Usask competes at ACM ICPC Regional Competition



2017 Rocky-Mountain Regional for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)

The University of Saskatchewan sent three student teams to compete in the 2017 Rocky-Mountain Regional for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). The regional contest took place on November 11, 2017, and represents the geographic area of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Eastern Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and New Mexico. 

Congratulations to our students who successfully competed in this year's regional competition:

Novice team: 

  • Mels Kolozyan, Georgi Nikolov, and Alec Henry
  • 37th out of 52 teams, with three problems solved—a very respectable finish for a first-outing of students just finished first year!

Advanced team:

  • Yukun Li, Yige Huang, and Alexa Armitage
  • Solved four problems and placed 26th

Advanced team: 

  • Michael van der Kamp, Antoine Labreque, and Agis Daniels.
  • Achieved 5th place with 6 problems solved out of 11.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University. The contest involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 3,000 universities from over 100 countries on six continents. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.