AUB Computer Science students took top honors at the annual Lebanese Collegiate Programming Competition (LCPC), winning first and second place in the contest. The LCPC was hosted by the Lebanese University and took place on September 29, 2017.
This year, 24 teams from ten universities went head to head in a five-hour programing and problem-solving contest. The competition was supervised and judged by international judges from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world's largest association of computing professionals. The ACM Collegiate Programming Contest is one of the oldest and most prestigious contests in the world in the area of programming, data structures, and problem-solving.
The first prize went to team “First" composed of Antoine Zouein, Mohamad Ali Baydoun, and Diala Lteif, who solved 10 out of 13 problems
Team “IllegalSkillsException" composed of Jaafar Hijazi, Rayan Hallal, and Zeinab Shmeiss came in second place by solving 7 out of 13 problems.
These outstanding students from the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences displayed excellent programming and problem-solving skills and beat out all other teams in the competition. Dr. Mohamad Jaber, who coached both teams, spent countless hours training the students and helping them achieve the competitive edge. The students themselves trained tirelessly and ultimately were rewarded for their hard work.
Both teams qualified to compete in the regional competition, which will be held in Egypt in November. This upcoming contest will pit these AUB teams against the best programmers of the Arab world.