American University of Beirut

MSFEA students shine in programming contest

​On the 9th of February 2021, teams from universities all over Lebanon competed in the 2020 Lebanese Collegiate Programming Contest (LCPC).

LCPC is a yearly programming contest held by The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)​ as a qualifying contest for the regionals, known as the ACPC (Arab & Africa Collegiate Programming Contest). It is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contests in the world.

“It is an algorithmic programming contest for college students. Teams of three, representing their university, work to solve the most real-world problems, fostering collaboration, creativity, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams challenge each other to raise the bar on the possible."

The competition consisted of 13 problems and was meant to be solved in 5 hours using concepts in coding, data structures, and algorithms. A total of 52 teams competed and were able to solve at least 1 problem.

Several teams from the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (MSFEA) at AUB participated in this year's competition did wonderfully and grabbed three out of the four top places.

Congratulations to MSFEA students:

  • First Place: Hadi Kotaich, Khalil Baydoun, Malek Itani (299iq).
  • Second Place: Charbel Chucri, Jihad Hanna, Karim Hamadeh (PenalTeam).
  • Fourth Place: Amine Ghoussaini, Ibrahim El Hajj, Mira Awar (AIM).

The official results can be found on this link:

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