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Basic information

My name is Michal Forišek.
(TeX notation: Fori\v{s}ek; English transliteration: Forisek.)



I took part in various international contests in mathematics and informatics, some of my best results follow:

Other notable achievements:

Teaching experience


Currently I have a full-time position at the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics of the Comenius University in Bratislava.


Areas of Interest

In years 2006-2013 and 2014-2017 I was a member (and in 2008-2012 the chair) of the International Scientific Committee which is responsible for the scientific side of the International Olympiad in Informatics, including the competition tasks.

In 2002 and 2010 I was the head of the Scientific Committee and in 2019 I was the head of the Organizing Committee (i.e., of the whole competition) for the Central European Olympiad in Informatics.

Since 2000 I'm one of the organizers of the Internet Problem Solving Contest (IPSC), one of the most influential online programming contests.

I'm the deputy chair of the Slovak Olympiad in Informatics and the chair of its scientific committee. Since 1999 I've been organizing the national Olympiad, and also other national competitions in programming and mathematics, in particular the Correspondence Seminar in Programming. I also helped to organize various (mostly mathematic and informatic) contests and preparation camps for primary and secondary school students.

I'm also interested in theoretical computer science, mostly in the areas of hard problems, formal languages theory, graph theory (and more generally combinatorics) and efficient algorithms.

Contact and miscellaneous information

e-mail: misof[at]
snail-mail: Michal Forisek, Zlta 13A, 851 07 Bratislava, Slovakia

Last updated 2020-02-25.