Modeling Project

General information

  • The modeling project is optional and to take it you must register.
  • It counts for 25% of the final grade whether you take it or not.
  • In the project you will work on a modeling problem in a group of 4-5 students over a period of 3 weeks.
  • The results can be found on blackboard.

Tentative time line

Registration deadline: 28.10.
Problems published: 28.10.
Preparations: (1) Read carefully the information on this page.
(2) Read the proposals and start thinking about the project.
(3) Arrange a meeting in the project group to discuss and possibly divide tasks.
Presentation and Questions: 31.10.
Help sessions: 31.10. - 15.11.
Presentations: 16.11.
Deadline for the reports: 18.11.
Help sessions (tentatively) (check also the FAQ page):
Day Date Time Room
Wednesday 31.10. 10:15-12:00 R9
13:15-14:00 Nullrommet
Friday 02.11. 10:15-12:00 R3
Tuesday 06.11. 14:15-16:00 Nullrommet
Wednesday 07.11. 10:15-12:00 R9
13:15-14:00 Nullrommet
Thursday 08.11. 10:15-12:00 Banachrommet
Friday 09.11. 10:15-12:00 R3
Tuesday 13.11. 10:15-12:00 Nullrommet
Wednesday 14.11. 10:15-12:00 R9
13:15-14:00 Nullrommet


  • We will have groups of 4-5 students. You may either register a group of 3 or 4 persons, or you may register 1 person without a group.
  • Persons without any group will be added to existing groups to form 5 person groups or new groups will be formed.
  • The link for the registration can be found on blackboard.
  • A list of the different project groups can be found on blackboard.

Project description

Each group delivers

  1. A written report 5-10 pages long.
    • The report can be either English or Norwegian.
    • Send me (Markus) the report in PDF-format by email.
    • Name the report: ReportG??.pdf where ?? is replaced by group number (e.g. ReportG02.pdf).

  2. A 6 minutes presentation in front of class (do not prepare more than 4-5 slides)
    • Email the slides (PDF) to me (Markus) at least 1 hour before the presentations start.
    • Name the file: SlidesG??.pdf where ?? is replaced by group number.
    • The slides have to be in PDF format.
  • Do not use names or candidate numbers! Only group numbers and student numbers of its members.

How to work

  • Manage your time:
    • Expected total time per person: About 3x12=36 hours.
    • Try to plan, focus, and limit the work so that you get some results in the expected time without using many extra hours.
    • Imagine you work in a company and the group is given 3 weeks and 36 hours per member to finish the project (some results, report, presentation). Do your best with these constraints.
  • Focus - at least to begin with. You are not expected to work on all the questions/projects.
  • You can present partial results.
  • Try and fail is ok as long as you do not cover up.
  • You may discuss across the groups, but reports and presentations must be made independently.
  • You may use any literature you find, but you must give references to the source!
  • Do not copy from any source without understanding the material first!


  • Do not use too much time during your presentation.
  • Language: Norwegian or English
  • Vote for best presentation: Anonymous, one vote per group, can not vote for your own group.
    Counts positively towards the grade.
Schedule (Friday 16.11., room R3)
Time Group
10:15-10:18 Welcome
10:18-10:24 1
10:24-10:30 2
10:30-10:36 3
10:36-10:42 4
10:42-10:48 5
10:48-10:54 6
10:54-11:00 7
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-11:21 8
11:21-11:27 9
11:27-11:33 10
11:33-11:39 11
11:39-11:45 12
11:45-12:00 Voting
2018-12-17, Markus Grasmair