Deakin Women in Mathematics Day

Deakin Women in Mathematics Day – 12 May 2023

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We have been celebrating Women in Mathematics every year since Professor Lynn Batten initiated the event.  This tradition was then continued by Professor Maia Angelova and Dr Kerri Morgan who joined Deakin in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The Women in Mathematics Day (12 May) is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women mathematicians.

Each year, we change the focus of the event. The 2023 event is focused on the achievements of women mathematicians who work in multidisciplinary domains, to promote mathematics as a career path to girls and women in mathematics, information technology and engineering and to showcase career paths of women in academia and industry.

To achieve this aim, we will have three keynotes, one questions and answer (Q&A) session and a poster session. In parallel, we will be facilitating networking during the lunch and coffee breaks. We have invited as keynote speakers prominent women leaders from academia and industry whose careers are based in or influenced/motivated  by  mathematics and who are in different stages of their careers. A Question and Answer (Q&A) session will follow with focus on careers and how to achieve our potential and dreams.

The event is planned for 30 participants and will be held at

Deakin Downtown (Tower 2 Floor 12), tower 2 level 12/727 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3008.  


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Activity Time Speaker Tentative title
Registration and Morning Tea 9:30-10:00    
Opening and Welcome 10:00-10:15 Prof Maia Angelova, Deakin Welcome Address
Keynote 1 10:15-11:00 Ms Kerry Kirk, Principal Advisor Data Ethics and Privacy Department of Premier and Cabinet (current Chair of ITAB) Empowering women in Math and Information Technology Careers – Finding your own path to building a successful career in ICT
Coffee Break and Networking 11:00-11:15    
Keynote 2 11:15-12:00 A/Prof Beata Ujvari, Deakin Applying Tools from Mathematics and Evolutionary Ecology to Cancer Research and Treatment
Lunch and Networking 12:00-13:00    
Short presentations 13:00-13:15 Ms Kerry Anne Farrea; LEO Satellite Authentication: Building Trust in the Sky
Poster Session 13:15-14:15 Ms Sunita Rani

Mr Ishara Bandara

Mr Dat Le Ahnh

Ms Alex Wu

Showcasing PhD and undergraduate students research
Q&A Session 14:15-15:15 Panel:

Prof Maia Angelova

Prof Jo Coldwell-Neilson

A/Prof Julien Ugon

Dr Chathu Ranaweera

Dr Chandan Karmakar

Career Opportunities for Women in Mathematics and IT
Coffee Break and Networking 15:15-15:30    
Keynote 3 15:15-16:00 Dr Nadezda Sukhorukova, Swinburne Mathematics, Deep Learning and AI
Concluding Remarks and Close 16:00-16:15 Professor Maia Angelova Poster Prizes and Closing Remarks

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Prof Maia Angelova

On behalf of the Organising Committee



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