NUS ICPC Teams

NUS Team @ ICPC World Finals 2019

NUS team 3body2: Bay Wei Heng (3rd year student), Bernard Teo Zhi Yi (2nd year student), and Sidhant Bansal (2nd year student) has competed in the annual ICPC World Finals 2019 in Porto, Portugal, on 31 March-05 April 2019.

3body2 obtained raw rank 78/135 teams but officially classified as rank joint-62.

3body2 WF19 report including their Moscow pre-finals 2019 workshop experience can be found here.

NUS Team @ 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 ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, China, on 15-20 April 2018.

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

DomiNUS WF18 report including their bootcamp @ India experience can be found here (link broken :(...).

NUS Team @ 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 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 ICPC Donors

NUS ICPC and CS3233 Activities in 2019-2021 are donated by these generous companies:

Diamond donor:


In negotiation with 2 (two) other companies, information will be announced soon.

Silver donor:



In negotiation with 1 other company, information will be announced soon.

ICPC Selection Contest For Regionals 2019

The current list of eligible NUS students are shown here.
Eligible NUS students who are planning to be in NUS ICPC team in AY 19/20 have to do self-practice during May-mid Aug 2019 period.
Steven recommends practicing on Kattis Online Judge (1K+ points or better: top 100) and CodeForces (1900+ purple rating or better: orange/red).
There is NO official team training before team selection contest this year.

NUS team selection contest will be conducted on: Saturday, 07 September 2019 (end of Week 04), 10am-3pm SGT, lunch provided.
Most likely we will use Kattis (NUS) as the online judge.
Note: Steven will advise NUS students who are without teammates by end of Week 02 to form reasonably balanced teams.
Note 2: Steven will also invite some NUS senior students to contribute 1 medium-hard problem each.

Up to top X (number TBC by July 2019, after more donors are identified) NUS teams after this team selection contest will be sent to exactly 2 out of 4/5 different Asia regionals to gain WF20 qualification slot(s).
PS: Steven may accept a few team(s) who will only go to 1 Asia regional on case by case basis (but such team will not be part of NUS ICPC WF20 selection.
Additionally, the team members of these top X NUS teams will be given 1 year access (or extension of access) to NUS ICPC lab (COM1-02-15).
In the event that there are 2, 3, or 4 :O different NUS teams with WF20 qualification slot (from different 2/3/4 different sites, then Steven will use the following new-for-2019 tie-breakers:
Let the results of an NUS team be raw-rank X in site 1 and raw-rank Y in site 2 (without excluding duplicate teams).

  1. An NUS team with lowest total ranks X+Y goes to WF20 (e.g. 2 wins will be the lowest; 1 win+1 runner-up will be the next lowest, etc),
  2. If ties, Steven will use the internal team selection ranking on 31 August 2019 as tiebreaker,

Reference: For WF19, NUS had 3 different teams qualifying for WF19: "Send Bobs to Alice", "3body2", and "Pandamiao".
After internal discussions, Steven sent team "3body2" to represent NUS for WF19.

Formal trainings after team selection:
Sunday, ?? October 2019, 11am-4pm SGT (TBC), Indonesia National Contest.
Sunday, ?? November 2019, 11am-4pm SGT (TBC), Vietnam National Contest.

NUS ICPC Plans for Regionals 2019

Using donations from companies mentioned above, we will send up to X (X TBC soon) NUS teams overseas (as there is no Asia Singapore 2019).

