VicANZIAM One Day Meeting May 2023

Date: Monday 29th May 2023, 9am – 5pm

Location: Building 80, RMIT Melbourne City campus

About the event

The Victorian branch of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society (VicANZIAM) is delighted to announce a one-day meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Society.

In this event, we will bring together applied and industrial mathematicians from a broad range of backgrounds and at various career stages. We will host four plenary speakers from government, industry and academia. The workshop will also include a poster session open to students and postdoctoral researchers to present work in progress. There will be a $200 prize for the best student poster.

Download the event booklet here!

Plenary speakers

We are honoured to host the following plenary speakers:

Dr Matthew Faria


Dr Matthew Faria is an researcher in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, where he is the inaugural recipient of the Rejane Langlois Fellowship and earned a PhD (2018). He holds a BS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon (2004). Prior to academia, Matt worked for more than 5years as a software engineer in Boston, Barcelona, and Sydney – skills that still influence his work today

Dr Rheanna Mainzer


Dr Rheanna Mainzer is a Biostatistician at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is currently working on developing and evaluating methods for handling missing data in large-scale longitudinal studies. She also provides statistical leadership for studies undertaken by researchers in the areas of respiratory health and preterm birth.

Dr David Neuzerling


David Neuzerling is a data scientist, R programmer, and econometrician. After completing a PhD in mathematics at La Trobe university in 2016 he moved into industry, training machine learning models and working with data in banking and finance. He has a corgi named Parsnip.

Dr Özge Özçakır


Dr. Ozge Ozcakir (Boeing Research & Technology, Australia) earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey) and her PhD in Mathematics from the Ohio State University. She has been working as an Applied Mathematician at Boeing since January 2022 specializing in CFD modelling. Prior to her current role, she held research-focused roles at Monash University. Her academic research concerned numerical investigation of non-linear coherent structures to understand the mechanism that leads to turbulence in different geometries.

Mr Cheng Yang

Cheng Yang is the Director, Data and Analytics, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victorian State Government (full bio to appear shortly).

Poster session

A poster session for students and postdoctoral researchers will be a focus of the event. This was a particular highlight of 2022’s workshop. The session will begin with a “lightning round”. Each poster presenter will give a 2-3 minute advertisement accompanied by one slide. This will be followed by the poster session proper.

A title and abstract will need to be submitted by 15th May 2023. There will be a $200 prize for the best student presenter.

The physical posters can be of any size and format, but no larger than vertical A0 (841 x 1188 mm). The poster boards at the venue can be used with either pins or Velcro. It is recommended that your bring your own Velcro.


Registration is now open with a deadline of 15th May 2023.

Pleaser register and submit your abstract at:

Registration fees are as follows:

CategoryPrice (incl. GST)
Retired academics $40
All others $50

Registration will include lunch and morning and afternoon tea. We are very grateful to ANZIAM for a generous grant to enable us to keep the fees low.

Location and timetable

All events take place on Level 7 of RMIT Building 80 (Swanston Academic Building), 445 Swanston Street VIC 3000.

Time Event Location
8.50-9.00 Arrival and Registration Building 80, Level 7
9.00-9.10 Welcome and introduction Level 7 Lecture theatre 01
9.10-9.55 Plenary talk 1: Neuzerling Level 7 Lecture theatre 01
9.55-10.40 Plenary talk 2: Mainzer Level 7 Lecture theatre 01
10.40-11.00 Morning tea Level 7 Room 05
11.00-11.40 Lightning round 1 Level 7 Lecture theatre 01
11.40-12.25 Poster session 1 Level 7 Room 05
12.25-1.10 Lunch Level 7 Room 05
1.10-1.55 Plenary talk 3: Faria Level 7 Lecture theatre 01

Contact and queries

If you have any questions, please email Ed Hinton (ehinton -at-

Updated: 26 May 2023