Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO)

Faculty of Science and Technology

Annual Alexander Rubinov orations

Each year Federation University Australia commemorates Professor Rubinov, the Founding Director of the Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation, with an annual oration dedicated to mathematics by a high profile invited speaker.

Year Guest speaker Topic
2016 Professor Nalini Joshi, University of Sydney
 Nalini Joshi
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Symmetry through Geometry
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2015 Dr Mark Lawrence, Mark Lawrence Group
 Marc Lawrence
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Doing Maths: A Risk-Free Choice!
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2014 Professor Geoff Prince, Executive Director, Australian Mathematics Sciences Institute Do Maths – not Medicine
2013 Professor Peter Taylor, University of Melbourne Why do we need to know about probability?
2012 Manfred Lenzen, University of Sydney Think global - act local: a new quantitative view on how our actions affect the environment worldwide
2011 Professor Moshe Sniedovich, University of Melbourne The art, science and joy of (mathematical) decision making
2010 Professor Sid Morris, Emeritus Professor, University of Ballarat Mathematics: Mystery or Misery?
2009 Professor Jon Borwein, Laureate Professor, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales Computer as Crucible: The End of Theory?
2008 Professor Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory Finding the Best Solution - Innovation, Education and Mathematics