07
Sep
2016

A three day competition aimed at PhD students and post-doc researchers to solve a multiscale biomechanical problem and win prizes!


Date: Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 September 2016, The Ridge, The University of Sheffield

To register visit: The University of Sheffield online store 
Registration deadline 
Monday, 31 May 2016

Our competition is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers working in the area of biomechanics, computational modelling or image-based computer simulations.

Participating in this competition offers an amazing chance to work as a part of a team, collaborate with researchers from all over the world to overcome specific multiscale modelling challenges in front of industry and academic experts, learn new skills, and make new friends along the way.

Each of the 5 winning participants will receive Amazon gift vouchers of £100.

Our event aims to train the best minds in the area of multiscale modelling using the concept of a hackathon where different teams work on a challenging problem to ‘hack’ computer code. This event, however, uses ‘modelling’ rather than ‘hacking’!

By utilising computer simulations, participants will compete to find quicker and more effective methods of addressing musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases. The challenges will be based on the subject of multiscale biomechanics and teams will have access to state-of-the-art techniques and software (including Abaqus, Ansys, Simpleware, Mimics, Matlab and OpenSim) to work through this challenge.

This year’s Modelathon with focus on coupling multi physics problems related to musculoskeletal and cardiovascular pathologies.  Participants will gain a deeper insight in to building finite element models from personalised clinical data. They will increase their skills using the technical software provided by our sponsors.

Event registration

Register at The University of Sheffield online store  by 31 May 2016 to book your place. The event is limited to 50 participants and will involve a selection process based on information you provide during registration regarding:

– your academic background and expertise (up to 300 words)
– what you can bring to the Modelathon (up to 300 words)

You will receive feedback on your application by Thursday, 16 June 2016.  Successful applicants will be emailed and then requested to pay an event fee of £150 via the online store. This fee covers materials, refreshments, all meals and accommodation for the three day event.
Last year’s event was highly successful among our participants and industrial sponsors.  Luca, a winning participant at Modelathon 2015 quoted:

At the beginning the proposed challenges seemed intimidating, but I think we worked great as a team, complementing individual expertise, supporting each other and also having fun. The Modelathon as a whole has been a great experience and we were very happy to be chosen as winners!’

We look forward to seeing you soon!