DoC student team qualifies for ACM-ICPC World Finals 2016


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DoCThors Yordan Chaparov, Mihai Popa and Daniel Posdarascu won a gold medal at this year's Northwestern European Programming Contest

A Department of Computing student team DoCThors, made up of Yordan Chaparov, Mihai Popa and Daniel Posdarascu, has won a gold medal at this year’s Northwestern European Programming Contest (NWERC [1]) held in Linköping, Sweden. In this highly competitive event teams made up of three students were given the challenge of solving 11 algorithmic problems [2] within 5 hours sharing a single computer without Internet access.

As the best-ranked UK team the DoCThors solved 9 problems and secured second place out of all the 95 participating teams. With this excellent result the team qualified to represent the Northwestern European region in the ACM-ICPC World Finals [3]. The finals will be held in May 2016 in Phuket, Thailand.

Christian Ledig, a Research Assistant in DoC, who has been heading the Imperial ICPC program since 2011, accompanied the DoCThors and a second Imperial team Y U NO ACK as coach. The ICPC program is mainly funded through the Corporate Partnership Program.

Overall seven teams from UK universities were ranked among the top 20 underlining the potential of the sub region of the UK and the Republic of Ireland (UKIEPC [4]).








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