Abstracts for WIMSIG2017
104 abstracts submitted.
Authors  Title  Session  Timetabled  Abstract 

Prof Ami Radunskaya  Using mathematics to fight cancer  Plen  20170926 15:30:00  What can mathematics tell us about the ... 
Tanja Schindler  Trimmed sums for observables on the doubling map  Dyn  20170925 14:30:00  For measure preserving ergodic dynamical systems there ... 
Yaping Yang  Towards a construction of higher dimensional loop Grassmannians  GeoTop  20170926 13:30:00  I will talk about a construction of ... 
Peter Ayre, Amin CojaOghlan and Catherine Greenhill  Thresholds for colouring random graphs and hypergraphs  AlgDis  20170925 11:30:00  A colouring of a graph (or hypergraph) ... 
Amie Albrecht, Phil Howlett, Peter Pudney, Xuan Vu and Peng Zhou  The twotrain separation problem on nonlevel track  OROpt  20170925 11:00:00  When two trains travel along the same ... 
Jeanette McLeod, Brendan McKay  The switchingstable graphs  AlgDis  20170925 14:30:00  The classical reconstruction problem asks ... 
Doreen Thomas  The Steiner tree problem: first some history and then an application in underground mine design  OROpt  20170925 14:30:00  The Euclidean Steiner tree problem is the ... 
Jody McKerral, James Herringer, Gary Rosengarten, Alison Taylor \& James G. Mitchell  The role of diatom nanostructures in constraining diffusive nutrient uptake  MatBio  20170925 15:00:00  The uptake of nutrients across the cell ... 
Irene Hudson  The problem of modelling sleep: 2 analytic approaches via DPMMs and MTD models  StaProb  20170926 11:00:00  I shall discuss ongoing research to model ... 
Parisa Charkhgard, Thomas Kalinowski, Hamish Waterer  The network maintenance problem  OROpt  20170926 11:30:00  In this talk, we describe an optimization ... 
Alys Rachel Clark  The impact of microscale structural heterogeneities in gas exchange organs on whole organ function  MatBio  20170925 14:30:00  To develop and age healthily we must ... 
Rowena Ball  The fundamental equation of life  MatBio  20170925 11:00:00  We model the putative hydrothermal rock pore ... 
Shannon Dee Algar  The dynamics of selfish herds  Dyn  20170925 15:00:00  Many wellknown models of collective motion focus ... 
Yvonne Stokes  Successes and challenges in modelling of fibre drawing  Dyn  20170926 11:00:00  Modelling of fibre drawing has been a ... 
Sabine Braat, Katherine J Lee, Laurent Billot, Julie Marsh, and Elaine Pascoe  Statisticians working in clinical trials in Australia and gender equity: Findings from a national survey  Post  In 2015, a special interest group part ... 

Aurore Delaigle  Statistical problems in functional data analysis  StaProb  20170925 11:00:00  Functional data are data that are not ... 
Prof Kerrie Mengersen  Statistical Models Meet New Technology: merging the old and the new  Plen  20170926 09:30:00  It is an exciting time to be ... 
Karen Lamb  Statistical considerations in neighbourhoods and health research  BioInf  20170926 14:00:00  The places in which we live are ... 
Trisha Nowland  Set Theory for Factor Analysis: A Modest Proposal  Oth  20170926 14:30:00  Developed at the turn of the 20th ... 
Bregje Pauwels  Separable (commutative) monoids in tensor triangulated categories  AlgDis  20170926 14:30:00  In this talk, I will consider separable ... 
Inge Koch \& Ning Li  SelfPerception and Attitudes of Female and Male Year 5 and 8 Students towards Mathematics  EqDiv  20170926 13:30:00  AMSI's ChooseMaths initiative comprises a multilevel approach ... 
Sevvandi Priyanvada Kandanaarachchi  Robust anomaly detection in nonstationary data streams  StaProb  20170926 14:00:00  We present modifications to an existing anomaly ... 
Laura Kocoska  RMIT Maths Ready Program  Post  The Maths Ready program which includes the ... 

