By John Mak
On the ninth of November, the regional round of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC, formerly known as the ACM programming competition) was held on the Epic campus. Of 180 teams in the North-Central North America (NCNA) region, nineteen competed at Epic, including six teams from UW-Madison. Our teams emerged victorious, securing the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 15th places out of 180 teams in the region. Our top-performing team solved 10 of the 11 problems and only missed the last problem by a tiny margin. No other team in the region solved more than seven. Scoreboard.
Our regional champions automatically qualify for the North American Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as the 44th World Finals in Moscow, Russia. This is the 19th year in a row that UW-Madison has advanced to the World Finals, a title that no other institution in North America can boast. Congratulations to all the teams, and thanks to Professor Van Melkebeek for 19 years of coaching and Epic for hosting the event!
The teams are listed below:
The B-Trees – 15th place: William Huang, Andrew Lien, Kelvin Lien
TooCaiToWin – 8th place: Chengxu Bian, Houming Chen, Kai Wang
int main() – 7th place: Suyan Qu, Jin Shangfeng, Shawn Zhong
the Pillar Men – 6th place: Rawin Deeboonchai, Vibhor Goel, Rattee Jarusirawong
NP-Easiness – 3rd place: Fan Gao, Sihan Liu, Yuhan Xie
Model Solution – Champion: Dung Bui, Jirayu Burapacheep, Ziyi Zhang
Team Coach: Professor Dieter van Melkebeek