About IOL

The International Linguistics Olympiad is one of 12 International Science Olympiads for secondary school students, and has been held annually since 2003. Each year, teams of young linguists from around the world gather and test their minds against the world's toughest puzzles in language and linguistics.

No prior knowledge of linguistics or languages is required: even the hardest problems require only your logical ability, patient work, and willingness to think around corners.

Learn more about the IOL or give some of the past problems a try !

Board of Trustees

Prof Sanjay Deshmukh
Vice Chancellor
University of Mumbai

Mr. Shaji Mathew
Senior Vice President & Service Offering Head - FS
DC Head – Infosys Mysore

Ms. Vidya Natampally
Senior Director, Outreach
Microsoft Research

Advisory Committee


Prof Anvita Abbi, Centre for Oral and Tribal Literature (Chair)
Dr. Karunesh Aurora, CDAC Noida
Prof Anupam Basu, IIT Kharagpur
Prof Pushpak Bhattacharyya, IIT Patna
Dr. Lipika Dey, TCS Innovation Labs
Prof Indranil Dutta, English and Foreign Languages University
Prof Asif Ekbal, IIT Patna
Dr. Simona Klemencic, Fran Ramovš Institute of Slovenian Language
Dr. Shobha L, Anna University
Prof Shakuntala Mahanta, IIT Guwahati
Prof Rama Moorthy, Central Institute of Indian Languages
Prof Madhavan Mukund, Chennai Mathematical Institute
Dr. Shourya Roy, Xerox Research Center India
Prof Rajeev Sangal, IIT BHU
Prof Priyankoo Sarmah, IIT Guwahati
Mr. Aleksandar Velinov, CEO, IOL 2015

Organising Committee

Chairpersons

Dr. Monojit Choudhury, Microsoft Research Lab India
Prof Girish Nath Jha, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Coordinators

Dr. Kalika Bali, Microsoft Research Lab India
Dr. Suresh P, Infosys
Prof Avinash Pandey, University of Mumbai
Ms. Zarana Sarda, Coordinator, Panini Linguistics Olympiad
Prof Dipti Mishra Sharma, IIIT Hyderabad

Members

Dr. Sandipan Dandapat, Xerox ResearchCenter India
Dr. Tirthankar Dasgupta, TCS Innovation Labs
Ms. Mateja Hrast, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ms. Shireen Irani, University of Mumbai
Dr. Mitesh Khapra, IBM Research Lab, India
Prof Ritesh Kumar, B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra
Prof Radhika Mamidi, IIIT Hyderabad
Prof Shambhavi Pradeep, BMS College of Engineering
Dr. Manjira Sinha, Xerox Research Center India
Dr. Sunayana Sitaram, Microsoft Research Lab India
Prof Renuka Ozarkar, Mumbai University

Volunteers

Abhishek Dedhe, University of Rochester
Akanksha Ashok, Columbia University
Anirudha Kar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Ankita Karmakar, CIIL Mysore
Anushri Ravikumar, BMSCE Bangalore
Arun Garimella, IIIT Hyderabad
Ashutosh Baheti, Microsoft Research Lab India
Bhagyashree Kabra, Mumbai
Bornini Lahiri, CIIL Mysore
Chirag Shenoy, BMSCE Bangalore
Deekshita Vishwanth, BMSCE Bangalore
Gayatri Bhat, Microsoft Research Lab India
Himani Amrute, BMSCE Bangalore
Jūlija Ļitvīnova, Latvia
Kaushik Iyer, BMSCE Bangalore
Manohara Shyam V. S, CIIL Mysore
Marko Ljubotina, University of Ljubljana
Rakshita Kaulgud, BMSCE Bangalore
Royal Sequiera, Microsoft Research Lab India
Sai Krishna Rallabandi, Microsoft Research India
Samvida Venkatesh, Princeton University
Shagun Sinha, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Shruti Rijhwani, Microsoft Research Lab India
Shubham Kanodia, BMSCE Bangalore
Sonita Korolova, Latvia
Sourabh Singh, BMSCE Bangalore
Srikanth Kumar, CIIL Mysore
Sujanitha Umamaheswaran, Anna University
Timur Davilov, Latvia
Vasanth Hegde, BMSCE Bangalore