Former IOI Olympians

Australia’s participation in the International Olympiad in Informatics is directed by the Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee, a subtrust of the Australian Mathematics Trust. Any information on whereabouts of the Olympians below would be appreciated and can be directed to Mike Clapper. It is suggested at least degrees (inc University) awarded, years, and current activity would be of interest at a minimum. Anyone who has a home page which they would like to hot-link, please advise your URL.

2017 Tehran, Iran

Richard Gong, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Gold
Selected for the second time. See 2016.

Charles Jameson, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 12, Silver

Jerry Mao, Caulfield Grammar School, VIC, Year 11, Gold
Selected for the third time. See 2015.

Angus Ritossa, St Peter’s College, SA, Year 10


2016 Kazan, Russia

Richard Gong, Sydney Grammar School, NSW, Year 11, Silver

Jerry Mao, Caulfield Grammar School, VIC, Year 10, Silver
Selected for the second time. See 2015.

Declan McDonnell, Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
Selected for the second time. See 2015.

Belinda Shi, Methodist Ladies’ College, VIC, Year 12, Bronze

The Australian IOI team with their medals, from left: Jerry Mao, Richard Gong, Declan McDonnell and Belinda Shi.

The Australian IOI team with their medals, from left: Jerry Mao, Richard Gong, Declan McDonnell and Belinda Shi.


2015 Almaty, Kazakhstan

Michael Chen, Scotch College, VIC, Year 12, Silver
Selected for the fifth time. See 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Ishraq Huda, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Gold, fifth place
Selected for the third time. See 2013 and 2014.

Jerry Mao, Caulfield Grammar School, VIC, Year 9, Bronze

Declan McDonnell, Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze

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The 2015 Australian IOI team with their medals, from left: Jerry Mao, Declan McDonnell, Ishraq Huda, and Michael Chen.


2014 Taipei, Taiwan

Michael Chen, Scotch College, VIC, Year 11, Silver
Selected for the fourth time. See 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Oliver Fisher, Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Gold

Ishraq Huda, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Gold, a perfect score and equal first place
Selected for the second time. See 2013.

Ray Li, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
Selected for the second time. See 2013.

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The team after the Closing Ceremony with their medals from left: Associate Professor Ben Burton (Australian representative, IOI Scientific Committee), Jarrah Lacko, Team Leader, Michael Chen, Ishraq Huda, Taiwanese team guide, Oliver Fisher, Ray Li and Robert Newey, Deputy Team Leader.


2013 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Michael Chen, Scotch College, VIC, Year 10, Silver
Selected for the third time. See 2011, 2012.

Ishraq Huda, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 10, Bronze

Ray Li, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Silver

James Payor, The Kings School, NSW, Year 12, Silver

[Australian Team]

The team after the Closing Ceremony with their medals from left: Michael, Ray, Ishraq and James.

Note: As host country, Australia was permitted to have an unofficial Team B, whose members were:

Adrian Goldwaser, Melbourne High School, VIC, Year 11

Joshua Lau, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12

Nicholas Laver, Hunter Christian School, NSW, Year 12

Austin Tankiang, North Sydney Boys High School, NSW, Year 11


2012 Lake Garda, Italy

Michael Chen, Scotch College, VIC, Year 9, Bronze
Selected for the second time. See 2011.

Daniel Goldbach, Emanuel School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze

Joshua Lau, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Silver

Nicholas Laver, Hunter Valley Christian School, NSW, Year 11

[Australian Team]

The team after the Closing Ceremony from left Nick, Joshua, Daniel and Michael.


2011 Pattaya, Thailand

Michael Chen, Scotch College, VIC, Year 8, Bronze

Eliot Courtney, Como Secondary College, WA, Year 12, Bronze

Evgeny Martynov, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
Selected for the third time. See 2009.

Robert Newey, Cobar High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
Selected for the second time. See 2010.

[Australian Team]

The team with their medals after the Closing Ceremony from left Jarrah, Michael, Evgeny, Robert, Eliot and Christopher.


2010 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Luke Harrison, Normanhurst Boys High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
Started studying Computer Science at UNSW in 2011.

Evgeny Martynov, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
Selected for the second time. See 2009.

Robert Newey, Cobar High School, NSW, Year 11

Kenneth Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12
Selected for the second time. See 2009.

[Medallists]

After having arrived at the Closing Ceremony venue here they are also with Team Leader Bernard Blackham (left) and Deputy Jarrah Lacko (second from left).


