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Taiwan bags 2 gold medals, 1 silver, 1 bronze at IOI

Taiwan bags 2 gold medals, 1 silver, 1 bronze at IOI

The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Friday that Taiwanese students won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze in the 20th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Cairo, Egypt, the same result as last year.
The primary goal of the annual IOI is to stimulate students' interest in informatics (computing science) and information technology, and to bring together exceptionally talented students from different countries and provide them with a channel through which they can share scientific and cultural experiences.
The delegation of four students -- Yang Han-jie, Wu Zhe-yang, Hsu You-cheng, and Chen Shuo-fu -- was trained by Ho Rong-guey, a professor at the Graduate Institute of Information and Computer Education at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) , with the assistance of Greg Lee, Wu Cheng-chih, Wang Ting-chi and Chen Ling-jyh, professors at NTNU, National Tsing Hua University and Academia Sinica.
According to an MOE official, Yang, a silver medalist in last year's IOI, graduated from the Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School in June and has been admitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU).
Wu is set to enter the National Tainan First Senior High School, the official went on, while Hsu will enter his third year at the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal university.
Hsu recalled that his interest for program designing was sparked one day in elementary school when a computer virus destroyed all his documents and a favorite computer game. Since then, he has vowed to design his own computer games.
Chen graduated from the Kaohsiung Municipal Kaohsiung Senior High School this year and will enter his freshman year at the NTU's Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering in September, said the MOE official.
According to the MOE official, gold medalists Yang and Wu, silver medal winner Hsu and bronze medalist Chen will be awarded NT$200,000 (US$6,370), NT$100,000 and NT$50,000, respectively, after they return to Taiwan Aug. 28.
The eight-day Olympiad was scheduled to end Aug. 23 and next year's competition will be held in Bulgaria, the official noted.


Updated : 2021-04-11 16:11 GMT+08:00