The programming team at CUHK won a bronze medal at the 43rd Annual World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) held in Porto, Portugal, among 135 teams. The team included three undergraduate students: Yik Wai-pan, a Computer Science major, Ho Ngan-hang, a Mathematics major, and Poon Lik-hang, a Quantitative Finance major. They were required to solve 11 computer programming problems involving algorithm, data structure and game theory, etc., in five hours. The ICPC, the largest programming contest in the world, is a multi-tier competition with local, national, and regional contests leading to the world finals. This year over 50,000 contestants from over 3,000 universities in 110 countries took part in the competition.
This article was originally published in No. 538, Newsletter in May 2019.