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We always enjoy hearing from past competitors - where they went to college, degrees earned, career news, etc. If you competed in the LACC math contest and have news to share, please E-mail Vin Lee at leevh@lacitycollege.edu. The following are orderd by the last name of the contestants.

Murad Avliyakulov (17th in 2017 and 13th in 2018): Murad was a LACES student of both Frank Wilson and Jared Weintraub.  Murad will be a Yale student in the fall of 2018. Murad appreciates the opportunities that he gained through the LACC Math Contests as he said "The LACC math contest has played an integral part in changing my outlook on math, and, by extension, learning."

Brendan Bryzcki (younger brother of Bryan Bryzcki) from Troy High School in Fullerton competed in the LACC Math contest five times placing as high as fourth. During his junior and senior years he was a part-time student at LACC and competed in the AMATYC math contest for two year college students. In 2016 Brendan was eighth in the nation in the AMATYC. In 2017 Brendan placed first in the nation out of approximately 12,000 competitors. In the fall of 2017 Brendan became a math major at the University of Chicago. [Last updated 07/2019]

Bryan Brzycki (1st in 2013): Bryan competed at LACC for four consecutive years placing fourth, second, first, and third. His younger brother Brendan is also a strong competitor (seventh in 2014) and a potential first place winner. Most or all of the Brzycki family shows up at the contest every year. They are from Whittier and the brothers attend Troy High School in Fullerton. Bryan is a freshman at Harvard. [Last updated 08/2014]

Edward Dinh (1st in 2011): Edward is a junior at Stanford. [Last updated 08/2014]

Michael Inadomi (1st in 2002): Michael won the contest when he was a tenth grader, possibly the youngest winner until 2003. Both Michael’s parents are physicians, and his father is a former LACC student. Michael earned his BS with honors in Applied Physics at Caltech, worked for the US Patent and Trademark Office as an examiner of liquid crystal display patent applications, and then completed the Premedical Post Baccalaureate Program at USC. He also was the volunteer director of the UCLA-Harbor monthly homeless clinic. He has applied to several medical schools and expects to begin medical school in the fall of 2015. [Last updated 08/2014]

Edward Jin (1st in 2017, 2018, 2019): Edward of Beckman High School in Tustin is the first student ever to win the LACC Math Contest three consecutive times: 2017, 2018, and 2019. During his junior and senior years, Edward was a part-time LACC student and AMATYC competitor. Edward led the LACC team to a national second place in 2018 and first place in 2019. In the individual competition Edward was second in the nation in both 2018 and 2019 out of approximately 13,000 students. Edward finished off his LACC years with a perfect score on Round II of the AMATYC in March 2019, the only perfect score in the nation. In the summer of 2019 Edward made the US team to the IChO (International Chemistry Olympiad) and competed for the US in the IChO in Paris. Edward will be a math and chemistry major at MIT in the fall of 2019. [Last updated in 07/2019]

Jin Kang (9th in 2004): Jin earned his BS in mathematics at UCLA and is teaching math at Alliance Math/Tech Charter School in LA. He is also the coach of the math competition team. [Last updated 08/2014]

Samuel Lee (5th in 2017): Samuel from LACES competed in the LACC Math Contest several times placing as high as fifth. During his senior year, Samuel was a part-time LACC student in the fall of 2018 and placed eleventh in the nation in Round I of the AMATYC out of approximately 13,000 students. Samuel will be a student at MIT in the fall of 2019. [Last updated 07/2019]

Tedrick Leung (1st in 2003, 2005, and 2006): As far as we know Tedrick is the only three time winner of the LACC Math Contest. He was first place in his first attempt at the contest when he was an 8th grader at Portola Middle School. He was a student of Gail Grande at North Hollywood High School. He competed at LACC five times and placed second and third in the 2004 and 2007 contests. The summer after graduating from North Hollywood he was a member the US team at the International Math Olympiad in Vietnam. He earned a BS at MIT. While at MIT he placed in the top 100 in the Putnam competition and placed second in MIT’s integration competition. Tedrick is a software developer at a social media company in the San Francisco Bay area. [Last updated 08/2014]

