Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Snapshot of NUSH Class of 2017 University Destinations and Courses Taken

NUS High School Class of 2017 University Destinations and Courses Taken
Cohort size: 165
Number of students (names are hidden) captured in the spreadsheet below: 120 (the rest unknown, to be updated when more data is collected)
Male students who have served National Service will be enrolled in Aug/Sep 2020
Last updated: 26/5/20

S/N Country/University Name Course/Major
Singapore
1 National University of Singapore Accountancy
2 Accountancy
3 Architecture
4 Biomedical Engineering
5 Biomedical Engineering
6 Business
7 Business
8 Chemical Engineering
9 Chemical Engineering
10 Chemical Engineering 
11 Computer Engineering
12 Computer Engineering
13 Computer Engineering
14 Computer Engineering
15 Computer Engineering
16 Computer Engineering
17 Computer Science
18 Computer Science
19 Computer Science
20 Computer Science
21 Computer Science
22 Computer Science
23 Computer Science
24 Computer Science
25 Computer Science
26 Computer Science
27 Computer Science
28 Computer Science
29 Computer Science
30 Computer Science
31 Computer Science
32 Computer Science
33 Computer Science & Mathematics
34 Computing/Information Security
35 Electrical Engineering
36 Engineering
37 Engineering
38 Engineering Science
39 Environmental Science
40 FASS/Communications
41 FASS/Economics
42 FASS/Environmental Studies
43 Food Science and Technology
44 Law
45 Life Sciences
46 Mechanical Engineeing
47 Mechanical Engineering
48 Medicine
49 Medicine
50 Medicine
51 Medicine
52 Medicine
53 Medicine
54 Psychology
55 Psychology
56 Science
57 Science
58 Science/Data Science & Analytics
59 Science/Data Science & Analytics
60 Science/Mathematics
61 Science/Mathematics
62 Science/Mathematics
63 Science/Pharmacy
64 Science/Pharmacy
65 Science/Physics
66 Science/Physics
67 Science/Physics
68 Science/Physics
69 Science/Statistics
70 Theatre Studies
71 Unknown
72 Unknown
73 Unknown
74 Nanyang Technological University Bioengineering
75 Biological Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry
76 Environmental Engineering
77 Mechanical Engineering
78 Medicine
79 Medicine
80 Medicine
81 Medicine
82 Medicine
83 Medicine
84 Psychology
85 Sch of Art, Design and Media
86 Singapore Institute of Technology Digipen/Computing
87 Singapore Management University Accountancy
88 Accountancy & Business Management (Marketing)
89 Computer Science & Business Administration
90 Economics
91 Information Systems
92 Law
93 Unknown
United Kingdom
94 King's College London Medicine
95 London School of Economics Finance
96 University College London Engineering & Architectural Design
97 University of Cambridge Computer Science
98 Economics
99 Engineering
100 Law
101 Mathematics 
102 Medicine
103 Natural Sciences
104 Natural Sciences
105 Oxford University Biomedical Sciences
106 Computer Science with Philosophy
107 University of Edinburgh Architecture
108 Unknown
109 University of Glasgow Medicine
110 Imperial College London Mathematics & Computer Science
111 Physics
United States of America
112 Duke University Economics and Mathematics
113 Johns Hopkins University Undeclared
114 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undeclared
115 Stanford Bioengineering
116 UC San Diego Electrical Engineering
117 University of Southern California Mechanical Engineering
Ireland
118 Trinity College Dublin Medicine
Canada
119 University of Alberta Computer Engineering 
Australia
120 Monash University Medicine

Scholarships:
A*Star Undergraduate Scholarship
ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship
Brunei Scholarship
Cambridge Trust Scholarship
Duke Karsh International Scholarship
DSTA Scholarship
Economist Service Scholarship
Lee Kong Chian Scholars' Programme
MND Edge
NUS Merit Scholarship
NUS Science & Technology Scholarship
Public Service Commission Scholarship
Smart Nation Scholarship
SMU Global Impact Scholarship
Wee Cho Yaw Future Leaders Award (Medicine)

NUSH Class of 2013 University Destinations and Courses taken can be found here

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 2 Results

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 2 Results

Top 10:

Singapore's participants in the top 1000:

