17th Annual AMSI Summer School Careers Afternoon
Industry Speakers & Exhibition Networking Session
Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Time: 2.00pm to 5.30pm (local time)
Venue: Lecture Theatre S4, and Student Lounge, Monash University, Clayton
Please note: This event is open to AMSI Summer School 2018 students and invited guests only.
The Careers Afternoon is a popular feature of the AMSI Summer School, where students attending the school have the chance to hear about career opportunities from employers specifically seeking mathematics and statistics graduates, and get involved in an exhibition networking session with industry specialists, over afternoon tea.
The event begins with employer and early career researcher presentations, which talk students through their personal career development, and pathways within their organisation. The presentations open the door for lively discussion in the exhibit networking session, by highlighting prospective careers students are often unaware of!
AMSI and Monash University are pleased to announce the following companies will feature at the 2018 event:
- The Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies (CQFIS) at Monash University
- Australian Signals Directorate
- Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS) and Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
- Statistical Society of Australia (SSA)
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Bureau of Meteorology
- Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS)
- CSIRO’s Data 61
Monash Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies (CQFIS)
The Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies (CQFIS) at Monash University was established in 2017 within the Faculty of Science.
The mission of the centre is to develop and disseminate research studies and practice guidance on quantitative finance and investment strategies. Its target audience ranges from academic researchers to industry practitioners. The research at the centre is supported by cutting edge tools of stochastic control, theoretical and empirical asset pricing, financial econometrics, machine learning and data science.
Australian Signals Directorate
The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD, formerly DSD) is an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence, with its headquarters in Canberra.
Their mission, ‘Reveal their secrets, protect our own’, accurately summarises their role. ASD:
- collects and analyses foreign signals intelligence, known as Sigint, and
- provides advice and assistance on information and communications security, known as InfoSec.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
CommBank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, with the vision to excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities.
Currently listed as the most sustainable company in Australia, and the most sustainable bank in the world in the 2016 Global 100 (G100) Most Sustainable Corporations Index, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia has recently been named Australia’s most innovative financial institution and one of the three most innovative companies in the country in the Australian Financial Review’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list for 2016.
Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia’s national weather, climate and water agency. Its expertise and services assist Australians in dealing with the harsh realities of their natural environment, including drought, floods, fires, storms, tsunami and tropical cyclones. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice spanning the Australian region and Antarctic territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government.
The Bureau contributes to national social, economic, cultural and environmental goals by providing observational, meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services and by undertaking research into science and environment related issues in support of its operations and services.
Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS)
The Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society Inc. (ABACBS) is the peak body and national scientific and professional society for bioinformatics and computational biology in Australia. Our members are a mix of for students, professional bioinformatians, academics and researchers. ABACBS was founded in 2014 following a broad national consultation process. Since then, ABACBS has run a successful annual conference (to be held in Melbourne in 2018 from the 26-30 November), training workshops, and many regional scientific and social events around Australia. The society represents the interests of its >600 members, associate members and student members through advocacy to government and funding bodies, and through the promotion of the discipline. ABACBS members form an active and supportive community for students with many opportunities for networking and participation.
CSIRO’s Data 61
At CSIRO’s Data61 we are creating Australia’s data driven future .
As applied R&D partner, our capabilities range from cyber security, privacy data exchanged, IoT, blockchain, robotics, machine learning and analytics, software and programming technology to behavioural science and more. We partner with government, corporates and universities to tackle nation shaping issues with science and technology.
Geli, which stands for Growing Energy Labs, Inc., provides software and business solutions for designing, automating, and managing energy storage and microgrid systems. Geli’s suite of products creates an ecosystem where project developers, OEMs, financiers, and project operators can deploy advanced energy projects using a seamless hardware-agnostic software platform. Founded in 2010, Geli’s software actively manages megawatts of projects deployed around the world. Geli ESyst is an online tool for the analysis and design of investment-grade energy storage projects. The Geli Global Energy Network Interface (Geli GENI) is the cloud-based operations and management center for Geli-enabled systems.
Australian Mathematical Society (Aust MS)
The Australian Mathematical Society is the national society of the mathematics profession in Australia. Our mission is to promote and extend mathematical knowledge and its applications.
Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM)
ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) is a division of The Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS). Our members are interested in applied mathematical research, mathematical applications in industry and business, and mathematics education at tertiary level.
Statistical Society of Australia (SSA)
The SSA is a professional association for statisticians. It was founded in 1962 as a national “umbrella” organisation to support and further the work of state statistical societies already in existence, to establish a national journal and newsletter and to host national conferences. The overall objective of the Society is to further the study, application and good practice of statistical theory and methods in all branches of learning and enterprise.
The national Society represents Australian statisticians with branches in five states and the ACT, providing the focus and organisation of local activities. Branches of the Society organise and run regular meetings and workshops or symposia, usually available to members and non-members.
SSA also has several special interest groups (sections).