Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Google Code Jam 2018 Round 1A Results

Code Jam 2018 Round 1A Results Spreadsheet

5172 contestants took Round 1A; 438 of them scored full marks.

The following contestants (the top 1500) from Singapore have made it to Round 2.


Monday, 9 April 2018

Google Code Jam 2018 Qualifying Round Results

Lim Li has written a javascript to download the entire results of the Google Code Jam 2018 Qualifying Round into a spreadsheet.

The original results are sorted by rank and in web pages of 30 names each. With the spreadsheet, now you may sort by country or search by name.

Code Jam 2018 Qualifying Round Results Spreadsheet

Out of 24590 contestants, 768 scored full marks of 100, and 14080 scored 25 marks and above to make it into Round 1.

A total of 4500 contestants will advance to Round 2.

The highest-ranked 1000 contestants from Round 2 will get a free Google Code Jam T-shirt and advance to Round 3.

The highest-ranked 25 contestants from Round 3 will advance to the onsite final round of Code Jam 2018, which will be held in Toronto, Canada.


Online Round 1 (2hr 30min)
Sub-Round A
Saturday, April 14, 2018 01:00 UTC – 03:30 UTC
Sub-Round B
Sunday, April 29, 2018 16:00 UTC – 18:30 UTC
Sub-Round C
Saturday, May 5, 2018 09:00 UTC – 11:30 UTC

Online Round 2 (2hr 30min)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 14:00 UTC – 16:30 UTC

Online Round 3 (2hr 30min)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 14:00 UTC – 16:30 UTC

Onsite Finals (4hr)
Friday, August 10, 2018 17:30 UTC – 21:30 UTC

JB City Square Trip 8 - 9 April

Lunch @ Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant

Playing Codenames cardgame @ Citrus Hotel Club Lounge

Dinner @ Sizzling Stonegrill

Lunch @ Wong Kok Char Chan Teng

Sunday, 1 April 2018

APhO 2018 and IPhO 2018 Singapore Teams

The 19th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) will be held from 5 - 14 May in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The following Year 6/JC2 students are representing Singapore at the APhO 2018:
Guo Yulong, HCI
Zhang Yanjun, HCI
Li Kang Chen, NUS High
Lu Ziyou, NUS High
Joshua Teo Wei Hern, NUS High
Isaac Lee Yong Le, RI
Lim Shengyang, RI
Wang Jianzhi, RI

The 49th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) will be held from 21 - 29 July in Lisbon, Portugal.

Top 3 from APhO 2018 will be joining the following students to represent Singapore at the IPhO 2018:
Dylan Toh Shan Hong, NUS High
Han Ruobin, RI

Saturday, 17 March 2018

NOI 2018 Results

Full NOI 2018 Results

Top 4 Contestants
Ng Yu Peng, HCI
Gabriel Goh, NUSH
Teow Hua Jun, HCI
Benson Lin, HCI

Top Junior Colleges

Top Secondary Schools

Top Secondary School Students
Tan Chien Hao, RI
Li Yuechen, NUSH

Best Female Medalist
He Yu, NJC

Top Foreign Contestant
Yeoh Zi Song, Malaysia

Youngest Medalist
Daniel Toh, NUSH

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Google Code Jam 2018 registration is open

Code Jam is back for its 15th year! Register here

The Qualification Round begins on Friday, April 6 at 23:00 UTC. There will be 3 more rounds and then the final round.

Top 1000 participants ranked in Round 2 will win a Code Jam T-shirt each. Top 25 participants in Round 3 will have the chance to earn the title of Code Jam Champion and US$15,000 at the World Finals in Toronto, Canada.

Both Lim Jeck and Lim Li took part in Code Jam 2017 and they won a T-shirt each.  No Singaporean has ever made it to the finals of the Google Code Jam! And also, for 14 years in a row since 2003, men have dominated the finals, with the exception of one female finalist in 2011.

Code Jam 2017 was held in Dublin, Ireland.  Gennady Korotkevich of Belarus claimed the title of World Champion and a grand prize of US$15,000.

