- 30.10.2014 – Dirk Kroese gave a Keynote Address at the International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA14), October 30-November 1, 2014, Shanghai. The title of the talk was: Monte Carlo Methods for Big Data and Big Models.
- 01.09.2014 – PhD candidate Aminath Shausan on successfully completed her Thesis Review (RHD Milestone 3).
- 19.09.2014 – Julia Kuhn was awarded first prize at School Poster Day (poster titled “Exploration versus Exploitation with Partially Observable Gaussian Autoregressive Arms”). Congratulations also to our other presenters, Azam Asanjarani, Rohan Shah and Winnie (Wangyue) Xie, who also produced fine posters.
- 22.08.2014 – Robert Cope was awarded his PhD. Presently he holds as position as Research Associate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide.
- 30.05.2014 – Andrew Smith submitted his PhD thesis titled “Spatially structured metapopulation models within static and dynamic environments”. Presently he holds a position as Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide.
- 07-11.07.2014 – Phil Pollett organized a special session titled “Probability in Biology” at the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Annual Meeting, Sydney, 7-11 July 2014.
- 26.09.2014 – Phil Pollett was invited to be main speaker at “Symposium Erik van Doorn”, University of Twente, 26 September 2014: http://www.utwente.nl/ewi/symposium-erik-van-doorn/. The pdf of his talk, titled “Quasi-stationary distributions: then and now”, can be found here: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~pkp/talks.html
- 07-10.7.2014 – Phil Pollett gave a contributed talk titled “An SIS epidemic in large population with individual variation”, at the ASC-IMS Meeting, Sydney, 7-10 July 2014. The pdf can be found here: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~pkp/talks.html.
- 29.06.2014 – Phil Pollett attended the International Symposium on Forecasting Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
- 23-25.6.2014 – Phil Pollett attended the “Probability Theory and Statistics in High and Infinite Dimensions: Empirical Process Theory and Beyond” Conference, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK.
- 10.04.2014 – Phil Pollett gave an invited talk titled “Large population networks with patch dependent extinction probabilities” at the Flinders Mathematical Sciences Laboratory Seminar, Flinders University. The pdf can be found here: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~pkp/talks.html.
- 28.09-01.10.2015 – Phil Pollett is serving on the Conference Programme Committee of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society, Flinders University, Adelaide.
- 06-11.04.2015 – Phil Pollett is serving on the Organizing Committee of the 4th Australia and New Zealand Applied Probability Workshop, University of Adelaide.
- Dirk Kroese – Keynote talk: 10
^{th}International Workshop on Rare Event Simulation. Amsterdam, August 27-29, 2014. Title:*A tribute to Reuven Rubinstein: Reuven Rubinstein and the Pursuit of Black Swans.* - Dirk Kroese – Keynote talk: International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics. Shanghai, October 30-November 1, 2014. Title:
*Monte Carlo Methods for Big Data and Big Models.* - Dirk Kroese – Invited talk: Big Data Day @ UQ. November 25, 2014. Title:
*Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data*.