Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimization (CIAO)

School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

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.

Date Guest speakerTopicLinks
14 Nov 2019Dr Marcy Robertson, University of MelbourneMC Escher - Visualising the InfiniteFlyer Video Photos
8 Nov  2018 Professor Kate Smith-Miles, University of Melbourne
Optimisation in the darkness of uncertainty: when you don’t know what you don’t know, and what you do know isn’t much! Flyer
2017 Professor John S Croucher, Macquarie University
The Romance of Numbers Flyer
2016 Professor Nalini Joshi, University of Sydney
 Nalini Joshi
Symmetry through Geometry Flyer
2015 Dr Mark Lawrence, Mark Lawrence Group
 Marc Lawrence
Doing Maths: A Risk-Free Choice! Flyer
2014 Professor Geoff Prince, Executive Director, Australian Mathematics Sciences Institute
Do Maths – not Medicine Photos
2013 Professor Peter Taylor, University of Melbourne
Why do we need to know about probability? Video
2012 Manfred Lenzen, University of Sydney Think global - act local: a new quantitative view on how our actions affect the environment worldwide Video
2011 Professor Moshe Sniedovich, University of Melbourne The art, science and joy of (mathematical) decision making Video
2010 Professor Sid Morris, Emeritus Professor, University of Ballarat Mathematics: Mystery or Misery? Video
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