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In the recent ICPC World Finals in South Dakota, the WashU team solved five problems, finishing 34th overall among teams from all over the world.
Only three other teams from U.S. universities placed better than the WashU team, which tied with teams from University of California, Berkeley; Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay; and ETH Zurich. The team also finished ahead of many larger U.S. and international engineering schools.
Roch Guérin, chair of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, praised the team for its accomplishment.
“Given the size of many of those places, and therefore the number of students they draw from, this is pretty remarkable,” Guérin said.