内容简介

本书由美国大学生数学建模竞赛(MCM/ICM)评委亲自编写,竞赛主席做序并推荐。书中对竞赛题目分析清晰透彻,对 Outstanding Winners 论文点评言简意赅,英文流畅纯正,表述简明易懂,读者可以从中深入体会竞赛的主旨以及竞赛问题的精髓。

本书共包括5章,第1-4章分别为2015年 MCM/ICM 竞赛的4个题目的分析、点评与解答:Control the Ebola virus outbreak、Search for a missing aircraft lost in the open sea、Manage human capital in organizations和Create a sustainable world;第5章是对数学建模问题的拓展。通过数学建模研究当前的研究热点问题,本辑讨论的问题是如何在大量文本中获取热点话题。

本书实用性强,可供参加美国大学生数学建模竞赛的读者参考使用。读者既可以了解掌握各种建模方法,也可以培养用英文进行写作与思考。

作者简介

Dr. Jay Belanger is a mathematics professor at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, USA. He received his PhD degree in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1987 and his BS degree in Mathematics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1983. He has published research papers in complex analysis, computational complexity theory, mathematical computing, and the history of mathematics. He has judged for the MCM contest and co-authored two books in the HEP series on MCM/ICM Contests Guides and Solutions. Since 2011 he has served as a member of the editorial board of the series.

Dr. Amanda Beecher is a mathematics professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey, USA. She received her PhD (2007), MS (2003), and BS (2001) degrees in Mathematics from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She publishes in commutative algebra. She taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point for three years, where she began involvement with the MCM/ICM contests. She was a judge for the ICM contest over the past seven years, and wrote commentaries to provide teams with additional feedback for the past four years. She was a final judge for the ICM Problem C in 2013 and 2014. She is serving as Head Judge for the 2015 ICM contest Problem D.

Dr. Jie Wang is Editor-in-Chief of the HEP book series on MCM/ICM Contests Guides and Solutions and COMAP’s Director for China Partnerships. He is Professor and Chair of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He has written problems for the MCM and served as a final judge multiple times, including ICM 2014. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from Boston University in 1990, MS degree in Computer Science from Zhongshan University in 1985, and BS degree in Computational Mathematics from Zhongshan University in 1982. His research interests include big data modeling and applications, algorithms and computational optimization, and network security. His research has been funded continuously by the National Science Foundation since 1991. IBM, Intel, Google, and the Natural Science Foundation of China also funded his research. He has published over 160 journal and conference papers, 6 books and 4 edited books. He is active in professional service, including chairing conference program committees, organizing workshops, and serving as journal editors.