Computer Science Programming Team Clinches Gold at the 2023 ICPC Asia Macau Regional Contest

30 Nov 2023
HKBU Computer Science programming team clinches Gold at the 2023 ICPC Asia Macau Regional Contest, showcasing their algorithmic mastery and securing a spot in the top 10% of teams.

HKBU Computer Science programming team has achieved a significant accomplishment, clinching the Gold Award at the 2023 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Macau Regional Contest. The triumphant team is comprised of second-year BSc in Computer Science students, Mohammad Riasad Huq and Arsen Avkhadievm, as well as Yunxiang Zhao, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science.

During the demanding five-hour contest, the team demonstrated exceptional problem-solving abilities by successfully tackling six complex algorithmic programming problems. They achieved an impressive 8th position among 82 participating teams, reflecting their rigorous preparation leading up to the contest. Their performance demonstrated not only logical and analytical thinking, but also an effective application of their in-depth understanding of algorithms and mathematics.

Dr. Xin Huang, the team's coach, expressed his profound appreciation and commendation towards these junior students. “Their extraordinary talent has landed them in the top 10% of the contest, a remarkable achievement that is sure to inspire their peers,” he said.

ICPC is the world’s largest and most highly participated contest of its kind, often referred to as the "Olympic Games" of the IT world. The contest aims to provide a platform for college students to showcase their ability to analyse and solve problems using computers. In the 2023-2024 season, ICPC Asia-East Continent is scheduled to organise seven regional competitions in Shenyang, Xi'an, Hefei, Jinan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Macau. The Macau leg of the competition took place on 19 November 2023.