2009 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Daniel Berger, Moriah College, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
Started studying Computer Science at UNSW in 2010.

Evgeny Martynov, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 10, Bronze
Still at school and selected for the third time in the 2011 team.

David Tian, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12

Kenneth Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze
Started studying Computer Science at UNSW in 2011.

[At Closing Ceremony]

The team at the Closing Ceremony, from left Daniel Berger, Evgeny Martynov Kenneth Wong and David Tian.


2008 Cairo, Egypt

Xi Chen, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
In 2009 started studying Computer Science at UNSW.

Jarrah Lacko, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
Selected for the second time. See 2006.

Jack Murray, De la Salle College Malvern, VIC, Year 12, Gold
Selected for the third time. See 2006.

Harry Slatyer, Narrabundah College, ACT, Year 12, Silver
Started a PhB at ANU in 2009.

[At Closing Ceremony]

The team after the Closing Ceremony with their medals, from left Xi Chen, Jack Murray, Harry Slatyer and Jarrah Lacko.


2007 Zagreb, Croatia

Christopher Chen, Carey Baptist Grammar School, VIC, Year 12, Gold
Selected for the third time. See 2005.

Alex Mathews, Como Secondary College, WA, Year 12, Bronze
Started studying Computer Science at UWA in 2008.

Angus McInnes, De la Salle College, VIC, Year 12, Bronze
Since 2008 studying computer science at the University of Melbourne.

Jack Murray, De la Salle College, VIC, Year 11, Silver
Selected for the second time. See 2006.

[At Closing Ceremony]

Photographed immediately after the Closing Ceremony are, from left Alex Mathews, Christopher Chen, Australian Ambassador to Croatia Tracy Reid OAM, Jack Murray, and Angus McInnes.


2006 Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Alan Alpert, Brisbane Grammar School, QLD, Year 12
Later worked with Nokia.

Christopher Chen, Carey Baptist Grammar School, VIC, Year 11, Gold
Selected for the second time. See 2005.

Jarrah Lacko, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 10, Silver
In 2009 started studying Computer Science at UNSW.

Jack Murray, De la Salle College, VIC, Year 10
In 2009 started studying Computer Science at UNSW. Later worked with Google.

[Team]

The team, from left Alan Alpert, Jarrah Lacko, Christopher Chen, and Jack Murray after the Closing Ceremony.


2005 Novy Sacz, Poland

Christopher Chen, Carey Baptist Grammar School, VIC, Year 11
From 2008 to 2010 studyied computer science at the University of Melbourne, gaining an undergraduate degree. Started studying postgraduate Computer Science at UNSW in 2011. Has also worked with Google.

Alexander Davies, Anglican Church Grammar School, QLD, Year 12, Bronze
In 2006 Alexander commenced study for PhB at the Australian National University. Later at Cambridge.

Ramana Kumar, Canberra Grammar School, ACT, Year 12
Selected for the second time. See 2004.

Chris Leong, James Ruse Ag High School, NSW, Year 12
In 2009 studying Honours, Computer Science, University of Sydney. In 2012 working as Software Engineer with Freelancer.com.

[IOI 2005 Team]

From left Alexander Davies, Chris Leong, Ramana Kumar and Christopher Chen, after the Closing Ceremony.


2004 Athens, Greece

Christopher Butner, Anglican Church Grammar School, QLD, Year 12

Patrick Coleman, St Peter’s College, SA, Year 11
Selected for the second time, see 2003.

Ramana Kumar, Canberra Grammar School, ACT, Year 11

Giancarlo Salamanca, Wesley College, VIC, Year 11
Selected for the second time, see 2003

[IOI 2004 Team]

From left Patrick Coleman, Giancarlo Salamanca, Dr Benjamin Burton (Team Leader), Christopher Butner and Ramana Kumar.


2003 Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

David Barr, The King’s School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
In 2004 started studying Computational Science at the ANU. He graduated with Bachelor of Science (Computer Science dbl. maj.) at ANU in 2010. In May 2011 he is working with Google in Sydney.

Patrick Coleman, St Peter’s College, SA, Year 11, Bronze
Graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Adelaide, and in 2009 works for Google in Sydney.

Alex Flint, Glenunga International High School, SA, Year 11
Selected for the second time. See 2002.

