Based on the concept of a ‘hackathon’, teams will compete in a 3 day ‘modelling’ event. The 3 challenges will be based on the subject of multiscale biomechanics within the musculoskeletal system and teams will have access to state-of-the-art techniques and software to help them overcome the multiscale problems.
With only a short time until the Modelathon begins we have some exciting announcements, such as the participation of 5 amazing industry experts, including our key sponsor, Simpleware (software provider). Other industry participation comes from; Smith and Nephew (medical device manufacturer), NVIDIA (software and hardware provider), Simulia (software provider) and Ansys (software 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 available software.
The Modelathon is being held at the Ridge, Ranmoor Village, Sheffield and will run from Monday 24th – Wednesday 26th August 2015. There is set to be a great attendance at the event with PhD students and Post-Doc researchers joining the Modelathon from all over the world. Participants have experience in the areas of biomechanics, computational modelling and image-based computer simulations, so competition will be tough.
This will be amazing chance for the participants to not only work as part of a team – collaboratively overcoming specific multiscale modelling obstacles, but learn new skills and make new friends along the way. There is also a £100 Amazon voucher up for grabs for each member of the winning team – so it’s game on for the competing teams!
Good luck to all participants and a massive thank you to involved industry members – we can’t wait to see you all at the Modelathon.
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