IMMC-QEF Students Workshop

Learning and Practicing Mathematical Modeling from IMMC Cases

 (International Round)

Date: 20 Oct 2018         Venue: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. YANG, Can 楊 燦

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
https://www.math.ust.hk/people/faculty/profile/macyang/
Email: macyang@ust.hk
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/eeyangc/
Research Interests: 
  • Data Science with Statistical Machine Learning

  • Computer Age Statistical Inference

  • Empirical Bayes and Scalable algorithm

  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics

On 20th Oct, Dr. YANG Can from HKUST gave a student workshop to introduce the concepts and procedures of building a mathematical model.


He mentioned that setting up assumption(s) before creating a model is useful to simplify the problem. Performing sensitive analysis, finding out the strength and weakness of the model are also critical to illustrate its performance.


In the morning session, he talked about the PageRank algorithm that is used by Google for ranking websites and analysed the past IMMC international round problems.


In the afternoon session, he discussed the application of probability. He demonstrated the probability model in accessing people skill and some basic data analysis.