UW-Madison wins silver at ICPC North America Championship

Three teams members at the competition
The team hard at work!

The UW-Madison International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) team continued its streak with its 21st advancement to the world finals. At the North America Championship, the top 50 teams from the US and Canada vied for slots in the world finals to be held in Egypt some time in 2023. For the 21st year in a row, UW-Madison managed to advance to the ICPC world finals – a title that no other school in North America can claim.

The UW-Madison team performed stronger than ever before. They were in second place for much of the contest and finished third, earning a silver medal with 10 problems solved. The next teams solved seven, so the UW team was in a comfortable lead. See the scoreboard for more detailed information about all the winners.

ICPC is considered to be the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming competition in the world. Over 50,000 students from 3,000 universities around the world participated last year. Only the top 17 teams from the North America Championship move on to world finals this year.

Congratulations to the UW-Madison team LongestSubRoutine – Nitit Jongsawatsataporn, Mingrui Liu, and Ziyi Zhang – for their dedication and excellent performance, and thanks to coach Computer Sciences Professor Dieter van Melkebeek for the 21st time!