Gennady Korotkevich

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Gennady Korotkevich
Korotkevich ITMO.jpg
Korotkevich in 2014.
Born (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 26)
Other names"tourist" (handle); Gena (diminutive)
CitizenshipBelarusian
EducationITMO University
Years active2005–
Known forProgramming prodigy; highly ranked sport programmer from an early age

Gennady Korotkevich (Belarusian: Генадзь Караткевіч, Hienadź Karatkievič, Russian: Геннадий Короткевич; born 25 September 1994) is a Belarusian competitive programmer who has won major international competitions since the age of 11, as well as numerous national competitions. His top accomplishments include six consecutive gold medals in the International Olympiad in Informatics[1] as well as the world championship in the 2013 and 2015 International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. As of December 2018, Gennady is the highest-rated programmer at CodeChef,[2] Topcoder,[3] AtCoder[4] and HackerRank.[5]

Biography[edit]

Korotkevich was born in Gomel (Homiel), southeastern Belarus. His parents, Vladimir and Lyudmila Korotkevich, are programmers in the mathematics department at Francysk Skaryna Homiel State University. At age 6, he became interested in his parents' work. When he was 8, his father designed a children's game he could use to learn programming.[6]

His mother consulted departmental colleague Mikhail Dolinsky, who gave Korotkevich a small book to read. Dolinsky, one of the top computer science teachers in Belarus, recalled, "A month went by, and then another one ... No news from Gena. Then suddenly Lyudmila comes by and brings me a programming notebook: when summer and football were over, her son sat at the computer. As a second-grader at a national competition, he took second place, which gained him an automatic entry into a technical university without taking any entrance exams. Somehow he solved the problem of a body immersed in water. At that time, Gena didn't even know about Archimedes' principle of buoyancy."[6]

Korotkevich first gained global attention when he qualified for the 2006 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) at the age of 11, a world record by a large margin.[7]

He took the silver medal at his first IOI event and received gold medals from 2007 to 2012. To date, he is the most successful competitor in IOI's history.[8]

At the 2009 IOI in Plovdiv, the then 14-year-old Korotkevich said of his success, "I try various [strategies], and one of them is the right one. I am no genius. I am simply good at it." He said he spent no more than three to four hours each day at the computer, and his preferred hobbies are football and table tennis.[9]

In the fall of 2012, he moved to Russia to attend ITMO University. In the summer of 2013, he helped ITMO defeat Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Tokyo to win the 37th International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, held in St. Petersburg.[10] He also won the annual Google Code Jam from 2014 to 2020.

In a 2014 interview, Korotkevich said he was unsure of his career plans after graduation. "What happens next is yet to be decided," he said. "I don't have any concrete or long-term plans. I've only finished my sophomore year at university. For me, it's important to get an education first and then decide about working. Maybe I'll go into science. But again, I really have not decided yet."[7]

In a 2017 interview, Korotkevich said "I've gotten job offers from Google and Yandex several times, but didn't take them... I am getting a Masters in Computer Science at ITMO, afterward I think that's what I'll do. [sic]" [11]

In 2019, Korotkevich was a PhD student at ITMO.[12]

Career achievements[edit]

[19]

Codechef Snackdown :

Codeforces powered tournaments
  • Rockethon — 2014, 2015 winner[27]
  • ZeptoCodeRush - 2014 third place,[27] 2015 winner[57]
  • Looksery Cup — 2015 winner[27]
  • VK Cup: 2012 3rd place[58] (individual), 2015 winner[59] (team), 2016 1st place (team).[60]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "CodeChef User | CodeChef". codechef.com. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Top Ranked Algorithm Competitors". Topcoder. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. ^ "AtCoder Ranking". atcoder.jp. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Leaderboard". HackerRank. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b Violetta Dralyuk (1 September 2011). Геннадий Короткевич – белорусский гений спортивного программирования [Gennady Korotkevich: Belarusian sport programming genius] (in Russian). Tut.By. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b Yelena Safronova (24 August 2014). Самый юный и известный программист Беларуси Геннадий Короткевич рассказал о своих победах, планах и мечтах [Youngest, most famous programmer in Belarus Gennady Korotkevich talks about his victories, plans and dreams] (in Russian). BELTA. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  8. ^ "IOI Hall of Fame - Gennady Korotkevich". International Olympiad in Informatics. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  9. ^ "I am no genius, I am simply good at it" (PDF). International Olympiad in Informatics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Standings". ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Геннадий Короткевич: "Меня не раз звали в Google, но работа мне пока не нужна" - Rusbase". rb.ru.
  12. ^ "Лауреат премии «ТОП 50. Самые знаменитые люди Петербурга» Геннадий Короткевич: Поражение тоже стимулирует победы". news.itmo.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  13. ^ Роман Савкив (1 August 2014). "Белорусский вундеркинд Короткевич второй год кряду стал сильнейшим программистом на "Яндекс.Алгоритм"" (in Russian). TUT.BY. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
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  41. ^ Наталья Старченко (20 August 2009). "Загреб брал, Каир брал, Пловдив… взял!" (in Russian). True Gomel. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
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  44. ^ "Belarus prodigy Karatkevich again won the international competition of programmers" (in Russian). Interfax.by. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
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  49. ^ "IPSC 2017 Online Standings — IPSC". ipsc.ksp.sk.
  50. ^ "Challenge 24 2013 Results". ch24.org.
  51. ^ "Challenge 24 2014 Results". ch24.org. Archived from the original on 26 November 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  52. ^ Marathon24 2015 Global Standings
  53. ^ "Deadline24 2016 Results of the finals". deadline24.pl. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  54. ^ "Scoreboard - Round 1B 2012 - Google Code Jam". code.google.com.
  55. ^ "IMC2015 individual results". imc-math.org.uk.
  56. ^ "IMC2015 team results". imc-math.org.uk.
  57. ^ Виктор Корсун (15 April 2015). "ZeptoLab Code Rush 2015: итоги чемпионата по спортивному программированию" (in Russian). App2Top.ru. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
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  59. ^ VK Cup 2015 - Finals Archived 28 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  60. ^ "Положение - VK Cup 2016 - Финал - Codeforces". Codeforces.

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