Modelling Competition - SIAM-IMA Student Chapter 2023
The Edinburgh SIAM–IMA Student Chapter is hosting a two-month-long student modelling competition starting on
the 13th March for students at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU). Our aim is
to call students to put their academic knowledge and experience into practice and tackle problems under
real-life industrial applications. Specifically, groups of students will investigate problems and data
contributed by industrial partners and try to solve them. Then, a jury would evaluate the quality and impact
of the work. The groups of students with the best contributions would be asked to present their work to a
panel. Prizes would be given to all the presenting groups. Below, more details are given about the structure
of the competition and the responsibilities of the different parts.
Joining the Modelling Competition
To join the competition, simply fill in this
form and select the project you would like to work on. If you already have a team, please also provide
their names (only one person in the group needs to do this). If you do not have a team, the committee can put
you in contact with other people interested in the same project, if you wish. Once you have registered, you
can start working on the problem right away!
Submissions consist of an industrial and academic report. The latter should be a ten-pages document
where you state how you approached the problem, the methodologies, and procedures you used, your numerical
experiments, and the problem’s limitations. All reports must also contain a one-page document
summarizing your contribution for the industrial partner. The submission deadline for both these reports is
two months after release date, that is, 15th May 2023.
Afterwards, the groups with the best contributions will be asked to present their work in person in front of
members of the evaluation committee and a representative of each industrial partnership. The winners of the
competition will be announced on the same day that the presentations will be taking place.
Important dates for the Modelling Competition
|Start competition / Release data
|Review and Winners announcement