Programming contest success for Computer Science student

Friday 16 April 2021

Stefan Constantin-Buliga, a second-year undergraduate reading Computer Science, was in the Oxford University team that won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest’s Northwest Europe regional heats.

NWERC 2020 is an official regional contest in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. It draws students from colleges and universities throughout Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Luxembourg. 

The 120 teams took part, including two teams from the University of Oxford, showed off their skills in a programming teamwork challenge over the weekend of 27-28 March, held online and hosted by Reykjavík University in Iceland. In the contest, teams of up to three students had to try and solve as many programming problems as possible from a given problem set. The goal of each team was to solve as many problems as possible within the five-hour time limit. 

The winning Oxford team, called ‘Los Patrons’, consisted of Lukas Michel (Worcester College), Costin-Andrei Oncescu (St John’s College) and Stefan Constantin-Buliga (Balliol College). They will now go through to the ACM ICPC World Finals.