Final tally of results (preliminary numbers)

Here is the final tally:

1. Individual contest (86 participants from 17 countries)

a. individual medals

2 golds: student from Bulgaria, student from Poland
8 silvers: Rebecca Jacobs + 7 more students
12 bronzes: Sergei Bernstein, John Berman, Alan Huang + 9 more students
20 honorable mentions: Morris, Daryl, Vivaek, Anand + 16 more

b. highest average

Russia M

c. best solutions

problem 1 (tie) – student from Russia M, Alan Huang
problem 2 – student from Russia M
problem 3 – student from South Korea
problem 4 (tie) – students from Russia M, Poland, Bulgaria
problem 5 – John Berman

2. Team contest (23 teams from 17 countries)

1 gold – USA Red (Rebecca, Anand, Morris, Alan)
1 silver – South Korea 1
1 bronze – Russia M

3. Overall statistics:

a. by medal count (individual + team)

USA 5 1+1+3 (tie)
Poland 5 1+1+3 (tie)
Russia 4 1+2+1
Bulgaria 3 1+1+1
Estonia 2 0+1+1
Korea 2 0+0+2
India 1 0+1+0
Latvia 1 0+1+0
UK 1 0+0+1

b. by medal count (individual only)

the following teams got at least one honorable mention but no
medals: Latvia, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany

c. by total prizes (medals + best solution awards + highest-average)

Russia 8
USA 7
Poland 6
Bulgaria 4
South Korea 3
Estonia 2

NB! All counts above are based on my personal notes. Changes are
possible.

NB! The scores above have not been broken down into individual
teams. I will post this information when I get it from the organizers.

Day 4

There were two lectures in the morning.
Then some free time and then the awards ceremony which just started.

There are expected to be about 2 to 4 gold medals, close to 10 silvers and close to 10 bronzes in the individual contest. Plus a few team medals for the team event as well as a team cup for the best collective team score at the individual event.

The ceremony is in the main aula of the university. It was built in 1702 by Prussian Jesuits

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IOL 2009 in progress

This year with 23 teams representing 17 countries, the contest is in
progress in Wroclaw, Poland.
The problem sets were very hard.
There will be results in less than 48 hours.

IOL-7
home page with a lot of photos.

July 5 2009

http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8767.html

New book on Networks

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/26/qt/germany_s_ailing_universities

Germany’s ailing universities

http://www.flightstats.com

Flight Stats (live)

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/07/02/cpr.cardiac.arrest/index.html

Cardiac Arrest

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_roam

Right to roam

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09178/980284-298.stm

No stimulus money for Pitt and Penn State

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/is-free-free/

Is free free? About the debate between Chris Anderson and Malcolm Gladwell

http://www.cra.org/ccc

http://www.youtube.com/computingresearch

The Computing Research Association – top videos

http://creativeclass.com/whos_your_city/maps/#The_Singles_Map

The singles map

http://plato.asu.edu/LockhartsLament.pdf

A mathematician’s lament

http://www.cccblog.org/2009/06/27/cifellows-status-report/

CIFellows Status Report

http://www.jsonline.com/features/health/48692952.html

Faculty disclose outside payments: Some UW doctors get 6-figure sums from drug, medical firms

http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2009/06/new-features-on-google-books.html

New features on Google Books

http://beta.technologyreview.com/computing/22773/

Extracting Meaning from Millions of Pages

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/16/science/16angi.html

Gut Instincts Surprising Role in Math

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/15/which-way-is-the-dancer-spinning/

Which way is the dancer spinning?

http://www.comdig.org/article.php?id_article=31803

Font with holes

http://programminghumor.blogspot.com/2009/02/evolution-of-programmer.html

Evolution of the programmer

http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=15308838044

Il etait grilheure

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1497

The 1,000,000th English word? Not.

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/03/rankings

‘Manipulating,’ Er, Influencing ‘U.S. News’

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1178

If research papers had a comments section

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=847

Seminar bingo

http://www.sixwordstories.net/

Six word stories

http://www.cra.org/ccc/initiatives

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/10/1984-george-orwell

1984

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-06/nep_newsocialism?currentPage=all

New socialism online?

http://yury.name/webguide/

Web guide

http://www.autonlab.org/tutorials/

ML tutorials

http://www.usenix.org/event/wowcs08/

Workshop on Organizing Workshops, Conferences, and Symposia …

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/RVHIDdRKeVQ/Tetris-Turns-25

Tetris at 25

http://wave.google.com/

Google Wave

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/21/google

The Evolving Google Library

http://ergodicity.net/2008/02/11/ee-toolkit-topics/

EE Toolkit topics

http://www.wired.com/culture/culturereviews/magazine/17-06/nep_googlenomics?currentPage=all

Googlenomics

23 may 2009

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/08/2046215&from=rss

IBM patents 40-minute meetings

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-05-12-best-speeches_N.htm

Commencement speech database

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/05/white-house-launches-datagov-and-seeks-advice-on-transparency/

data.gov

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreakonomicsBlog/~3/fIxhyROY8z8/

Google’s employee retention algorithm

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/the-downside-of-sexy-science/

