NUS ICPC Teams

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 official classified as rank joint-56.

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

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

Diamond donors:

                     

Bronze donors:

                  

ICPC Selection Contest For Regionals 2018

The current list of eligible NUS students are shown here.
Eligible NUS students who are planning to be in NUS ICPC team in AY 18/19 have to do self-practice.
Steven recommends practicing on Kattis Online Judge and CodeForces.
Formal trainings:
Sunday, 07 October 2018, 11am-4pm SGT, Indonesia National Contest.
Sunday, 04 November 2018, 11am-4pm SGT, Vietnam National Contest.

Up to top 10 12 14 NUS teams after this Preliminary Contest will be advanced to the 2018 ICPC Asia Singapore Regional Contest.
The team members of (up to) top 10 NUS teams will be given 1 year access to NUS ICPC lab (COM1-02-15).

NUS top 7 8 teams after this Preliminary Contest will be sent to 3 other Asia regional contests to do well and gain WF19 qualification slot(s).

In the event that there are 2 (or more :O, max 4) NUS teams with WF19 qualification slot (from different 2/3/4 different sites, then Steven will use the following new tie-breakers that is somewhat similar to how Asia PSP picks WF teams recently). The only difference is that Steven and Prof Tan Sun Teck determines the 'site scores' below...

  1. Let site score of the 2018 ICPC Asia Singapore Preliminary Contest be 1.1 (all NUS top 7 8 teams compete together)
  2. Let site score of the 2018 ICPC Asia Jakarta/Nakhon Pathom/Yangon Regional Contest be 2 (NUS top 7 8 teams will likely scatter themselves into three different sites, note that only the best NUS team in a site is counted, currently it is 3/2/3 for Jak18/Nak18/Yan18 sites)
  3. Let site score of the 2018 ICPC Asia Singapore Regional Contest be 2.9 (all NUS top 7 8 teams compete together)

The best (lower overall internal rank, removing all other non-NUS teams from scoreboard) NUS team with WF19 qualification slot after all these 3 contests will be the one representing NUS for World Finals 2019 @ Porto.

For example (fictional/hypothetical scenarios):
Team A gets 4th place in Sgp-prel-18, 1st place in Jak18 (WF19 slot), and 2nd in Sgp18, then team A's rank is (4-1)*1.1 + (1-1)*2 + (2-1)*2.9 = 3.3+0+2.9 = 6.2.
Team B gets 1st place in Sgp-prel-18, 1st place in Nak18 (WF19 slot), and 3rd in Sgp18, then team B's rank is (1-1)*1.1 + (1-1)*2 + (3-1)*2.9 = 0.0+0+5.8 = 5.8.
Team C gets 2nd place in Sgp-prel-18, 1st place in Yan18 (WF19 slot), and 4th in Sgp18, then team C's rank is (2-1)*1.1 + (1-1)*2 + (4-1)*2.9 = 1.1+0+8.7 = 9.8.
Team D gets 7th place in Sgp-prel-18 (barely make it), 2nd place in Jak18 (blocked by team A), and 1st in Sgp18 (WF19 slot), then team D's rank is (7-1)*1.1 + (2-1)*2 + (1-1)*2.9 = 6.6+2+0.0 = 8.6.
Steven and Prof Tan Sun Teck will declare that team B goes to WF19.

NUS ICPC Plans for Regionals 2018

Using donations from companies mentioned above, we will send up to 8 NUS teams overseas and have NUS top 14 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 ICPC World Finals 2019 @ Porto 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 Southeast and Pacific Contests data, we will likely go to:

  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 succes