NUS ACM ICPC Teams

NUS Team @ ACM ICPC World Finals 2018

NUS team DomiNUS: Vu Dinh Quang Dat (4th year student), Le Xuan Manh (4th year student), and Phan Duc Nhat Minh (1st year student) has competed in the annual ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, China, on 15-20 April 2018.

DomiNUS obtained raw rank 57/140 teams but official classified as rank joint-56.

DomiNUS WF18 report including their bootcamp @ India experience can be found here.

NUS Team @ ACM ICPC World Finals 2017

NUS team TeamTam: Muhammad Rais Fathin Mudzakir (3rd year student), Agus Sentosa Hermawan (1st year student), and How Si Wei (2nd year student) has competed in the annual ACM ICPC World Finals 2017 in Rapid City, USA on 20-25 May 2017.

TeamTam obtained raw rank 32/133 teams but officially classified as rank joint-20. This is on par with NUS recent results since 2014 (joint-19/122/2014, joint-28/125/2015, joint-14/128/2016). Congratulations.

For more details, you can read our in-house press release.

NUS ACM ICPC Donors

NUS ICPC Activities in the second half of 2018 and 2019 are donated by these generous companies:

Diamond donor:

  

Gold and Silver donors TBA.


Bronze donor:

ACM ICPC Selection Contest For Regionals 2018

For the 2018 edition, Steven will use 2018 ACM ICPC Asia Singapore Preliminary Contest (online) as the NUS teamS selection mechanism.
It is currently scheduled for Saturday, 15 September 2018, 9am-2PM SGT (end of Week 05, lunch provided).

This year, Steven will allow students to form teams of three by themselves.
An appointed NUS SoC staff who is not involved in running the contest (TBA) will be the one registering NUS teams at the 2018 ACM ICPC Asia Singapore Preliminary Contest.
However, Steven will still advise students in this team formation process and rank estimated strengths of the teams based on his experience.
NUS teams who are predicted to be within NUS top 15 (15x3 = 45 students) have to do the Preliminary Contest at COM1-B(asement)-PL2 (capacity 46 :O).
Please have breakfast by yourself and arrive at PL2 by 8.40AM for a quick briefing.
Proper lunch will be provided for these 45 students.
All other NUS teams are free to compete anywhere else.

The Preliminary Contest will auto-start at 9.00AM sharp (controlled by Kattis) and no time extension will be given for late comers.
Format: Team of three eligible students, 25 pages hardcopy reference material, etc (as per ICPC rule).

The current list of eligible NUS students are shown here.
Eligible NUS students who are planning to be in NUS ACM ICPC team in AY 2017/2018 have to do self-practice over University holiday (May-July 2018).
Steven recommends practicing on Kattis Online Judge.

After the Preliminary Contest, NUS top 3 (or 4, TBD) teams will be sent to 2 (or 3, or 4, TBD) other Asia regional contest to gain WF19 qualification slot(s).
Up to top 10 NUS teams after this Preliminary Contest will be advanced to the 2018 ACM ICPC Asia Singapore Regional Contest.
The team members of (up to) top 10 NUS teams will be given 1 year access to NUS ACM ICPC lab (COM1-02-15).
The best NUS team in Asia Singapore 2018 will then be the one representing NUS for World Finals 2019, if we qualify elsewhere.

NUS ACM ICPC Plans for Regionals 2018

Using donations from companies mentioned above, we will send up to 3 (or 4, TBD) NUS teams overseas and have NUS top 10 all compete at home in Asia Singapore 2018.

Basically, the rationale for choosing these sites are:

  1. Does (any of) NUS team has theoretical chance to win it?
  2. If the first objective is realistically too hard, then we ask: Can (any of) NUS team be in top 3 in that site (for ACM ICPC World Finals 2019 qualification)?
  3. Do the contest dates clash with NUS S1 final assessment (exam) dates (24 Nov-08 Dec 2018)? (too many administrative problems otherwise)
  4. Can we actually afford it or is it economical? (remember that we will send lots of teams to multiple sites this year and Steven hosts Asia Singapore 2018 too)

Based on this 2018 Asia Pacific & South East Peninsula data, we will likely go to:

