Australia’s informatics team has continued its tradition of stellar international performances at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Azerbaijan.
The IOI was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from August 4-11 and official results have now been released. The Australians competed against teams from 86 other countries, scoring one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the competition.
It’s the first time since 2016 that all four Australians have medalled. Gold medallist Angus Ritossa placed 9th out of 327 competitors. The full results were:
- Angus Ritossa, year 12: Gold Medal
- Timmy Yao, year 12: Silver Medal
- Tunan Shi, year 11: Bronze Medal
- Ryan Wang, year 11: Bronze Medal
Held over two competition days, teams are given three tasks to complete each day, and must design algorithms to produce the correct output from a given data input. Points are awarded for producing the correct output, the efficiency and speed of the algorithm and creativity. The Australian Maths Trust has been supporting teams competing in the International Olympiad in Informatics since 1992. Full results for 2019 and previous years here.
“I would like to congratulate our IOI team on their great result and thank Josh Lau and Kevin Tran for all their efforts in training and supporting the team,” said Nathan Ford, AMT CEO. “It’s a wonderful result that shows just how strong our young problem-solvers are here in Australia.”
The Olympiad programs are funded through the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. The Olympiad programs are also supported by the Trust’s National Sponsor of the Australian Informatics and Mathematical Olympiads, Optiver.