All Waterloo teams performed exceptionally well at the East Central North America International Collegiate Programming Contest, held on Saturday, March 6, including taking the top spot.
The five teams of Waterloo programmers competed against 67 teams, including those from Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, University of Toronto, Ohio State, and University of Michigan, along with other universities across Ontario, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. There were 12 problems to be solved in 5 hours.
Waterloo Black: Ildar Gainullin (1B Computer Science), Jason Yuen (4B Computer Science), and Wesley Leung (3B Software Engineering), placed first, solving all problems in less than an hour and a half even though the contest runs for five hours.
Waterloo Red: William Li (1B Computer Science), George Chen (1B Computer Science), and Andrew Qi Tang (1B Computer Science), placed fourth.
Waterloo Gold: Kevin Wan (1B Computer Science), Wen Yuen Pang (1B Computer Science), and Arash Mahmoudian Bidgoli (2B Computer Science), placed in fifth place.
Waterloo White: Anish Mahto (2A Computer Engineering), Robert Cummings (4B Computer Science and Combinatorics and Optimization), and Josh Jung (4B Statistics), placed seventh.
Waterloo Pink: Ava Pun (2A Computer Science and Combinatorics and Optimization), Dat Vu (1B Computer Science), and Peter Ralbovsky (4B Computer Science), placed tenth.
The Waterloo teams were coached by Professors Ondřej Lhoták and Troy Vasiga. All aspects of the ICPC at Waterloo are generously supported by Jane Street, an international firm that trades a wide range of financial products.
Read more about the final results and competition.