Competition

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), February 2011

  • Meritorious Winner, Top 9%
  • Attract diverse students from over 500 institutions around the world
  • Challenged teams of 3 students to analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems
  • We are a team of three sophomores (the majority of competitors are juniors)
  • Problem of the contest: The allocation of repeaters for wireless communication
  • Our topic: From Honeycomb to Fly-over: Smooth Communication For All Users
  • My contributions: proposing algirithms, computer simulation, summary
  • Abstract download: [pdf]
  • Whole paper download: [pdf]

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), February 2012

  • Meritorious Winner, Top 9%
  • Problem of the contest: Find the correlation between tree structure and its leaves
  • Our topic: A realistic model for trees growing towards sunshine
  • My contributions: proposing algirithms, computer simulation, summary
  • Brief summary: Our models are based on the assumption that trees change their size characteristics to acquire more sunshine by evolution. Then we define Exposure Ratio to quantify the utilization of sunshine. We also model six common leaf shapes into analytical expressions. With the preparations, we build three coarse-to-fine models.
  • Abstract download: [pdf]
  • Whole paper download: [pdf]

RobotGame Contest, September 2011

  • Team leader, Enter the Final
  • The most important and featured event in USTC
  • My contributions: fund raise, work assignment, programming
  • We propose to build a robot walking vertically and even in a handstand condition by electric magnet and Chip Micyoco. This type of design was considered to be extremely difficult in previous contests. Clearly, we faced big challenge for this design because of the lack of the practical magnetic force. Finally, we conquered the difficulties by using special iron dishes. Also, I composed our performance in the background of the Gemini myth with my talents in art and music.
  • Please see a brief video of our team and robot below for your interest. (Better viewed with firefox) [download]
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