UNSW Computing teams smash regional ACM ICPC
30 November 2017
UNSW Computing teams take out first and second place in Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)
The School of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the annual Regional round of the ACM ICPC, which took place at UNSW (Kensington campus) on November 25 and 26. The two UNSW teams won both first and second place among 11 teams from across Australia and New Zealand who qualified at the previously held Divisional Round of the competition.
The first placed UNSW team, "AbishforesT" (Oliver Fisher, Mohammad Ishraq Huda and Ray Li) qualified for the ACM ICPC World Championship, to be held in Beijing in April of 2018. The second placed team "Top Kek" (Clement Hok Wo Chiu, Declan McDonnell and James O'Brien) consisted entirely of first year students.
Congratulations to both teams. They have worked extremely hard to achieve these results and their success is very well deserved.
The UNSW ACM ICPC team was placed 13th at the last World Championships and just missed out on a medal. The School of Computer Science and Engineering will be hosting the ACM ICPC in the next few years and that is a result of the high performance of UNSW teams over many years.