mathematical modelling

  • Stopping poaching by the numbers
    Posted in: 2019, NSW

    Stopping poaching by the numbers Maths model helps rangers protect national parks, despite tight budgets. Mathematics can help reduce poaching and illegal logging in national parks, researchers have found. A team of applied mathematicians including Macquarie University’s David Arnold has developed an algorithm that predicts which areas inside park boundaries offer the greatest possibilities for…

  • Social media can help researchers predict the severity of the flu season.
    Tracking the flu via tweets
    Posted in: 2017, SA

    Public Twitter data can predict flu outbreaks, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. They’ve used public Twitter data to better predict when the flu season will peak and how bad it will be. Dr Lewis Mitchell, who co-authored the research, says they found there was a positive relationship between retweets of news articles…