Moscow State University Team Wins Gold in ACM ICPC Programming Contest
April 19, 2018
Three students from Moscow State University earned the title of 2018 World Champions in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Teams from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Peking University and The University of Tokyo placed in second, third and fourth places and were recognized with gold medals in the prestigious competition, held April 15-19 in Beijing, China.
ACM-ICPC is the premier global programming competition conducted by and for the world’s universities. This year's World Finals were hosted by Peking University and CYSC: Children and Youth Science Center of CAST, and the contest was sponsored by Founder Group and JetBrains. For more than four decades, the competition has raised the aspirations and performance of generations of the world’s problem solvers in computing sciences and engineering.
At ICPC, teams of three students tackle eight or more complex, real-world problems. The students are given a problem statement, and must create a solution within a looming five-hour time limit. The team that solves the most problems in the fewest attempts in the least cumulative time is declared the winner, with the top teams receiving medals.
ICPC regional participation included 49,935 contestants from 3,089 universities in 111 countries on six continents competing at more than 585 sites, all with the goal of earning one of the coveted invitations to Beijing.
As computing increasingly becomes part of the daily routines of a growing percentage of the global population, the solution to many of tomorrow’s challenges will be written with computing code. The ICPC serves as a unique forum for tomorrow’s computing professionals to showcase their skills, learn new proficiencies and to work together to solve many real-world problems. This international event fosters the innovative spirit that continues to transform our world.