Undergraduate achieves success in programming contest

Tuesday 21 November

ICPC photo by Randy Piland (Creative Commons http://icpcnews.com/photo)

Andrei-Costin Constantinescu, a first-year undergraduate in Computer Science, has reached the North Western European Regional phase of the Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC). He and his co-team members, Tamio-Vesa Nakajima (University College) and George Chichirim (Keble College), qualified for this phase of the competition by winning first place in Oxford and 3rd place in the UK during the national phase.

The ACM-ICPC is an annual, multi-tiered competitive programming contest among the universities of the world. During each contest, the teams are given five hours to solve between 8 and 15 programming problems which are then run on test data. The winner is the team which solves most problems.

We congratulate Andrei-Costin and his team, the Tractor_Specialists, and wish them success in the next phase.