Team of SOSE students ranks 85th in computing machinery world finals

May 25, 2016

The members of Fuchsia Moth (Photo grabbed from ICPC News Facebook page)A team of 3 students from the Ateneo’s School of Science and Engineering (SOSE) ranked 85th out of 128 in the Association of Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Competition (ACM ICPC) held in Phuket, Thailand last May 19, 2016.

The team Fuchsia Moth was composed of students David Martin Cuajunco (3 BSM AMF), Kyle Stephen See (4 BSMS CS), Jose Enrico Tiongson (3 BS CS) and coach Vernon Gutierrez.

This marked the first time in a decade the Ateneo had made it to the World Finals, the last two time being in 2005 and 2006.

Fuchsia Moth solved 4 out of 13 problems, beating teams from the University of Chicago, the University of Virginia, Caltech, Carnegie Mellon, the University of British Columbia and others. 

They also emerged as the top Philippine team during the Regionals held in Singapore last year. They ranked 13th out of 56 teams and completed 6 out of 11 problems in 761 minutes.

ACM ICPC webpage

Fuchsia Moth wishes to express their gratitude to the following individuals and offices who supported them during the entire competition: past coaches Janssen Marwin L. Go, John Paul Vergara, Jon Fernandez, Pablo Manalastas, John Boaz Lee, Jong Wong, Mike Ybanez; team managers Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Jessica O. Sugay, and David Diy; the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences; the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science faculty, administration, and staff; the Office of the Vice-President for the Loyola Schools; the Office of the President; and the Office of University and Global Relations.
They also could not have done it without the help of their alumni sponsors: Miguel Arguelles, Zoe Brillantes, Paul Ignatius Echevarria, Globe Telecom, Vernon Gutierrez, Yasmeen Khaleeli, Jaeyoun Kim, Neill Li, Martin Lorenzo, Kimberly Anne Martin, Jino Noel, Jaren Ryan Rex, Gabby Sanchez, Arlyne Santos, Emanuel Joseph Saringan, Debbie Tan, Paulo Tioseco, Sally Vy De la Cerna, William Emmanuel Yu, and other donors who wish to remain anonymous.
The ICPC, according to its website, is a multitier, team-based programming competition based in Baylor University in Texas. It involves universities from all over the world hosting regional competitions that advance to the World Finals. It is the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world.