Professor Takahiko Fujita (Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering) will serve as Leader of the Japanese team at the 56th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Thailand Competition, which will be held in July in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The IMO is a contest which seeks to encourage and expand the talent of students who are interested in arithmetic and mathematics. Established in 1959, the IMO is open to high school students and younger students from throughout the world. The contest is held in a different country every year.
Professor Fujita also serves as Managing Director of the Mathematical Olympiad Foundation of Japan. At the IMO, Professor Fujita will lead the Japanese team of six high school students who posted outstanding results at the Japan Mathematical Olympiad.