Dmitry Medvedev Meets ICPC Medalists, Including HSE Students
As part of the Moscow International Education Fair, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met with students who won medals at the biggest programming competition in the world. This global contest recently reached its conclusion in Portugal, and the prize winners include HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science team.
The ICPC contest has been held since the 1970s and is the world’s biggest student programming competition. Tens of thousands of students take part in its selection stages around the world every year, and according to the rules, they must form teams of three participants. Teams from 135 universities in 46 countries took part in the 2019 ICPC World Finals, which took place in early April in Porto.
For the first time in the competition’s history, three teams from one city – Moscow – were awarded medals at the ICPC World Finals. The team from HSE’s Moscow campus featured students from the Faculty of Computer Science - Daniil Nikolenko, Filipp Gribov, and Askhat Sakhabiev, who won the bronze medal. MIPT students also took bronze, while the MSU team won gold.
The participants and their coaches had an opportunity to meet Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the Moscow International Education Fair, which commenced on April 10.
‘This is a brilliant result, and we are very proud of you,’ Prime Minister Medvedev told the participants.
He also noted that, in 2020, the ICPC World Finals are slated to take place in Moscow. ‘I sincerely hope that you perform well. We’ll be following your efforts, and I hope that everything goes great,’ Prime Minister Medvedev said.
Students from both HSE Moscow and HSE St. Petersburg have made it to the finals of the ICPC-2020 World Programming Championship. They were among the best teams at the semi-finals stage of the championship, which took place last weekend in St. Petersburg.
Students from all four HSE campuses have qualified for the semifinal of the ICPC Student Programming World Championship. The quarter-final stages of the tournament were held in the second half of October in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Saratov.
On December 1st and 2nd, the semifinals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) for teams from the Northern Eurasia region were held. HSE teams from St. Petersburg (8th place) and the Moscow-based Faculty of Computer Science (13th place) received first class certificates. Furthermore, the teams will represent HSE at the finals, which will be held in Portugal next year.
In late October, students from the HSE School of Business Informatics organised the second Major League Hacking (MLH) hackathon hosted in Moscow. The participants of the event, which include students and alumni of Russian and foreign universities, developed IT solutions for Russian companies.
Artur Davletshin, fourth-year student in Informatics and Computer Hardware and Software at MIEM HSE (supervisor Aleksandr Romanov, Associate Professor at the School of Computer Engineering) has won a scholarship for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Artur will attend the WWDC in San Jose, California, from June 4 – 8.
Major League Hacking (MLH) holds its events around the world, but this year is the first time MLH Local Hack Day is taking place in Russia thanks to the initiative of students from the Higher School of Economics. Participants of the hackathon developed IT solutions for some of Russia’s largest companies.
One of the teams successfully qualified for the world finals at the recent Northern Eurasia heat. The other will be attending the finals by special invitation.
A team from the HSE Faculty of Computer Science was one of the top-ranking teams in the semi-finals of a collegiate programming tournament held in St. Petersburg this year. HSE’s team will now compete in the finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, which is set to take place in the United States next May.
HSE has teamed up with the University of California at San Diego (ranked 14th on the ARWU ranking, 41st on THE, and 59th on QS) to launch the new Data Structures and Algorithms specialization on Coursera. The specialization is taught completely in English and consists of five interrelated courses. Registration is open until March 7.