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Jakarta (Indonesia), still 2017 link 2018 (List of teams, still blank).
    Actual: 08-09-10-11 Nov 2018 (end of NUS Week 12).
    As usual, NUS have to go to Jakarta site to defend 2018 champion trophy...
    NUS teams: TBA.
    NUS staff-in-charge: TBA.
    NUS student-co-coach: TBA.
    RESULTS: TBA.
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Yangon (Myanmar), still 2017 link 2018 (List of teams, still blank).
    Actual: 07-08-09-10 Dec 2018 (overlap a bit with the end of NUS Exam Week 2).
    NUS teams: TBA, only if all 3 team members have last exam ≤ 06 Dec 2018, strategise your module selection in S1 if you want to go to Yangon site.
    NUS staff-in-charge: TBA.
    NUS student-co-coach: TBA.
    RESULTS: TBA.
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Singapore 2018 (List of teams, still blank).
    Actual: 10-11-12-13-14 Dec 2018 (start of NUS holiday period).
    NUS teams: Top 10 NUS teams after ACM ICPC Asia Singapore Preliminary Contest 2018.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Well, anyone else who is not busy preparing the contest.
    RESULTS: TBA.

May not be able to come (TBA):

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Seoul 2018, (Korea), Contest date likely on 03 Nov 2018
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Nakhon Pathom 2018, (Thailand), Contest date likely on end of Nov 2018 or early Dec 2018, clash with NUS exam week 1 or 2?
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Hanoi 2018, (Vietnam), Contest date likely on end of Nov 2018 or early Dec 2018, clash with NUS exam week 1 or 2?
  4. The ACM ICPC Asia Taipei 2018, (Taiwan), Contest date likely on 10 Nov 2018, clash with Jakarta 18 site?
  5. The ACM ICPC Asia Yokohama 2018, (Japan), Contest date likely on 09 Dec 2018, clash with Yangon 18 site?

2017 Regionals Data:

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Jakarta (Indonesia) 2017 (List of teams or the one with contestant names).
    Actual: 10-11-12-13 Nov 2017 (end of NUS Week 12, start of NUS Week 13).
    NUS teams: ALL SIX NUS teams 2017: Pandamiao, BubbleTeaM, DomiNUS, 3Freshmen, 3body, Pikachu.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Steven Halim (Senior Lecturer).
    RESULTS: DomiNUS (Champion), 3body (5th place), Pandamiao (6th place), BubbleTeaM (7th place), 3Freshmen (9th place), Pikachu (15th place), final scoreboard.
    As usual, this site is also the benchmark site regarding which NUS team goes to WF18 — in the possible scenario when we have other NUS team(s) qualifying to WF18.
    As DomiNUS already get WF18 slot from this site and also the highest ranked NUS team in Jakarta site, DomiNUS will be sent to ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, 15-20 April 2018, regardless of the result of 4 other future sites below (e.g. Pandamiao winning Manila17 too and BubbleTeaM technically gets 'rank 1' in NakhonPathom17 too).
    (WF18: NUS, team DomiNUS; NTU-TW, team PECaveros (also win in Hua Lien 17, thus this runner up slot in Jakarta 17 is overriden by their better result in Hua Lien 17); ITB, team Ainge ST?).
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Ho Chi Minh City, (Vietnam) 2017 (List of teams).
    Actual: 6-7-8-9 December 2017 (on NUS exam week 02 and all DomiNUS members have completed their final exams by then).
    This is the first time (in many years) that NUS sends an official team to a Vietnam site (in 2016, NUS team Tourism competed largely on their own).
    NUS team: DomiNUS.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Zhao Jin (Lecturer).
    RESULT: DomiNUS (5th place/classified as 'first prize'), final scoreboard.
    (WF18: VNU, team unsigned; UTokyo, team Cxiv-Dxiv (Medal U); HCMUS, team HCMUS-Illuminate? (but another HCMUS team gets better result in Yangon17 so that other one will advance to WF18 instead); PKU, team Reboom is from other region and also host university for WF18; NUS team DomiNUS, already qualify from Jak17; UI, team Semoga Ayas Juara? (but other UI team has higher rank in NakhonPathom17 site)).
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Yangon (Myanmar), 2017 (List of teams).
    Actual: 8-9-10-11 December 2017.
    We got one WF17 qualification slot from here in 2016 (team A0, but was not used)
    NUS team: 3Freshmen.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Prof Tan Sun Teck.
    RESULT: 3Freshmen (5th place), final scoreboard.
    (WF18: HCMUS, team HCMUS-NyanCat; NTU-SG, team NTU Trie Hard?).
  4. The ACM ICPC Asia Manila, (Philippines), 2017 (List of teams or the one with contestant names).
    Actual: 12-13-14-15 December 2017.
    We got medium result in 2016 here.
    NUS team: Pandamiao.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Steven Halim (Senior Lecturer).
    RESULT: Pandamiao (Champion), final scoreboard.
    (WF18: CU, team CPCU 4197 (Pandamiao will not use their WF18 slot from here)
  5. The ACM ICPC Asia Nakhon Pathom, (Thailand) 2017 (List of teams).
    Actual: 20-21-22-23 December 2017.
    NUS team: BubbleTeaM
    NUS staff-in-charge: Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck.
    The host (Mahidol University) is at Nakhon Pathom, which is close to Bangkok.
    We usually get reasonably good results in this site but on the other hand it is historically hard to win here.
    RESULT: BubbleTeaM (2nd place), final scoreboard.
    (WF18: KAIST (Medal U), team Daeburo Minkyu Party; (BubbleTeaM will not use their WF18 slot from here); HCMUS, team GeomeSmile (but other HCMUS team is champion in Yangon17); UI, team Sukar ditaklukkan (TBC?))

