Workshop on ‘Mathematical Modelling & Computational Thinking’
02Dec2018
Workshop on ‘Mathematical Modelling & Computational Thinking’
December 14  15, 2018
A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language. The process of developing a mathematical model is termed Mathematical Modelling (MT). Mathematical models are used in the natural sciences and engineering disciplines, as well as in the social sciences
Computational Thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics and dispositions. CT is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem solving across all disciplines, including the humanities, math, and science. Learning and practicing CT across the disciplines can result in visualisation of relationship between diverse subjects and situations.
The elements of CT, includes:
· Decomposition: Breaking down data, processes, or problems into smaller, manageable parts
· Pattern Recognition: Observing patterns, trends, and regularities in data
· Abstraction: Identifying the general principles that generate these patterns
· Algorithm Design: Developing the step by step instructions for solving this and similar problems
The Innovation Hub of RSC & Planetarium, Calicut proposes to organise a two day workshop on “Mathematical Modelling & Computational Thinking” during December 14  15, 2018. The participation is open to Students, Teachers and other interested persons from the field of Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Applications and Basic Sciences at UG & PG level. Interested teachers dealing with the subject at +2/ HSE can also apply. Participation will be free but with prior registration. A maximum of 50 will be registered for the event. There will be invited talks by experts, activity sessions, modelling challenge and contest, demonstrations of algorithms for sorting, searching, shortest path, Agent Based Modelling etc. Participation Certificate will be given to all participants who have attended the sessions.
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Resource:
Day 1: Dr. Satyananda Panda, Department of Mathematics, NIT, Kozhikode
Day 2: Dr. Chandrasekhan Lakshminarayanan, Department of Computer Science, IIT, Palakkad
Workshop Structure
Day 1 

Time 
Session Type 
Title of Activity 
Core content of the Activity 

10:30 – 11:30 
Invited Talk

Introduction to Mathematical Modelling 
Ø Need for Mathematical Modelling Ø Techniques Ø Classifications Ø Simple Illustrations 

11:45 – 13:00 
Invited Talk

Mathematical Modelling through Graphs 
Ø Basic concepts of Graph Theory Ø Directed, Signed & Weighted Graphs Ø Illustrations of models using Graphs 

14:00 – 15:00 
Hands On

Modelling Real life situation using Graphs 
Ø Shortest Path Problem Ø Searching Problem Ø Sorting Problem Ø Networks 

15:00 – 16:00 
Invited Talk

Mathematical Modelling using Difference Equation 
Ø Overview of Difference Equation Ø Need of using Difference equation using Mathematical Model Ø Models in Population Dynamics & Genetics Ø Miscellaneous Examples 

16:00 – 17:00 
Hands On

Modelling Real life situation using Difference Equations 
Ø Modelling uncertain /fuzzy Situation using difference equations 

Day 2 

10:30 – 11:30 
Invited Talk

Introduction to Computational Thinking 
Ø What is computational Thinking? Ø Four Corner stones of computational Thinking – Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Algorithm Ø Illustration 

11:45 – 13:00 
Hands On

Physical illustrations 
Ø Shortest Path Problem Ø Searching Problem Ø Sorting Problem 

14:00 – 15:30 
Invited Talk

Introduction to Agent Based Modelling 
Ø Agent Based Modelling (ABM) – What is it? Ø Tools & Techniques of ABM Ø Introductory Models  Fire Model  Traffic Model Ø Complex Models  Social Network Models  Spatial Models Ø When to use AGM Ø Creating AGM Models Ø Components of an AGM Models Ø Analysing, Verification, Validation & Replication 

15:45 – 17:00 
Hands On

Building a simple AGM 
