Russia defended its champion title in the “Battle of the Intelligences,” held with the support of IBM

    For 12 years now, IBM has deliberately created a platform where students try to apply fundamental knowledge to solve everyday problems. This connection between higher education and real life is very important not only for students, but also for companies. Such victories directly affect the volume of foreign investment in the country, because any corporation is interested in attracting the most capable and promising specialists.

    This year, the winner of the ACM ICPC finals was a team of students from St. Petersburg State University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics.

    The ACM ICPC Student Programming World Team Championship is the largest international university student competition in the world that brings up new generations of talent in the scientific and information technology fields.

    In the final part of the ACM ICPC competition, also known as The Battle of the Brains, the top 100 university teams in the world had to use open-standard technology to develop software that could help solve global problems. level. Each team of three participants was offered 11 tasks of varying degrees of complexity, modeled on the basis of such real problems as, for example: creating an airport schedule for safe landing of aircraft that takes into account changes in weather conditions and other surprises, or optimizing traffic flow in rush hours on a road network scale.

    The winning teams were determined by the number of tasks correctly solved in the final competition and, ceteris paribus, by the least time spent on their solution. A team of students at St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics was able to solve 9 of the 11 proposed problems, becoming the winner of the 2009 ACM ICPC finals. The world programming champions will return home with prizes from IBM, with special scholarships and with the main award - the title “Best young programmers in the world. "

    “The victory of the St. Petersburg State University ITMO team and the excellent results of the other Russian teams in the championship final once again confirmed that our country's potential in the field of creation and development of information technologies is huge,” said Kirill Korniliev, IBM CEO in Russia and the CIS. - To create innovative IT solutions, a high level of training, a deep understanding of the problem and the ability to offer the best solution are required. All these qualities are inherent in Russian IT specialists. That is why IBM opened its own laboratory in Moscow back in 2006. "

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