TakeAIM Competition

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Showcasing the work of early-career mathematicians and data scientists
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TakeAIM Competition


Established in 2011, the Smith Institute’s annual TakeAIM competition is an opportunity for university students to showcase their work on the industrial stage. TakeAIM’s goal is to highlight the crucial role mathematics plays in solving real-world problems while rewarding the academic exploration of future innovators who undertake pioneering research.

From medicine to manufacturing, security to social media, mathematics is evolving to play an increasingly fundamental role in the way we live. It is the fresh imagination and insights of young mathematical scientists that help to understand and predict the behaviour of physical, biological, and social systems in today’s ever-changing world.

This year

This year’s competition received over 60 entries from across Europe covering a wide range of sectors and applications. This breadth demonstrates the vast potential for mathematics and data science to help humanity solve some of its most complex challenges.

The 2024 TakeAIM competition was won by Kevin Michalewicz from Imperial College London for his fascinating work on Neural Networks for Antibody Design.

We will be announcing the dates for the 2025 competition later this year.

TakeAIM 2024 Winners

Past Winners

Take a look back at some of the competition's previous winners and runners up.

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