SMS Essay Competition 2017

“Mathematics and Big Data”

  • The theme for this year’s SMS Essay Competition is “Mathematics and Big Data”. Machine learning, data mining, data analytics, data visualization and information security are some of the key components of Big Data that use Mathematics as their basis and they are being applied significantly in finance, transportation, social media, healthcare, education, sports and entertainment.
  • The main objectives of this year’s competition are to expose the students to the novel field of data science and to let the students discover applications of Mathematics in various aspects of Big Data.
  • We also hope that through this competition, students can get a feel for inter-disciplinary research.

Category A

1st Big Data and Topographical Data Analysis
Soh Yong Xiang
Tan Jen Han
Tan Jia Jun Shaun
Hwa Chong Institution
2nd The World of Big Data and Mathematics
Lum Jie Qi Steffi
Sarah Soon Hui En
Seet Seow Chee
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
3rd Big Data Analytics – Predicting Traffic Levels in Smart Cities Using Machine Learning and IoTs
Guru Anand Anish
St Joseph’s Institution

Category B

1st Mathematics and Big Data
Han Jiatao Jerry
Raffles Institution
2nd Walking into the Mathematics behind Big Data “Data is the new currency
in the brave new digital world”
Regina Limanta
Megan Png Jing Ting
Paya Lebar MGS (Secondary)
3rd An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Significance of Data Mining
and Information Security
Ng Shen Ray
Ng Jun Rui
Max Wu Wen Jie
Hwa Chong Institution

Catergory C

1st Airline overbooking with mathematics and Big Data
Jovon Lim Jun Wei
Hu Xingyi,
Xavier Goh Jia Qing
Victoria Junior College
2nd The use of Markov chain for search optimisation in the world of Big Data
Ivan Feng Jun Ka
Wayne Yeo Wei Zhong
Gao Changxiang
Victoria Junior College
3rd Linear regression and its applications in Big Data
Nguyen Tuan Dung
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)