Three PHD students from the Faculty of Information Technology of Macau University of Science and Technology won the 1st prize at the 14th “Huawei Cup” National Post-Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The members of the winning team are Ye Ben, Lan Ting, and Chen Juanjuan, this is the first time M.U.S.T. students got 1st prize at the contest. In addition, Yuan Xixi, Huo Yanwen, and Wang Yutong, postgraduate students from the Faculty of Information Technology, won the 3rd prize at the same contest. Both of the teams were supervised by Associate Professor Cai Zhanchuan.
From left: Lan Ting, Associate Prof. Cai Zhanchuan, Ye Ben, Chen Juanjuan
This year, over 10,000 teams from 437 postgraduate institutions of 32 provinces, cities, and regions (including Hong Kong and Macao), participated the contest. As a result, the contest has made a great influence in the national postgraduate community.
The National Postgraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling has been one of the themed events of the “National Postgraduate Innovation and Practice Activities Series” organized by the Degree and Postgraduate Education Development Center of the Ministry of Education, which is an academic competition on applied research of mathematical modeling and opens to all currently enrolled postgraduates across the nation. The series aims to stimulate innovation and study interests of the postgraduate community, to improve the overall capacity in building mathematical models and applying computers in solving practical problems, to broaden students’ knowledge scope, to foster innovation spirits and teamwork awareness, to facilitate extraordinary talents of the postgraduate community, to promote reform of graduate education, and to enhance communication and cooperation between higher education institutions and the industry.
In recent years, postgraduates of the Faculty of Information Technology have been doing well in the National Postgraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling and have won 13 national prizes (one 1st prize, four 2nd prizes, and eight 3rd prizes) supervised by Associate Prof. Cai Zhanchuan.