HIGHLIGHTING THE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN IN THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
PANEL SESSION & SOCIAL EVENT
CHEESE! WINE! MATHS!
We welcome all students, researchers and professionals with an interest in mathematics to join us for an evening of talks and lively discussions!
MEET OUR GUEST SPEAKERS FOR THE NIGHT
Senior Electrical Engineer, Aurecon Australasia
Ellie Hubbard is a Senior Electrical Engineer at Aurecon Australasia who works across multiple sectors in delivering human centric engineering design that champions creative problem solving and innovation. Ellie has contributed and lead projects within the renewable energy, infrastructure, education, commercial and health sector that bond and empower communities.
After spending seven years working across various disciplines and roles, Ellie has developed a reputation for creating and cultivating impactful relationships that are underpin by her technical expertise and ability to connect with the people behind projects.
Ellie is a Charted Professional Engineer (CPEng) and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Mathematics from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
Associate Professor Mariel Saez
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Mariel Saez is currently an associate professor at the mathematics department of Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Her research primarily focuses in geometric analysis, with emphasis on geometric flows.
Professor Saez obtained her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005 and afterwards held a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. She has also held visiting positions at several institutions such as Free University in Berlin, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in Berkeley, California, Monash University in Melbourne and University College London.
Mathematics and Science Teacher, Kenmore State High School
After overcoming a significant personal injury Natalie Lawler developed a real passion for learning. After numerous career changes she returned to University to study Education and has worked as a Mathematics and Science teacher at Kenmore State High School for the past 5 years. Natalie will share with you her passion for creating engaging and inspiring Junior Secondary Mathematics lessons and how this has led her to potentially being one of the first humans to live on Mars with the Mars One Project.
Professor Kim-Anh Do
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kim-Anh Do, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair in the Department of Biostatistics at MD Anderson, a recipient of the Faculty Scholar Award at MD Anderson in 2003 and the Electa C. Taylor Chair for Cancer Research in 2017. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Royal Statistical Society and is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute. She has served as a primary statistician or co-investigator on several National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded grants and clinical trials in prostate cancer, epidemiology, leukemia, upper aerodigestive cancer, breast cancer and brain cancer, including the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) grant, the Prostate SPORE (as Director of the Biostatistics Core), the Breast SPORE, and the Brain SPORE at M. D. Anderson. She has significant publications in statistical methodology, computing, biomedical, and in other applied specialist journals. Her most recent interest is in the development of clustering and analytic methods for genomic and proteomic expressions. She has developed bioinformatics software and authored books: (i) Analyzing microarray gene expression data; (ii) Bayesian Inference for Gene Expression and Proteomics; and (iii) Advances in Statistical Bioinformatics–Models and Integrative Inference for High-Throughput Data. Her extensive contribution to statistical, medical and cancer research has resulted in more than 180 published articles to date.