Tokyo Tech News
The Japan qualifications for the 2019 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) were held on July 12, and three Tokyo Tech teams booked their place in the Asian regional competition in mid-November.
A total of 495 teams from 101 universities, junior colleges, and technical high schools around the country tested their skills during the three-hour qualification round. Of the 46 top teams that received special awards from the ICPC Board, five were from Tokyo Tech. Team eiyatonari, Team mickytheta, and Team unlimited greedy will feature in the Asia regionals.
This year — in addition to Yokohama — Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Taipei, Da Nang, Manila, and Yangon will also host regional competitions.
ICPC, held under the auspices of the ICPC Foundation, is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contests in the world. In 2018, over 52,000 contestants from 3,233 universities in 110 countries and regions competed in regional competitions in an attempt to reach the finals.
The contest involves three members from each university trying to solve eight or more complex, real-world problems within a five-hour deadline. Only one computer is available for each team, highlighting the importance of effective teamwork over individual programming skills. The team that solves the most problems in the fewest attempts in the least amount of time is the winner.
Recipients of Qualification Round Award and Retrieva Award
Riki Fukunari, 1st-year master's student, Information and Communications Engineering
Takuto Yoshida, 3rd year, Computer Science
Ryoji Nagata, 2nd year, Computer Science
Mikito Ota, 4th year, Computer Science
Ryotaro Kasuga, 4th year, Computer Science
Mikito Matsuura, 2nd year, Computer Science
Shinji Yoshino, 1st-year master's student, Mathematical and Computing Science
Linsho Kaku, 1st-year master's student, Computer Science
Koya Endo, 3rd year, Mathematical and Computing Science
Recipients of Amatsubame Award
Yasunori Kinoshita, 1st year, School of Computing
Akihiro Omori, 1st year, School of Computing
Riku Kishida, 1st year, School of Computing
Mizuki Shirai, 2nd year, Computer Science
Shunta Shiba, 3rd year, Computer Science
Yu Terauchi, 4th year, Information and Communications Engineering