Euxhen Hasanaj (‘19) Wins Second Prize at IMC 2019

August 07, 2019 Dimana Doneva
Euxhen Hasanaj (‘19) Wins Second Prize at IMC 2019

Recent AUBG grad Euxhen Hasanaj (‘19) won a second prize at the 26th International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC). Hasanaj, who graduated this May and will pursue a Master of Science in Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics and Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science at the 2019 AUBG Honors Convocation.

Traditionally hosted by AUBG, this year’s IMC welcomed 360 bright mathematicians coming from 180 universities in 65 countries, including the U.S., France, Germany, China, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Greece and Costa Rica.

“We have students here from every continent except Antarctica,” said AUBG interim president Dr. David Evans in an address to the participants. “I hope you find the experience of being here positive and that you will visit us again sometime soon.”

Organized by University College London in cooperation with AUBG, the IMC is the biggest international undergraduate mathematics contest in the world. The competition took place over the span of six days, July 29 – Aug. 3, and covered topics in algebra, real and complex analysis, geometry, and combinatorics.

The grand prizes this year went to Christian Bernert (University of Gottingen), Stanislav Krymskii (Saint-Petersburg State University), Noam Ta Shma (Israeli National Team – The Open University), Dmitry Rybin (HSE University) and Oleksandr Tytchenko (Odessa National Mechnikov University).

“Thank you for making it a very friendly and enjoyable competition,” said Dr. John E. Jayne, a UCL professor and IMC President. “Much of the world is represented here: countries with conflicting political systems, countries with different faiths and religious beliefs. This is an opportunity to learn something about the parts of the world different from your own.”