The first Biarri Applied Mathematics conference, or BAM, was hosted by the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland on Monday (Feb 22). The conference was a big success, with around 65 people attending, including industry representatives, academics and students.
Dr Simon Dunstall from CSIRO won the prize for the best talk of the day, however all the talks (given by Operations Research practioners from both Biarri and from industry) were informative and interesting and generated discussion and questions. In particular it seemed that Network Flow techniques were very much alive and well, as they came up in several different modelling contexts throughout the day.
Biarri once again thanks those who attended as well as those behind the scenes who helped make the event a success.