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Student team receives Outstanding Winner INFORMS Award in the 2019 international Mathematical Contest in Modeling


A team of three ZJUI students received an Outstanding Winner INFORMS Award in the 2019 international Mathematical Contest in Modeling. The team consists Lin Hangzheng, Tong Xinhao and Yuan Jinsong, all undergraduates majoring in computer engineering.  The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM/ICM) is an international mathematical modeling competition held annually in USA and sponsored by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Every year, thousands of teams prepare original mathematical papers in response to modeling problems aimed at real-world problems. Economy, management, environment, resources, ecology, medicine, safety and other fields have been topics of the competition.  Teams of three students are required to compete specific tasks in modeling, preparing a solution, validating the work, and writing a paper on the designated problem within 72 hours after it is posted.


The 2019 contest problems were issued on January 24. Six different problems were posed to the contestants. The ZJUI team chose problem B, “Send in the Drones: Developing an Aerial Disaster Relief Response System.” Their solution was one of many to receive top Outstanding Winner and INFORMS Award honors.

"We benefit a lot from the teaching environment on the ZJU international campus, in which the advantages of east and west are integrated," said Lin Hangzheng and his teammates. “We use English to write papers in our daily courses and this promises us high efficiency of paper writing in contest, so we could save more time and energy for modeling and calculation."

Last year, ZJU students Chen Yifan, Xu Chao, and Jiang Enyi received Meritorious Winner recognition in the competition, so ZJUI excellence continues to climb.


From left:Tong Xinhao, Yuan Jinsong, Lin Hangzheng

Writer:Xia Ping

Translator: He Yanqi