Elena Vinogradova  Resonance Scattering: Spectrum of QuasiEigen Oscillations of TwoDimensional Arbitrary Open Cavities  MatPhys  20170925 11:30:00  A widely used formulation of electromagnetic scattering ... 
Yanqin Fang  Regularity and classification of solutions to static Hartree equations involving Fractional Laplacians  AnPDE  20170925 11:30:00  We are concerned with the fractional order ... 
Yang Shi  Reflection groups and discrete integrable systems  MatPhys  20170925 14:30:00  Discrete integrable systems include many types of ... 
Hui Yao  RareEvent Simulation for Products of Random Variables  Oth  20170925 15:00:00  We explore variance reduction techniques for estimating ... 
Milena Radnovic  Pseudointegrable billiards within confocal conics  Dyn  20170925 11:30:00  We study pseudointegrable billiards generated by a ... 
Dr Christine OKeefe  Protecting confidentiality while making data available for research and policy analysis: current trends  Plen  20170925 13:30:00 
Government agencies around the world are increasingly ... 
Malathi SI Dona, Luke A Prendergast and Agus Salim  Powerful differential expression analysis incorporating network topology for nextgeneration sequencing data  Oth  20170925 11:30:00  RNASeq has become the technology of choice ... 
Bea Bleile  Poincar{\'e} Duality Complexes  GeoTop  20170926 11:30:00  Poincar{\'e} duality complexes are homotopy theoretic generalisations ... 
Svetlana Postnova  Physiologically based modelling of sleep and alertness  MatBio  20170926 13:30:00  Sleep is essential for human health, wellbeing, ... 
Geetika Verma  Perturbation in replicator equation to study discrete time evolutionary population  AnPDE  20170926 14:00:00  The replicator equation is used to understand ... 
Katharine Turner  Persistent homology rank function  GeoTop  20170925 11:30:00  I will introduce the persistent homology rank ... 
Ning Li, Inge Koch  Participation, performance and attitude towards Mathematics of school students: Gender report  EqDiv  20170925 14:30:00  In this talk I will report the ... 
Sara Herke, Nevena Francetic and Ian Wanless  Parity restrictions for orthogonal arrays  AlgDis  20170926 11:00:00  One of the biggest open questions in ... 
Joan Licata  Parallel Parking  GeoTop  20170925 11:00:00  Contact geometry is sometimes described as the ... 
Simranjit Kaur  Optimizing environmental water release decisions in river systems  OROpt  20170926 11:00:00  The ecological conditions of rivers across the ... 
Joanne Hall, Wayne Kelly, Glen Tian  Optimal Data Distribution for AlltoAll Comparison Pattern using Finite Projective and Affine Planes  CCC  20170925 14:30:00  We explore the AlltoAll Comparison problem ... 
TingYing Chang  On singular solutions of weighted divergence operators  AnPDE  20170926 13:00:00  We study the behaviour of solutions with ... 
Amy Glen  On Lyndon words containing the minimum number of Lyndon factors  AlgDis  20170926 14:00:00  A \textit{Lyndon word} is a primitive word ... 
Alex James  Oh the times are they a'changing?  EqDiv  20170925 15:00:00  How well are women represented in the ... 
Ozge Ozcakir, Philip Hall and Saleh Tanveer  Nonlinear Exact Coherent Structures in pipe flow and their instabilities  Dyn  20170926 13:30:00  There is not much computational work on ... 
Dr Katherine Anne Seaton  Networks and small worlds  MatPhys  20170925 11:00:00  In 2003 (increasingly pregnant!) I supervised the ... 
Malabika Pramanik  Needles, Bushes, Hairbrushes and Polynomials  Plen  20170925 09:30:00  Pretend that your car is a unit ... 
Heejung Shim  Multiscale approaches for analyses of highthroughput sequencing data  BioInf  20170926 13:00:00  Identification of differences between multiple groups in ... 
Raquel Salmeron Zapata  Models of winddriving protostellar disks  MatPhys  20170926 11:00:00  Star formation is induced by the gravitational ... 
Pantea Pooladvand  Modelling diffusion of anticancer viruses in solid tumours  Oth  20170926 11:30:00  One of the biggest barriers in treating ... 
Renata Rendek  Market Efficiency and the Growth Optimal Portfolio  StaProb  20170926 13:00:00  The paper predicts an Efficient Market Property ... 
Elasma Milanzi  Issues in Using the Random Effects Approach in Metaanalysis of Sparse Data  BioInf  20170925 11:30:00  The current interest in metaanalysis of count ... 
Nicola Armstrong  Investigating nonlinear associations in high dimensional ‘omics data  BioInf  20170926 13:30:00  In ‘omics studies, the trait or variable ... 
Jessica Kasza, Andrew Forbes  Information content of clusterperiod cells in stepped wedge trials  BioInf  20170926 11:30:00  Stepped wedge trials are a particular variant ... 
Maria Kleshnina  Incompetence in microbial games  MatBio  20170926 13:00:00  Evolutionary game theory aims to predict whether ... 
Adrianne Jenner  How does pressure within a tumour affect the outcome of cancer treatment?  MatBio  20170926 14:00:00  Interstitial pressure or elevated pressure within tumours ... 
Nalini Joshi  Geometric asymptotics  AnPDE  20170926 11:30:00  I will report on results obtained with ... 
Helen Forgasz \& Gilah Leder  Gender and VCE enrolments in mathematics subjects 20012015: Does school type matter?  EqDiv  20170926 13:00:00  In Australia, there are ongoing concerns about ... 
Sarah Buckley  Gender and mathematics: Barriers to mathematical learning and the way forward  EqDiv  20170925 11:00:00  Gender and mathematics have a controversial history, ... 
Gilah Leder, Helen Forgasz and Simone Zmood  From school to career: A snapshot of supports and obstacles  EqDiv  20170925 11:30:00  Drawing on data from a larger study ... 
Xiaoping Lu  Finite maturity stock loan valuation  AnPDE  20170925 14:30:00  A stock loan is a financial contract ... 
Melanie Bahlo  Extracting different disease information from genomic data: the case of repeat expansion disorders  BioInf  20170926 14:30:00  Most laypeople conceptualise disease causing mutations as ... 
Kate SmithMiles  Expensive BlackBox Optimisation  OROpt  20170926 13:00:00  How do we find the optimal solution ... 
Catherine Penington  Exits in order: how crowding affects particle lifetimes  Dyn  20170926 11:30:00  If a particle performs a random walk ... 
Leonie Simpson  Examining Authenticated Encryption Proposals  CCC  20170925 11:00:00  This research examines cryptographic methods for securing ... 
Rachael Quill  Estimation of directional wind response using noisy bivariate circular data: a comparison of approaches  StaProb  20170925 15:00:00  Observed bivariate datasets are considered noisy realisations ... 
Christina Kazantzidou, Tristan Perez, Francis Valentinis  Eigenstructure assignment for the position regulation of a fullyactuated marine craft  OROpt  20170925 11:30:00  In this paper, we adopt eigenstructure assignment ... 
Sharon Stephen  Effect of partial slip on boundarylayer instability  Dyn  20170925 11:00:00  The linear stability of the flow due ... 
Stephanie Mills  Doubling, dyadic doubling and triadic doubling weight functions  Oth  20170925 14:30:00  In this talk, we focus on the ... 
Janice Scealy  Directional Mixed Effects Models for Compositional Data  StaProb  20170925 11:30:00  Compositional data are vectors of proportions defined ... 
Rosemary Aogo, David S. Khoury, Deborah Cromer, Trish Elliott, Jasmin Akter, Lily G. Fogg, Arya Sheela Nair, Urijah N. Liligeto, Megan S. F. Soon, Bryce S. Thomas, Ashraful Haque, Miles P. Davenport  Direct quantification of host removal in Plasmodium infection and the effects of antimalarial drugs on removal of parasites  MatBio  20170925 11:30:00  The mononuclear phagocytic system (MPS) is thought ... 
Grace Joshy, Emily Banks, Anthony Lowe, Rory Wolfe, Leonie Tickle, Bruce Armstrong, Mark Clements  Development, validation and calibration of mortality risk prediction models: results from 123,697 middleaged and older Australian men  Post  Evidencebased guidelines to target preventive services or ... 

