NUS ACM ICPC Teams

NUS Team @ ACM ICPC World Finals 2016

NUS team RRwatameda: Nguyen Thanh Trung (1st year Master student), Nguyen Tan Sy Nguyen (4th year student), and Nguyen Hung Tam (3rd year student) obtained Joint-14 place (raw: Rank 15/128) in the annual ACM ICPC World Finals 2016 in Phuket on 15-20 May 2016. Congratulations. The in-house press-release can be found here.

NUS ICPC World Finals 2016 traveling expenses are donated by Garena.

ACM ICPC Selection Contest For Regionals 2016

Date and Time: Saturday, 10 September 2016, 1-6PM SGT (end of Week 05).
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 of two senior two times ex NUS ACM ICPC world finalists: Jonathan Irvin Gunawan and Nathan Azaria.

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

This selection contest has been concluded.
The list of selected contestants can be found here.
Past and the newly selected NUS ACM ICPC team members are given one-year 24/7 access to NUS ACM ICPC Lab (COM2-2-15).

NUS ACM ICPC Plans for Regionals 2016

Using donations from two big IT companies in Singapore: Garena and Grab, we have/will send 6 NUS teams to 5 Asian PP sites this year.

The actual plan below are confirmed and there should not be any more suprising change(s) of contest date(s) by Asian PP Regional Contest Directors.

Past sites:

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Jakarta (Indonesia), Sunday, 06 November 2016.
    Actual: 04-05-06-07 Nov, end of Week 12, start of Week 13, suitable timings and a very familiar place.
    ALL 6 NUS teams: A0, Pandamonium, TeamTam, Shopee_Army, Tourism, and Halim_Backup_Army have competed here (List of Registered Teams).
    This site is also the benchmark site regarding which NUS team goes to WF17 — in the possible scenario when we have other NUS team(s) qualifying to WF17 from other sites that happen after ACM ICPC Jakarta 2016 (see below)...
    NUS staff-in-charge: Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck and Dr Zhao Jin (Lecturer)
    NUS student-co-coach: Nathan Azaria (2x World Finalists 2014-2015).
    RESULTS (6 Nov 2016, 11pm SGT): TeamTam (2nd), A0 (4th), Pandamonium (7th), Tourism (11th), Shopee_Army (13th), Halim_Backup_Army (31th).
    As things stand, TeamTam has 99% chance of going to ACM ICPC World Finals 2017 in Rapid City 2017).
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Bangkok (Thailand), Saturday, 12 November 2016.
    Actual: 10-11-12-13 Nov, end of Week 13, suitable timings and also a familiar place.
    NUS teams: TeamTam and Shopee_Army have competed here (List of Registered Teams).
    NUS staff-in-charge: Mr Ivan Chew Teck Meng (full-time TA).
    RESULTS (12 Nov 2016, 9pm SGT): TeamTam (4th), Shopee_Army (11th).
  3. The ACM ICPC Asia Nha Trang (Vietnam), Friday, 02 December 2016.
    NUS team: Tourism has competed here (List of Registered Teams).
    RESULT (05 Nov 2016, 9am SGT): Tourism (13th).

Future sites:

  1. The ACM ICPC Asia Yangon (Myanmar), Friday, 09 December 2016.
    Actual: 07-08-09-10 Dec, during NUS holiday time (last NUS final assessment is on Saturday, 03 Dec 2016).
    There is budget direct flight from Singapore to Yangon daily.
    Note that the organizers initially only allow Java for this contest, but now C++ is also included...
    NUS team: A0 will be sent here (List of Registered Teams).
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Soo Yuen Jien (Senior Lecturer).
    NUS student-co-coach: Jonathan Irvin Gunawan (2x World Finalists 2014-2015).
  2. The ACM ICPC Asia Manila (Philippines), Thursday, 15 December 2016.
    Actual: 13-14-15-16 Dec, during NUS holiday time.
    NUS team: Pandamonium will be sent here (List of Registered Teams).
    NUS staff-in-charge: Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck

Estimation of World Finals 2017 qualifications from Pacific and Indochina Peninsula (PP) sub-region:
(PS: do not quote me if this is not correct, I am just using my past experience as coach/RCD that usually there are about 10 World Finals slots from PP sub-region annually and this sub-region is known historicaly to have certain Universities winning multiple times in different sites (possibly with different teams :O) so although we have 8 sites this year with varying site scores, we may not see 8x2 = 16 different winners/runners-up so 1st place is definitely a World Finals slot, 2nd place is very likely a World Finals slot, and 3rd place may still possibly be a World Finals slot).