Rank nickname (real name), score
#102 jacobtpl (Jacob Teo), 65
#103 errorgorn (Ashley Aragorn Khoo), 65
#173 pwypeanut (Pang Wen Yuen), 65
#224 btzy (Bernard Teo), 65
#233 TrueBamboo, 65
#355 lichenkoh (Koh Li Chen), 54
#362 Zheyuan (Yu Zheyuan), 54
#387 meeeep (Li Yao’an), 54
#476 oneplusone (Lim Jeck), 51
#503 lovemathboy (Huang Xingchen), 51
#579 limli (Lim Li), 49
#624 fenwicktree, 49
#646 SmileyFace (Zhang Guang Xuan), 49
#659 czxcjx, 49
#692 mzy (Ma Zhaoyu), 45
#775 sampletext (Jeffrey Lee), 40
#787 shenxy (Shen Xing Yang), 39
#794 bayweiheng (Bay Wei Heng), 39
#799 HuaJun07 (Teow Hua Jun), 39
#811 Orang3 (Daniel Choo), 39
#835 Shio, 39

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 1C Results

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 1C Results

Top 10

The top 1500 contestants in this round will advance to Round 2.

Singapore's participants in the top 1500

Rank nickname (real name), score
#17 Shio, 100
#126 lemiao, 84
#258 meeeep (Li Yao’an), 73
#278 level.51, 68
#293 huikang, 68
#446 redfeet, 68
#564 yaochie, 68
#643 Zheyuan (Yu Zheyuan), 68
#670 SYY, 68
#777 nauynix, 68
#800 reignofterror (Wang Yuxuan), 68
#1009 Mickey1356, 68
#1054 wrecker, 68
#1097 Lexis, 68
#1143 ryansee (Ryan See), 68
#1222 some_username (Wang Yunrui), 68
#1248 AndrewZYX, 68
#1276 chenwenjie (Chen Wenjie), 68
#1319 azhang, 68
#1333 mesaliason, 68
#1340 yingying2019, 68

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Monday, 20 April 2020

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 1B Results

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 1B Results

Top 10

The top 1500 contestants in this round will advance to Round 2.

Singapore's participants in the top 1500
Rank nickname (real name), score
#107 WayTan (Way Tan), 81
#248 SadFace, 63
#256 jianzhi (Wang Jianzhi), 63
#417 Acceleraizer, 63
#608 mzy (Ma Zhaoyu), 63
#856 fenwicktree, 46
#1045 goodthingstaketime, 44
#1058 cyberhuman, 44
#1063 9mat, 44
#1064 shenxy (Shen Xing Yang), 44
#1164 dmread, 44
#1289 RRtheonlyone, 44
#1389 xTheBHox, 37
#1488 Tempest, 34

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 1A Results

Google Code Jam 2020 Round 1A Results

Top 10

The top 1500 contestants in this round will advance to Round 2.

Singapore's participants in the top 1500



Rank nickname (real name), score
#84 pwypeanut (Pang Wen Yuen), 100
#88 lovemathboy (Huang Xingchen), 100
#102 oneplusone (Lim Jeck), 100
#141 sampletext (Jeffrey Lee), 100
#162 SmileyFace (Zhang Guang Xuan), 100
#190 czxcjx, 100
#246 limli (Lim Li), 100
#277 btzy (Bernard Teo), 100
#313 4yn (Chang Si Yuan), 100
#318 jacobtpl (Jacob Teo), 100
#338 TrueBamboo, 100
#371 lichenkoh (Koh Li Chen), 100
#408 bayweiheng (Bay Wei Heng), 82
#545 estelle0500 (Estelle Lee), 72
#576 Orang3 (Daniel Choo), 72
#578 errorgorn (Ashley Aragorn Khoo), 72
#707 lwz, 72
#756 andyq, 72
#788 bensonlzl (Benson Lin), 72
#822 HuaJun07 (Teow Hua Jun), 72
#828 BetterThanNobita, 72
#897 dantoh000 (Daniel Toh), 72
#1135 damianhxy (Damian Ho), 72
#1201 nzqrc (Howe Choong Yin), 65
#1209 owl10124, 65
#1229 jamielim (Jamie Lim), 63
#1424 rocketninja7 (Andrew Yapp), 63
#1496 anonymoussquid, 63

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Registration for Code Jam 2020 is open

Register here

Schedule
Round, Start to End (Singapore Time), Duration
Qualification Round - 4 Apr (Sat) 7 am to 5 Apr (Sun) 10 am, 27 hrs
Round 1A - 11 Apr (Sat) 9 am to 11.30 am, 2 hrs 30 mins
Round 1B - 20 Apr (Mon) 12 am to 2.30 am, 2 hrs 30 mins
Round 1C - 2 May (Sat) 5 pm to 7.30 pm, 2 hrs 30 mins
Round 2 - 16 May (Sat) 10 pm to 17 May (Sun) 12.30 am, 2 hrs 30 mins
Round 3 - 6 Jun (Sat) 10 pm to 7 Jun (Sun) 12.30 am, 2 hrs 30 mins
World Finals - 7 Aug (Fri) 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, 4 hrs

