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The 9th Annual IMMC 2023 Greater China Final Presentation Competition held successfully at the HKUST

With HKSIAM as co-organizer, the 9th Annual International Mathematical Modelling Challenge (IMMC 2023) Greater China Final Presentation Competition, hosted by the School of Science of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), was successfully held on 28 and 29 April 2023 on the Clear Water Bay Campus. Prof Yang WANG, Vice-President(Institutional Advancement) of HKUST and a member of the Scientific Committee of HKSIAM, Prof. Andrew. G. COHEN, Director of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and Lam Woo Foundation Professor, and Prof. Yung Hou WONG, Dean of the School of Science gave the opening remarks as guests of honour. HKSIAM secretary-general Prof Zhonghua QIAO participated as a member of Expert Panel and Grand Jury.

Finalist Teams, Jury Experts and Distinguished Guests at the IMMC 2023 China Final Presentation Opening Ceremony on 28 April 2023


International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC or styled as IM²C) is an innovative contest in mathematical modeling for secondary school students all over the world. The aim of IM²C is to promote mathematical modeling education and enhance students’ core competencies in mathematics and innovation, encouraging participants to explore the application of mathematical modeling in real life situations to solve problems of importance. IM²C in this Region is an inclusive and sharing platform both for secondary school students to practice mathematical modeling, and for schools to demonstrate and exchange their educational accomplishments in mathematics and STEM.


IM²C in Greater China Region is an interdisciplinary practice integrating mathematics with science, technology and engineering which reflects the essence of STEM education. The IM²C co-founder NeoUnion ESC Organization works with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Hong Kong Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (HKSIAM) to co-organize the IM2C in Greater China. The Problem Setting Committee and the Judging Panel consist of experts and professors from IM²C Committee (Zhonghua), IEEE and HKSIAM whose disciplinary fields cover mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Prof Yang WANG, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement and Chair Professor of Mathematics of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a member of HKSIAM Scientific Committee serves as Chairman of the Problem Setting Committee and Grand Jury of the Final Presentation Competition of IM²C 2023 Greater China.


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has inspired the participants with its leading research achievements, high quality teaching and top-notch teaching and research talents. In his speech, Professor Yung Hou WONG, Dean of School of Science, said that this was the second time that the HKUST School of Science hosted the competition, and he warmly welcomed everyone to the HKUST campus for face-to-face interaction.


Professor Y.H. Wong, Dean of School of Science of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as Guest of Honour delivered the opening speech


In his welcome speech, Professor Andrew. G. COHEN, Director of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and Lam Woo Foundation Professor, praised the participants for their curiosity and sense of wonder and their applying mathematical modeling to illuminate nature and society.


Prof. Andrew. G. COHEN, Director of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and Lam Woo Foundation Professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as Guest of Honour delivered the welcome speech


Professor Yang WANG, Vice-President (Institutional Advancement) of HKUST and Chairman of Expert Panel and Grand Jury of IMMC Greater China, congratulated all the finalist teams for their achievements in the 2023 competition. In his speech, he pointed out that mathematics is not only a fundamental subject that encompasses symbols, logic and abstract thinking, but is also used in all areas of technology, engineering and social life today, as shown by the rich variety of IMMC constest problems. He encouraged students to set higher goals and pursue advanced studies.


Prof Yang WANG, Vice-President(Institutional Advancement) of HKUST as Guest of Honour delivered greeting speech.