  1. From Tsukuba 2016 (16 Oct):
    1. The University of Tokyo (2nd, University 100% confirmed as SJTU/1st is using Asia East slot, team is 100% confirmed Cxiv-Dxiv as they are also the runner up in Bangkok 2016 site below)
    2. Keio University (3rd, Running, 70%, PS: team Running also got 6th place in Jakarta 2016)
  2. From Daejeon 2016 final scoreboard (5 Nov):
    1. Seoul National University (1st, 2nd, and 3rd..., University 100% confirmed, team is 100% confirmed ACGTeam)
    2. KAIST (4th, 70%, team is hYEAHyea, likely qualify as they are second in University ranking in this site)
  3. From Jakarta 2016 final scoreboard (6 Nov):
    1. National Taiwan University (1st, University 100% confirmed, team is 100% confirmed AcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr)
    2. National University of Singapore (2nd, TeamTam, 100% confirmed, as the winning team in Jakarta also wins in Chung-Li 2016 site below)
    3. Vietnam National University (3rd, LINUX, 100% confirmed, as they also the runner up in Nha-Trang 2016 site below)
  4. From Bangkok 2016 final scoreboard (12 Nov):
    1. The University of Tokyo (2nd, University 100% confirmed as PekingU/1st is using Asia East slot, team is 100% confirmed Cxiv-Dxiv, repeat qualification, see Tsukuba 2016)
    2. Tokyo Institute of Technology (3rd, po, 70%, as The University of Tokyo's team above is a repeat qualifier)
    3. National University of Singapore (4th, TeamTam, 100%, as the same team also obtained 2nd place in Jakarta 2016 and will likely declared qualify from Jakarta 2016 site)
      Likely there is no other University who can qualify from this site as rank 4 is also another team of Seoul National University which has dominated Daejeon and Nha-Trang site 2016
  5. From Chung-Li 2016 final scoreboard (26 Nov):
    1. National Taiwan University (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th (and a few more...) University 100% confirmed, team is 100% confirmed AcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr)
      Likely there is no other University who can qualify from this site as 6 (SIX) National Taiwan University teams occupy top 8 slot, rank 4 is an SJTU team/Asia West, rank 5 is an CUHK team/Asia West)
  6. From Nha-Trang 2016 final scoreboard (2 Dec):
    1. Seoul National University (1st, University 100% confirmed, team is 100% confirmed ACGTeam, who is also the winner in Daejeon 2016)
    2. Vietnam National University (2nd, LINUX, 100% confirmed, as they also the third place in Jakarta 2016 site above)
      Likely there is no other University who can qualify from this site as rank 3-4-5 are 3 teams from 3 different Universities who already have qualifications elsewhere
  7. From Yangon 2016 (TBA, 9 Dec):
    1. TBA, NUS A0 will compete here
  8. From Manila 2016 (TBA, 15 Dec):
    1. TBA, NUS Pandamonium will compete here

List of confirmed teams:

  1. The University of Tokyo, Cxiv-Dxiv
  2. Seoul National University, ACGTeam
  3. National Taiwan University, AcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr
  4. National University of Singapore, TeamTam
  5. Vietnam National University, LINUX

List of teams with very high chance of qualification (depending on the diversity of final result of Yangon and Manila 2016 sites and the site scores of the site where they got these results):

  1. Keio University, Running, raw 3rd, but 2nd in University ranking in Tsukuba 2016
  2. KAIST, hYEAHyea, raw 4th, but 2nd in University ranking in Daejeon 2016
  3. Tokyo Institute of Technology, po, raw 3rd, but 2nd in University ranking in Bangkok 2016

Singapore IOI Team

Future Trainings

The usual December training from recent year will be merged into this Junior Code Crunch programme.
Details for next year's 20-th NOI (Saturday, 18 March 2017) are not available yet.

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 2016 Results

The Korean organizers have announced the official APIO 2016 results. Congratulations to Zhang Guangxuan, Liu Tianyi, Pang Wen Yuen, Clarence Chew Xuan Da, Gabriel Goh Kheng Lin (5 Silver APIO16 medals) and Huang Xing Chen (1 Bronze APIO16 medal).

The combined NOI16 scores (50%) and APIO16 scores (50%) produce the following table:

RankNameNOI16 (#)APIO16 (#)Sum
1Zhang Guangxuan342 (5)176.96 (1)63.7
2Clarence Chew Xuan Da357 (3)156.38 (4)61.8
3Pang Wen Yuen345 (4)157 (joint-2)60.7
4Jacob Teo Por Loong454 (1)87.81 (9)60.0

5Feng Jiahai373 (2)115.13 (7)56.5
6Liu Tianyi283 (7)157 (joint-2)54.5
7Ho Jie Feng302 (6)100.14 (8)46.9
8Huang Xing Chen255 (10)116 (6)44.8
9Gabriel Goh Kheng Lin216 (15)138 (5)44.6

Top 6 from APIO16 have received certificates from Korean organizers during IOI16.
Top 4++ have joined intensive training in mid June+July+early August 2016 (the schedule, PIC: Gan Wei Liang).

Other eligible students outside top 4 this year are encouraged to try again next year.
If you are no longer eligible for IOI, then join NUS and strengthen NUS ACM ICPC teams.