Comp sci team advances to 2016 ACM/ICPC World Finals in Phuket,Thailand

For the eighth year in a row, the University of Chicago will advance to the ICPC World Finals, the largest and oldest programming competition in the world.

After placing second in the ACM/ICPC Mid-Central USA regional contest on November 7th, the University of Chicago team, aptly named "Sufficiently Advanced Tech,” has just been officially invited to participate in the ICPC World Finals, which will take place in May 15-20, 2016 in Phuket, Thailand. Only 128 teams in the world, out of more than 12,000 teams around the world, have earned this distinction. This year’s team members are Nikolas Anderson, Mihai Andreescu, and Scott Shi.

ICPC, or the International Collegiate Programming Contest, is a programming competition for teams that operates under the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This international competition pits teams of students against each other in problem-solving and programming challenges.

Please join us in congratulating our very talented ICPC contestants, and wish them luck as they head off to Thailand in the quest for programming glory! Special thanks go to Jeremy Archer and Jake Koenig, Assistant Coaches, for their invaluable contributions to training this year's teams.

Credit for this story goes to Borja Sotomayor, Senior Lecturer in Comp. Sci