24 episodes

Welcome to The Random Sample, a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. Featuring episodes from The University of Melbourne, The University of Adelaide, QUT and UNSW. To learn more about what the centre does, visit https://acems.org.au. For further resources and shownotes, visit https://acems.org.au/podcast

The Random Sample ACEMS

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Welcome to The Random Sample, a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. Featuring episodes from The University of Melbourne, The University of Adelaide, QUT and UNSW. To learn more about what the centre does, visit https://acems.org.au. For further resources and shownotes, visit https://acems.org.au/podcast

    The Maths Behind Mining the Blockchain

    The Maths Behind Mining the Blockchain

    Chances are you've heard of bitcoin - or blockchain - or both. But what are they? How did they start? And what does their future look like? In this episode, we explore those questions and look at how, mathematically, they are a rich source for some really interesting problems and solutions. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. To learn more about ACEMS, visit https://acems.org.au.

    • 46 min
    Australian Maths Tour

    Australian Maths Tour

    Every two years, AustMS and AMSI choose a prominent mathematician to tour Australia. This year's Mahler lecture series speaker is Dr Holly Krieger, originally from the United States, but now at Cambridge University. In this episode, Holly talks about her research, her outreach to female students and young researchers, and her tour of Australian universities. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. To learn more about ACEMS, visit https://acems.org.au.

    • 27 min
    A Chat with Hadley Wickham

    A Chat with Hadley Wickham

    The world of data science has seen a massive explosion of interest in the last decade. It's more important than ever before to be able to work with data, visualise it and find the meaning in it. One man who is helping hundreds of thousands of people do just that - is statistician Hadley Wickham. Hadley is now the Chief Scientist at RStudio.
    In this episode, Hadley talks about his groundbreaking work, and shares his journey on how he got to where he is now.
    The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. To learn more about ACEMS, visit https://acems.org.au.

    • 32 min
    Talking Stats & Stories

    Talking Stats & Stories

    How do we find the stories that are hidden inside of statistics and data? And how can we better communicate those stories? In this episode, we meet the co-creator of the "Stats and Stories" podcast. We explore the challenges, opportunities and importance of communicating statistics, especially in this data-driven world that we live in. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. To learn more about ACEMS, visit https://acems.org.au.

    • 26 min
    Playing the Game of Maths

    Playing the Game of Maths

    What if we could change the way a lot of students feel about mathematics? In this episode, we introduce you to ACEMS' flagship outreach program, MathsCraft, which is designed to supplement what is already being taught in classrooms. MathsCraft allows kids to experience things like the creativity of maths, collaboration, having ideas, exploring those ideas, and coming up with new ideas and questions. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence
    for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. To learn more about ACEMS, visit https://acems.org.au.

    • 37 min
    Model Health

    Model Health

    Using maths to understand a hospital ICU: How many beds should a new hospital include for its intensive care unit? Not enough is bad for those who need the care. Too many is bad for the hospital, especially cost-wise.
    In this episode, we explore how maths can be used to explore the problem and others like it. It's also a fascinating example of how maths can reveal a lot about what's happening all around us! The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers. In this show, we share stories about mathematics, statistics and the people involved. To learn more about ACEMS, visit https://acems.org.au.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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Really interesting

A very good discussion about some of the things that mathematics and statistics can help with.

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Finally! Maths made real!

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