IEEEXtreme Programming Challenge dominated by McGill students

Oct. 31, 2012

IEEEXtreme is a global programming challenge in which teams of IEEE student members worldwide compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. It took place on Oct 20, 2012.

This year McGill's CS students showed strong participation, with 5 teams out of the top 8 Canadian teams coming from McGill! There were over 1,900 teams in this competition from all over the globe, according to the IEEEXtreme Facebook page. And McGill's teams not only stood out due to the number of students participating, but also by the quality of the solutions they produced. The top team, MRL, composed of Anqi Xu, Juan Camilo Gamboa Higuera, and Raheem Adam ranked 2nd in Canada. Team Span, made up of Mouhyi Eddine El Bouhali, Zhongshi Jiang (team Span), and Jordan Benabou, took 4th place in Canada, Team Crazyyang, consisting of Yang Wu, Mathieu Wang, and Run Xuan Yang took 5th place. This is 3 McGill teams among the top five in Canada.

Sébastien Lemieux-Codère and Zhen Cao (team Midgetpunters) as well as Michael Kourlas, Hiu Kim Yuen, and Dominic Charley-Roy (team Randomize) also represented McGill and distinguished themselves ranking 7 and 8 in Canada.

Cudos and congratulations to all of them!

For more local information on the IEEEExtreme see: McGill IEEE Student Chapter.