Code Jam 2019:
Gennady Korotkevich Wins Google Code Jam For The Sixth Time
Once again, ITMO PhD Student Gennady Korotkevich won the Google Code Jam international competition. This time, the event took place in San Francisco on August 9. This was the sixth victory in the programmer’s winning streak. Apart from Gennady, the Japanese contestant Makoto Soejima and the contest’s first-timer Andrew He from MIT got into the top-3. Every year, over 50,000 programmers from all over the world participate in Google Code Jam, with only 25 making it to the finals. Among the latter were also ITMO’s students Boris Minaev and Evgeny Kaplun.

Google Code Jam, that has been conducted annually since 2003, is considered to be among the world’s largest programming competitions: the event brings together over 50,000 programmers, as participation is open to all.

The selection for the final round involves several stages. After submitting applications, participants take part in the qualification round that takes about a day. In order to pass, one has to get a specific number of points. Then, programmers participate in a series of three rounds, each of which takes place on a separate date and lasts for two and a half hours. Only 25 contestants remain after this online selection, and are invited to the on-site round the location of which changes every year. For example, last year’s Google Code Jam finals took place in Toronto, Canada, and this time, the venue was in San-Francisco, USA. The prize for winning the contest is 15,000 USD.

This year, Gennady Korotkevich, two-time winner of ACM ICPC (2013 and 2015), five-time winner of Yandex.Algorithm, as well as winner and runner-up of many other international contests, got first place for the 6th time. This achievement is yet to be repeated by any other of Google Code Jam participant.

Gennady got 143 points, having gotten ahead of Makoto Soejima from Japan and Andrew He, an MIT student, who got 121 points each. Two other ITMO graduates also got into the contest’s finals: Boris Minaev, another winner of 2015’s ICPC, with 56 points, and Evgeny Kaplun with 54 points.

We’d like to add that the competition involves solving a set of algorithmic problems within a fixed period of time. Since last year, the code is tested on the company’s computers. The participants have to use one of the following programming languages: Bash, C, C++, C# (mono), Go, Haskell (ghc), Java 8, Javascript (nodejs), Python 2, Python 3, PHP, and Ruby.

This time, the final round involved six tasks with two parts each. The first was the easier one, as it can be solved with a simpler algorithm, and the programmers face less restrictions. Upon completing it, the contestants could learn whether it was correct right on the spot, and do it over if it wasn’t. The second part called for a more complex algorithms. What’s more, the participants only learned their results during the award ceremony. The time spent on solving the tasks also affected the score.

Gennady Korotkevich completed four of the six tasks, that is, both parts of the four tasks. In addition, he successfully solved the first part of the fifth problem and submitted a more efficient solution to it.

Sunday, 16 February 2020

PhD Applications and Admission Results

This post is inspired by Mathematics GRE forum and Grad Cafe forum.

Undergrad Institution: Cambridge University
Major: Math
BA and MMath (in progress)
GPA for BA: 96%

GRE Revised General Test (taken in Sep 2019):
Quantitative Reasoning: 170 (96%)
Verbal Reasoning: 159 (83%)
Writing: 4.5 (81%)

GRE Subject Test (taken in Sep 2019):
Mathematics: 970 (99%)

Program Applying: Pure Math PhD

Applied to:
Caltech: Accepted on 4 Feb, Attending!
Cambridge: Accepted on 12 Feb, Declined on 6 Mar
MIT: Waitlisted on 6 Feb, Rejected on 15 Apr
Princeton: Rejected on 31 Jan
Stanford: Waitlisted on 2 Mar, Rejected on 10 Apr
Yale: Accepted on 3 Feb, Declined on 11 Apr

Deadline for acceptance of US grad schools: 15 Apr

Friday, 14 February 2020

Taiwan's Taichung & Taipei Trip 6 to 13 Feb 2020

日月潭
著名的阿嫲茶叶蛋
九族文化村

天香草莓园
中社花市
贝壳庙
淡水渔人码头
渔人码头的黄昏
台中后里花博园区灯会
象山
十份
火车路放天灯

猫空
猫空杏花村
阳明山