Computer science students from the University of Warsaw win the CERC
A team of students from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw won the 2018 ACM ICPC Central European Regional Contest (CERC). Students Jakub Boguta, Konrad Paluszek and Mateusz Radecki were the only ones to solve all 12 problems prepared by the organizers.
74 teams representing universities with the best computer science programs in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary competed from November 30 to December 3 in the 2018 Central Europe Regional Contest (CERC) in Prague, the University of Warsaw reported on its website.
According to the university, despite technical difficulties during the competition, the winning team from the University of Warsaw was clearly ahead of the team from the University of Zagreb, which ended the competition with 10 problems solved. The winners will represent the University of Warsaw for the 25th time in a row in the finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in April 2019 in Porto.
Other teams from the University of Warsaw took places: 3, 5, 16, 17 and 25.
3rd place in the competition, also with 10 tasks, went to another team from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw, whose members were: Maciej Hołubowicz, Dawid Jamka, Jan Tabaszewski.
The third team from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw in the top 5 solved 8 problems. The team members were: Karol Kaszuba, Łukasz Kondraciuk and Aleksander Łukasiewicz.
The University of Warsaw was represented by three more teams composed of Konrad Czapliński, Mateusz Puczel and Juliusz Straszyński; Franciszek Budrowski, Paweł Pawlik, Stanisław Strzelecki; Juliusz Pham, Rafał Łyżwa, Antoni Żewierżejew; they took places 16, 17 and 25 respectively.
According to the university, this year preparations for the competition were supervised by champions from previous years: Wojciech Nadara, Marcin Smulewicz and Marek Sokołowski.
Support during the students` preparations for the contest was provided by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as part of the project "The Best of the Best! 3.0", long-term sponsors of teams from the University of Warsaw: PKO Bank Polski and Atende SA, as well as the authorities of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics, and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw.
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