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SMS Essay Competition 2020

“Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence”

  1. 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”. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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

1stMathematics and Artificial Intelligence
Cayden Chik Yong Jun
Hwa Chong Institution
2ndMathematics and Artificial Intelligence
Liu Xiuping and Wang Xiaoqi
Raffles Institution
3rdNeural 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