Thursday, 13 December 2018

2018 ICPC Asia Singapore Regional Programming Contest



The 2018 ICPC Asia Singapore Regional Programming Contest is held from 12 to 14 December in Singapore.

There are 50 teams from 25 universities and 10 countries taking part in this contest. The list of teams are here.


The 5-hr contest has just started at 0900 hrs Singapore time. You may watch the lives scoreboard here. Lim Li is in the official team 3NationsIOI with team mates Agus Sentosa Hermawan and How Si Wei,

The open contest scoreboard is here. Lim Jeck is in unofficial team Jacob Teo (with team mates Jacob and Choong Yin.
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Update:
Final Results
Top 20:

Open (unofficial) Top 10:

Sunday, 9 December 2018

2018 ICPC Asia Yangon Regional Programming Contest

The 2018 ICPC Asia Yangon Regional Programming Contest is held from 8 to 9 December in Yangon, Myanmar.

The 5-hr contest has just started at 0830 hrs local time (Singapore time 1000 hrs).

List of teams are here

Singapore has sent 5 teams.

NUS teams:
3body2: Sidhant Bansal, Bernard Teo, Bay Wei Heng
power harder: Ling Yan Hao, Muhammad Irham, Raynold Ng
3NationsIOI: Agus Sentosa Hermawan, How Si Wei, Lim Li

NTU Teams:
1T
NTUSECURE

You may watch the live scoreboard
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Update:
Final Results

Top 20 teams

#1 3body2
#3 NTSECURE
#11 3NationsIOI
#13 power harder

Top team 3body2 won cash prize of US$1200

First solver of any question won 100k Myanmar Kyat (about S$88)

CodeChef SnackDown 2019 Online Elimination Singapore Teams’ Results

8 Dec 2018 - Online Elimination Round. None from Singapore team has made it to CodeChef Snackdown 2019 on-site finals to be held in Feb 2019 (top 25 teams only).

Singapore Teams’ Results

Scrubbier - Mister, Li Yao'an
lamejeck - Lim Jeck, David Warn
tinypingu - Teow Hua Jun, Lim An Jun
tomboys - Ngoc Hai, Phan Trinh
mushsum - Chang Si Yuan, Pang Wen Yuen
mushrooms2 - Zhang Guang Xuan, Lim Li
sampletext - Jeffrey Lee
ftuknights_18 - Le Xuan Manh, Duy Khanh Dau

Friday, 7 December 2018

SMMC 2018 Results

The Simon Marais Mathematics Competition (SMMC) is an undergraduate Mathematics Competition in Asia-Pacific which was held on 13 October. A total of 355 individuals and 268 pairs entered the competition.

Top 3 Individuals
1st place: A$5000
Ang Yan Sheng (National University of Singapore), 43

2nd place (joint): Total A$5000, A$2500 per student
Jiang Ruichen (UNSW Sydney), 40
Shen Jianhao (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), 40

Top 3 Pairs
1st place (joint): Total A$17000, A$4250 per student
Lee Shun Ming Samuel & Kwok Man Yi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), 48
Lim Li & Ling Yan Hao (National University of Singapore), 48

3rd place (joint): Total A$5000, A$1250 per student
Bay Wei Heng & Cho Ming En (National University of Singapore), 43
Tung Kam Chuen & Wong Chun Shing (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), 43

Refer to full results here

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Singapore Schools' Oxbridge Applications, Offers & Acceptances in 2017 Admission Cycle

'2017 Admission Cycle' refers to applications made from September 2016 onwards for admission to courses starting in October 2017 or by deferred entry for courses starting after 2017.












