Wei-Hwa Huang

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Wei-Hwa Huang (黃煒華, born August 4, 1975) is an award-winning American puzzler and member of the US Team for the World Puzzle Federation.

Huang was a member of the United States International Math Olympiad team in 1992 and 1993, where he was awarded a Silver Medal both years. He was a Putnam Fellow in 1993. Huang has won the annual World Puzzle Championship on four occasions: 1995 and 1997–1999.[1][2] He also won the 2008 Sudoku National Championship.

Huang graduated from Montgomery Blair High School[3] and the California Institute of Technology[4] and was an employee at Google until July 2008. One of his most famous projects was the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google, which was a set of 24 puzzles launched on April 17, 2006 in cooperation with Columbia Pictures.[5]

Huang submitted a crossword puzzle to the New York Times newspaper which was published on Tuesday, September 10, 2002.

Google gives their employees 20% of their time to work on personal projects. Much of Huang's time for August 2006 to December 2006 was spent on his puzzle gadget.


  1. ^ "World Puzzle Championship - WPC History". wpc.puzzles.com. 
  2. ^ Spice, Byron (1999-10-25). "Prince of Puzzles". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A6. 
  3. ^ "Montgomery Has 3 In Westinghouse's Top 10 Finalists". The Washington Post: B7. 1993-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Puzzlement". The New York Times: Section 6; Page 14. 1995-11-12. 
  5. ^ "The Da Vinci Code Quest Launches On Google". www.movieweb.com. 

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