Richard Rusczyk is the founder of the Art of Problem Solving.


Through the Art of Problem Solving (AoPS), he has worked with many of the top math students from around the world over the past decade. 

Richard is one of the co-authors of the Art of Problem Solving classic textbooks, author of Art of Problem Solving’s Introduction to AlgebraIntroduction to Geometry, and Precalculus textbooks, and co-author of Art of Problem Solving’s Intermediate Algebra and Prealgebra

He is one of the co-creators of the Mandelbrot Competition and a past director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search. He was a participant in National MATHCOUNTS, a three-time participant in the Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP), and a USA Mathematical Olympiad winner (1989). 

After college, Richard worked as a bond trader for D.E. Shaw & Company for four years. AoPS marks Richard’s return to his vocation—educating motivated students.

B.S., Princeton University