If you don't know Gennady Korotkevich, check out his IOI statistics here and his Wikipedia page here.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

ESPR 2018 is open for registration

The European Summer Program on Rationality (ESPR) is an immersive summer workshop for talented high school students all around the world (16-19 years old as of August 2018) with a desire to understand our world.

ESPR's tuition as well as meals and lodging is free for all admitted students due to a generous grant from the Open Philanthropy Project. Need-based travel scholarships are available.

Lim Li attended the camp held in King's College, London, in August last year, and enjoyed it very much. She was even given 0.01 bitcoin by an instructor who presented a talk on bitcoin mining.  Some photos from the camp can be found here.

Register for ESPR 2018 here before 1 April.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Code Jam to I/O for Women 2018

Lim Li took part in Google Code Jam for Women 2018 on 17 Feb 2018, Singapore time 11 pm to 1.30 am.

She came in 1st out of over 800 contestants worldwide.

Full Results

Prizes: Those ranked in the top 150 scores of the Contest are eligible to receive a free non-transferable registration to Google I/O 2018 and a reimbursement for travel costs to Google I/O 2018 up to US$500.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Admission to NUS in Academic Year 2018

Lim Li has accepted the admission offer, as well as offer of NUS Merit Scholarship. Though she has been offered a double degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, most likely she will be pursuing just a single degree in Computer Science.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Internship at Jane Street

Jane Street, a Quantitative Trading firm with offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, is known to pay attractively to their Interns. Each year, many undergraduates majoring in Math and/or Computing apply for Jane Street's summer internship.

Types of Internship (from Jane Street's Internship website):

Trading Interns
Work with experienced traders to find and analyze arbitrage strategies, hedge risk, and search for new opportunities. Trading interns usually split their summer between two different trading desks, and spend a week in one of our overseas offices.

Developer Interns
Work with experienced dev mentors on projects that are wide-ranging and have real impact. Learn about trading through classes and build bots that compete on a simulated exchange. Past interns have built protocol compilers, hacked on the internals of our concurrency library, and built real-time visualization tools. Many intern projects are subsequently released as open-source.

Business Development Interns
Work with our business development, compliance, and operations teams to understand the regulatory and operational frameworks of various financial markets, and how they impact the implementation of the firm’s systems, processes, and trading strategies.  Business development interns rotate through projects and mentors over the summer, and spend a week in our London office.

Research Interns
Construct mathematical models, learn about relevant academic research, explore new ideas, and execute studies using Jane Street’s massive research infrastructure.

Past interns have reported that the best part of the internship is the rich educational experience. Every week brings a mix of finance theory and technology classes, mock trading sessions, and guest speakers, on top of careful one-on-one mentoring with experienced traders and technologists.


According to Glassdoor, the average monthly pay in US$ for a Software Engineer Intern is as follows:

Jane Street: $10,416
Facebook: $8,000
Amazon: $7,632
Twitter: $7,054
Microsoft: $6,816
Apple: $6,700
Google: $5,878

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Singapore Biology Olympiad 2017 Results


Note: Names within each award category are not arranged in order of merit.

NUSH Mums Gathering

21 January 2018, Lingzhi Vegetarian Restaurant, Velocity @ Novena Square

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Singapore Physics Olympiad 2017 Results

SPhO 2017 Results
Invitation to Participate in the Singapore Physics Olympiad Training for 2018

Singapore will be sending teams of students to compete in the 19 th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) and the 49 th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) in 2018. 

On the basis of outstanding performance in the 30th Singapore Physics Olympiad (SPhO), the following students are invited to participate in the national training programme for 2018. 

The training programme has three phases: 
1. Initial training before selection of travelling teams (Jan to Mar) 
2. Intensive training for APhO and IPhO travelling teams (Mar to May) 
3. Intensive training for IPhO travelling team (May to July) 

Students who take up this invitation to participate in the training should be committed to undergo as many phases of the training as necessary.