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 ICPC World Finals 2020 @ Moscow qualification)?
  3. Do the contest dates clash with NUS S1 final assessment (exam) dates (23 Nov-07 Dec 2019)? (too many administrative problems otherwise)
  4. Can we actually afford it or is it economical? (remember that we send lots of teams to multiple sites this year)

Based on this 2019 Asia Southeast and Pacific Contests data, we go to:

  1. The 2019 ICPC Asia Jakarta (Indonesia), still 2018 link (List of teams).
    Actual: Fri, 25; Sat, 26; Sun, 27; Mon, 28 Oct 2019 (end of NUS Week ??/start of NUS Week ??).
    As usual, NUS has to go to Jakarta site to regain champion trophy (we were not successfull in 2018)
    NUS teams: 3Sophomores (TBC).
    NUS staff-in-charge: TBC.
    RESULTS: TBA.
  2. The 2019 ICPC Asia Danang (Vietnam), still 2018 link (List of teams).
    Actual: Wed, 04; Thu, 05; Fri, 06; Sat, 07 Dec 2019 (end of NUS Exam Week 02).
    NUS team rarely go to Vietnam site due to exam date clash, this time we can.
    NUS teams: Send Bobs to Alice, Others TBC (but all 3 team members must NOT not have late exams ≥ Wed, 04 Dec 2019).
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Steven Halim.
    NUS co-coach: Phan Duc Nhat Minh (ex-DomiNUS, Asia Jakarta 2017 champion).
    RESULTS: TBA.
  3. The 2019 ICPC Asia Manila (Philippines), still 2017 link (List of teams).
    Actual: ??-?? Dec 2019 (after NUS Exam Week 02).
    NUS has to go to Manila site to defend the last 2017 champion trophy (there was no ICPC Asia Manila in 2018).
    NUS teams: Pandamiao (TBC), 3Sophomores (TBC), Others TBC?.
    NUS staff-in-charge: TBC.
    RESULTS: TBA.
  4. The 2019 ICPC Asia Bangkok (Thailand), 2018 link error (List of teams).
    Actual: ??-?? ??? 2019.
    NUS has to go to Bangkok site to defend the last 2018 champion trophy @ neighboring Nakhon Pathom site.
    NUS teams: Pandamiao (TBC), Others TBC?.
    NUS staff-in-charge: TBC.
    RESULTS: TBA.
  5. The 2019 ICPC Asia Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), link TBA (List of teams).
    Actual: ??-?? ??? 2019.
    KL site returns after so many years.
    NUS has to go to KL site (nearest).
    NUS teams: 3body2 (TBC), Others TBC?.
    NUS staff-in-charge: TBC.
    RESULTS: TBA.

Currently shelved unless Steven suddenly has new ICPC donors: Yokohama 2019, Taipei-Hsinchu 2019, and Seoul 2019 sites.


2018 data:

  1. The 2018 ICPC Asia Jakarta (Indonesia) (List of teams).
    Actual: Fri, 09; Sat, 10; Sun, 11; Mon, 12 Nov 2018 (end of NUS Week 12/start of NUS Week 13).
    As usual, NUS have to go to Jakarta site to defend 2018 champion trophy (not successfull but it is ok...)
    NUS teams: 3Sophomores, Sultan Halim, ReFreshPHD.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Steven Halim.
    NUS co-coach: Phan Duc Nhat Minh (DomiNUS, Asia Jakarta 2017 champion).
    RESULTS: 3Sophomores (3rd place/gold medal), ReFreshPHD (12th place/bronze medal), Sultan Halim (20th place) out of 74 teams, final scoreboard.
  2. The 2018 ICPC Asia Nakhon Pathom (Thailand) (List of teams).
    Actual: Thu, 15; Fri, 16; Sat, 17; Sun, 18 Nov 2018 (end of NUS Week 13).
    NUS teams: Send Bobs to Alice, Pandamiao.
    NUS staff-in-charge: A/P Tan Sun Teck and Dr Sufatrio.
    RESULTS: Pandamiao (1st place/Winner/Champion), Send Bobs to Alice (3rd place/2nd Runner-up), out of 69 teams, final scoreboard.
  3. The 2018 ICPC Asia Yangon (Myanmar) (List of teams).
    Actual: Fri, 07; Sat, 08; Sun, 09; Mon, 10 Dec 2018 (overlap a bit with the end of NUS Exam Week 2, but should not clash; back-to-back with Asia Singapore 2018).
    NUS teams: 3body2, power harder, 3NationsIOI; please ensure that all 3 team members have last exam ≤ 06 Dec 2018.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Suhendry Effendy.
    RESULTS: 3body2 (1st place/Champion), 3NationsIOI (11th place), power harder (13th place).
  4. The 2018 ICPC Asia Singapore (List of teams).
    Actual: Wed, 12; Thu, 13; Fri, 14 Dec 2018 (start of NUS holiday period).
    NUS teams: 3Sophomores, Send Bobs to Alice, Pandamiao, 3body2, power harder, Sultan Halim, ReFreshPHD, 3NationsIOI, scrub++, NEWBIE, 414, Illumina, Dolor Sit Amet, ICanProgramC++.
    NUS staff-in-charge: Dr Zhao Jin.
    RESULTS: Send Bobs to Alice (Runner-up) and many first to solve awards.