Cannot go due to various reasons:

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Daejeon (South Korea), Contest date on 11 Nov 2017, final ranking (WF18: SNU (Medal U, team MolaMola); KAIST (Medal U, team Deobureo Minkyu Party); Korea U (team asdf, TBC); UlsanNIST, team MDMA (TBC??)).
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Hua Lien, (Taiwan), Contest date on 25 Nov 2017, final ranking (WF18: NTU-TW, team PECaveros; NCTU (team NCTU_Foudre, TBC)).
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Tsukuba (Japan), Contest date on 17 Dec 2017, final ranking (WF18: UTokyo (Medal U, team Cxiv-Dxiv), SNU (Medal U, team MolaMola), Tokyo Institute of Technology (team ninjaribaton, TBC); NTU-TW, team JAW (but NTU-TW has other winning team: PECaveros); KyotoU, team PrimeDragon (TBC??)).

SoC corporate relations publish the following reports about NUS ICPC regionals season 2017:

  1. Jakarta17 report: DomiNUS as champion
  2. HoChiMinh17+Yangon17+Manila17+Nakhon17 reports: 1 more win, 1 runner up, 2 fifth places

Singapore IOI Team

IOI 2018

Singapore IOI 2018 team has been selected. They are Jacob Teo Por Loong, Teow Hua Jun, Gabriel Goh Kheng Lin, and Jeffrey Lee Chun Hean. The on-site coach is: Lim Li.

They will compete in Tsukuba, Japan on 1-8 September 2018.

IOI 2017 Results

Singapore IOI 2017 team has competed in Tehran, Iran, on 28 July-4 August 2017. All four returned with medals. Congratulations to Zhang Guangxuan (Silver), Pang Wen Yuen (Silver), Lim Li (Silver, first SGP female medalist), and Huang Xing Chen (Bronze).

Click here for a more detailed report by the on-site coach: Ranald Lam Yun Shao.

Press releases:

  1. MOE press release (15 August 2017)
  2. NUS SoC in-house press release (18 August 2017)

IOI 2016 Results

Singapore IOI 2016 team has competed in Kazan, Russia, on 12-19 August 2016. All four returned with medals. Congratulations to Jacob Teo Por Loong (Gold), Clarence Chew Xuan Da (Silver), Pang Wen Yuen (Silver), and Zhang Guangxuan (Bronze).

Click here for a more detailed report by the on-site coach: Gan Wei Liang.

1G 2S 1B in 2016 is currently the third best result of Singapore IOI team in its 25 years of participation in IOI, bettered only by 2G 2S in 2001 and 2G 1S in 2014.

Press releases:

  1. MOE press release (30 August 2016)
  2. Channel News Asia (30 August 2016)
  3. Straits Times (30 August 2016)
  4. NUS SoC in-house press release (01 September 2016)

NOI+APIO 2018 Results

We have concluded NOI 2018 (50%, Saturday, 17 March 2018). We have also concluded APIO 2018 (the other 50%, Saturday, 12 May 2018) hosted by Russia.
The final top 10 are as follows (the rest are not shown).

RankNameNOI18 (#)APIO18 (#)Sum
1Jacob Teo Por Loong471 (1)97 (1)63.3
2Teow Hua Jun397 (joint-6)88 (2)54.4
3Gabriel Goh Kheng Lin413 (4)78 (4)54.3
4Jeffrey Lee Chun Hean398 (5)83 (3)53.6

- :O:O:ONg Yu Peng435 (3)37 (15)49.7
5Huang Xing Chen449 (2)20 (19)48.2
6Benson Lin Zhan Li397 (joint-6)50 (joint-7)48.0
7Estelle Lee375 (10)62 (5)47.8
8Lim An Jun397 (joint-6)42 (13)46.7
9Li Yue Chen361 (13)50 (joint-7)44.4

Trainings

The intensive trainings for top 4++ for IOI 2018 will be done sometime in June-August 2018 at NUS ACM ICPC Lab.