PSU students have won the qualification in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Championship in the Ural region (Russia). The Cat$ team from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU, took 1st place in the qualifying stage and headed to the quarterfinals.
Seven teams reached for the quarterfinals on behalf of PSU. At the Contest, a team of three people is given a computer and a set of complex algorithmic problems – to be solved in five hours. The Cat$ team successfully completed 10 out of 11 tasks, showing the highest result among all teams in the Ural region.
“Not only do competitions in programming help to develop personal and team skills, but also serve as a good start in career progress. Our teams regularly participate in the ICPC qualifying stages, and always show good results. Last year, we missed a tiny bit to reach the finals. This year, we’re going to use our chance,”says Mikhail Lizunov, team coach, graduate of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU.
Attended by 25 teams from local universities and colleges, the qualifying round took place at Perm State University, with 16 PSU teams, on October, 8. Overall, 346 youth teams participated the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Championship in the Ural region.
The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. Headquartered at Baylor University (USA), the ICPC operates autonomous regional contests covering six continents culminating in a global World Finals every year.
The ICPC provides gifted students with opportunities to interact, demonstrate, and improve their teamwork, programming, and problem-solving prowess. It serves as a global platform for academia, industry, and community to assist the next generation of computing professionals.