SoC corporate relations publish the following reports about NUS ICPC regionals season 2018:

  1. Jakarta18+Nakhon18 reports: Pandamiao as champion and 2 third-places
  2. Yangon18+Singapore18 reports: 3body2 as champion, 1 runner-up place, and many other top 10 places
  3. Singapore18 report by NUS news

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 2019

Singapore IOI 2019 team will compete in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 4-11 August 2019.
The team members are: Daniel Choo Zhenghao, Leong Eu-Shaun, Jeffrey Lee Chun Hean, and Benson Lin Zhan Li.

This section will be updated soon.

IOI 2018

Singapore IOI 2018 team has competed in Tsukuba, Japan, on 1-8 September 2018. All four returned with medals. Congratulations to Gabriel Goh Kheng Lin (Gold), Jacob Teo Por Loong (Silver), Jeffrey Lee Chun Hean (Silver), and Teow Hua Jun (Bronze).

Click here for a more detailed report by the on-site coach: Lim Li.

1G 2S 1B in 2018 is currently the joint-third best result of Singapore IOI team, exactly similar as 2016 result and bettered only by 2G 2S in 2001 and 2G 1S in 2014.

Press releases:

  1. MOE press release (12 September 2018)
  2. Channel News Asia (12 September 2018)
  3. NUS SoC in-house press release (18 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 joint-third best result of Singapore IOI team, 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 2019 Results

We have concluded NOI 2019 (50%, Saturday, 23 March 2019).
We have concluded APIO 2019 (the other 50%, Saturday, 18 May 2019) hosted by Russia (again), SGP scoreboard.
The final top 16 are as follows (the rest are not shown).
Congratulations to the top 4: Daniel, Eu-Shaun, Jeffrey, and Benson.

RankNameNOI19 (#)APIO19 (#)Sum
1Daniel Choo Zhenghao381 (2)203 (Joint-1)71.9
2Leong Eu-Shaun376 (3)203 (Joint-1)71.4
3Jeffrey Lee Chun Hean371 (Joint-4)203 (Joint-1)70.9
4Benson Lin Zhan Li318 (9)203 (Joint-1)65.6

5Dave Wong Swee Chong339 (8)189 (Joint-7)65.4
6Lim An Jun310 (11)203 (Joint-1)64.8
7Teow Hua Jun408 (1)137 (14)63.6
8Daniel Toh Jing En257 (≥16)203 (Joint-1)59.5

9Ashley Aragorn Khoo279 (15)187 (10)59.1
10Jerry Han Jiatao278 (≥16)183 (11)58.3
11Shen Xing Yang254 (≥16)189 (Joint-7)56.9
12Ryan See Weixuan371 (Joint-4)113 (Joint-15)55.9
13Li Yue Chen365 (7)113 (Joint-15)55.3
14Luke Tan295 (12)153 (13)55.0
15Tan Yi Kai229 (≥16)189 (Joint-7)54.4
16Adriel Tan Jean Ren271 (≥16)160 (12)53.8