Maia Nikolova Angelova  Deterministic and Stochastic Model of Arabidopsis Flowering  Oth  20170925 11:00:00  Experimental studies of the flowering of Arabidopsis ... 
Ms Hilary Hunt  Decoding cardiac calcium signals  MatBio  20170926 14:30:00  In biological systems we often consider the ... 
Grace S Chiu; Anton P Wasson; Alexander Zwart  Deciphering messy data on plant root physiology to improve breeding practices  StaProb  20170925 14:30:00  To ensure future food security, a key ... 
Galina Levitina  Cwikel estimates in noncommutative plane  GeoTop  20170925 14:30:00  One of the most beautiful results in ... 
Sara LiYen Loo  Cultural evolution of low fertility at high socioeconomic status  Oth  20170926 13:00:00  The cultural evolution of fertility from high ... 
Anita Liebenau  Counting dregular graphs and the degree sequence of the random graph  AlgDis  20170925 11:00:00  We do know exact formulae for some ... 
Claire Clarke  Conditional selection for overlap and rotation control  StaProb  20170926 14:30:00  Many statistical agencies face the problem of ... 
Nicole Sutherland  Computations with Galois groups  AlgDis  20170926 13:30:00  Algorithms to compute Galois groups of irreducible ... 
Nicole Sutherland  Computation of Geometric Galois Groups and Absolute Factorizations  Post  An algorithm being developed to compute geometric ... 

