AMSI Summer School: “Mathematical Epidemiology” and “Complex Networks”
Organized by Australian Mathematical Sciences Institutehttp://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~amsi2013/index.php
01/07/13 - 02/01/13
University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
The 11th AMSI Summer School will be hosted by the University of Melbourne from 7 January to 1 February 2013. The School is an exciting
opportunity for mathematical sciences students to come together over the summer break and develop their skills and networks.
Over four weeks students take innovative courses in new and emerging areas of the mathematical science as well as more traditional ones. Eight short courses are taught by hand picked lecturers from around Australia:
- Mathematical epidemiology: stochastic models and their statistical calibration – Joshua Ross (University of Adelaide)
- Complex networks – Stephen Davis (RMIT)
- Modular forms – Wadim Zudilin (University of Newcastle)
- Measure theory – Marty Ross
- Solitons, instantons, Lax pairs and twistors – Omar Foda (University of Melbourne)
- Numerical solution of conservation laws and hyperbolic linear systems – Markus Hegland and Stephen Roberts (Australian National University)
- Structured Markov models and control theory. A unified approach via linear algebra – Yoni Nazarathy (University of Queensland)
- Methodology and theory for the bootstrap; Introduction to nonparametric regression and functional data – Aurore Delaigle and Peter Hall (University of Melbourne)
The program includes lots of social events including BBQs, public lectures, student seminars, the annual Summer School dinner and anything from picnics to rock climbing and paintballing.
Dr Keith Devlin, Stanford University, will speak at the Summer School dinner. His current research focuses on the use of different media to teach and communicate mathematics to diverse audiences. He also works on the design of information/reasoning systems for intelligence analysis.
The annual Summer School is funded jointly by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.