## Contact Info

Mail: IDEA MATH, P.O. Box 338

Exeter, NH 03833-0338

Mobile Phone: (603)686-1706

Fax: (603)772-2336

Email: info@ideamath.org

**IDEA MATH STAFF **

**Senior instructors **

**Dr. Zuming Feng, Academic Director**

**Mathematics Instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy (1995-present)****US IMO Team Leader (2003- 2013)****US IMO Team Deputy Leader (2000 - 2003)****Academic Director of Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) (2003 - 2013)****Coach of the US IMO Team (1997- present)****Member of the USAMO Committee (1999 - present)****MAA Sliffe Award winner for Distinguished Teaching in 1996 and 2002****Academic Director of the Awesome Math Summer Program (2006 - 2009)**

**TIM Group (Global)****Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 2012)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2009)****IMO Gold Medalist (2006)****IMO Bronze Medalist (2003, 2004, 2005)****Balkan Math Olympiad Silver Medalist (2004, 2005)****Editor at Mathematical Reflections Online Journal (2006-2009)**

**Microsoft Research New England****Ph.D, MIT****Graduate student, Department of Economy, MIT MOSP instructor****Harvard University (class of 2008)****Putnam Fellow (2001, 2002, 2003)****IMO Gold medalist (1998, 2001)****IMO silver medalist (1999)****MOSP member (1998, 1999, 2001)**

**A professional statistician trained at Beijing University and University of Waterloo, has a long history with math coaching
and math competition. Her first TA assignment while pursuing her PH.D in Statistics was tutoring undergraduate students for Putnam
competition. Later, she rediscovered her love for teaching mathematics and solving math problems when her own kids showed great
interests in math and problem solving. She has been coaching math students since 2009 for Mathcounts, AMC, AIME and USA(J)MO competitions.
She was the founding coach of the IL/IN Area team for 2013 HMMT(Feb). The team achieved overall 14th in their first year
and then 8th place overall the year after. When she was in high school, she also participated actively in math competitions in China.
She earned first class award in National High School Math Competition of China (1985) and first place in AHSME(1984). **

**Mathematics Instructor, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM)(1991-2007)****Member, MATHCOUNTS Question Writing Committee (2005-2008)****AP Calculus Reader, Educational Testing Service (ETS) (2000-present)****Instructor, Awesome Math Summer Program (2008, 2009)****Ann Simmons Alspaugh Faculty Award, OSSM (2005)****Faculty, Mathematics Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) (2002)****Mathematics Mentor, Study of Exceptional Talent (SET) at Center for Talented Youth (CTY), Johns Hopkins University (JHU) (1994-1998)****Curriculum Writer, CTY Young Student Summer Math Program (1995)****Instructor, CTY Summer Program (1993)****MAA Sliffe Award winner for Distinguished Teaching in 1992****Senior Coach, China Mathematics Association Olympiad Committee (1988-1990)**

** Zachary Franco, MD PhD MPH is a retired circus performer and number theorist with Erdos #2. Currently a board-certified physician,
in his spare time Dr. Franco teaches math at the Houston Math Circle and HOOT (Houston Olympiad Training) programs.
He is also on the NYCIML Board of Directors and a Collaborating Editor for the American Mathematical Monthly Problem Section.
He was on staff at summer programs such as HCSSiM, MOP, CTY and USAMTS. After his PhD work at Berkeley,
as a math professor at Butler University Dr. Franco began to coach gifted high school students, several of whom
attended MOP. Dr. Franco has fond memories of Stuyvesant HS where he co-captained a math team which produced 10% of that year's USAMO
qualifiers. He was one of two perfect scorers at ARML, won USAMTS and also attended HCSSiM and MOP. At Harvard (AB,AM),
he was on the Putnam team as a junior and made the top 10 as a senior. **

**Mathematics Department Chair teacher - Jonas Clarke Middle School, Lexington, MA****Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching 2002****Coach of National MATHCOUNTS champions 2012-2013****Coach of New Hampshire State MATHCOUNTS champions 2001-2006****Coach of Masschusetts State MATHCOUNTS champions 2007-2013****Coach of IMLEM state champions 2007 - 2013****MAA Sliffe Award winner for Distinguished Teaching 2008 (middle school)****MAA Sliffe Award winner for Distinguished Teaching 2009 (high school)****Raytheon MathMovesU - Math Hero Award winner 2008****Phillips Exeter Academy- Honoring Early Educators award winner 2006**

**ARML problem authoring committee member (1998 - present)****AMC advisory panelist and problem author (1999 - present)****AIME committee member (2004 - present)****Instructor at Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) (2004 - present)****USAMO qualifier (1995)**

**Professor of Mathematics and Director, Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa State University****MOSP Instructor, 1995-8****Deputy Leader, IMO Team, 1997-8****Chair CAMC, 2002-8****AIME Committee Chair, 1987-93****Editor of Problem Section of Mathematics Magazine, 2000-2009****Leader, ISU Math Circle, 1999-2012****Problem Committee, 2001 IMO, Washington DC****Outstanding Graduate Mathematics Teacher, ISU, 1999, 2011**

**Senior (Independent) Financial Analyst, recently working for**- PNC (September, 2012 - Present)
- Fannie Mae (May, 2005 - August, 2012)

**PH. D in Mathematics, Department of Mathematic, Johns Hopkins University****Master of Computer Science and Engineer, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University****Instructor, CTY Summer Program (1994)****Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) (1995-1996)****Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematic, Johns Hopkins University (1990-1996)****Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Beijing Normal University (1986-1990)**

**VP, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM)****22 years physics teaching experience for gifted and talented students.****Taught mechanics, electricity & magnetism, Thermal physics, waves and optics, modern physics I and II at both college and high school levels.****Coached 8 members of the US Physics Olympiad team in different years, including one gold medal winner in the international physics Olympiad. Coached OSSM school team for national physics bowl contest and won 10+ national championships.****Coached Saudi Arabia National Physics Team for 2013 International physics Olympiad****Experienced for organizing summer students/teachers program and for teaching these summer programs in 20 years.****Nine years experience as a administrator in a boarding high school for gifted and talented students.**

**Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University****US IMO Deputy Team Leader (2004)****MOSP instructor (2004, 2008, 2009)****IMO silver medalist (1999)****Ph.D., Princeton University**

**Art of Problem Solving****Harvey Mudd class of 2012****USAMO qualifier (2006-2008)****USAMO honorable mention / MOSP participant (2007-2008)****MOSP grader (2009-2010)****Putnam top 100 (2008-2009), group N1 (2009)****CHMMC codirector and problem writer (Fall 2010)****World Puzzle Championship participant (2010)**

**Associate professor – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee****Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies 2012-2015****Math Circle leader since 2011****Mentor for undergraduate research****Math Club adviser since 2013****Instructor for mathematical modeling, differential equations, analysis and problem solving courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels****Problem editor for the MAA Wisconsin Section high school competition since 2013****Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year – UWM, 2015****UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2007****UWM Foundation and Graduate School Research Award, 2005**

**Mathematics/Statistics teacher: Marian High School, Framingham, MA****Retired math/statistics/computer science teacher: Lexington H.S., Lexington, MA 1997-2013****APSI (AP Summer Institute): Presenter in AP Statristics: 2008-2013****Edith May Sliff Award for distinguished math teaching: 2003 and 2007****Siemans AP Teacher national award recipient: 1998****Math club advisor: Lexington H.S. 2007-2013****Math club advisor: Marian H.S. 2013-present****Assistant to Eastern Mass ARML team 2010-2014****48 years experience teaching mathematics**

**Mathematics Instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy (2007-present)****PEA Summer Session Department Chair (2008-present)****Table Leader, AP Calculus****New Teacher Award, Phillips Exeter Academy, 2010****MA, PGCE, Oxford University**

**Mathematics Instructor – Madison College, Madison, WI 2000-2013.****Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Richland Center, Wisconsin, since 1985; Associate Chairman, Department of Mathematics, 1989 -2000.****Chair, Mathematical Association of America (WI) 2005.****Member, AMATYC Student Math League Test Development Team since 2008.****Member, Question Selection Committee, American Mathematics Competition 8.****State Director, American Mathematics Competitions (WI) since 1988.****Distinguished Teacher of the Year 2005, Madison Area Technical College.****Outstanding Employee of the Year 2004, Madison Area Technical College.****Certificate of Meritorious Service 1988, Mathematical Association of America.**

**Currently teaches calculus and computer science at C. E. Jordan High School (Durham, NC).****New Jersey Distinguished Student Teacher Award (2014)****Princeton University (Class of 2013, department of mathematics)****Winner of Princeton's Andrew H. Brown Prize, awarded to the outstanding junior in mathematics****MOSP grader (2013), participant (2007, 2008)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2011, 2012)****USAMO Honorable Mention (2008, 2009).**

**Math Teacher – Sycamore School, Indianapolis, IN 5th – 8th grade****M. A. in Mathematics, Indiana University****Coach of National MATHCOUNTS Individual champion 2012****Coach of Indiana State MATHCOUNTS champions 2010, 2011, and 2012****Seven National MATHCOUNTS qualifiers (2009 – 2013)****Sixteen Middle School AIME Qualifiers (2009 – 2013)****Four Middle School USAJMO Qualifiers (2009 – 2013)****Director Sycamore Summer Math Academy****Raytheon MathMovesU – Math Hero Award winner 2011****1994 National MATHCOUNTS Competitor (22nd place)**

**Trent Tormoehlen is in his 6th year teaching and coaching math at Sycamore School in Indianapolis.
He teaches 5th – 8th graders subjects ranging from Pre-algebra to Pre-calculus. In 2007, he earned an M.A.
in Mathematics from Indiana University. His MATHCOUNTS teams have finished 1st three times in the last 5 years.
Seven of his students have qualified for the National MATHCOUNTS competition including two-time countdown
competitor and 2012 National Champion Chad Qian. Sixteen of his students have qualified for the AIME and 4
of his students have qualified for the USAJMO. In 1994, Trent finished 22nd at the National MATHCOUNTS competition.
**

**PH. D in Mathematics, Department of Mathematic, University of Pittsburgh (2001)****M. S. in Mathematics, Purdue University (1996)****B. S. in Mathematics, Peking University (1983)****Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Peking University (1983-1994)****Silver medal, Chinese national math competition (1978)****Instructor, Chinese mathematics Olympiad program (1986)****Senior (Independent) Financial Analyst (2008 to present)****Director, Commonfond Mathematic modeling (2007-2008)****Vice President, SunTrust Bank Mathematic modeling (2006-2007)****Vice President, Mellon Bank Mathematic modeling (2004-2005)****Vice President, Mellon Bank Mathematic modeling (2004-2005)****Assistant Vice President, Citi Bank information Business (2003-2004)**

**Associate Professor of Mathematics, Penn State � New Kensington, 1979-present****Chair, MAA Committee on the American Mathematics Competitions, 2008-present****USA Math Olympiad grader, 2002-present****Chair, AMC 12 Contest Subcommittee, 2001-2008****Co-editor, The Contest Problem Book VII and The Contest Problem Book IX, MAA****Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching, Penn State University, 2009****Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State � New Kensington campus, 1985****Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh**

**Has been in education for 19 years. Born and raised in a small rural community in Rock Point, Arizona. Rock Point is a Navajo
community on the Navajo Indian Reservation. She attended Fort Lewis College (Colorado) where she majored in Secondary Education.
She became a Mathematics teacher at Rock Point High School in 1997. She later taught at two other high schools,
Many Farms High School (Many Farms, AZ) and Red Valley/ Cove High School (Red Valley, AZ) on the Navajo Indian Reservation.
She holds graduate degrees: MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and a MA in Educational
Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.
She had the opportunity to hold several administrative jobs as an Exceptional Education Coordinator (K-12),
Dean of Instruction (High School), K-12 Principal but she continues to find her greatest passion to
teach high school Mathematics and help Navajo children to be enthused about learning math and to encourage them to be active in the Math Circle.
She is grateful to be back in the classroom today at Newcomb High School, Newcomb, NM! **

**Mathematics Instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy (1987 - present)****MAA Sliffe Award winner for Distinguished Teaching in 1989****ARML executive board member (1975 - 1995)**

**Mathematics Instructor, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) (1994-2007)****Coach of MATHCOUNTS, American Math Contests 8, 10, and 12 tests (AMC 8, AMC 10, and AMC 12), Math League Contests, American Invitational Math Exam (AIME), and American Regional Math League (ARML) (1990-present)****Instructor, Awesome Math Summer Program (2008, 2009)****Outstanding High School Teacher Award given by University of Chicago (1999)****Teacher, Especially Influential in Student Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1998)****Teacher, Most Influential in Development of Student Scientific Career, Westinghouse Science Talent Search (1998)**

**L.E. Dickson Instructor in Mathematics, University of Chicago****Ph.D, MIT****Harvard class of 2006****Gates Cambridge Scholar 2007****MOSP member(2001, 2001)****MOSP grader (2004)****Putnam Exam 6th place (2004)**

**Instructor, the Saudi Arabia national teams for Mathematics Olympiad (2012)****Instructor, the California mathcounts team -- National Champion (2011)****Trained the Bay Area PMWC teams(2008)****Ph.D. Caltech (1997)****M.S., Caltech (1991)****Perfect Scores, AIME and AHSME (1987)****First Class Prize, National High School Mathematics Competition of China (1986)****Second Class Prize, National High School Physics Competition of China (1986)**

**Visiting scholars**

**Math Instructor, Colégio Etapa (Brazil) (1998-present)****MOSP Instructor (2010, 2011)****Brazil IMO Team Leader (2009)****Brazil IMO Deputy Leader (2004, 2008)****Academic Director of the Brazilian Math Olympiad (2008-2011))****Academic Director of the Brazilian IMO Training Camp (2003-present)****Chair of the Problem Selection Committee, Iberoamerican Olympiad (2008, 2010)****Chair of the Problem Selection Committee, Cono Sur Olympiad (2010)**

**PhD student, MIT Department of Mathematics****MIT (Class of 2010)****Canadian IMO Team Deputy Leader (2008)****Putnam Fellow (2006, 2008, 2009)****IMO Gold Medalist (2005)**

**Instructors**

**Secondary School Math Teacher in CO (2010-present)****RMMTC member (2011-present)****University of Denver (Class of 2011)****University of Colorado Boulder (Class of 2010)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2006)**

**
John Berman is a third year graduate student in mathematics at the University of Virginia, with a bachelor's degree from MIT.
He has been involved in math competitions since middle school, receiving a gold medal at the 2009 IMO. He has since returned
to the IMO three times: in 2013-14 as an observer, and in 2015 as the Deputy Leader for the winning USA IMO team.
In addition to his work at MOSP and Idea Math, as a graduate student John has been involved with outreach to local middle
and high school students. Outside of mathematics, John has a variety of academic interests including linguistics and history,
and non-academic interests including hiking and cooking.
**

**(2014 - Present) Professor. Coach & Coordinator of Mathematics Competitions. Archimedean Academy, FL, USA****(2015) Guest Instructor. Combinatorics. AwesomeMath Academy, TX,USA****(2015) Cuba Deputy Leader. XXX Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad, Puerto Rico****(2013 - 2014) Instructor. Centro-American and Caribbean Math Olympiad and IMO. Cuba Training Program****(2012) Assistant Editor. Journal Mathematical Reflections****(2009) Instructor. Ordinary Differential Equations. CUJAE****(2006 - 2008) Teaching Assistant. Calculus and Mathematical Analysis. University of Havana. Cuba.****(2004 - 2008) Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics. University of Havana, Cuba****(2008) Winner of Contest “Math History and Culture Seminar”. University of Havana. Cuba****(2005) Bronze Medal. VIII Iberoamerican Mathematical Olympiad for University Students**

**Caltech (Class of 2012)****MOsP Grader (2008, 2010)****Putnam Top 24 (2010)****ACM ICPC World Finals (2008)****IMO Gold medalist (2006)**

**UC Berkeley Class of 2019****California Piano Evaluations Panel State Finals (2015)****ARML 9th Place Individual(2014)****ARML 1st Place Team (2013, 2015)- MOP 2014**

**MIT Class of 2014****AIME qualifier 2007-2010****USAMO qualifier 2009****Founder and co director of Exeter Math Club Competition****Exeter Math Club Captain**

**MIT Class of 2019****Google Code Jam Finalist (2015)****APMO Gold Medalist (2015)****IOI Gold Medalist (2014)****APMO Silver Medalist (2013)****IMO Gold Medalist (2012)****IMO Silver Medalist (2011)**

**MIT (Class of 2018)****IMO Gold Medalist (2014)****USAMO Winner (2014)****Harvard-MIT Math Tournament Problem Czar (2014 -- present)**

**KSEA Math Competition winner (2014)****Lexington High School (Class of 2017)****Lexington High School Robotics Captain****Member of Lexington High School Math Team****Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall for Orchestra (2014)**

**Ross Mathematics Program Counselor (2009)****US Physics Team (2007-2008)****USAMO Honarable Mention, IMO Team Selection Candidate (2006)****MOSP Member (2005-2006)****USAMO Qualifier (2004-2008)****Bay Area Mathematical Olympiad grand prize (2008)****National MATHCOUNTS 8th Place Written (2004)**

**Harvard University (Class of 2017)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2013)****National mock trial competitor (2012 and 2012)****Founder of Exeter's Fellowship Program, independent research program (2011)****Orating Coach (2009 - present)**

**Harvard University Class of 2017****2009 MathCounts Written top 4****IMO Gold (2012, 2013), Silver (2010)****IOI Silver (2013)****USAMO Winner (2010, 2012, 2013)****MOP attendee (2010, 2011, 2012)****USA Physics Team Invitee (2011, 2012, 2013)****NCSSM Math Club Captain (Led team to HMMT and PUMaC)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2017)****Math Prize for Girls Bronze Medalist (2015)****USACO Gold Division (2016)****AIME Qualifier (2014-2016)****MathCounts National Finalist (2012, 2013)****Phillips Exeter Academy Varsity Soccer**

**MIT (Ph.D. program, department of mathematics)****Caltech (Class of 2012)****Apostol Teaching Award, Caltech (2012)****Putnam Fellow (2012)****MOP participant (2005, 2008)****USAMO winner (2008)****AMC 12, AIME Perfect Scorer (2008)****Mathcounts Nationals top 4 (2004)**

**University of Cambridge (Class of 2017)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2014)****Tournament Director, Exeter Math Club Competition (2014)**

**Phillips Exeter class of 2019****From Exeter NH****Phillips Exeter Concert Band Member (Trumpet)****PEA ARML Team 2016**

**Caltech, PhD (2014 - present (expected graduation 2019)) in algebraic geometry/number theory****Microsoft (2012 - 2014) - Software Developer, Bing Ads****MIT (class of 2012)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2008)****IMO Silver Medal - 2007, 2008****IMO Bronze Medal - 2006****Balkan MO Silver Medal - 2007, 2008**

**Ph.D Student, MIT Dept. of Mathematics****Gates Cambridge Scholar, 2011****Harvard, Class of 2011****IMO Gold Medalist, 2007.****USAMO Winner, 2005, 2007**

**Carnegie Mellon University(Class of 2015), Knaster-McWilliams Scholarship****IOI Gold medal(2011)****USAMO HM(2010, 2011)****MOSP member(2008, 2009, 2010)****APMO Silver medal(2009), Gold medal(2010)****USA team member for RMM(2010)**

**National MathCounts Top 25% (2012, 2013)****Future City National Competition Qualifier (2012)****NASA Space Settlement Contest 3rd Place, Large Team (2013)****HMNT Second Individual (2013)****AMC 10 Perfect Scorer (2015)****AIME Qualifier (2013-2016)****USAJMO Qualifier (2015)****USAMO Qualifier (2016)****ARML PEARL A1 Team Member (2014-2016)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2017)****Avid Yo-yoer**

**Carnegie Mellon University (Class of 2016)****Knaster-McWilliams Scholarship****Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Class of 2012)****MOSP member (2009, 2010, 2011)****National MATHCOUNTS Top 12 Written (2008)**

**Mathematics Instructor, Chongqing Bachuan International School of Science and Mathematics. (2015-present)****Fellow Teacher, Teach For China(TFC). (2012-2015)****Bachelor of Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology. (2008-2012)**

**MIT Class of 2019****USAMO Winner (2013)****MOP Attendee (2012, 2013, 2014)****IOI Gold Medalist (2014, 2015)****USA Physics Team Qualifier (2013, 2014, 2015)**

**Harvard College (Class of 2016)****Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Class of 2012)****Mathcounts National Countdown (2008)****MOSP member (2009, 2010, 2011,2012)****HMMT Overall Champion (2011,2012)****IMO Gold (2010, 2011), Silver(2012)**

**MIT (Ph.D. program, department of mathematics)****Princeton University (class of 2011)****Putnam Math Competition 10th place (2008), honorable mention (2009)****International Math Competition "First Prize" (2008, 2009)****International Linguistics Olympiad First Prize (2007)****MOSP participants (2004, 2005, 2007), grader (2008)****USAMO winnner (2007)****MATHCOUNTS National Champion (2003)**

**Harvard University (Class of 2015)****MOSP member (2008)****USAMO qualifier (2007-2011)****Research Science Institute member (2010)****AMC 10 State Winner (2006), AMC 12 State Winner (2010-11)****MathCounts State Champion (2007)****Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra member (2004-11), Concertmaster (2008-11)****U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts (2011)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2017)****Math Prize for Girls Participant (2015, 2016)****Phillips Exeter Varsity Swimming Co-Captain (2017)****Phillips Exeter Yearbook Editor-in-Chief (2017)**

**MIT (Class of 2018)****Dulles High (Class of 2014)****USAJMO qualifier (2010, 2012)****USAMO qualifier (2013)****USA Physics Olympiad semifinalist (2013)****ARML Texas Gold Team (2010-2012)****Texas UIL Champ (2011-2013)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2014)****IMO Gold Medalist (2012)****USAMO Winner (2011, 2012)****invited to the US Physics Team (2012, 2013)****Head Problem Writer, Exeter Math Club Competition (2013)**

**MIT Class of 2020****The Hockaday School Class of 2016****AIME qualifier 2014-2016****Track and field athlete and cooking enthusiast**

**Harvard University (Class of 2017)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2013)****Triam Udom Suksa School, Thailand (Class of 2012)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2013)****USAMO winner (2013)****IMO Gold medalist (2012)****IMO Silver medalist (2009, 2010, 2011)****APMO Silver Certificate Recipient (2012)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (2016)****Phillips Exeter Academy Math Club Instructor (2014-2015)****AIME Qualifier (2010-2015)****AMC 12 Distinguished Honor Roll (2015)****Interests: Squash, Golf, Finance**

**Massachusetts Institute of Technology (class of 2015)****International Physics Olympiad 4th Place (2010)****USAMO qualifier (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)****US Physics Team member (2008, 2009)****Research Science Institute member (2009)****MOSP member (2007)****MATHCOUNTS 2nd Place Written (2006)**

**MIT Class of 2020****The Hockaday School Class of 2016****AIME qualifier 2014-2016****Track and field athlete and cooking enthusiast**

**Carnegie Mellon University, computer science department(class of 2016)****Lexington High School, class of 2012****USAMO qualifier (2009-2012)****MIT PRIMES research student (2011)****American Computer Science League nationals (2011-2012)****USA Physics Olympiad semifinalist (2012)****Problem Czar and Co-director of Lexington Math Tournament (2012)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (class of 2013)****Carnegie Mellon University (Class of 2017), Knaster-McWilliams Scholarship****Co-founder at Expii, Inc.****Online Math Open Co-founder and Co-director (2012, 2013)****IMO silver medalist (2013)****USAMO winner (2011, 2013)****USACO finalist (2011, 2012, 2013)****Phillips Exeter Varsity Squash (2013)**

**Carl Lian is a second-year undergraduate majoring in mathematics at MIT, where he also counts music and education
among his secondary fields of study. Hailing from Lexington, MA, he participated in numerous math competitions
throughout middle and high school, but has had even more fun on the "other side": he founded and directed the
Lexington Mathematical Tournament in 2010 and 2011, and is entering his third year of service on the Harvard-MIT
Mathematics Tournament's officer team. In addition, his passion for mathematics has always been coupled with one for
teaching: he has taught for Idea Math since 2011 and currently serves as a mentor for MIT PRIMES Circle,
supervising reading projects in mathematics for talented high school students from Boston-area city schools.
An avid pianist and chamber musician, Carl hopes one day to play Beethoven's complete set of piano sonatas.**

**Elaine Lin is a proud member of the MIT class of 2018. Growing up in Norwalk, CT, Plymouth, MN, and Lexington, KY,
she first began participating in math competitions in middle school because of the free cookies at practices and later
became a two-time Kentucky State MathCounts champion. She moved to Sanford, FL after finishing middle school and
continued pursuing mathematics: she was a MOSP attendee, Siemens Regional Finalist, and PROMYS ARML Scholar.
In addition to solving problems, she loves teaching mathematics. She coached and co-sponsored MathCounts at Sanford
Middle throughout her high school career and twice led the team to get second at the State competition. In her spare
time, Elaine enjoys cooking and baking cookies for math team practices. **

**MIT (Ph.D. program, department of mathematics)****Cambridge University (CASM, 2009)****Harvard University (class of 2008)****IMO gold medalist (2001, 2002, 2004)****International Olympiad in Informatics gold medalist (2002, 2003)**

**Principal Software Engineer, Citrix Systems Inc. (1999-Present)****M.S. Rice University (1997)****Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Computer Science, Rice University (1994-1997)****B.S. University of Science and Technology of China (1994)****Meritorious Winner team in MCM (Mathematics Contest in Modeling) (1994)****First Class Prize, National High School Physics Competition of China (1990)****First Class Prize, National High School Mathematics Competition of China (1990)****Chinese Mathematics Winter Camp (Chinese version of MOSP) participant (1990)**

**Maria Monks is currently a mathematics Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley. Her interest
in mathematics began in middle school, when she began excelling in math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS, and later
in high school competitions such as the USAMO. She was a two-time MOSP qualifier, and went on to become a MOSP grader
and instructor after high school. Finding that she loved teaching mathematics as much as solving problems, she also
became a two-time coach of the USA China Girls' Math Olympiad Team, a mentor at Girls' Angle, an Art of Problem Solving
instructor, and IDEA MATH staff. She earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from MIT, where she also served as the
head problem writer for the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament.
When she is not teaching or thinking about mathematics, Maria can often be found running, playing the piano,
reading, or hiking.**

**Harvard University (Class of 2015)****Saratoga High School (Class of 2011)****USACO Gold Division (2010-2011)****AIME qualifier (2008-2011)**

**IMO golden medalist (2010, 2011)****IMO silver medalist (2008, 2009)****Intel Science Talent Search champion (2011)****Putnam Fellow (2011, 2012)****Acknowledged for most creative USAMO solution (2008, 2009)****MOSP student (2007-2011) and grader (2012-2013)****MOSP Singing Troupe pianist (2009-2013)****Collects and creates olympiad-type problems for Monthly Contest at Berkeley Math Circle (2007-2013) and gave lectures on their solutions (2008-2009)****Duluth REU participant (2010, 2012)****Solved two open research problems, one in linear algebra and one in number theory (2008, 2009)****Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion (2007)**

**Ph.D., Columbia University****Mathematics Instructor and MathTeam Coach, The Hotchkiss School (2005-present)****Coach MATHCOUNTS, Salisbury Central School****Mathematics Instructor, Phillips Exeter Academy (1995-1997)****Founder, Northwest Corner Math Circle**

**Mathcounts National Champion (2012)****Harvard-MIT Invitational Competition Top Ten (2013)****USAJMO winner (2014)****EMCC Problem Committee Head (2014)****EMCC Tournament Director (2015)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2016)****MIT (Class of 2020)**

**Dartmouth College (Class of 2020)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2016)****Phillips Exeter Academy Math Club Instructor (2015-2016)****USAJMO Honorable Mention (2014)****USAJMO Qualifier (2011-2014)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2017)****PEA Math Club Instructor (2016)****USAJMO Qualifier (2012-2015)****AIME Qualifier (2012-2016)****AMC 10 perfect scorer (2015)****ARML Tiebreaker (2015)****HMNT November Individual 1st Place (2013)****USAPhO Semifinalist (2015)****USACO Gold Contestant (2016)**

**Mathcounts National Team Champion (2013)****NIMO/OMO Problem Writer (2014-present)****USAJMO Winner (2015)****USA IMO TST Group (2015-2016)****Phillips Academy (Class of 2018)**

**Teaching Fellow in TFC(Teach For China) for 2 years****Staff in Qizhen Education****Outstanding Scholarship at Wuhan University**

**MIT (Ph.D. program, department of mathematics)****Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 2013)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2009)****USAMO Winner (2009)****USAMO Qualifier (2005-2009)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2009, 2010)****HMMT Problem Czar (2011)****PEA Student Council President (2008-2009)**

**Massachusetts Institute of Technology Class of 2017****Lexington High School Class of 2013****USAJMO Honorable Mention Winner (2009)****MIT PRIMES research student (2012-2013)****Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 4th place team award (2012)****Problem Czar of Lexington Math Tournament (2013)**

**Harvard (Ph.D. program, department of mathematics)****Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 2013)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2009, 2011)****IMO gold medalist (2009)****2nd Place Canadian Math Olympiad (2009)****USAMO Honorable Mention (2008)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2015)****IMO Medallist (2010 - Bronze, 2011 - Gold, 2012 - Gold, 2013 - Gold))****Exeter Math Club Competition Problem Committee Member (2012, 2013)****USAMO (Qualifier 2007 and 2008, Honorable Mention 2011, 2008Winner 2012 and 2013)****Canadian MO (2008, 2009, 2010 - 1st, 2011 - 3rd, 2012 - 2nd, 2013 - 2nd)**

**MathCounts National Champion (2013)****Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad Gold Medal (2013)****Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (2014)****USA Computing Olympiad Finalist (2015)****Exeter Math Club Competition Problem Committee Head (2016)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2018)****MOP (2016)****USAJMO Qualifier (2012,2014,2015)****USAJMO Honorable Mention (2015)****USAMO Qualifier (2016)****USACO Finalist (2014)****ARML Tiebreaker (4th place in 2015)****Mathcounts National Countdown Qualifier (2013, 2014)****Canadian MO Honorable Mention (2014)**

**MIT (Ph.D. program, department of mathematics)****Harvard University (class of 2010)****IMO silver medalist (2006)****2nd Place Intel Science Talent Search (2006)****International Physics Olympiad gold medalist (2005)****USAMO winner (2005)**

**Princeton University (Class of 2013)****Winner of Princeton's Andrew H. Brown Prize, awarded to the outstanding junior in mathematics****Enrolled in Princeton's Teacher Preparatory Program****MOSP grader (2013), participant (2007, 2008)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2011, 2012)****USAMO Honorable Mention (2008, 2009)**

**MIT (Class of 2020)****MOSP Participant (2014)****USACO Platinum Division****USA Math Talent Search Perfect Scorer (2013)****Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist (2016)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy Class of 2017****USAJMO Qualifier 2014****AIME Qualifier 2012-2016****MathCounts National Participant 2013****PEA ARML Team 2016****Swimmer, Guitar Player, and Sports Enthusiast**

**Acton-Boxborough Regional High School (Class of 2017)****USAJMO Qualifier (2014-2015)****USAMO Qualifier (2016)****USACO Gold Division (2015-2016)****National Science Olympiad: Chemistry Lab: 1st (2016)**

**MIT (Class of 2017)****Problem Czar for the Harvard-MIT November Math Tournament (2013)****Ladue Horton Watkins High School (Class of 2013)****Ladue Math Club Instructor (2011-2013)****Co-Director and Co-Head Problem Writer for the Online Math Open (Fall 2012, Winter 2013)****RMM Gold Medalist (2012)****IMO Gold Medalist (2013)**

**MIT (Class of 2019)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2015)****USAJMO Winner (2013)****MOSP Member (2013)****PEA Frisbee Team Co-captain**

**USAMO Winner (2014)****Canadian IMO Team, Bronze Medal (2013,2014)****USAMO qualifier (2012,2013,2014)****AIME qualifier (2010-2014)****National Mathcounts Qualifier (2011)**

