The induction course for the 2012 cohort took place in Melbourne from
Monday 30 January 2012 to Friday 3 February 2012. Students then remained in
Melbourne to participate in the annual
Mathematics and Statistics in Industry Study Group Meeting
hosted by RMIT (Sunday 2 February to Friday 10 February.
The induction course had two components both aimed at facilitating the development of the cohort:
Research methodology: delivered through a workshop of eight speakers with a history of industry engagement describing the application of various branches of the mathematical sciences to industrial topics. The workshop was facilitated by Dr Noel Barton of Sunoba Pty Ltd.
Research ethics: scientific misconduct (adequate data cacheing, fabrication of data, human and animal experimentation), publication ethics (plagiarism, reviewing, authorship), and workplace ethics (intellectual property ownership, whistle-blowing) issues were presented by Dr Stuart Palmer of the St James Ethics Centre, and interactively workshopped with the students.
The inaugural ATN-IDTC class of 2012.
L→R back: Prof Lee White; Joey
Fung, Jacobien Carstens, Joe Maisano, Bogdan Masznicz, Prof Noel Barton
L→R front: Shuang Wang, Sherin Ahamed, Oliver Czibula, Jannah Baker, Josh Chopin, Kevin Lu
Students attend a workshop
Students attend the induction couse
|Guest speakers brought their expertise to the Research Methodology workshop|
L→R Prof Erik Schlogl (UTS), Dr Noel Barton (Sunoba Pty Ltd), Prof Kerrie Mengersen (QUT)