Computer Science Programming Team Wins Silver Medal at ICPC Asia Jinan Regional Contest

Dec 19, 2022
Haoyang Song (BSc in Computer Science, Year 4), Yunxiang Zhao (MPhil, Year 1) and Yuqi Lu (BSc in Computer Science, Year 4) from left to right

HKBU Computer Science programming team, comprised of Yuqi Lu (BSc in Computer Science, Year 4), Haoyang Song (BSc in Computer Science, Year 4) and research postgraduate student Yunxiang Zhao (MPhil, Year 1), led by Dr. Xin Huang, Associate Professor of the Department, won a Silver Medal at the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Regional Contest at Jinan, conducted via online on 26-27 November.

During the contest, the team competed to solve computer programming problems as many as possible within five hours. They had to collaborate and race against the clock in a battle of logic, strategy and mental endurance. Finally, the team managed to solve five problems within the limited timeframe, ranking 77th among 513 participating teams from different institutions in Asia, and was awarded a Silver Medal.

“The contest was very competitive and creative. It involved a lot of programming skills, analytic reasoning and team collaboration. We were grateful for the great support of our coach Dr. Xin Huang and mentor Xuliang Zhu (PhD student) of the Department. They offered a lot of advice and training in helping us well prepare for the contest,” said Yunxiang Zhao.

The ICPC, the largest and most influential programming contest for university students in the world, is a multi-tier competition with local, national and regional contests leading to the world finals. The contest attracts the best and brightest students in computing disciplines from around the world every year. It fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure.