Institute of Advanced Studies

Postgraduate Masterclasses


The IAS Masterclass provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished scholar who is visiting UWA.

Participants will present short papers within the framework of the stated topic, which will then be opened for discussion by the group. Places are available for those who wish to attend and participate in the discussion, but do not wish to give a paper.

IAS Masterclasses are cross-disciplinary and submissions are welcome across all relevant disciplines. Interested postgraduate students, early career researchers and academics from all Perth universities are invited to attend, as well as those working in relevant fields.

Masterclasses are free, lunch is provided, and registration is essential. To register, select the masterclass listed below that you wish to attend.

Masterclasses in 2015

Date  Topic Speaker 
29 Jul 'A Network Perspective of Growth of Products and Services' and 'Low-density-parity-check codes and polar codes - codes that approach and achieve the Shannon capacity' Michael Tse and Francis Lau, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
7 Aug Quantum Dots: Tinkering with Artificial Atoms for Future Semiconductor Devices Axel Lorke, Chair, Faculty of Physics and CENIDE, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow
11 Aug Successes and pitfalls in randomized, controlled trials Kaisu Pitkälä, Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care University of Helsinki and Chief Physician, Helsinki University Central Hospital 
19 Aug  Conjugate product of polynomial matrices and its applications in antilinear systems  Ai-Guo Wu, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen Graduate School and 2015 IAS Short Stay Visiting Fellow 
25 Aug Biofilms and NMR Sarah Codd and James Seymour, co-Directors Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at Montana State University’s Centre for Biofilm Engineering
27 Aug Flooding tolerance of pastures Gustavo Striker, Assistant Professor, University of Buenos Aires
8 Sept  Survival Skills Workshop for Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Education and Law   
14 Sept Conversation with Michael Leunig  
29 Sept Soul Sounds: Working with communities to find their voice to reach, inform and touch Sarah Yu and Mayu Kanamori, 2015 IAS Artists-in-Residence
12 Sept Communicating with Chaos: Communication Modelling Using Chaotic Transmission: Statistical and Dynamical Aspects and a Synchronized Laser Application Tony Lawrance, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick