Petr Mitrichev

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Petr Mitrichev
Petr Mitrichev after winning the Facebook Hacker Cup 2011
Petr Mitrichev after winning the Facebook Hacker Cup 2011
Native name Пётр Митричев
Born (1985-03-19) March 19, 1985 (age 29)
Citizenship Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University

Petr Mitrichev (born 19 March 1985) is a Russian competitive programmer who has won multiple major international competitions. His accomplishments include gold (2000, 2002) and silver (2001) medals in the IOI, gold medals (2003, 2005) in the ACM ICPC World Finals as part of the team of Moscow State University and winning Google Code Jam (2006[1]), the TopCoder Open (2006,[2] 2013), the TopCoder Collegiate Challenge (2006,[3] 2007[4]), Facebook Hacker Cup (2011,[5] 2013) as well as numerous national and online contests. He has achieved the highest rating ever among the Algorithm competitors of[6] and consistently ranks in the top two of the world. As of June 1st 2014, he is the highest rated Algorithm coder on Topcoder, and the fifth highest rated coder in the competitive programming website[7] as of April 10, 2013. He currently works at Google, where he works on the search engine[8] and helps to prepare Code Jam.[9]

Early life[edit]

Petr Mitrichev was born in 1985 in Moscow. At the age of 10, he started reading a lot of mathematical books and discovered that he had a special interest towards math.[10] He soon became fond of solving mathematical problems and puzzles. His teacher, Julia Lvovna Vorontsova noticed his keen interest in programming and invited him to attend the Computer Science Olympiad of the Northwestern District of Moscow, where he took fourth place, which qualified him for the Moscow programming Olympiad. At that same Moscow programming olympiad in 1997, Petr took sixth place. He participated in six Russian National programming olympiads for high school students, and won three of them - in 2000, 2001 and 2002.[citation needed] He also participated in six summer training camps and five winter training camps for the Russian IOI team.

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