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Team NTU Trie Hard won 2nd position at ACM-ICPC Yangon Regional

Published on: 09-Jan-2018

Team NTU Trie Hard and their coach, Research Scientist, Mr Kevin Anthony Jones (left) receiving the award on the stage.

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is the annual premiere global programming competition for universities under the auspices of The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and sponsored by JetBrains.

ACM-ICPC is a multi-tier competition consisting of local contests, regional contests and World Finals. The Regionals are hosted by local universities in different regions across the globe; the regional winners have the chance to advance to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. The 2017 ACM-ICPC Asia-Yangon regional programming contest was held on 9 - 10 December 2017, hosted by the University of Computer Studies, Yangon. It consisted of 46 participating teams from various Asian universities.

The contest pits teams of three university students against 12 challenging programming problems within a 5-hour time limit. The problems are derived from various programming topics that require not only programming skills, but also creativity and problem-solving skills. Team NTU Trie Hard managed to secure the runner-up position, solving 9 problems, second only in time penalty. The team consists of Dian Bakti (CS, Year 4), Eric Leonardo Lim (CS, Year 4) and Gede Bagus Bayu Pentium (CS, Year 4). Beside Team Trie Hard, another team from NTU, Team Froyo, consisting of Pham Vu Tuan (CS, Year 4), Doan Duy Duc (CE, Year 4), and Trinh Hoang Anh (CS, Year 4), was also participating in the contest.

NTU teams were coached by Research Scientist, Mr Kevin Anthony Jones, Senior Lecturer, Dr Huang Shell Ying, PhD graduate Do Hoang Giang and PhD students from SCSE.

The final scoreboard can be viewed at

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