14 November 2016 Department of Computer Science Student

 

14 November 2016 - TeamTam, a team of three NUS Computing students, came in second at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Jakarta Regional Contest and fourth at the Asia Bangkok Regional Contest.

The ACM ICPC is an annual, multi-tiered, computer programming competition that involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. In the various regional contests, students have to solve programming problems that test their math, geometry, problem-solving and software engineering skills.

At the Asia Jakarta Regional Contest, which was held from 5th to 7th November, the team, comprising third-year student Muhammad Rais Fathin Mudzakir, second-year student How Si Wei, and first-year student Agus Sentosa Hermawan. They eventually came in second out of 66 teams, and received a Samsung Gear VR and a camera. Five other teams from NUS Computing also took part in the contest.

imageFrom left: TeamTam members (How Si Wei, Muhammad Rais Fathin Mudzakir and Agus Sentosa Hermawan), full-time Teaching Assistant and coach Ivan Chew, Shopee_Army members

 

At the Asia Bangkok Regional Contest, which was held from 11th to 13th November, the same team secured fourth place among 83 teams and received a 10000 baht cash prize. Another NUS Computing team Shopee_Army also participated in the contest and placed 11th.

NUS Computing’s participation in these competitions is supported by generous donations from Garena Singapore and Grab Singapore.