This is a monthly event where anyone is invited to talk on a topic of maths or science that may be of interest to them. You may be a researcher and feel like telling other people about what you do; or you may be a computer scientist and want to share some cool programming techniques or computational approaches. We're interested in anything relating to science and maths, and technical talks are encouraged!
Title: Deconstructing Lego
Speaker: Jonathan Scanlan
With a wide range of colours and a high degree of compatibility between the multitude of available parts, Lego has long been source of inspiration for children and adults alike.
But just how flexible is it?
In this light-hearted talk, we’ll get a measure of just how easy it is to collect and build, by applying mixed integer programming to a database of known Lego sets.
About the speaker:
Jonathan Scanlan holds a Master of Statistics and Operations Research from RMIT. Since graduating with distinction in 2015, he has been working in marketing technology (MarTech), primarily on projects that serve to both eliminate human effort and make data more accessible to the people who need it.