As a high school student, Ivan attended Sydney Boys High School and participated in a wide range of mathematics competitions. His highlights include three consecutive perfect scores in the AMC, a bronze medal at the 2003 IMO in Tokyo and a gold medal at the 2004 IMO in Athens. In 2008, Ivan completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree with Honours at the University of Sydney. In 2014, he obtained a PhD in financial mathematics at the University of Sydney, in which his research focus was on stochastic game theory and multi-agent financial contracts.

During Ivan’s studies, he also worked as an intern at the National Australia Bank in the Market Risk Quantitative Support division. From 2014 to 2016, Ivan worked as an associate research fellow in the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics at the University of Wollongong. Currently he is a lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at Monash University and is part of the Monash Centre for Quantitative Finance and Investment Strategies. His current research is in the areas of financial mathematics, stochastic control and computational finance.

Over the years, Ivan has been heavily involved in various AMOC activities. Since 2005, he has attended over 20 AMOC training schools as a lecturer and was part of the mentoring program for the IMO team. From 2009 to 2013, he was the deputy leader of the IMO team, and was the acting leader in 2011. Ivan has been a member of the Senior Problem Committee since 2007. He was also author of the Puzzle Corner in the Australian Mathematical Society Gazette and the Problem Corner in the Asia Pacific Mathematics Newsletter.