Beihang students won two gold and one bronze medals in the 46th ACM-ICPC Asia Macao Regional Contest held on April 3 at the University of Macau.
Nine students from three teams of Beihang University have participated in the contest online. After the five-hour competition, the team made up of Jin Liankai and Tang Yibang from the School of Computer Science and Engineering and Yang Zhenwei from the Chuanyuan College won the third place and was awarded a gold medal. This is the best result that Beihang University has ever achieved in ICPC so far in this season, ensuring Beihang a place in the world final. The other two teams also won one gold medal and one bronze medal respectively. Beihang is the only university to have two gold medal-winning teams out of the ten teams with gold medals.
The nine students who participated in the contest
ICPC Macau Regional Contest is the fifth regional contest this year, with 103 teams from 59 universities including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, Beihang University, Peking University, University of Science and Technology of China, Xi’an Jiao Tong University, etc., participating in the competition.
ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) is the world’s largest top-level programming competition for college students, attracting the largest number of participants each year. Known as the “Olympic Games” in the IT industry, the contest aims to enable students to fully demonstrate their ability to analyze and solve problems with computers. The competition is held once a year. In the season of 2021-2022, ACM-ICPC has six regionals in east Asia, which are held in Jinan, Shenyang, Shanghai, Nanjing, Macau, and Kunming, respectively. The Asia-East Continent Final will be held in Xi’an after the regionals.
At Beihang University, the ACM-ICPC competition is organized and implemented by the Department of Academic Affairs and the School of Software, attracting undergraduate and graduate students from all schools. Founded in 2005, the ACM Training Team of Beihang University usually organizes a university-level competition on program design each year to select ACM contestants while improving students’ basic ability in program design.
ICPC regional contests are held once a week and usually last for half a year. Universities that are promoted in regional contests and Asia-East Continent Final will be qualified to compete in the World Final of ICPC next year.
Reported by Qu Yue
Reviewed by Zhang Desheng
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Yifan