Recently, the awards list for the "Huawei Cup" – the 18th China Postgraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling was announced. The Ph.D. students, Yumo Zhang, Yuyun Chen, and Shuojin Yang from the Faculty of Information Technology of Macau University of Science and Technology, with the guidance of Prof. Zhanchuan Cai, won the First Prize. The competition was held on October 14-18, 2021, and attracted a total of 17,692 teams from 459 domestic and overseas postgraduate training units.
The China Postgraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling is one of the theme competitions of the "China Postgraduate Innovation & Practice Competitions". This year’s contest was jointly hosted by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center, and the Children & Youth Science Center of the China Association for Science and Technology, undertaken by the South China University of Technology, and sponsored by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
The China Postgraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling is a scientific and technological competition for postgraduate students nationwide. The purpose is to stimulate the innovative vitality and learning interest of graduate students, to improve their comprehensive ability to establish mathematical models and use computers to solve practical problems, to broaden their knowledge, and to cultivate an innovative and teamwork spirit. More importantly, the competition aims to train and search for outstanding graduate students, and to promote the exchange and cooperation among universities, research institutes, and enterprises.
The Macau University of Science and Technology commits to the principle of attaching equal importance to teaching and research, cultivates a campus spirit of “Harmonious Perfection and Continuous Innovation”, makes active efforts in the exploration of the characteristic educational mode of graduate students, and provides incentives and support for the “China Postgraduate Innovation & Practice Competitions". Prof. Zhanchuan Cai and the teachers of the mathematical modeling group from the Faculty of Information Technology of M.U.S.T. have been actively organizing and guiding postgraduates to participate in the China Post-Graduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling, and guided pre-competition counseling work to improve the participation level of postgraduate students.
From left: Yumo Zhang, Shuojin Yang, Professor Zhanchuan Cai, and Yuyun Chen