Annual NSW/ACT ANZIAM Meeting 2015
25th & 26th November 2015 in Sydney, NSW
The aim of Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ANZIAM) is to:
 Advance the application of mathematics to science, industry and business;
 Promote mathematical research relevant to applications of mathematics;
 Provide for the exchange of ideas and information between applied mathematicians and users of mathematics in science, engineering and industry;
 Encourage the education and training of industrial and applied mathematicians.
As part of that process, each year members of the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory Branches hold a meeting where academics and students present findings of their research. Moreover the meeting provides an opportunity to get to know your colleagues and to enjoy the annual dinner together.
Postgraduate students in particular are encouraged to present their work and will receive free attendance at the Conference dinner, and students outside Sydney can apply for one night free accommodation.
Due dates
Registration due  November 1st, 2015 
Conference Dinner
To be held on 25 November 2015 in Sydney. Location to be confirmed.
Organisers
Björn Rüffer  Mike Meylan  Jason Sharples 
The University of Newcastle  The University of Newcastle  UNSW Canberra 
ph: 02 4913 8169  ph: 02 4921 6792  ph: 02 6268 9466 
bjorn.ruffer@newcastle.edu.au  mike.meylan@newcastle.edu.au  j.sharples@adfa.edu.au 
Speakers

Lars Grüne, University of Bayreuth, Germany
On conditions under which receding horizon control delivers approximately optimal solutions
Receding horizon control —also known as model predictive control— is a method which solves optimal control problems on infinite or indefinitely long time horizons by iteratively solving problems on relatively short finite time horizons. It can thus be seen as a model reduction technique in time. Clearly, this technique does not apply to every optimal control problem. In this talk we will discuss conditions under which receding horizon control can be shown to yield approximately optimal solutions. A particular emphasis is put on the socalled turnpike property, which we consider as one of the central properties for making receding horizon control work.

Christopher Poulton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Interactions between sound and light on the nanoscale
The interaction between electromagnetic and elastodynamic vibrations has a long and distinguished history, dating from the work of Brillouin in the early 20th century. More recently researchers have begun to rediscover these interactions in the context of nanophotonics, in which light is trapped or guided within structures that possess features that are typically as large as the wavelength of light (and sound) in the material. These interactions can lead to several interesting and unusual effects, including “slowlight”, by which the speed of light is reduced to a fraction of its value in vacuum. However at these small scales the mathematics of the different types of waves, and of the forces that cause them to interact, can become complicated, and modelling of the interlinked PDEs is a difficult task. In addition a number of different competing effects, arising from the electronic properties of the lightbearing medium, can have an outsized influence on the interaction. Here we discuss the journey towards a comprehensive and accurate mathematical description of lightsound interactions in nanophotonics, and review recent progress in using these models in onchip optical waveguides for a range of novel applications.

Ian H Sloan, The University of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
What’s new in highdimensional integration?
designing integration rules for applicationsHighdimensional integration —numerical integration when there are hundreds or thousands of continuous variables— will be an important direction for numerical analysis far into the future. Such problems are arising with increasing frequency, and can be very hard. Much of the focus will be on applications, in mathematical finance, linear models in statistics, and PDE with random coefficients, the latter typified by flow through a random porous medium. What’s new is that for the first time we are beginning to sign rules that are especially suitable for particular applciations.
Registration
Registration fees
Registration will be free, however, we will ask nonstudent participants to make a contribution towards the conference dinner.
Registration
Registration is now closed.
Programme
Technical programme
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Time  Speaker  Affiliation  Title 

10:30  Björn Rüffer  The University of Newcastle  Opening 
10:45  Lars Grüne  University of Bayreuth  Plenary: On conditions under which receding horizon control delivers approximately optimal solutions 
11:40  Shane Keating  UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics  Stochastic methods for interpolating satellite imagery 
12:05  Tan Le  University of Wollongong  Pricing American downandout calls 
12:30  LUNCH BREAK  
13:30  Anna McGann  UNSW  A Fractional Order Infectivity SIR Model 
13:55  Zdravko Botev  University of New South Wales  How to simulate rare events and why it is important 
14:20  
14:45  Rachael Quill  UNSW Canberra  Developing a Statistical Characterisation of Wind Fields over Complex Terrain 
15:10  COFFEE BREAK  
15:40  Carl Ormerod  University of Wollongong  Controlled release drug delivery 
16:05  Muhammad Ilyas  The University of Newcastle  Stabilized mixed finite element method for Poisson problem based on a threefield formulation 
16:30  Matthew Tam  The University of Newcastle  Reconstruction algorithms for blind ptychographic imaging 
16:55  Edward Waters  University of Notre Dame Australia  Epidemic spread in patchy metapopulations: highly pathogenic avian influenza in Hong Kong 
17:20  END OF TECHNICAL PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY  
17:20  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ANZIAM NSW  
18:30  DINNER 
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Time  Speaker  Affiliation  Title 

9:15  Christopher Poulton  University of Technology Sydney  Plenary: Interactions between sound and light on the nanoscale 
10:10  
10:35  COFFEE BREAK  
11:05  Chenxi Fan  UNSW  Effective dimension for weighted ANOVA and anchored spaces 
11:30  Lynn Seo  The Australian National University  Effects of climate, objective function and sample size on global sensitivity in a SWAT model 
11:55  Christopher Thomas  UNSW Canberra  The effects of fire line geometry on the evolution of fire fronts 
12:20  Tom Dyer  University of Wollongong  Intercalation of nanotubes into graphene folds 
12:45  LUNCH BREAK  
13:45  Ian H Sloan  The University of New South Wales Sydney  Plenary: What’s new in highdimensional integration? — designing for applications 
14:40  Manal Saleh  University of Wollongong  Maximising product concentration in a diabatic reactor 
15:05  COFFEE BREAK  
15:35  Ashish Goyal  UNSW Australia  How to optimize budget allocation among interventions modulating the hepatitis B and hepatitis D epidemics in China? 
16:00  Quoc Thong Le Gia  University of New South Wales  Higher order quasi Monte Carlo integration for Bayesian estimations 
16:25  
16:50  Mike Meylan  The University of Newcastle  Closing 
16:55  END OF TECHNICAL PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 
Download
Here is a programme in PDF format.
Student prizes
 Anna McGann was awarded the best student presentation prize.
 Matthew Tam and Tom Dyer received honourable mentions for their respective presentations.
Venue
The meeting will be held on the Sydney campus of the University of Newcastle at 55 Elizabeth Street, centrally located near public transport hubs, Martin Place and the retail heart of Sydney.
All talks will be held in room ELI224 (second floor).
Here’s a picture of the entrance: