Two Bangladeshi students– Syed Rubab Redwan and Ruhan Habib—have won bronze medal at this year’s International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), according to reports. Rubab, a student of Rajshahi University School, secured the position along with his teammate Ruhan Habib, who scored more than 240 points out of 600.
Rubab scored 254, while Ruhan scored 243, according to the official statistics collected from the IOI 2016 website. Taking place in Kazan, Russia, the 28th round of International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) was held from August 12-19. Bangladesh has been sending a contingent since 2005, with over 22 participants.
They have currently accumulated one silver and five bronze medals so far, according to IOI statistics. The IOI is a yearly IT competition for students, with the first IOI taking place in 1989. The tasks for contestants this year consisted of Detecting Molecules, Roller Coaster Railroad, Shortcut, Paint by Number, Unscrambling a Messy Bug and Aliens.
Each country participating at the IOI submits a team of four students, a team leader and a deputy team leader. Currently more than 300 students take part in the Olympiad every year, with more countries scheduled to join.
Students participate on an individual basis, with their cumulative scores over the two competition rounds being used to rank them on a list of participants. The highest ranked student overall is declared the absolute world champion and receives a special prize from the IOI.
The 29th International Olympiad in Informatics is scheduled to convene in the Iranian capital of Tehran in the year 2017.