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PNW hosts its first International Collegiate Programming Contest

March 13, 2023

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) recently hosted and competed in its initial Intercontinental Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Mid-Central United states of america Regional Contest for 2023. The major teams from each and every region go on to compete at the nationwide amount, and, if productive, the international amount.

30-six contestants and 4 coaches from PNW, the College of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Illinois Institute of Engineering attended the programing contest. The ICPC is an academically credentialed competition that seeks to elevate functionality and aspirations of proficient trouble solvers in the computing sciences by instilling practices of excellence in the future generation of dilemma solvers.

“In the ICPC regional competitions learners can increase their problem-fixing competencies and deeply fully grasp much more innovative algorithms,” reported Wei Dai, assistant professor of Personal computer Science and PNW’s ICPC coach and web-site director. “At the exact same time, it supplies an possibility for our learners to network with persons from other investigation universities.”

“The contest was a challenging, nevertheless enjoyable party and I’m very happy we did it!” reported Diego Ramirez, PNW ICPC crew captain and fourth-calendar year Pc Science significant. “It was a privilege to operate with friends from my college, and it uncovered me to really wise, passionate programmers from other establishments. Even with the problems of the contest, I uncovered it incredibly worthwhile and hope to contend all over again in the tumble.”

PNW’s ICPC celebration was supported by the colleges of Company and Engineering and Sciences and the place of work of Data Expert services.

Running underneath the auspices of the ICPC Basis and headquartered at Baylor College, the ICPC Neighborhood is a world wide volunteer community of faculty, college students, and experts working on 6 continents at 3,000 universities that per year conduct the contest.

Several PNW representatives competed in the ICPC contest as well as volunteered during the event. Participants included (front, from left to right), Wei Dai, assistant professor of Computer Science; Bruno Hnatusko, Computer Science graduate student; Andrew McDowell, second-year Electrical Computer Engineering major; (back, from left to right) Diya Kafle, third-year Computer Science major; Sai Deepthi Jammula, Computer Science graduate student; Diego Ramirez, fourth-year Computer Science major; and Gowtham Pentela, Computer Science graduate student. Not pictured is Alejandro Alvarez, third-year Computer Science major.

Various PNW associates competed in the ICPC contest as properly as volunteered in the course of the party. Participants provided (front, from remaining to appropriate), Wei Dai, assistant professor of Computer system Science Bruno Hnatusko, Laptop Science graduate scholar Andrew McDowell, second-calendar year Electrical Computer Engineering main (back, from still left to correct) Diya Kafle, 3rd-calendar year Computer system Science main Sai Deepthi Jammula, Personal computer Science graduate college student Diego Ramirez, fourth-year Laptop or computer Science significant and Gowtham Pentela, Computer Science graduate college student. Not pictured is Alejandro Alvarez, 3rd-12 months Laptop Science main.