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AoCMM Math Modeling Competition

9.27.2017 - 10.10.2017

AoCMM Math Modeling Competition 2017 Poster

Why Compete?

    The AoCMM math modeling competition for high school and college students provides you the perfect opportunity to use your interest and skills in math modeling in a friendly competitive environment.
      Along with the development of skills in networking, communication, and teamwork,  there are plenty of prestigious prizes to be won!

     Additionally, constructive feedback from our judges is designed to help you continue to extend your skills personally and for potential careers.

     Furthermore, this competition is ideal for people with any level of math modeling experience!

Eligibility & Entry Pricing

       Participants from any country under the age of 20 years old (including high school students) are eligible. Each team must have no more than four members, who do not need to attend the same school.

       Registration fee is 10 USD per team. It includes a detailed score report that clearly reflects the strengths & weaknesses of your research paper as well as brief comments from the judges.


      All teams participated will receive electronic certificates. 
      - Top 1%       Grand Prize           $200
      - Top 3%       Alpha  Prize           $50
      - Top 8%       Beta Prize*           
      - Top 15%    Gamma Prize

*Gift Cards from selected sponsors will be awarded.

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Why AoCMM?

No experience required!
• AoCMM is a research competition specifically designed for those starting out in the field of math modeling and research in general!
• Most participants are new in the field.
• Learn and develop skills from others and your team.
• The easiest way to start your own research!
Bring out YOUR expertise!
• Unlike many other competitions, AoCMM offers diverse types of problems.
• The different kinds of problems allow competitors to choose and show what THEY know best, without any pressure on having to write a report on unfamiliar material.
• Flexibility in problems solved - not all have to be addressed to be considered a finalist!
Diverse participants
• AoCMM hosts competitors from high schools and colleges, of all skill levels.
• Competitors model from all over the world, from the United States and China to India and Africa.
• Brings together motivated, new mathematical modelers from around the world in a friendly, skill-building competition!
Minimal charges
• Only $10 is required to participate in the online AoCMM competition, truly affordable to everyone.
• We don't wish to exclude potential modelers on a financial basis, as our mission is to allow equal opportunities for all in exploring the field of mathematical modeling.


  1. Professor Ariel Amir from Harvard University
    Dr. Ariel Amir
    Ariel Amir is an assistant professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. His research centers on the Theory of Complex Systems, which he applies to problems from physics, materials science, and biology.
  2. Professor Yuri Bakhtin from New York University
    Dr. Yuri Bakhtin
    Yuri Bakhtin is an Associate Professor at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. His research interests are in probability theory, dynamical systems, and mathematical physics.
  3. Professor Jeremiah Bartz from the University of North Dakota
    Dr. Jeremiah Bartz
    Jeremiah Bartz is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of North Dakota. His primary research area lies in discrete geometry. In his leisure time, he enjoys jogging and traveling.
  4. Professor Joseph Biello from UC Davis
    Dr. Joseph Biello
    Joseph Biello is a professor of Mathematics at UC Davis. An astrophysical fluid dynamicist by training, he gravitated toward applied mathematics due to the beauty of analytic solutions to fluid equations. He currently focuses on models for waves in the tropical atmosphere, including atmospheric observations, atmospheric dynamics equations analysis, computational methods and modeling of phenomena (such as convection and evaporation).
  5. Professor Andrew Blumberg from UT Austin
    Dr. Andrew Blumberg
    Andrew Blumberg earned his PhD at UChicago, and later became an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Stanford from 2005-09. He is currently an associate professor of mathematics at UT Austin, focusing on homotopy theory and algebraic topology.
  6. Professor Aleksandar Donev from New York University
    Dr. Aleksandar Donev
    Aleks Donev is an assistant professor of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. His area of expertise is computational science and engineering, with an emphasis on fluid dynamics at small scales. In his free time he likes traveling, hiking, and dancing.
  7. Professor Hongjie Dong from Brown University
    Dr. Hongjie Dong
    Professor Dong was an L. E. Dickson Instructor at the University of Chicago in 2005-06. After that, he visited the Institute of Advance Study in Princeton in 2006-07 and also in the fall of 2008. He joined the faculty of Division of Applied Mathematics of Brown University as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2012. His professional awards include an NSF early career award in 2011.
  8. Professor Brendan Fry from the University of Colorado at Boulder
    Dr. Brendan Fry
    Brendan Fry was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Duke University. He will be moving to the University of Colorado at Boulder in the fall. His primary research interests are in applications of mathematics to biology and physiology, especially modeling the effects of small blood vessel network structure on oxygen transport. He also enjoys teaching mathematics, and in his free time, enjoys some light jogging and light sudoku.
  9. Professor Marcus Khuri from Stony Brook University
    Dr. Marcus Khuri
    Marcus Khuri is an associate professor of mathematics at Stony Brook University. Previously he was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, and a Sloan Fellow from 2008-2012. His research interests include General Relativity, Differential Geometry, and Partial Differential Equations.
  10. Professor Ruoting Gong from Illinois Institute of Technology
    Dr. Ruoting Gong
    Ruoting Gong is an applied math assistant professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. He earned his PhD at Georgia Institute Technology with the top graduate student award. His areas of study include Mathematical Finance, probability, and stochastic processes.
  11. Professor Scott Duke Kominers from Harvard University
    Dr. Scott Duke Kominers
    Scott Duke Kominers is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, affiliated with the Harvard Department of Economics, Center for Research on Computation and Society, and Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, as well as Harvard Business School. His research uses economics, math, computer science, and law to inform the design of real-world markets.
  12. Professor Rafael de la Llave from Georgia Tech
    Dr. Rafael de la Llave
    Rafael de la Llave is a professor of Mathematics at Georgia Tech. He received his PhD in Mathematics from Princeton in 1983, and has held positions in IMA, IHES, Princeton University, and UT Austin. His research focuses include dynamical systems and mathematical physics.
  13. Dr. Madhav Mani
    Madhav Mani is an assistant professor of mathematics at Northwestern University. His personal website is:
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