**MIT Class of 2020****MOP participant (2015)****USACO Platinum participant (November 2015 - present)****USAMO qualifier (2015, 2016)****AMC 10 perfect scorer (2014)**

**Phillips Exeter Academy Class of 2016****USAJMO Qualifier (2013, 2014)****USACO Finalist (2013)****USAPhO Qualifier (2015)****EMCC Problem Committee Head (2015)****Mathcounts Nationals Qualifier (2012)**

**MIT Class of 2019****Phillips Exeter Class of 2015****Phillips Exeter Varsity Squash Captain; Two-time MVP****USACO Silver Division****USAJMO Qualifier****Mathcounts National Finalist**

**MIT (Class of 2016)****Phillips Exeter Academy (Class of 2012)****Romanian Masters of Mathematics Bronze medal (2012)****MOSP member (2009, 2010, 2011)****USAMO Honorable Mention (2011, 2012)****US Physics Team semifinalist (2010, 2011, 2012)****Putnam Honorable Mention (2013)**

**MIT class of 2019****Lakeside Upper School (Seattle) class of 2015****International Linguistics Olympiad gold medal, 2015****USAMO Honorable Mention, 2013-2015 (MOSP in 2013, 2014)****Saturday school math TA/teacher, 2011-2015****Mathcounts 3rd/4th place, 2011**

**MIT Class of 2016****USAMO qualifier 2008-2012****MOSP invitee 2009-2011**

**2016.1-2016.6 Research assistant. Center for Computational Science, Tulane University****2013.1-2013.12 Course instructor. Business School, School of Science and Engineering****2010.8-2015.12 Ph.D. in mathematics, Tulane University****2010.8-2013.12 M.S. in statistics, Tulane University****2006.9-2010.7 B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Nanjing University, China****2005 Second class prize, National High School Mathematics Competition of China**

**Corporate Counsel - IP, Mentor Graphics Corporation****J.D. Boston College Law School****Author/co-author, 27 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals****Co-Principal Investigator of $1.2M NSF-funded project on Nanotechnology, Cornell University (2001-2005)****Ph.D. (Chemical Physics) Johns Hopkins University****Ernest M. Marks Award for excellence in instruction and research, Johns Hopkins University (1994)****Junior Faculty Member, Physics Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing (1990-1993)****B.S. in Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing (Graduated with highest honor)**

**Stanford Class of 2020****Colorado Academy (Class of 2016)****Colorado ARML A Team (2014,2015)****MathCounts Coach (2014,2015)****State Mock Trial Competitor (2015)****Steinway Piano Concerto Competition Winner (Colorado) (2015)**

**MIT (Class of 2019)****USAJMO Qualifier (2011-2013)****AIME Qualifier (2011-2015)****Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalist (2015)****Siemens Competition Semifinalist (2014)****USABO Semifinalist (2014-2015)**

**Harvard University (Class of 2015)****IMO Silver Medalist (2010)****USAMO 1st place (2010)****MOSP member (2008, 2009, 2010)****US Physics Team invitee (2009, 2010)****International Linguistics Olympiad Silver Medal (2010, 2011)****Siemens Competition national 4th place 2010**

**Lexington High School (Class of 2017)****USAJMO Qualifier (2015)****AIME Qualifier (2013-2016)****Lexington Math Team Captain (2015-2016)****MIT PRIMES Circle (2015)****Co-Director for Lexington Math Tournament****Lexington Fooligals Frisbee Captain (2015-2016)**

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**Harvard University (class of 2015)****Phillips Exeter Academy (class of 2011)****Founder of Seattle Infinity Math Circle****MOSP member (2008, 2009)****CGMO Gold Medalist (2009)****US CGMO Team Member (2008)****USAMO Qualifiers (2007, 2008, 2009)****MATHCOUNTS national Finalist (2006, 2007)**

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**MIT Class of 2019****The Hockaday School Class of 2015****Texas ARML team (2012-2014)****AIME qualifier (2012-2015)****MathCounts student coach****Basketball player, guitar player, violist, and artist**

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**Princeton University (Class of 2018)****St. Mark's School of Texas (Class of 2014)****USAJMO Qualifier (2010 - 2012)****USAJMO Honorable Mention (2012)****USAPhO Semifinalist (2013 - 2014)****USACO Gold Division (2012 - 2014)****Texas ARML Gold Team (2010-2014)**

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**Harvard Class of 2020****The Hockaday School Class of 2016****AIME qualifier 2014-2016****Dancer, cellist**

**MIT (Class of 2016)****Problem Czar for the Harvard-MIT November Math Tournament****Putnam Math Competition top 16****Bergen County Academies (Class of 2012)****MOSP Participant (2009, 2011)****USAMO perfect scorer (2012)****Bergen County Academies Math Team Captain (2012)****Co-founder and co-director of the Online Math Open**

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