Results from Recent Putnam Exams

Rutgers student performance in recent Putnam Undergraduate Mathematics Competitions



The William Lowell Putnam Undergraduate Mathematics Competition is an annual presitigious mathematics contest that is open to all full-time undergraduates in the U.S. and Canada. It offers prizes for individuals and teams. Here is information about participating.

The tables below show the percentile rank of top RU scorers compared to all students (throughout the U.S. and Canada) who took the exam.



Results for 2017
Rutgers Team performance: 12th out of approximately 500
(Team: Ernest Chiu, Michael Wang, Terence Coelho)

Notable individual performances
StudentRank Percentile rank Award level
Ernest Chiu 28 99.4% rank 26-100
Michael Wang 171 96.3% rank 101-502
Terence Coelho 207 95.5% rank 101-502
Steve Hsu 397 91.4% rank 101-502
Anton Maliev 439 90.5% rank 101-502
Anmon Attali 575 87.6% Participant
Rupesh Chinta 575 87.6% Participant
Simon Bird 693.5 85% Participant
Gabriel Eiseman 693.5 85% Participant
Victor Chen 771 83.4% Participant
Hyeri Cho 823 82.5% Participant
Ross Brown 1115.5 75.9% Participant
Michael Zlatin 1115.5 75.9% Participant
Tyler Volpe 1274.5 72.5% Participant
Roberta Shapiro 1448 68.8% Participant





Results for 2016

Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Terence Coelho 95%
AbdulRahman Alharbi 92%
Michael Wang 91%
Rupesh Chinta 84%
Roberta Shapiro 82%
Amnon Attali 72%
Ross Brown 68%
Hyeri Cho 68%
Heman Gandhi 68%
Tiancheng Xue 68%



Results for 2015

Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Terence Coelho 97%
Elliot Glazer 97%
Patrick Chen 92%
Ross Brown 88%
AbdulRahman Alharbi 85%
Rupesh Chinta 85%
Thomas Gill 78%
Arthur Wang 78%
Jianhui Xu 78%
Anton Maliev 72%

Team (Terence Coelho, Tom Gill, Elliot Glazer): 26th place (out of approx. 500 teams)

Results for 2014

Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Thomas Gill 93%
Elliot Glazer 91%
Gavi Dov Hochsztein 91%
Terence Coelho 83%
Matthew Harper 81%
Jianhui Xu 81%
AbdulRahman Alharbi 77%
Kevin Sun 70%
Robert Kolchmeyer 70%
Sidharth Ghoshal 70%

Team (Tom Gill, Elliot Glazer, Kevin Sun): 37th place (out of approx. 500 teams)



Results for 2013


Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Elliot Glazer 93%
Thomas Gill 85%
Gyu Eun Lee 78%
Kemraj Dubbra 67%
Soham Shukla 67%


Results for 2012



Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Kemraj Dubbra 80%
Hantian Lee 68%
Kevin Wong 55%


Results for 2011



Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Kevin Wong 95%
Kemraj Dubbra 93%
Tomofumi Yamaguchi 88%

Results for 2010



Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Tomofumi Yamaguchi 72%
Diana Oliff 70%
Matthew Leone-Zwillinger 66%
Jae Pak 57%
Bao Huynh 57%

Results for 2009



Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Wei Chen 93%
Matthew Leone-Zwillinger 77%
Tomofumi Yamaguchi 72%
Emily Sergel 72%
Jae Pak 72%
Abishek Goligula 67%
Diana Oliff 60%

Results for 2008
Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Joseph Shao 93%
Hyun (Mark) Kim 77%
Angel D.M. Martinez 72%
Tomofumi Yamaguchi 67%
Abishek Golugula 61%

Results for 2007 Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Gene Kim 97%
Joseph Shao 88%
Jeremy Engel 83%
Wei Chen 82%
[Name withheld by request] 78%
Hou Keong Lou 78%

Team (Gene Kim, [Name withheld by request], Wei Chen): 36th place (out of approx. 400 teams)

Results for 2006 Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Gene Kim 93%
Alex Conway 93%
Marla Slusky 92%
[Name withheld by request] 87%
Wei Chen 79%
Joseph Shao 76%

Team (Gene Kim, [Name withheld by request], Marla Slusky): 19th place (out of approx. 500 teams)

Results for 2005 Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
{Name withheld by request] 92%
Marla Slusky 88%
Gene Kim 88%
Rohan Mathew 85%
Jeremy Engel 74%
Siwei Zhu 70%
Jack Hanson 70%
Brian Koo 70%
Eric Koo 70%
Charles Siegel 70%
Eric Wayman 70%
Aron Samkoff 65%

Team (Gene Kim, Siwei Zhu, Rohan Mathew): 52nd place (out of approx. 500 teams)


Results for 2004 Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Gene Kim 94%
Siwei Zhu 92%
Stephen Curran 88%
Thomas Peters 84%
Matthew Meola 84%
Aron Samkoff 84%
Philip Engel 82%
Michael Alfare 82%
Chris Ross 75%
Marla Slusky 75%

Team (Gene Kim, Siwei Zhu, Christopher Ross): 26th place (out of approx. 400 teams)

Results for 2003
Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Gregory Muller 88%
Siwei Zhu 85%
Christopher Ross 83%
Thomas Peters 75%
Saul Foresta 75%
Brian Cornell 70%

Team (Chris Ross, Philip Engel, Michael Alfare): 66th place


Results for 2002
Notable individual performances
StudentPercentile rank
Christopher Ross 93%
Philip Engel 85%
Christopher Holston 80%
Michael Alfare 70%

Team (Chris Ross, Philip Engel, Siwei Zhu): 75th place
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