### SMS Essay Competition 2020

#### “Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence”

- This year, the SMS Essay Competition continues to motivate students to explore and discover fascinating applications of Mathematics in our everyday life with the Series in the Application of Mathematics. We are excited to announce that the theme for this year’s SMS Essay Competition is “Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence”.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) will define the next phase of Singapore’s Smart Nation Journey, seeking to transform our economy and society for improved outcomes in economic competitiveness and human welfare. Our AI development efforts will be focused in the sectors of Intelligent Transport and Logistics, Smart Cities and Municipal Services, Preventive and Customised Healthcare, Optimised Education and Enhanced Border Security.
- AI and Mathematics are naturally linked. We hope that through this competition, students will discover the different types of AI problems, such as search problem and representation problem, and then understand how mathematics is applied in them. Some examples of these mathematical tools are Linear Algebra, Bayesian Nets, Probability, Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Principal Component Analysis, Regression, Multivariate Calculus, Gradient Algorithms, Optimization, Markov Chain, Transition Matrices, etc., which clearly offers diverse topics for the students to explore.

**Category
A**

1st | Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence Cayden Chik Yong Jun Hwa Chong Institution |

2nd | Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence Liu Xiuping and Wang Xiaoqi Raffles Institution |

3rd | Neural Networks and Dynamic Bayesian Networks in Machine Learning Selvakumar Vigneshwaran NUS High School of Math & Science |

**Category
B**

1st | AI-CovidAssistant for Identifying COVID-19 Super Spreaders: PageRank Algorithm Guru Anand Anish St. Joseph’s Institution |

2nd | Audrey Koo Jun Yuan, Qi Tianshi and Rao Jun Song Hwa Chong Institution |

3rd | Multivariable Calculus and its Application in Artificial Intelligence Chong How NUS High School of Math & Science |

**Category
C**

1st | The Mathematics of the Back-propagation Algorithm Han Jiatao Jerry Raffles Institution |

2nd | Math Without Numbers Lee Hui Yu, Laura, Pang Xin Hua and Isabelle Pook Eunoia Junior College |

3rd | Mathematics and COVID-19 Liu Haohui Raffles Institution |