2017 Admission Cycle Cambridge
Oxford

UCAS Sch ID
Applns Offers Acceptances
Applns Offers Acceptances

45199 HCI 81 34 (42%) 27 (33%)
74 19 (26%) 17 (23%)

45681 ACSI 76 22 (29%) 22 (29%)
46 3 (7%) 3 (7%)

45765 SJII 6 <3 <3
7 0 (0%) 0 (0%)

45769 NUSH 21 11 (52%) 6 (29%)
14 3 (21%) 2 (14%)

45777 DHS 15 3 (20%) 3 (20%)
10 2 (20%) 2 (20%)

46015 RVHS 5 <3 <3
8 0 (0%) 0 (0%)

46340 SOTA 4 3 (75%) <3
5 3 (60%) 3 (60%)

47033 UWCSEA Dover 18 3 (17%) 3 (17%)
37 3 (8%) 3 (8%)

48056 RI 90 31 (34%) 24 (27%)
133 32 (24%) 24 (18%)

48057 ACJC 19 6 (32%) <3
16 2 (13%) 2 (13%)

48058 NJC 15 4 (27%) 3 (20%)
12 3 (25%) 3 (25%)

48091 VJC 29 8 (28%) 7 (24%)
19 6 (32%) 4 (21%)











Note: only schools with 3 or more applicants to Cambridge or Oxford, and with offers, are shown.

Sources: Cambridge, Oxford

For statistics on admission cycles 2014-2016, refer to an earlier post here

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Northwestern Europe Regional Contest (NWERC) 2018


The Northwestern Europe Regional Contest (NWERC) is a contest in which teams from universities all over the Northwestern part of Europe are served a series of algorithmic problems. The goal of each team is to solve as many problems as possible within the 5 hour time limit. Potential solutions are submitted and corrected by an automated judging system. The team that solves the most problems at the end of the contest qualify for the ICPC World Finals.

NWERC 2018 is held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, from 23 - 25 November.

Cambridge has sent the following 4 teams to NWERC 2018:
Me[♠]talci
Prime Goal
Treenity (Lim Jeck is in this team!)
Triniceratops

List of teams registered are here.

The 5-hr contest has just started at 10 am local time (Singapore time 5 pm), 25 Nov (Sunday). You may watch the live scoreboard here.

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Update:

Final Results

Top 10 results is below. Members of top 4 teams win a Huawei P20 each.



Team Treenity from Cambridge has won the contest! David Wärn, Lim Jeck and Zoltán Molnár Sáska will be going 2019 ICPC World Finals which will be held in Porto, Portugal. Teams will arrive on 31 March 2019 and depart on 5 April 2019 with the World Finals being held on 4 April 2019.


Monday, 5 November 2018

CodeChef SnackDown 2019 Online Pre-Elimination Singapore Teams’ Results

3 Nov 2018 - Online Pre-Elimination. Top 580 teams have advanced to the Elimination round.

Singapore Teams’ Results


tomboys - Ngoc Hai, Phan Trinh
pandamiao - Gan Wei Liang, Ranald Lam
sampletext - Jeffrey Lee
lamejeck - Lim Jeck, David Warn
Scrubbier - Mister, Li Yao'an
tinypingu - Teow Hua Jun, Lim An Jun
mushrooms2 - Zhang Guang Xuan, Lim Li
ftuknights_18 - Le Xuan Manh, Duy Khanh Dau
mushsum - Chang Si Yuan, Pang Wen Yuen


8 Dec 2018 - Online Elimination. Top 25 global, top 25 Indian + 8 additional teams will be invited for the onsite finale.

2nd Week Feb 2019 - Onsite Finale. Onsite Finalists will be competing for the Ultimate SnackDown 2019 Champion Title!

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Trinity Students Win National Programming Contest

Source: Trinity College Cambridge News

TRINITY STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL PROGRAMMING CONTEST

Teams of Trinity Computer Science and Maths students scooped first, second and third place in the UK/IE Programming Contest out of over 150 teams from across the UK and Ireland.
The annual competition – held at several UK and Irish universities – aims to help universities select teams to attend the Northwestern Europe Programming Contest later this autumn. These competitions are designed to test students’ programming skills, problem solving and team work.
Each team comprises three students who try to solve as many problems as possible from a given problem set, using one computer.
Trinity Fellow, Professor Frank Stajano, said:
This was an amazing result. Out of all the 150+ undergraduate teams that took part, the top four places went to Cambridge and, of these, the best three teams in UK and Ireland are from Trinity!
In first place was the Triniceratops team, with Kacper Walentynowicz, Paweł Burzyński and Mariusz Trela.
In second place, team Treenity, with David Wärn, Jeck Lim and Zoltán Molnár Sáska.
In third place, team Me[♠]talci, with Dimitrije Erdeljan, Dušan Živanović and Vladimir Milenković.


