Math Students Square Off at International Competition

The annual International Mathematics Competition (IMC) is the world’s largest and most challenging college-level mathematics competition. 326 undergraduates from 74 universities took part in the 2015 competition held at American University in Bulgaria. This is the first year NYU Abu Dhabi students have attended.

The NYUAD team was selected and rigorously trained by the Mathematics Club over a period of three months. Students practiced solving problems amongst themselves and then later received more intensive training at special coaching sessions arranged by the university’s Mathematics Department.

The competition covers the basics of college-level Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Real (and some of complex) Analysis, Geometry, Differential Equations, and Calculus. The team of four NYUAD students produced commendable results:

  • Andrei Stoica, Honorable Mention
  • Mateo Molina, Honorable Mention
  • Osama Mahmood, Honorable Mention
  • Nghiem Quang, Certificate

The NYUAD Mathematics Club and Mathematics Department hope to train and send several more NYUAD students to the annual competition in the coming years.