be Professor John Croucher, AM FAustMS FRSA, a Professor of Statistics at Macquarie University, Sydney. The title of the presentation is “The Romance of Numbers”.
As with all good love stories, John has a fascination for maths and is captivated by everything it does. In this presentation he’ll share his passion with you, beginning with the way he was drawn into the world of mathematics. He will then discuss the intriguing lives of his two favourite contemporary mathematicians and offer some intriguing examples of how maths can be applied to some very practical problems. And the happy ever after ending?….A puzzle to solve of course!
See the attached flyer for more information on Prof. Croucher.
The presentation is suitable for staff and students of the university as well as members of the community and secondary students. Following the presentation a light supper will be served.
First Call for papers in the session “Mathematical and Computational Optimisation”
The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will take place at Macquarie University, Sydney, 12- 15 December 2017. A website for the conference is available at:
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the special session “Mathematical and Computational Optimisation” and hope that you will agree to present a 25-minutes’ talk.
This special session will focus on new mathematical and computational developments and their applications in continuous and discrete optimisation, as well as in optimal control and calculus of variations.
Our special session’s field aligns with that of the recently created special interest group, Mathematics of Computation and Optimisation (MoCaO) https://mocao.mathsig.org/
Hence, if you are a member of MoCaO, please consider presenting at our special session!
Please do encourage participation of postdocs and doctoral students at our special session. Student members of AustMS who are giving a conference talk at the meeting may be eligible for a travel costs subsidy.
Please let us know your interest by September 1st, 2017.
Best regards, and looking forward to meeting you at our special session.
Guoyin Li and Vera Roshchina (Session organisers)
4 December – 10 December 2017, Perth, Australia
The Joint Optimization Conferences (JOC 2017) will be held in the beautiful capital city of Perth, West Australia from 4th December to 10th December 2017.
The confederation consists of the following three sequent conferences:
- The Eighth Australia-China Workshop on Optimization: Theory, Methods and Applications (ACWO 2017), being jointly organised by Chongqing Normal University, China, and Curtin University, Australia will be held on 4th December 2017.
- The Second Pacific Optimization Conference (POC 2017) will be held at the same venue from 5th December 2017 to 7th December 2017.
- Following POC 2017, the South Pacific Optimization Meeting in Western Australia 2017 (SPOM in WA 2017)will take place immediately after POC 2017, which will be held during 8-10 December 2017.
The POC 2017 and SPOM 2017 are jointly organised by Curtin University. Australia, Chongqing Normal University, China, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute is holding the inaugural AMSI Optimise workshop in Melbourne on the week of the 26th to the 30th of June at the Monash University conference centre, level 7, 30 Collins Street Melbourne.
This event is intended to become an annual event in the AMSI flagship event calendar and has attracted government funding. This event consists of a 3-day industrial outreach program, which will bring industrial practitioners, academics and students together to explore successful collaborations and to discuss future challenges. The 3-day program will be followed by a 2-day research workshop on optimisation.
The program, registration and information about travel grants is now available on the website: http://optimise.amsi.org.au/
The workshop will be attended by the following international speakers who will speak and attend both the 3-day outreach program and the 2-day research workshop:
Professor Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Professor Roberto Cominetti, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
Professor Alejandro Jofré, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Application for workshop travel grants close on the 21st of May, abstract submission closes on the 27th of May and registration closes on the 16th of June.
Please encourage colleagues to participate and support this important event.
The 2017 Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation (CIAO) showcase and workshop are scheduled for Thursday 27 April. At Federation University Australia this is during the second week of the Easter break. The structure is going to be similar to the last year’s one.
The workshop is going to start at 9 am and run until 5 pm in T127, Mount Helen Campus, as previously. It is not going to be limited to optimisation. The idea is for various groups/directions within CIAO to present. If you are going to give a talk, please send the topic to me and Helen.
The showcase is scheduled in the Airport Lounge, T building during a one hour break in the workshop at 11 am. It is going to be launched by Leigh Sullivan, DVC RI. We are going to focus on the achievements in 2016. I hope to have the CIAO annual report printed by that time. CIAO groups/labs and individual researchers are going to bring their 2016 publications and also posters.
Please confirm your participation and bring your friends and colleagues.
Any suggestions are welcome.
Each year Federation University holds an oration to commemorate the life of Prof Alex Rubinov to celebrate his contribution to the University as the founding Director of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation.
The annual Alex Rubinov Memorial Lecture 2016 will be held on Thursday 3rd November 2016 at 6.00pm in the Y016 Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Y Building, Mt Helen Campus. This year we are privileged to have Professor Nalini Joshi AO, from The University of Sydney presenting her oration titled “Symmetry from Geometry”.
All are welcome and please encourage any schools to send their students or staff. A light supper is served after the oration.
Please see the attached flyer for more information. RSVP to Helen Wade email@example.com for catering purposes.
More information about Prof. Alex Rubinov
Posted on behalf of CIAO
The meeting will be held in Melbourne (RMIT City Campus, room 8.9.66) on 24–25 November.
The topics of the workshop include error bounds, metric (sub) regularity, Aubin property and calmness, transversality of collections of sets, subdifferential characterisations and applications of these properties to estimating the convergence of fundamental optimisation algorithms. Our keynote speaker is Professor Marco López Cerdá from the University of Alicante, Spain, who is visiting Australia in November.
For more information and for the list of confirmed speakers please visit our web page http://www.wombat.rmitopt.org/ or contact the organisers directly.
Prof. Andrew Eberhard (RMIT University),
A/Prof. Alex Kruger (Federation University Australia),
Dr Vera Roshchina (RMIT University).