[ugrads] Math Modeling Contest

Hemanshu Kaul kaul at iit.edu
Thu Jan 29 17:37:28 CST 2015


Dear Students,

Are you interested in participating in a prestigious international
Mathematical Modeling competition?
See http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/ for more information.

*Who is eligible? *Any undergraduate student (with any major)
The competitors are in teams of three students each. Its beneficial to have
team members that know a wide variety of mathematical tools - Differential
Equations, Networks, Optimization, Probability, Statistics, etc., and are
proficient with usage of computational tools (like Matlab, Mathematica,
programming), and have good English skills to write the final project
report.

You can see the previous problems at
http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/matrix/index.html

And look through the example project report given at the end of this SIAM
report
<http://m3challenge.siam.org/sites/default/files/uploads/siam-guidebook-final-press.pdf>
in Appendix B on page 50 of the pdf file for an example on how to format
and write the project report. The pages 1-50 of this pdf file are also
useful as a detailed overview of how to approach the modeling process for
this contest.

*By tomorrow afternoon, send me an email (individually or with two other
team members) if you are interested in participating and  also include a
short description of your coursework and computational background. *
Note that *the contest begins at 7pm on Thursday, 2/5 and will end at 7pm
on Monday, 2/9. *You should be willing to dedicate most of these 4 days to
participating in this contest.
See the rules at
http://www.comap.com/undergraduate/contests/mcm/instructions.php

I will be the team advisor and will register your team, etc. All the
problem solving and modeling will be done by each participating team
without any external help. You are allowed to use (with proper reference)
any previous research papers, textbooks, computational tools.

Best wishes,
Hemanshu


Hemanshu Kaul
Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
http://www.math.iit.edu/~kaul/


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