Students from St. Petersburg State University of IT, Mechanics and Optics have been crowned the 2009 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions.
Held in Stockholm Sweden, 2009 World Finals Awards Ceremony took place
in the Stockholm Concert Hall where the Nobel Prizes are presented
every year. KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden
hosted this year's event.
Referred to as “The
Battle of the Brains,” the ACM-ICPC World Finals challenged the world’s
top 100 university teams to use open standard technology in designing
software that solve real-world problems. The teams were awarded medals
based on the number of problems they solved correctly in the shortest
amount of time.
Tsinghua University in China, St.
Petersburg State University in Russia, and Saratov State University in
Russia finished the competition in second, third, and fourth places and
all won Gold medals.
The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest event is sponsored by IBM®.
View all results from the 2009 ICPC World Finals.
Read the ACM press release.