AMSI Optimise 2017
AMSI Optimise (26-30 June 2017) is an annual research training event that aims to strengthen mathematical optimisation research engagement and its applications across industry. Optimisation has been recognised on the Federal Government level as the priority research direction aiming at improving the performance of the Australian economy. AMSI Optimise was organised under the auspices of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and was managed by the Standing Committee, which involves representatives of the main national optimisation centres, including MAXIMA (Monash University), CIAO (Federation University Australia), CARMA (University of Newcastle), RMITOpt (RMIT University) as well as groups from UniSA, University of Melbourne and others.
AMSI Optimise participants from Australia included:
- Victoria's lead scientist Dr Amanda Caples
- AMSI Director Prof Geoff Prince,
- Australian Mathematical Society President and MAXIMA Director Prof Kate Smith-Miles
There was a wide representation of universities and research centres, including CSIRO Data61, Australian Bureau of Statistics, IBM Research Australia, Monash Energy Materials and Systems Institute, WaterNSW. FedUni was represented by CIAO researchers Alex Kruger, Musa Mammadov and Honorary Research Fellow Vera Roshchina.
- New Symposium Will Challenge Mathematicians to Solve Industry Problems, Tim Dodd, Australian Financial Review, 26 June 2017
- Making Business More Efficient With Maths, Sky News Business (republished Herald Sun), 29 June 2017
- ABC Radio, 28 June 2017, Various news bulletins across 17 regional stations and ABC Radio News
- AMSI Optimise: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Australian Resources, Australian Resources Mining and Agriculture News, 29 June 2017