Trinity teams hard at work during the contest

Kacper Walentynowicz, who captained Triniceratops, said it was a ‘one-of-its-kind experience to wake up as UK and Ireland Programming Contest Champion.’
Such competitions are normally very stressful, said Kacper.  ‘There are millions of things that can possibly go wrong during the competition and they usually prevent you from just having fun. However, this time everything went so smoothly for us that we didn’t feel uncomfortable at all (maaaybe at the very beginning only).’
Kacper and his peers – the Triniceratops team was Polish – have taken part in programming competitions before and found that it’s not all about winning.
It is not success that motivates you to push yourself but the pleasure of solving interesting challenges and stretching your brain.
That was also true this time – winning is cool, but if it was just about winning, I wouldn’t delve into programming. It’s just fun from the beginning till the end.
Other Trinity computer science students who took part, did well, said Professor Stajano, who founded the Inter-ACE and Cambridge2Cambridge cyber security competitions, the latter in collaboration with MIT.
‘Cambridge has always been a worthy force in competitive programming, but such strong performance from a single College has never been seen before. In particular, Triniceratops should be highly commended for achieving a full score – 12 out of 12 problems solved,’ he said.Trinity PhD student, Petar Veličković, a former competitor-turned-organiser, said that hosting the Cambridge site for the competition this year was challenging but very rewarding.
I am hopeful that our teams will repeat this outstanding performance at the Northwestern Europe regionals, which would qualify an all-Trinity team for the ACM-ICPC World Finals for a second year in a row.’
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Update:
2018 UK & Ireland Programming Contest Results

Saturday, 20 October 2018

SIMO Senior Team 2018/2019

SIMO Senior Team 2018/2019 (39)

NUS High (17)
Edden Chew Keyn-Hantz, Y1
Jamie Lim Jia Sin, Y1
Mario Tanijaya, Y1
Oh Zhi Yuan, Y1
Chek Ze Chan, Y2
Dylon Wong Yee Kin, Y2
Lim Jin Tao, Y2
Shen Xing Yang, Y2
Shevonne Chia, Y2
Tan Si Jie, Y2
Tan Yun Hui, Y2
Toh Jing En Daniel, Y2
Wong Yin Leng Angelina, Y2
Krishnan Akash, Y2
Gabriel Tan Jiaxu, Y3
Chieu Le Heng, Y3
Jovan Liau Yi Jun, Y4

RI (12)
Andrew Yar Kwok Wing, Y1
Liu Zihan, Y1
Su Zixuan, Y1
Lai Peng Chong, Y2
Rahul Kumar Singh, Y2
Timothy Foo Qi Wen, Y2
Ye Xintai, Y2
Li Hantao, Y3
Wang Yunrui, Y3
Wang Yuxuan, Y3
Chen Lei Yu, Y4
Han Jiatao Jerry, Y4

HCI (4)
Koh Shao Bing, Y3
Sean Tan Liyu, Y3
Guan Yangchen, Y4
Wang Yuhan, Y4

RGS (3)
Yu Hanzhang, Y1
Zhang Chenxi, Y1
Hu Xinghui, Y2

ACS(I) (2)
Goh Min Kai Kenneth, Y2
Low Yew Keng Timothy, Y2

NYGH (1)
Wu Xinyue, Y1

Training for SIMO Senior Team starts on 20th October 2018 (Saturday).

