A mathematician reflecting on the International Olympiad in Informatics

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  • Article: A mathematician reflecting on the International Olympiad in Informatics
  • Author(s): Benjamin A. Burton
  • Journal: Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society 37 (2010), no. 1, 15-21

Abstract: In July 2013, students from 80–90 countries will descend upon Australia to take part in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). On the surface the IOI is a computer programming competition, but in fact it involves a great deal of both mathematical technique and mathematical creativity. In this short article we introduce the readers to the IOI and the mathematics within.

Download: http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/Gazette/2010/Mar10/CommsBurton.pdf (free)