Recent evolution of scientific areas

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/21/qt/the_cost_of_letting_medical_residents_get_a_little_sleep

High costs of letting medical residents sleep more

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132972

Google adds tools to help search users dig deeper

http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/abandoned/

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/featured/abandoned-stations-new-york-subway/10924

Abandoned subway stations in NYC

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/05/15/cifellows-program-for-new-computing-phds-is-launched/

http://cifellows.org

CIE fellows

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/sJcb2g9lTF4/article.pl

How Google scans books

http://www.salon.com/ent/feature/2009/05/15/cannes/index.html

Cannes opens

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520097,00.html

Low Pay One of Many Difficulties Facing Regional Pilots

http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/infosys-award-08/

Infosys award goes to Jon Kleinberg

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/20071021/free-my-phone/

Free my Phone

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/22585/

Wolfram Alpha and Google Face Off

http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html

Wolfram Alpha

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/print/6208

IARPA at UMD

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/music/chi-0510-old-rockersmay10,0,4659107.story

Leonard Cohen’s concert

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/05/10/faith_based/index.html?source=rss&aim=/opinion/feature

It’s time for Obama to listen to his mama

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23513/

E-mailaholics: how to tell if you’ve got the habit

http://www.metrolyrics.com/every-strangers-eyes-lyrics-roger-waters.html

Every Stranger’s Eyes – Roger Waters lyrics

http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/datasets

A large collection of data sets

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2009/04/22/feniosky-pe-mora-named-seas-dean

New Columbia SEAS Dean

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/traveltips/05/05/rental.car.fees/index.html

Rental Car Fees

http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2009/04/14/christian_nation/index.html?source=rss&aim=/opinion/feature

America is not a Christian nation

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/nyregion/15columbia.html?_r=1

Columbia to Finish Section of Campus, 113 Years Later

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/BFmwNNwPBCw/article.pl

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wolframalpha_our_first_impressions.php

Wolfram Alpha

http://www.iq.harvard.edu/blog/netgov/2009/05/chayes_on_interdisciplinarity.html

Interdisciplinarity in the age of networks

http://www.nap.edu/obama/

Pres. Obama addressing the National Academy of Sciences

http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu/blog/2009/01/07/marcel-just-and-tom-mitchell-appear-on-cbs-60-minutes/

Tom Mitchell’s research on “60 minutes”

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/28/1715258&from=rss

Social Networking Sites Getting Risky For Recruiting

http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/04/28/terry_eagleton/index.html?source=rss&aim=/books/review

Those ignorant atheists

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1893286,00.html?xid=rss-nation-cnn

Cash-Strapped State Schools Being Forced to Privatize

http://www.ur.umich.edu/0809/Apr27_09/21.php

U-M’s official response

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2009/04/president_obama_announces_members_of_science_and_t.php

Obama’s science and technology advisers

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/opinion/27taylor.html

Op-Ed: End Universities as We Know Them

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/technology/27jeopardy.html?_r=1&hp

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/0PlPBoY3dJw/article.pl

IBM to take on “Jeopardy”

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/3ZDMeFRKO7w/article.pl

Taleb

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/books/04/27/ayn.rand.atlas.shrugged/index.html

‘Atlas Shrugged’ author sees resurgence

http://cm2prod.baylor.edu/ICPCWiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Results%20World%20Finals%202009

ICPC rankings

http://www.smokefree.umich.edu

No more smoking at UM

http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2009/04/where-do-econ-phds-begin.html

Where do Econ PhDs begin?

http://www.librarything.com/work/7643

Linked – Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

http://www.librarything.com/work/675

Freakonomics – Steven Levitt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(book)

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

http://www.librarything.com/work/4214814

The Logic of Life – Tim Harford

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictably_Irrational

Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

http://www.librarything.com/work/17697

The wisdom of crowds – James Surowiecki

http://www.librarything.com/work/6382314

Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities – Ian Stewart

http://www.librarything.com/work/23826

Critical Mass – Philip Ball

http://curbed.com/archives/2009/04/06/it_happened_one_weekend_the_public_school_dilemma_coops_raising_fees_now_is_the_time_to_raise_prices.php

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1121

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1144

http://www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1147

Recent PhD Comics

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/02/guiding.light.canceled/index.html

“Guiding Light” out after 16,000 episodes

http://www.cra.org/ccc/locsymposium_slides.php

Computing Research that Changed the World:  Reflections and Perspectives

http://andrej.com/objectivism/

Become an Objectivist in Ten Easy Steps (with illustrations)

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2009/03/30/harvard_encourages_dusting_off_the_classics/

Harvard encourages dusting off the classics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

List of cognitive biases (LONG!)

http://www.sloan.org/fellowships/page/19

Sloan Fellowships

http://www.stanford.edu/about/facts/finances.html

The Stanford budget

http://columbiaspectator.com/2009/03/30/columbia-admits-most-selective-class-overall-rate-982-percent

Columbia admits its most selective class ever

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/03/23/coates

Knowledge Overload

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TimHarford/~3/538216143/

An extract from The Logic of Life by Tim Harford