SIMO National Team 2018/2019

SIMO National Team 2018/2019 (29)

RI (15)
Lucas Boo, Y3
Low Choo Ray, Y3
Etienne Ong Ee Shua, Y3
David Toh Hui Kai, Y4
Ethan Goh Chee Kiat, Y4
Leong Eu-Shaun, Y4
Aloysius Ng Yangyi, Y4
Shen Xinyi, Y4
Tan Wee Kean, Y4
Tan Xu Chen, Y4
Zhang Yu Chi, Y4
Cheng Puhua, Y5
Khor Jun Wei, Y5
Li Chenxu, Y5
Liu Siyong, Y5

HCI (7)
Benson Lin Zhan Li, Y4
Timothy Loh Yan Xun, Y4
Ng Yu Peng, Y5
Shi Cheng, Y5
Sun Longxuan, Y5
Teow Hua Jun, Y5
Yang Yue, Y5

NUS High (5)
Timothy Ho Li Xiong, Y4
Li Yuelin, Y5
Joel Tan Junyao, Y5
Daniel Leong Zhi Ming, Y5
Zhang Xiaorui, Y5

RGS (1)
Chen Xinyi, Y4

ACSI (1)
Ang Boon Han Nathaniel, Y4

Training for SIMO National Team starts on 20th October 2018 (Saturday). The trainers are Sheldon Kieren Tan, Glen Lim and Liu Yijia.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Simon Marais Mathematics Competition 2018


Simon Marais Mathematics Competition is a competition for undergraduates in the Asia-Pacific region; it is inspired by the ​William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.

Who was Simon Marais?​
Dr Simon Marais was a South African-born physicist who became a prominent contrarian asset manager in South Africa and later Australia. He maintained a life-long passionate interest in mathematics and mathematical problem solving after completing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University in 1991. Dr Marais passed away on 26 February 2015, after battling metastatic cancer that had been discovered five months earlier. ​

Competition Date: 13 October 2018 (Saturday)

The prizes are attractive, with cash about AUD100,000 in total, and additional corporate prizes & internship opportunities available to some entrants.

Individual prizes:
First: A$5,000
Second: A$3,500
Third: A$1,500
Fourth to Tenth: A$1,000 each

Pairs prizes:
First: A$10,000
Second: A$7,000
Third: A$3,000
Fourth to Tenth: A$2,000 each

University prizes:
First: A$20,000
Second: A$15,000
Third: A$10,000

​Australia-wide prizes:
Best individual entry: A$1,500
Best pairs entry: A$3,000

Last year, 530+ students from 33 Universities participated in the inaugural Simon Marais Mathematics Competition. Quite a number of top prizes were won by undergraduate students from NUS and NTU. The winners are found here, and the problems and solutions here.

CodeChef SnackDown 2019


SnackDown is a global programming event hosted by CodeChef that invites teams from all over the world to take part in India’s most prestigious multi round programming competition.

Schedule for SnackDown 2019:
12 - 16 Oct 2018 - Online Qualifier: Teams of two solving at least one problem will advance to online round
19 - 21 Oct 2018 - Online Round-1A. Top 1500 teams will qualify for the pre-elimination round.
28 - 29 Oct 2018 - Online Round-1B. Top 1500 teams will qualify for the pre-elimination round. Teams who qualify in round A can't take part in round B
3 Nov 2018 - Online Pre-Elimination. Top 580 teams will advance to the Elimination round.
8 Dec 2018 - Online Elimination. Top 25 global, top 25 Indian + 8 additional teams will be invited for the onsite finale.
2nd Week Feb 2019 - Onsite Finale. Onsite Finalists will be competing for the Ultimate SnackDown 2019 Champion Title!

Prizes can be found here

SnackDown 2017 results are here.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

HP Spectre

Lim Min just bought a HP Spectre from COMEX 2018.

