Indonesia again displayed its excellence in the international stage, this time the proud news came from the world prestigious programming competition “Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest” (ACM ICPC) 2019, where Indonesian students succeeded in carving proud achievements by being ranked 21 out of 135 representative students universities in each country.
The Indonesian students were represented by University of Indonesia consisting of Muhammad Ayas Dzulfikar (Computer Science, 2015), Degoldie Sonny (Computer Science, 2016), and Inigo Ramli (Computer Science, 2018) and accompanied by Denny as a supervisor. These three UI students were ranked 21st (compressed rank by number of problem solved) along with Harvard University, Stanford University, and 17 other universities in the world.
The final ACM ICPC 2019 event took place on March 31 – April 5 2019 in Porto, Portugal. ACM ICPC is a computer programming competition that is followed by universities in the world. The final ACM ICPC 2019 event took place on March 31 – April 5 2019 in Porto, Portugal. ACM ICPC is a computer programming competition that is followed by universities in the world.
Each team consists of three students trying to solve computational problems and algorithms that must be completed within a set time of five hours non-stop. The three UI students managed to solve the programming problems given and managed to get 815 points based on the ICPC World Finals scoreboard. These UI students succeeded in continuing the struggle to the world level after previously winning the regional selection of the Asia Pacific region.
It is hoped that this effort will further enhance the good name of UI in particular and Indonesia in the international arena as well as further increasing the ranks of the nation’s international achievements.
Rifelly Dewi Astuti, Head of Public Relations and KIP UI told Kompas.com, “This achievement certainly boasts not only for UI but for Indonesia. UI students who represent Indonesia are able to compete internationally with world-leading universities.” “Hopefully this achievement will spur various other achievements from universities in Indonesia, so that our higher education is more recognized in the world,” Rifelly concluded.