26 Jan 2017
UM students win second prize at national postgraduate mathematical modelling contest
澳大研究生獲全國研究生數學建模競賽獎
UM students receive a second prize at a national postgraduate mathematical modelling contest
澳大研究生獲全國研究生數學建模競賽獎

A team of postgraduate students from the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology won a second prize at the 13th National Postgraduate Mathematic Contest in Modelling. The contest attracted nearly 9,000 teams from universities in China.

The UM team was formed by PhD student Guo Li and master's students Wu Yinwen and Kong Lingning. Led by Assistant Professor Chen Long from the Department of Computer and Information Science, the team chose the ‘genome-wide association study’ in the contest. By applying the sparse linear model, the team designed a mathematical method to find disease-related genes in the human DNA and achieved good results in the analysis of test data provided by the contest organiser.

In the big data era, it has become more and more important to know how to build mathematical models that can explain data for future uses. UM places an emphasis on cultivating students' skills in mathematical modelling. Previously, UM students won prizes in several other modelling contests, including the Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling of China 2015, and the Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling 2016 held in the United States.

澳門大學科技學院博士生郭莉和碩士生吳穎文、孔令寧組隊,參加“第13屆全國研究生數學建模競賽",與來自全國各地近9千支高校隊伍較量並脫穎而出。澳大隊以大數據尋找出與疾病最有可能相關基因的數學方法,表現優秀,獲評審高度讚揚,最終奪得二等獎。

澳大隊在科技學院助理教授陳龍的指導下,挑戰“具有遺傳性疾病和性狀的遺傳位點分析”難題。她們以稀疏線性模型為主要工具,設計了從人類染色體中找出與疾病最有可能相關基因的數學方法,從大賽提供的測試資料中作出優秀的分析,獲大賽評審的高度讚揚,頒發二等獎。

隨著大數據時代的到來,如何建立合適數學模型來解釋數據再加以利用愈顯重要。澳大一直重視對學生數學建模能力的培養,繼“2015全國大學生數學建模競賽"、“2016年度美國大學生數學建模競賽"獲多個獎項後,澳大愈來愈多學生參加了數學建模競賽並屢創佳績。