Optimise 2017: Wrap Up

Optimise 2017: Wrap Up

AMSI Optimise is an event that aims to bring together mathematicians with industry to drive innovation and cut costs. The inagural AMSI Optimise was hosted by Monash University and held at the Monash Conference Centre from 23-30 June 2017.

115 people from industry, academia and students from across Australia attended the five day event which consisted of a three day industry-focused conference followed by a two day research workshop.

The diverse program included international guest speakers, expert and end-user tables, tutorials, collaboration showcases and industry challenge events and well as the following networking events;

  • Opening Breakfast – AMSI Optimise was opened by Dr Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist at an opening breakfast in Collins Quarter
  • Conference Dinner – The conference dinner was held at Burma Lane restaurant. During the dinner the poster prize was annouced
  • Welcome Drinks – To mark the end of the three day conference and to welcome the academic workshop part of the event, a social function was held at the conference venue on Wednesday evening

AMSI Optimise is jointly funded by the Department of Education and Training and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute with support from:

  • Monash University
  • MAXIMA
  • OPTYM
  • AMSI Intern

“AMSI Optimise fills an important gap in Australia by bringing together a broad range of practitioners, researchers and students with interests in optimisation”

Professer Andreas Ernst
AMSI Optimise 2017 Director
MAXIMA, Monash University

THEMES

DAY 1: Utilities – electricity, telecommunications and water networks

  • International guest speaker: Professor Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

DAY 2: Transport and supply chain

  • International guest speaker: Professor Roberto Cominetti, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile

DAY 3: Hands on session

  • International guest speaker: Professor Alejandro Jofré, Universidad de Chile, Chile

DAY 4 & 5: Research workshop

  • International guest speakers:
    • Professor Alejandro Jofré, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    • Professor Roberto Cominetti, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
    • Professor Stephen Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Optimise 2017: Wrap Up

MEDIA COVERAGE

AMSI Optimise 2017 received strong media coverage, including a Sky News Business interview with Dan Sutherland of Biarri; see links below:

26 June 2017 – Sky News Business, Making business more efficient with math

26 June 2017 – The Australian Financial Review (AFR), Tim Dodd, New symposium will challenge mathematicians to solve industry problems

29 June 2017 – Australian Resources Mining and Agriculture News, AMSI Optimise: Preparing Australia for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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