International Olympiad in Informatics
Many congratulations to Zhaoxin Wang (Year 13, Upper Eighth) on his selection as one of four young students who will represent Great Britain at the 2012 International Olympiad in Informatics. Zhaoxin was chosen following his performance in the 2012 British Informatics Olympiad.
The International Olympiad in Informatics, which this year takes place in Italy in September, brings together teams from some 80 countries and involves solving problems by programming a computer in a fixed time. From the IOI site:
The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is one of the most recognized computer science competitions in the world. The competition tasks are of algorithmic nature; however, the contestants have to show such basic IT skills as problem analysis, design of algorithms and data structures, programming and testing. The winners of the IOI belong to the best young computer scientists in the world. The IOI is one of the International Science Olympiads. The primary goal of the IOI is to stimulate interest in informatics (computing science) and information technology. Another important goal is to bring together exceptionally talented students from various countries and to have them share scientific and cultural experiences.
In the early stage of the competition, Zhaoxin and five other Paulines were awarded distinctions.
Find out more about the British Informatics Olympiad and sample the questions Zhaoxin tackled successfully in the BIO 2012 final.