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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 2016.

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 ICPC Activities in 2017 and 2018 are donated by these generous companies:


ACM ICPC Selection Contest For Regionals 2017

Date and Time: Saturday, 02 September 2017, 1PM-6PM SGT (end of Week 03, lunch and dinner provided).
Come to COM1-B(asement) by 12.15PM for lunch and stay back after 6PM for team formation, also with dinner.
Venue: COM1-B-PL2 (capacity 46).
Format: Individual selection contest to determine individual coder rankings, using ICPC rules (e.g. 25 pages hardcopy reference material), but individual instead of team of three.
Problems are set by Dr Steven Halim with help from one senior two times ex NUS ACM ICPC world finalists: Nguyen Tan Sy Nguyen.

As we also do not host ACM ICPC Singapore in 2017, we will go to various Asian PP sites this year, see below.

This selection contest has been concluded.
The list of 18 selected contestants for this AY 2017/2018 can be found here.
The newly selected NUS ACM ICPC team members are given one-year 24/7 access to NUS ACM ICPC Lab (COM2-02-15).

NUS ACM ICPC Plans for Regionals 2017

Using donations from three companies mentioned above, we will send up to 6 NUS teams (that is, up to 18 students) to 4 Asian PP sites in 2017.

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 2018 qualification)?
  3. Do the contest dates clash with NUS S1 final assessment (exam) dates (25 Nov-09 Dec 2017)? (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)

Based on this 2017 Asia Pacific & Indochina Peninsula (PP) data, we will go to:

  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)... we must go to this happy site every year :).
    NUS teams: ALL SIX NUS teams 2017: Pandamiao, BubbleTeaM, DomiNUS, 3Freshmen, 3body, Pikachu.
    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.
    We had this tie-breaking case in 2016/2017 season between TeamTam and A0.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Steven Halim (Senior Lecturer).
    RESULTS: TBA on ~13 Nov 2017.
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Ho Chi Minh City, (Vietnam) 2017 (List of teams, registration opens 15 Oct 2017).
    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 send an official team to a Vietnam site (last year Tourism competed largely on their own).
    NUS team: DomiNUS (free return ticket to HCMC, VNM for their December 2017 holiday and their choice return flight to Singapore in January 2018).
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Zhao Jin (Lecturer).
    RESULTS: TBA on ~9 Dec 2017.
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Yangon (Myanmar), 2017 (List of teams, registration opens 25 Sep 2017).
    Actual: 8-9-10-11 December 2017 (yes, no longer clash with NUS exams).
    We got one WF17 qualification slot from here last year (team A0, but was not used)
    NUS team: 3Freshmen.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Prof Tan Sun Teck.
    RESULTS: TBA on ~11 Dec 2017.
  4. The ACM ICPC Asia Manila, (Philippines), 2017 (List of teams).
    Actual: 12-13-14-15 December 2017, does not clash with NUS exams and thus we have enough time to practice.
    We got medium result in 2016 here.
    NUS team: Pandamiao.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Steven Halim (Senior Lecturer).
    RESULTS: TBA on ~15 Dec 2017.
  5. The ACM ICPC Asia Nakhon Pathom, (Thailand) 2017 (List of teams, registration opens 1 Oct 2017).
    Actual: 20-21-22-23 December 2017 (they changed date :O, so now no major timing clash but BubbleTeaM has to stay back throughout the early part of NUS holiday period).
    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 here but historically it is hard to win here.
    RESULTS: TBA on ~23 Dec 2017.

Cannot go due to various reasons:

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Daejeon (South Korea), Contest date on 11 Nov 2017 (those going to Daejeon will be unlikely to be in Jakarta site too).
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Hua Lien, (Taiwan), Contest date on 25 Nov 2017.
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Tsukuba (Japan), Contest date on 17 Dec 2017 (those going to Tsukuba may also go to Manila but unlikely as they are back to back).

Singapore IOI Team

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 2017 Results

We have concluded APIO 2017 (50%) hosted by Australia. Combined with NOI 2017 result (also 50%), we have the following top 9 (the rest are not shown).

RankNameNOI17 (#)APIO17 (#)Sum
1 =Pang Wen Yuen471 (joint-1)231 (1)85.8
:O:O:OJacob Teo Por Loong471 (joint-1)199 (3)80.3
2 ▲Huang Xing Chen416 (joint-5)219 (2)78.1
3 ▲Zhang Guangxuan404 (7)166 (4)68.1
4 =Lim Li416 (joint-5)98 (6)57.9

5 ▼Jeffrey Lee Chun Hean435 (3)66 (> 6)54.5
6 ▼Estelle Lee418 (4)56 (> 6)51.3
7 ▲Clarence Chew Xuan Da265 (> 10)142 (5)50.2
8 =Damian Ho Xu Yang350 (10)54 (> 6)44.0


The intensive trainings for top 4++ for IOI 2017 run from Monday, 12 June 2017 until Tuesday, 25 July 2017.

The training schedule can be found here.

Details about future December 2017 NOI trainings will be published here once the information is available.