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* 7th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel Boost Technology, 8 MB Cache, 4 cores)
* Windows 10 Home 64
* 16 GB LPDDR3-2133 SDRAM (onboard)
* Intel UHD Graphics 620
* 512 GB PCle NvMe M.2 SSD
*13.3" diagonal FHD IPS micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT (1920 x 1080)
* Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
* 1.11 kg
* 2 Years International Warranty
Bundled: McAfee LiveSafe

Cost: S$2439 (original $2899)

Saturday, 8 September 2018

IOI 2018 Singapore Team Results and More Pics

Full IOI 2018 Results

IOI 2018 Singapore Team Results:

Gold - Gabriel Goh, NUSH Year 6
Silver - Jacob Teo, NUSH Year 6
Silver - Jeffrey Lee, NUSH Year 5
Bronze - Teow Hua Jun, HCI Year 5

From left: Prof Tan, Dr Daren Ler, Dr Steven Halim, Gabriel, Jacob, Jeffrey, Hua Jun, Lim Li, Ranald, Wei Liang

Singapore Team with their coach
Closing Ceremony. 2:00" has Singapore Team with their coach

With IOI 2018 Mascot, AI
Mushrooms! In Q't Mall, near Okura Frontier Hotel in Tsukuba

Sensoji Temple


Aqua World

Hitachi Seaside Park


Monday, 3 September 2018

IOI 2018 Live Scoreboard and Photos

Click here to watch the Live Scoreboard from 9 am to 2 pm Japan Time (8 am to 1 pm Singapore Time)
Contest Day 1, 3 September (Monday)
Contest Day 2, 5 September (Wednesday)

IOI 2018 Programme

IOI 2018 Singapore Delegation






Saturday, 1 September 2018

SMO 2018 Top 10 Results

SMO Junior Top 10

1. SHEVONNE CHIA NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
2. JAMIE LIM JIA SIN NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
3. TAN YUN HUI NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
4. TOH JING EN DANIEL NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
5. MARIO TANIJAYA NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
6. WU XINYUE Nanyang Girls' High School
7. HU XINGHUI Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)
8. KRISHNAN AKASH NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
8. SHEN XING YANG NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
10. DREW MICHAEL TERREN RAMIREZ St Hilda's Primary

SMO Senior Top 10

1. BOO TSE YANG LUCAS Raffles Institution
2. NG YANGYI, ALOYSIUS Raffles Institution
3. TAN XU CHEN Raffles Institution
4. ANG BOON HAN NATHANIEL Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
5. BENSON LIN ZHAN LI Hwa Chong Institution
6. HO LI XIONG, TIMOTHY NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
7. TAN WEE KEAN Raffles Institution
8. NGUYEN KHOI NGUYEN St Joseph's Institution
9. LOW CHOO RAY Raffles Institution
10. CHEN XINYI Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)

SMO Open Top 10

1. JOEL TAN JUNYAO NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
2. BOO TSE YANG LUCAS Raffles Institution
3. DYLAN TOH SHAN HONG NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
4. CHENG PUHUA Raffles Institution
5. WANG JIANZHI Raffles Institution
6. TAN XU CHEN Raffles Institution
7. GABRIEL GOH KHENG LIN (WU ZHENNING) NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
8. LEE KER YANG Raffles Institution
9. DAVID TOH HUI KAI Raffles Institution
10. BENSON LIN ZHAN LI Hwa Chong Institution

Full results can be found here




Monday, 27 August 2018

International Chemistry Tournament 2018

The 2nd International Chemistry Tournament was held in Moscow from 20–25 August 2018.

The team from NUS High came in First. Refer to results here



Congratulations to Team NUSH!

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

NUS 2018/2019 Semester 1 Modules

Lim Li has started her undergraduate course at NUS last week.

