Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne
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Optimisation is the branch of mathematics that supports optimal decision-making. Mathematics is needed when there are too many choices, too many rules to satisfy, and too many goals to be achieved to find the perfect solution without mathematical help.
In this public lecture, Professor Kate Smith-Miles and Alison Harcourt AO will discuss how everyday decisions – made by governments and corporations, and everyday people when using apps like Google Maps - are powered by optimisation techniques. We will take a whirlwind tour through some of the breakthrough ideas that have enabled optimisation techniques to help us make decisions faster, better and cheaper.
Some of these breakthrough ideas have been due to female ingenuity, and on this Ada Lovelace Day we will pay tribute to the game-changing contributions of two more remarkable women – Ailsa Land and Alison Harcourt (née Doig).
Their idea changed the course of optimisation technique development and paved the way for optimisation to have the impact we see in the world today. We will hear Alison tell the tale of their idea and what happened next.
Finally, they will look at the future challenges of optimisation, and the opportunities for new ideas to continue to create impact in the world.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS) is proud to host this lecture celebrating Ada Lovelace Day, acknowledging the significant contribution of women in STEM.
Presenter: Mr Foong King Yew, Info-communications Analyst/ Industry Consultant
The 5G era has started and promises to transform the world around us. Beyond the hype and expectations, we will look at:
- Drivers and challenges
- What will the transformation look like for – industries and societies?
- What is beyond 5G
A WILAB (Wireless Innovation Lab) event.