Wei-hwa Huang, four time World Puzzle Championship winner

Wei-hwa Huang, four time World Puzzle Championship winner
Wei-Hwa Huang is an award-winning American puzzler and member of the U.S. team for the World Puzzle Federation. He has won the annual World Puzzle Championship on four occasions: 1995 and 1997-1999.

Huang graduated from the California Institute of Technology and is an employee at Google. One of his most famous projects was the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google, which was a set of 24 puzzles launched on April 17, 2006, in cooperation with Columbia Pictures.

Google gives their employees 20 percent of their time to work on personal projects; much of Huang's time from August to December 2006 has been spent on his puzzle gadget.

Huang submitted a crossword puzzle to the New York Times, which was published on Sept. 10, 2002, and attributed to "Wei-Hwa Huang / Will Shortz."