3rd Annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C)

We are pleased to announce the results of the third annual International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IM2C). There were 27 countries/regions invited to participate in the 2017 IM2C and after the national/regional selection round, 49 teams competed in the international round of judging. All teams worked at their own schools during a 5 day period between March 13th and May 8th, 2017. Each team was given a modeling problem and then constructed their solutions. This year’s problem Jet Lag asked the teams to create an algorithm that suggests the best place(s) to hold a meeting given the number of participants, their home cities, approximate dates of the meeting and other information that the meeting management company may request from its clients.

A Complete Results Report, with designations for all participants, is available in portable document format (PDF).

Outstanding Team

NC School of Science and Mathematics, NC, USA
Advisor, Daniel Teague
Ahmad Askar
Nikhil Milind
Nikhil Reddy
Sreeram Venkat

All schools are to be commended for their efforts. The judges were impressed with all the teams’ creativity and ingenuity in mathematical modeling and in their ability to explain their strategies and problem-solving techniques in clear terms. Each participant is a true winner. For additional contest information, contact IM2C at:


Click here to download IM2C certificates


Initial funding for planning and organizational activities was provided by IM2C co-founders and co-sponsors - The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP), a not-for-profit company dedicated to the improvement of mathematics education and by NeoUnion ESC Organization in Hong Kong (SAR).