Computer science students place second in east division and fourth overall at 2022 ICPC North America Championship

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Computer science students and coach at ICPC contest

L to R: Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor and team coach Troy Vasiga, Chris Trevisan, Wen Yuen Pang, and Marian Dietz. Photo credit: ICPC NAC 2022.

The top computer programming students across Canada and the United States competed in the prestigious North America Championship round of the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest hosted by the University of Central Florida from May 26–31, 2022. 

A triad of programming aficionados from the Cheriton School of Computer Science came in second within the east division and fourth overall in the gruelling five-hour competition, solving seven of the North America Championship’s 13 algorithmic programming problems. 

Composed of Chris Trevisan, a first-year CS student, Wen Yuen Pang, a second-year CS student, and Marian Dietz, a CS master’s student, Waterloo’s team was pitted against 49 top teams across universities in North America as they raced to solve the contest’s problems. With their fourth-place win, the team qualifies to compete at the ICPC World Finals to be held in Egypt in 2023. The Waterloo team also received a $3,000 USD cash prize.

Read more in the feature article on the Cheriton School of Computer Science website.