Michelle Strumila  Coloured Cyclic Operads  GeoTop  20170926 14:30:00  Just as coloured operads extend categories to ... 
Chantelle Blachut  Characterising the behaviour of coherent sets in nonautonomous dynamical systems  Post  It has been shown that the singular ... 

Trang Thi Thien Nguyen  Characterisation of BMO($\mathbb{R}$) and VMO($\mathbb{R}$) via commutators with Cauchy integrals  AnPDE  20170925 15:00:00  A function of bounded mean oscillation ... 
Margarita MorenoBetancur  Causal diagrams to guide the treatment of missing data in epidemiological studies with multiple incomplete variables  BioInf  20170925 11:00:00  Missing data are a common occurrence in ... 
Lisa N Yelland, Thomas R Sullivan, David J Price, Katherine J Lee  Calculating the Sample Size for Trials Collecting Both Independent and Paired Data  BioInf  20170926 11:00:00  Mixtures of independent and paired data arise ... 
SeongMi Seo  Bulk scaling limits for random normal matrix ensembles near singularities  AnPDE  20170926 14:30:00  In this talk, I will present microscopic ... 
Natalie Thorne  Bioinformatics in the healthcare system  BioInf  20170925 14:30:00  Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance has taken a ... 
Emily HackettJones, John Toubia, Katherine Pillman, Kate Dredge, Andrew Bert, Cameron Bracken and Greg Goodall  Bioinformatic challenges in the analysis of CLIP Experiments  Post  MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs known to ... 

Jackie Reid, Erica Smith  Balancing the Equation: A Mentoring Program for FirstYear Female Students in STEM  EqDiv  20170926 11:30:00  This talk will be jointly presented by ... 
Tea Kristiane Espeland Uggen, Tapan Rai and Erin Godecke  Automated Classification of PostStroke Aphasia by Severity  Oth  20170926 14:00:00  Aphasia is a poststroke communication impairment identified ... 
Margreta Kuijper  Attack detection and correction for linear systems  CCC  20170925 11:30:00  This talk is concerned with feedback controlled ... 
Marcy Robertson  Applications of $E_n$ operads  GeoTop  20170926 14:00:00  Operads are classical objects in algebraic topology ... 
Grace Omollo Misere and Yuri Nikolayevsky  Annulus and Pants Thrackle drawing  GeoTop  20170925 15:00:00  A thrackle is a drawing of a ... 
Bronwyn Hajek  Analytical solutions to nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations in different coordinate systems  AnPDE  20170925 11:00:00  Nonlinear reactiondiffusion equations are used to describe ... 
KarinTherese Howell  An introduction to the theory of Nearvector Spaces  AlgDis  20170926 13:00:00  Andre first generalized the concept of a ... 
Roslyn Hickson  An epidemic of a thousand people starts with a single infection  MatBio  20170926 11:30:00  Infectious diseases continue to be a significant ... 
Hang Wang  An $L^2$index theorem for group actions of noncompact quotients  AnPDE  20170926 13:30:00  Atiyah’s $L^2$index theorem relates the index of ... 
Tianshu Liu  Affine ops(12) and its coset construction  MatPhys  20170925 15:00:00  Conformal field theory is an essential tool ... 
Amelia Gontar  A talk about beer, wine, and pizza  Oth  20170926 11:00:00  The yeast \textit{Saccaromyces cerevisiae}, often called bakers' ... 
Roslyn A. Lau and Jason L. Williams  A structured mean field approach for tracking a coordinated group  MatPhys  20170926 13:00:00  Multiple target tracking answers questions such as ... 
Amie Albrecht, Elizabeth Bradford, Phil Howlett and Geetika Verma  A recursive algorithm for inversion of linear operator pencils  OROpt  20170926 13:30:00  There are numerous examples of systems that ... 
Zsuzsanna Dancso  A mystery  GeoTop  20170926 11:00:00  Two problems in topology  a 4dimensional ... 
Ilknur Tulunay  A metric defined on transformed cumulative return series  StaProb  20170926 13:30:00  Analysing return distributions of assets are in ... 
Frederique Vanholsbeeck  A Leaky Pipe Dream? A Study of Gender Differences in Undergraduate Physics  EqDiv  20170926 14:00:00  Students face diverse pathways as they journey ... 
Seyedeh Narjess Afzaly  A Hierarchical Canonical Labelling and its Application in Generation of Graphs  AlgDis  20170925 15:00:00  We present a new class of canonical ... 