CS students place high at ICPC World Finals

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Representing the University of Waterloo, two trios of algorithmic programmers put their coding skills to the test on the global stage at the 46th and 47th International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. Held in Luxor, Egypt, from April 14 to 19, the simultaneous global coding competitions marked the final contests among the world’s top programming talent from some 124 universities across more than 110 countries.

“At the 47th ICPC World Finals, Andrew Qi Tang, Ramazan Rakhmatullin and Kevin Wan cracked eight of the eleven coding problems, securing an impressive eighth place win globally, earning them the silver medal,” said Professor Troy Vasiga, who coaches the teams with his colleague Professor Ondřej Lhoták. “They also clinched the top spot in North America, beating teams from other leading schools and departments of computer science across Canada and the United States.”

Meanwhile, at the simultaneously held 46th ICPC World Finals, another team of algorithmic programmers from Waterloo, consisting of Marian Dietz, Chris Trevisan and Wen Yuen Pang, came in 18th globally, solving seven of the eleven coding problems. 

Read the full story from Waterloo News to learn more.