Besides the competition, a variety of campus tours and workshops were arranged for par research facilities to showcase the latest achievements of HKUST in research and teaching.rticipating students and teachers to learn more about the University. Student volunteers from HKUST took students and teachers visiting the Physics Laboratory, Materials Characterisation and Preparation Centre, Robotics Laboratory and othe



Finalist teams from Mainland, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong attended the opening ceremony of IMMC 2023 Final Presentation Competition on April 28, 2023 ,at the Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of HKUST


After three years of online competition, the IMMC 2023 Final Presentation Competition was held physically on campus, bringing together students, experts and judges. Out of approximately 900 teams, 52 from the region presented their solution papers on regional-committee-set problems, Self-chosen problem, or International-committee-set problems in front of the Grand Jury on the Final Presentation Competition. Twenty-two teams, including Diocesan Girls’ School, Pui Ching Middle School (Macau), Beijing Academy, Shenzhen College of International Education, Taipei Wesley Girls High School, were awarded the IMMC 2023 Outstanding Award, including 11 teams winning the Outstanding Award in the Regional Contest and 11 teams winning the Outstanding Award in the International competition. Hou Kong, Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy, Shanghai Experimental School, and Pui Kiu College were awarded the Outstanding Award in the Middle School category.


HKUGA College team reported their solutions on 29 April 2023 at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Clearwater Bay)


The IMMC 2023 in Greater China is an independent competition as well as functioning as mechanism for the selection of teams for IMMC International Round. IMMC 2023 contest problems include:

  • Smart Delivery of Books for Campus Library (Problem A-Autumn)

  • Investigating the Emergence of Pathogen X (Problem B-Autumn)

  • Is the Roadside Parking Zone Efficient?(Problem C-Autumn, for Junior High School Teams Only)

  • Reducing cost of energy consumption via heat and cold storage(Problem D-Winter)

  • How to distinguish biological species by numbers?(Problem E-Winter)

  • Lifting Path Optimization for Hydraulic Crane(Problem F-Winter, for Junior High School Teams Only),

  • as well as the problem for the international round "Using land: a valuable resource".


A total of seven outstanding papers from Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and Mainland were recommended by the IMMC Committee Greater China to the International Experts Panel for the global judging and would compete for the international Awards with the selected teams from more than 30 countries or regions.



The Grand Jury's chief experts for problem creation, Associate Professor Lam Tsan Yuk (Problem B) from The University of Hong Kong and Associate Professor Luo Xiaowei (Problem F) from City University of Hong Kong.


Chief experts for problem creation for IMMC 2023 Greater China include Assoc. Prof. Tsan Yuk Tommy LAM of The University of Hong Kong, Assoc. Prof. Yunfeng WU of Xiamen University, Asso. Prof. Xiaowei LUO of City University of Hong Kong, Prof. Canbing LI of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Assoc. Prof. Qingpeng ZHANG of City University of Hong Kong.


The Grand Jury of IMMC 2023 Greater China Final Presentation Competition (In alphabetical order of family name) consists of the following professors.


Chairman:

Prof. Yang WANG

HKUST Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, Chair Prof. of Dept. of Mathematics, Chair Prof. of Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics, Director of HKUST The Big Data for Bio Intelligence Laboratory, Associate Director of HKUST Big Data Institute


Members:

Prof. Ming-Chih LAI from Taiwan Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


Assoc. Prof. Chia-Chieh Jay CHU, Taiwan Tsing Hua University


Assoc. Prof. Tsan Yuk Tommy LAM from The University of Hong Kong

Prof. Canbing LI from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai (IEEE Senior Member)


Prof Lu Liqiang from Shanghai Fudan University


Asso.Prof. Xiaowei LUO from City University of Hong Kong


Associate Prof Qiao Zhong Hua from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Assoc. Prof. Yunfeng WU from Xiamen University (IEEE Senior Member)


Assoc. Prof. Qingpeng ZHANG from The City University of Hong Kong



Q&A Session of IMMC2023 Final Presentation Competition International Round, 29 April 2022, HKUST



Based on the expert panel's paper review and the Grand Jury's Final Presentation evaluation, all successful teams in the Chinese region were awarded various prizes, including the Outstanding Award , Finalist Prize, Meritorious winner, Honorable Mention and Successful Participants Prize. All winning teams can visit the official website of the competition at IMMC Greater China official website www.immchallenge.org.hk to download their respective award certificates. The press release and the list of the Outstanding Award , Finalist and Meritorious winner winners are listed in the "News" section of the official website of IMMC Greater China.


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