Richard Rusczyk ( or ; Polish: [ˈrustʂɨk]), born 21 September 1971, is the founder of Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) Inc. (as well as the website, which serves as a mathematics forum and place to hold online classes) and a co-author of the Art of Problem Solving textbooks. Rusczyk was a national MATHCOUNTS participant in 1985, and he won the USA Math Olympiad in 1989. He is one of the co-creators of the Mandelbrot Competition, and the director of the USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS). He also founded the . Every month, Rusczyk works on the MATHCOUNTS website to create Mathcounts Minis, where he explains problems and concepts.