Modelathon Update – Don’t Forget to Register

The MultiSim Modelathon is drawing ever closer and if you haven’t registered yet, now is the time.

The MultiSim Modelathon is based on the concept of hackathon events where different teams work on a challenging problem to ‘hack’ a computer code. Here there is no ‘hacking’ but ‘modelling’. Instead the teams will compete to solve a challenging multiscale biomechanical problem within the musculoskeletal system using state-of-the-art techniques and software.

We have some exciting industry members and multiscale experts joining us for the event, including; Smith and Nephew (medical device manufacturer), Simpleware (software provider), NVIDIA (software and hardware provider), Simulia (software provider), Ansys (software provider), AnyBody (software provider), Materialise (software provider) and SGI (hardware provider). Not only will representatives from each of these companies be attending the event, but they will give presentations and liaise with the teams competing in the Modelathon to help them make the most of the software available.

The event will be held at the Ridge, Ranmoor Village, Sheffield and run over three days; Monday 24th – Wednesday 26th August 2015. Participation in the event is only £100, including; accommodation (also at the Ridge), all meals and refreshments. Travel costs will have to be covered by participants. On the 1st evening there will be a BBQ which will be a great time to network and mingle with like-minded individuals – fingers crossed for some good weather.

So if you are a PhD students or Post-doctoral researcher working in the area of biomechanics, computational modelling or image-based computer simulations this could be an amazing chance for you to not only work as part of a team to collaboratively overcome specific multiscale modelling obstacles, but learn new skills and make new friends along the way. There is also a £100 voucher up for grabs for each member of the winning team – so what are you waiting for?

To register your interest in the event simply email Jaye Taylor, MultiSim Communications Officer: j.l.taylor@sheffield.ac.uk – and provide her with the following information:

  • Your background and expertise – 300 words (max.)
  • What can you bring to the Modelathon – 300 words (max.)

The deadline for registration is 1st April 2015 – Successful candidates will be informed by 15th April 2015.