Malaysia Mathematical Modelling Camp 2015 (MMMC2015)

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Organiser       : UTM Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (UTM-CIAM)

Co-organiser : Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM) & Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UTM

Date                 : Monday 30 March – Thursday 2 April, 2015

Venue              : T02, Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Background

Malaysia Mathematical Modelling Camp 2015 (MMMC 2015) is a 4-day workshop, a first of its kind in Malaysia, aims to bring together graduate students nationwide to work on industrial mathematics problems under the guidance of experienced mentors. This graduate-level modelling Camp is designed to promote a broad range of problem-solving skills, such as mathematical modelling & analysis, scientific computation & critical assessment of solutions. This Camp is inspired by Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics : (OCCAM)UK Graduate Modelling Camp.

The problems to be considered are not the neat, well-posed academic exercises typically found in coursework, but inspired by challenging real world problems from industries and applied sciences issues. The Camp begins with presentations of six problems from the mentors to the students on the first day of the workshop. The students will be divided into six groups to work on the problems of their preference. Each group will spend two to three days of the workshop investigating their problem and then report their findings in a half-hour presentation on the last day of the workshop.  Each group is expected to submit a report after the Camp has ended.

The Camp is run back-to-back to the 3rd Mathematics in Industry Study Group Malaysia (MISG 2015), April 6 – 10  2015, providing problem-solving experience as a warm-up to the Study Group. All MMMC 2015 attendees are expected to attend the MISG 2015. Attendees will need to cover their own travel costs and accommodation. They are advised to approach their home institution for support if needed.