Russian students won four gold medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics


ABBYY has announced that a team of Russian students won first place at the XXIV International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), held in Italy. For the first time in eight years, the Russian students won four gold medals.

International Olympiad in Informatics (International Olympiad in Informatics, or IOI) — is one of the world’s most prestigious annual competitions in programming, which is held under the patronage of UNESCO and IFIP. In the competition teams from around the world, consisting of four members and two executives for two days solve algorithmic problems.

Russia at the Olympics this year represented by four students: Maxim Akhmedov and Oleg Ivanov from Moscow, Egor Suvorov of St. Petersburg and Alexei Gordeev from Perm. All of them are winners of the All-Russian Olympiad in Informatics, 2012.

The composition of the national team of Russia decided on summer training camp in preparation for the International Olympiad in Informatics, where two weeks of hard guys solved the problems of programming and lectures. ABBYY specialists from students learned about what lies at the heart of machine learning and pattern recognition texts, what methods are used in these technologies and how they are used. Upon termination fees jury selected members of the Russian team.

ABBYY supports many educational projects and is committed to increasing the level of education students in computer science. The company opened its chair at MIPT and State Humanitarian University, the training programs are continually being developed. In addition, every year, thousands of school children and students from across the country take part in online programming competition ABBYY Cup. ABBYY has carried out a series of public seminars ABBYY Open, where the world’s scientific experts talk about computational linguistics, and implements other projects.


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