Department of Informatics


Maths Challenge: creative solutions wanted (several prizes available)

We would like to invite you to participate in our Maths Challenge: creative solutions wanted! 

To participate in this challenge, individuals - or group of individuals - need to find creative ways to solve probability problems and send those solutions to us. It is open to everybody (students, teachers, staff, friends and family) and we offer several prizes to winners. 

We are very interested in seeing diverse methods to solve problems that cater for people with any level of maths knowledge: what solutions would you show people who have little experience of maths, and can you think of novel approaches suited to experts?

We are a group of researchers from Cambridge University and the University of Sussex trying to understand how people represent information, so we can develop more human-like systems.

This competition is organised as part of our project funded by the EPSRC (EP/R030650/1) ‘How to (re)represent it?’, which aims to build an AI system that adapts itself to users to give better explanations to problems.

With your participation, we hope to get closer to our goal of making computer systems communicate with us in more human-like and accessible ways.

Please note that this Round of the Maths Challenge ends on 25 November. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

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Last updated: Tuesday, 6 November 2018