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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 Art of Emergency Medicine podcast is an effort to help and inspire trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) to put their best foot forward and progress through the program. We achieve this by covering various training issues and exam topics focussed on SAQ and OSCE questions. Abrar and Kishan – FACEM and Advanced Trainee respectively, form the core of our creative team, based in Melbourne, Australia. We hope you enjoy it!
 
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We discuss a potential question here on Cord Syndromes delving into the different types of syndromes and their aetiologies (more possible answers revealed in the SAQ document), clinical features and prognosis. We then progress potential questions into neurogenic vs spinal shock along with management of one such critically unwell patient. The SAQ st…
 
At the end of 2021, our Centre, the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, finishes up. ACEMS brought together researchers across the mathematical sciences, from the theoretical to the very applied. In this episode, we explore the impact ACEMS has had on those sciences, and beyond, to organisati…
 
Mathematics is exciting, enjoyable, and can surprise you, right? To help students to experience that when they do maths in the classroom, ACEMS has helped foster and grow a program called 'MathsCraft'. The program is designed to introduce to students in years 5 to 10 to the ‘doing’ of mathematics like, well, a mathematician! In this episode, we tal…
 
Thanks to the efforts of ACEMS Chief Investigator Rob Hyndman, the School of Business at Monash University now recognises software as a first class research output. In this episode, we will explore the role of software in the research process, including both the opportunities and challenges for researchers creating it, and whether other universitie…
 
The European Meteorological Society just awarded an ACEMS researcher and her colleague in the Netherlands its top prize for innovation in meteorology. Their project sets out to develop new statistical methods to quality control wind data captured by amateur, or citizen, scientists and integrate that data with wind observations from official weather…
 
Monash University Professor of Statistics Di Cook is considered a world leader in Data Visualisation. In this episode, Di shares some of her new, innovative work into Data Visualisation. She also discusses why she is such a big proponent of reproducible research and open-source software. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Cou…
 
Aurore Delaigle is a professor of statistics at The University of Melbourne, an ACEMS Chief Investigator, and a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the American Statistical Association Aurore’s passion is using statistics to tackle challenging questions that solve real, practical problems. In this episode, we explore some of the di…
 
Ever wonder how the impossible becomes possible on the big screen? Not surprisingly, there's a lot of maths and stats that can make amazing things happen in your favourite movies. In this episode, we chat with a man who uses mathematical tools to create that movie magic. It's a must listen for anyone who's ever asked the question in maths class, "w…
 
Here we discuss a Dermatology SAQ with a difference. Starting with an image description and differential diagnoses, we enter into DRESS (Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms). How would you differentiate between DRESS and SJS/TENS? How do you assess and manage an entity like this? And what do you do when a patient with a rash deter…
 
The Safe Blues project was created to see in close to real-time how social mobility and epidemic spread interact. To test its mobile technology, the Safe Blues team has been conducting an experiment in New Zealand at the University of Auckland City Campus. The experiment took a turn, though, when Auckland went into lockdown a few weeks ago. In this…
 
Our guest is QUT Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska who led the push to get health organisations to finally recognise the airborne spread of COVID-19. She is now leading an effort to change the way buildings and homes are ventilated to help prevent the spread of not just COVID, but other respiratory illnesses like the flu and the common cold. T…
 
Thousands of species around the world are being threatened by land clearing to make way for agricultural or urban development. To track land clearing, researchers are now turning to free satellite imagery to try to see what's going on in certain areas. But there's one big problem. At any given time, two-thirds of the earth is covered by clouds. To …
 
When things go your way, or don’t go your way, how much of that is luck? Do we overvalue or undervalue a process or a person's performance because of how things eventually turn out? Do we need to take into account things out of our control? In this episode, we explore these questions and look into whether we need to do more to give some people a se…
 
Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts a national Census. In this episode, we explore what's new with this year's Census, how COVID is impacting it, and what's being done to avoid a repeat of what happened on Census night in 2016. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Math…
 
In a world that’s more data-driven than ever before, we need people who can analyse and find the hidden stories within the data. In this episode, we explore the future of statistics with two early career statisticians who took very different paths to get where they are now. We also give you a sneak peak at the upcoming Early Career and Student Stat…
 
She is considered one of Australia’s greatest mathematicians. Professor Cheryl Praeger turned her passion for the mathematics of symmetry into a long and distinguished career at the University of Western Australia. In this episode, we chat with Cheryl about her career, her mathematics, the many honours she has been given, and her passion for advanc…
 
What can maths do for you? A new children’s book aims to give youngsters – and their parents and teachers – a glimpse of what’s possible if they study maths. It's called "Wondrous Worlds" and in this episode we chat to the author, ACEMS PhD Candidate Katie Buchhorn. The Random Sample is a podcast by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excelle…
 
In May, the mathematical sciences community celebrated international women in mathematics day. To mark the day, ACEMS hosted a panel discussion titled, "The Road Ahead for Women in STEM". Featuring three female leaders in Australian academia, we explored efforts to increase diversity in maths and science. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inf…
 
What does it take to test a vaccine? Among other things, some very important mathematical and statistical methodology! This episode doesn't tackle the specifics of any of the different COVID-19 vaccines, but rather it explores some of the maths and stats that was needed in their testing. We also hope to make you better consumers of all the news you…
 
For an eighth straight year, the Pint of Science Festival has just kicked off in Australia. Its aim is to give everyday people a chance to meet and interact with Australian scientists and find out what they’re doing is and also, to combat the stereotypes associated with science. In this episode, we’ll explore how the festival works, and meet two wo…
 
The term mathematical modelling takes on a whole new meaning for a group of Australian mathematicians. In this case, they are models. Or should we say, role models. They are part of the just-released “Australian Women of Mathematics” exhibit, launched as part of the 2021 International Women in Mathematics Day celebrations. In this episode, we intro…
 
Mathematics has a numbers problem – at least when it comes to gender equity. But what if we could use maths to help fix the problem? That's just what Dr Eugenia Cheng is proposing we do. She's the author of a new book, "X+Y: A Mathematician's Manifesto to Rethinking Gender". In this episode, she describes how a mathematical approach to this issue c…
 
In part 2 of our discussion with FACEM Dr. Jonathan Henry and his experience in a resource limited setting in Vanuatu, we cover ways one can advocate for patients both clinically as well as health promotion, barriers to care and social determinants of health using examples. We go through some amazing tips, tricks and hacks that he has picked up dur…
 
In the last decade, a controversy called the 'replication crisis' rocked the scientific community. The crisis centered around the fact that many scientific studies were difficult or even impossible to reproduce. At the heart of the issue is statistical significance. In this episode, we explore the crisis, the questions around significance, and the …
 
The International Prize in Statistics is considered the top award in the field of statistics. This year, it was awarded to Harvard Biostatistician Professor Nan Laird. In this episode, we chat with Professor Laird about the award as she looks back on her career. Joining us is one of her former PhD students turned colleague, Harvard Professor Garret…
 
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