May 23, 2012: Russian, Polish Universities Take Top Spots in ACM ICPC Programming Contest
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Russian Federation universities placed first, third, and tenth, and a Polish university took second place among the top rankings in the 2012 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), which concluded last week. First place went to St. Petersburg State University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics, with the University of Warsaw in second, followed by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in third. Two Belarus universities and three Chinese universities finished in the top 12 rankings, along with an American university, a Canadian institution, and a Japanese university. The competition pits teams of three university students against nine complex, real-world problems and a demanding five-hour deadline. Now in its 36th year, this international competition has been run by ACM since the mid-1970s as the world's premiere programming contest. Financial and systems support for ACM-ICPC is provided by IBM. The contest took place in Warsaw, Poland with 122 teams competing in the final round. Earlier rounds of the competition included nearly 30,000 contestants representing 2,200 universities from 85 countries. The top four teams won gold medals as well as employment or internship offers from IBM. See the full results of the competition.