BSU Team Took Silver at World Programming Contest

5 July 2013

In the finals of the International Programming Contest ACM ICPI-2013 Belarusian team, namely students of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Departments of Belarusian State University Roman Udovichenko, Andrey Malevich and Sergey Zgirovsky took silver medals leaving behind the teams of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA).

120 teams from 36 countries took part in the Contest that this year was hosted by St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. 20 teams from China, more than 15 from leading USA universities and also participants from Syria, Brazil, Argentina and Iran qualified for the finals. In the finals participants were given 5 hours to solve as many tasks out of 11 as they could using C++ and Java. According to the rules, if two or more teams solve the same amount of tasks then judges take into consideration the time spent on this.

ACM ICPC (Association for Computer Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest) is an annual International Programming Contest held since 1977. It has two stages: national contests and finals. Teams must consist of 3 students (one person may be in reserve) of the same university and a coach.