International Mathematical Modeling Challenge
Greater China Regional Final Presentation
The 7th Annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC)
The IMMC 2021 Final Presentation was conducted successfully on May 14 and 15. We are very grateful to the host, the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU FAST) for their support. We also thank IEEE and HKSIAM and other universities and their professors, experts, and professionals who made the Final Presentation of this year successful.
At the opening ceremony, Chairman of IMMC Committee of Problem Setting and Jury, Prof. Yang WANG, the Vice-President(In) and Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST), Chairman of Organizing Committee of IMMC 2021 Final Presentation Competition, Prof. Raymond WONG, the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, Charea Au Professor in Energy and Chair Professor of Chemical Technology of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University(HK PolyU), Executive Chairman of Organizing Committee, Prof. Defeng SUN, Chair Professor of Applied Optimization and Operations Research of the Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University(HK PolyU), and Prof. Raymond CHAN, the Vice-President (Student Affairs) and Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics of the City University of Hong Kong(CityU HK) on the day of the International Round, delivered speeches for this year's IMMC final competition.
Students from Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau have gone through the autumn or winter seasonal contests of IMMC Greater China, or promoted to the international round after the Greater China contest. It has proved the students' ability to use mathematical modeling to solve real world problems. The final presentation is an opportunity for students to communicate their solutions, show their competence and learn from each other.
This year’s Grand Jury was chaired by Prof. Yang WANG from the HKUST. Other jury members include professors and experts from universities of Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The professors and experts listened very carefully to the presentation of the students and raised questions for students to demonstrate their ideas and respond in critical thinking. The jury also recognized the strength in students' works. (The Grand Jury is listed at the end of the article.)
Parallel to the contest, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University held online workshops on different topics for the teams who were waiting to do their presentation or other teachers and students. The topics range from mathematical modeling of the Covid-19 pandemic, environmental protection masks, DNA technology, and quantum computing, etc.. The speakers are from various departments of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University or Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. They have spent a lot of time preparing for the workshops and interacting with the audience during the workshops, which increased the audience’s participation and helped them to understand the contents. (The speakers are listed at the end of the article)
IMMC once again extends gratitude to the Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and IEEE, HKSIAM, and scholars and experts from various institutions for their devotion and support.
Look forward to meeting you and new friends next time!
(In alphabetical order of family name)
Chairman of Jury: Prof. Yang WANG, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Yanping CHEN, South China Normal University
Prof. Jian-Guo DAI, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (IMMC 2021 Chief Expert of Problem Setting – Problem C)
Asst. Prof. Yong Hong KUO, The University of Hong Kong (IMMC 2021 Chief Expert of Problem Setting - Problem D)
Assoc. Prof. Ieng-Tak LEONG, University of Macau
Assoc. Prof. Te-Sheng LIN, Taiwan Jiaotung University
Prof. Zhouyu LONG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (IMMC 2021 Chief Expert of Problem Setting – Problem A)
Dr. Taylor LIN, Tsinghua University (IMMC 2021 Chief Expert of Problem Setting – Problem B )
Assoc. Prof. Zhonghua QIAO, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Assoc. Prof. Yu-Chen SHU, Taiwan Cheng Kung University
Assoc. Prof. Yunfeng WU, Xiamen University
Prof. Junfeng YIN, Tongji University
IMMC-PolyU Online Workshop
MC: Assoc. Prof. Zhonghua QIAO & Assoc. Prof. Yijun LOU, Department of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Chartia CHEUNG, Teaching Fellow of Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology
Dr. Yuwei FAN, Principal Engineer, Huawei Technology Investment Co. Ltd & Mr. Ting LIN, Peking University
Dr. Daihai HE, Associate Professor of Department of Applied Mathematics
Dr. Binyan JIANG, Assistant Professor of Department of Applied Mathematics
Dr. Nung-sing SZE, Raymond, Associate Professor of Department of Applied Mathematics
Dr. Joanne YIP, Associate Dean of Faculty of Applied Science and Textile, Associate Professor of Institute of Textiles and Clothing
Dr. Xuming ZHANG, Associate Professor of Department of Applied Physics