Double Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics
Home Faculty: School of Computing

Modules this semester:
CS2106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CS2030 Programming Methodology II
MA1102R Calculus
LAJ1201 Japanese I
GES1021 Natural Heritage of Singapore
ES1103 English for Academic Purposes

Japanese I textbooks, costing $100

Modules exempted:
CS1010 Programming Methodology (exemption reason: NOI Gold, CAP not counted)
CS1231 Discrete Structures (exemption reason: NUS High's Computing Honours module, obtained A+, CAP counted)
CS2100 Computer Organisation (exemption reason: NUS High's Computing Honours module, obtained A+, CAP counted)
MA1101R Linear Algebra I (exemption reason: took Advanced Placement Test, obtained A+, CAP not counted)
CS2040 Data Structures and Algorithms (exemption reason: took Advanced Placement Test, obtained A+, CAP not counted)
CS3233 Competitive Programming (exemption reason: IOI medalist, CAP counted as A+)

Saturday, 18 August 2018

CWMI 2018 and CGMO 2018 Singapore Teams' Results


CWMI 2018 Singapore Team Results:
(not in order of merit)
Gold - Nathaniel Ang Boon Han, Year 4, ACS(I)
Gold - Sun Long Xuan, Year 5, HCI
Gold - Timothy Ho Li Xiong, Year 4, NUSH
Gold - Low Choo Ray, Year 3, RI
Gold - Aloysius Ng Yangyi, Year 4, RI
Gold - Shen Xinyi, Year 4, RI
Gold - Tan Wee Kean, Year 4, RI
Silver - Timothy Loh Yan Xun, Year 4, HCI

CWMI 2018 has awarded a total of 73 Golds, 78 Silvers and 56 Bronzes


CGMO 2018 Singapore Team Results:
(not in order of merit)
Silver - Yang Yue, Year 5, HCI
Silver - Chen Xinyi, Year 4, RGS
Bronze - Wang Yujing, Year 5, HCI
Bronze - Hu Xinghui, Year 2, RGS

Monday, 30 July 2018

IPhO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Full IPhO 2018 Results

IPhO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Gold - Dylan Toh Shan Hong, NUS High
Gold - Lu Ziyou, NUS High
Gold - Joshua Teo Wei Hern, NUS High
Gold - Wang Jianzhi, RI
Silver - Han Ruobin, RI

Congratulations!

IChO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Full IChO 2018 Results

IChO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Gold - Marvin Dragon Choo, NUS High
Gold - Fong Khi Yung, RI
Silver - Miao Jiapei, NUS High
Silver - Lim Hur, RI

Congratulations!

Saturday, 28 July 2018

SIMO Junior Team 2018

SIMO Junior Team 2018 (36)

HCI (5)
Brandon Ong Jing Jie
Chow Guan Ze
Huang Qinrui
Pierre Yeap Yu Song
Peter Theodore Siauw

NUSH (19)
Jamie Lim Jia Sin
Lee I-Shiang
Mario Tanijaya
Oh Zhi Yuan
Julian Tang Jing Le
Edden Chew Keyn-Hantz
Cheong Eason
Ryan Nathaniel Thesman
Lim Jin Tao
Shen Xing Yang
Tan Si Jie
Tan Ye Kai
Wong Yin Leng, Angelina
Au Heng Hoi, Joel
Chek Ze Chan
Daniel Ng Chun Kit
Yeong Jun Kai
Ashley Aragorn Khoo
Cheong Sik Feng

RGS (1)
Yu Hanzhang

RI (6)
Andrew Yar Kwok Wing
Chang Chia Wei
Sun Yu Chieh
Kwan Kaiee
Liu Hao
Rahul Kumar Singh

Catholic High Primary (2)
Li Jiaxuan
Liu Xiuping

Nanhua Primary (2)
Wang Xiao Qi
Yu Qinxi

St. Hilda's Primary (1)
Drew Michael Terren Ramirez

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

IBO 2018 Singapore Team Results

Full IBO 2018 Results

IBO 2018 Singapore Team Results:

Gold - Lim Yun Wei Shermane, NUS High
Gold - Ng Wei Jun Justin, HCI
Gold - Chan Xu Rui Isaac, HCI
Silver - Ong Jia Xin, NUS High

Congratulations!