Giancarlo Salamanca, Wesley College, VIC, Year 10, Bronze

[IOI 2003 Team]

The team is seen photographed with Mr Gary Nairn MP, Chairman of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Science and Innovation, from left Patrick Coleman, Alex Flint, Giancarlo Salamanca and David Barr, before departure.


2002 Yong-In, Korea

David Ananian-Cooper, St Peter’s College, SA, Year 12
In 2003 started a combined law/science course at the ANU on a scholarship. In his science component he had in 2006 completed a combined pure mathematics/theoretical physics major in 2006 and later completed the law degree. In 2009 he is working as a lawyer.

Clarence Dang, Caringbah Selective High School, NSW, Year 12
Clarence studied for and completed, in the years 2003 to 2006, a Bachelor of Software Engineering degree at UNSW. He won the University Medal and obtained 1st Class Honours. In October 2007 he moves to Redmond WA, to work on Windows, at Microsoft.

Alex Flint, Glenunga International High School, SA, Year 11
In 2004 started studying Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Adelaide. In 2009 he has completed this degree and is proceeding to a PhD at Oxford University.

David Greenaway, Mosman High School, NSW, Year 12, Silver
Selected for the second time. See 2000.

[Australian Informatics Team]

Australia’s team after Closing Ceremony. From left Alex Flint, David Ananian-Cooper, Clarence Dang, Dr David Clark (Deputy Leader), David Greenaway (with Silver Medal) and Ben Burton (Leader).


2001 Tampere, Finland (74 countries)

David Burburan, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
Later worked at Altium.

Troy Cruickshank, The Heights School, SA, Year 12
In 2002 commenced a Bachelor of Information Technology (Advanced Computer and Information Science) (Honours) at the University of South Australia.

Adam Kerz, Lismore High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze

Cameron Patrick, Carine Senior High School, WA, Year 11, Bronze
Studying Philosophy and Pure Mathematics at the University of Western Australia since 2003.

[Team]

In the picture, from left, are Troy Cruickshank, Cameron Patrick, Adam Kerz and David Burburan after the medal-awarding ceremony.


2000 Beijing, China (70 countries)

Peter Hawkins, Canberra Grammar School, ACT, Year 12, Bronze
Selected for the second time. See 1999.

David Greenaway, Mosman High School, NSW, Year 10, Bronze
In 2003 David commenced studying Computer Science at the University of New South Wales. In 2006 he undertook an Honours year and won the University Medal.

Min-Zhao Lee, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 11, Bronze

David Liu, Brisbane Grammar School, Qld, Year 12

[Team]

In the picture, from left, are Peter Hawkins, David Greenaway, Min-Zhao Lee and David Liu after the medal-awarding ceremony.


1999 Antalya, Turkey (62 countries)

David Cooper, Carine Senior High School, WA, Year 12
David completed a B Eng (Software Eng) at Curtin University. In 2004 he commenced a PhD in Software Engineering at Curtin.

Nigel Dahlenburg, Birdwood High School, SA, Year 12

Peter Hawkins, Canberra Grammar School, ACT, Year 11, Bronze
In 2001 Peter commenced a Science degree at the University of Melbourne. In 2005 Peter has graduated and is planning to study for a PhD. Later researching at Stanford.

Ka-Shu Wong, James Ruse Agricultural High School, NSW, Year 12, Bronze
In 2000 Ka-Shu commenced a Science degree at the University of New South Wales. In 2005 he graduated, winning the University Medal, and is enrolled in a PhD at the University of New South Wales in Computer Science. IN 2009 he has completed his PhD and works for Open Kernel Labs, Zomojo.

[Australian Informatics Team]

Australia’s first team, from left Dr Robbie Gates (Team Leader), Nigel Dahlenberg, Peter Hawkins, Ka-Shu Wong, David Cooper, Ben Burton (Deputy Team Leader) and Sandra Brownscombe (Manager).


1992 Bonn, Germany

(This IOI was attended under a selection process initiated from the results of the Toowoomba based school teams competition)

Barry Brannan, Launceston College, TAS, Yr 11, Bronze

Ivan Hamilton, Colo High School, NSW, Yr 11, Bronze
In 2003 Systems Analyst for a pharmaceutical company, juggling systems and numbers.

Soren John Henriksen, Belmont High School, NSW, Yr 12, Silver
In 2003 works for Centre for Integrated Dynamics and Control at University of Newcastle