Yingkun Li (1st in 2004 and 2nd in 2005): Yingkun was one of Sylvia Leon’s students at Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra. He earned his BS at Caltech, PhD at UCLA, completed a one-year post doc at the Max Plank Institute for Mathematics in Germany and is just starting a three-year post doc at TU Darmstadt, also in Germany. His area of interest is modular forms, which he explains as follows: “My research interest is in number theory, in particular modular forms. They are functions on the upper half complex plane satisfying certain invariant conditions. Their Fourier coefficients contain a lot of arithmetic information. For example, it's a classical result of Lagrange that any positive integer can be written as the sum of four squares (of integers). For example, 4 = 2^2 + 0^2 + 0^2 + 0^2 = 1^2 + 1^2 + 1^2 + 1^2. To prove this result, one could use modular forms and their Fourier coefficients. Furthermore, one could count how many ways a positive integer can be written as the sum of four squares using modular forms. My current research is to study the Fourier coefficients of certain variants of modular forms and investigate their arithmetic properties. If you are interested, I have some research papers on my web page: https://sites.google.com/site/yklimath/” [Last updated 08/2014]

Jeff Manning (1st in 2007 and 2008): Jeff, who is from Pasadena, was home schooled. He completed his BS in mathematics at Caltech. Jeff placed in the top 100 in his first attempt at the Putnam, and then was “honorable mention” [top 50 or 60] twice. He is now in his third year of graduate study at the University of Chicago specializing in number theory. [Last updated 08/2014]

John Niroula (13th in 2013): John took Calculus II at LACC in 2013 while still a home school student, became a full-time LACC student, and after only one year was accepted as a transfer student to Caltech, MIT, and Yale. He also won a Jack Kent Cooke transfer scholarship ($30,000 per year for up to three years). He is a freshman at MIT and will major in math or physics. [Last updated 08/2014]

Mike Raugh (1st in 1956): Mike grew up in Van Nuys and went to Van Nuys High School. He earned a BS in mathematics at UCLA and a PhD at Stanford. His freshman year at UCLA he placed 14th in the Putnam competition. Mike has had a long, rewarding career, working for the USGS, Hewlett Packard, and founding his own company. He was also Professor of Mathematics and Director of the math clinic at Harvey Mudd College. For the past 12 years Mike has been Director or the Research in Industrial Projects for Students at the Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA. Mike does volunteer work for various educational causes including tutoring at the LACES Calc Camp and being the guest speaker seven times at the LACC Math Contest. [Last updated 08/2014] Yue (Henry) Wang (2nd in 2011): Henry is a junior at Stanford. [Last updated 08/2014] Alicia Weng (1st in 2012): Alicia’s mother is a Professor of Physics at CSUN. Alicia took first place while she was in the tenth grade at North Hollywood High School. She also took Linear Algebra at LACC while in the eleventh grade at North Hollywood. She is now a freshman at MIT. [Last updated 08/2014] George Xing (1st in 2010): George is a senior at MIT. While there he helped organize the Harvard/MIT high school math competition. [Last updated 08/2014]. See more information at www.mikeraugh.org/index.html

German Shabnets ( 11th in 2018): German competed in the last 4 LACC Math contests.  His 11th place in the 2018 Contest was his best performance.  During these years German was a student at the Buckley school, a private school, and his math teacher was Gerard Lynch, a former LACES teacher.

Emma Wang (5th in 2018): Emma was a Flintridge Prep student who placed fifth in the 2018 LACC Math Contest. Emma was a part-time student at LACC during her senior year, competed in the AMATYC finishing third among the LACC students. Emma’s score helped the LACC team win first in the nation in 2019. Emma will be an MIT student in the fall of 2019. [Last updated in 07/2019]

Yue (Henry) Wang (2nd in 2011): Henry is a junior at Stanford. [Last updated 08/2014]

Alicia Weng (1st in 2012): Alicia’s mother is a Professor of Physics at CSUN. Alicia took first place while she was in the tenth grade at North Hollywood High School. She also took Linear Algebra at LACC while in the eleventh grade at North Hollywood. She is now a freshman at MIT. [Last updated 08/2014]

George Xing (1st in 2010): George is a senior at MIT. While there he helped organize the Harvard/MIT high school math competition. [Last updated 08/2014]

Larry and Kevin Zhang (1st and 2nd in 2014): Larry and Kevin were students at Harvard-Westlake Preparatory School. The Zhang brothers are now freshmen at Harvard. [Last updated 08/2014]

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