AMSI Winter School is an annual two-week event designed for postgraduate students, early-career researchers and industry professionals in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines. Focusing on a specific theme, the School provides a scaffolded introduction to current research by national and international experts, presenting open problems or cutting-edge techniques.
To maximise the experience, several program extras including social events, specialist lectures, participants talks and activities will complement the academic program to encourage networking and collaboration.
AMSI Winter School 2023 on Modelling our Changing Biosphere will be hosted by the Queensland University of Technology from 3-14 July – virtual participation is also available.
The focus of the AMSI Winter School 2023 is the Earth’s biosphere, which encompasses the interconnected physical and biological systems that support human life. We will explore how mathematical modelling can help to preserve and sustain our biosphere in the face of human-driven change.
We need mathematical models that can describe and predict the dynamics of these complex, high-dimensional nonlinear systems. Once we have a clear understanding of how these systems work, we need to develop decision-support tools which can help achieve more sustainable outcomes, in the face of logistical, environmental, and societal constraints.
It is expected that all participants will be proficient in calculus at an advanced (e.g., 2nd/3rd year) undergraduate level. We would prefer that participants also have some experience with statistics and/or data analysis. Applicants should address their level of knowledge and preparedness in the application.
Participants will study:
Natural resources modelling: Focus on fisheries modelling
From Theory to Practice: Reinforcement Learning for Realistic Ecosystem Management
Evolutionary Game Theory: Mathematical Approaches to Understanding Cooperation.
Analysing Sloppiness of Simulation Models: Examples in ecology
All prices are in AUD and inclusive of GST
AMSI Winter School travel grants are available to assist students from AMSI member universities with the cost of travel and accommodation. Female, First Nations and regional, rural and remote students are encouraged to apply.
AMSI and QUT are committed to ensuring Winter School 2023 is a welcoming, safe and productive meeting environment that fosters open dialogue and the exchange of ideas, promotes equal opportunities and treatment for all participants, and is free of harassment and discrimination.
We ask all participants to review QUT’s Code of Conduct. Adherence to this Code is a requirement for all Winter School participants.
Individuals experiencing or observing inappropriate behaviour or breaches of this Code are encouraged to report this to the Winter School Event Director or AMSI.