CSU students’ extreme computing result


Monday 11 Dec 2017

Competing for the first time, a Charles Sturt University (CSU) team has ranked in the top eleven teams within Australia in the 2017 IEEEXtreme 11.0 global computer programming competition.

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members, advised and proctored by an IEEE member, compete to solve a set of programming problems within 24 hours.

CSU School of Computing and Mathematics lecturer in computer science Dr Ashad Kabir mentored a team of three second-year bachelor students in the international challenge.

“Considering this was the first time a CSU team had participated, I was pleasantly surprised with the results,” Dr Kabir said.

“The competition took place in October and we recently received the official results.

“Charles Sturt University computer science courses are hands-on and give students opportunities to work on a project in industry to see how learnings can be applied to real scenarios.

“The results these students achieved in the IEEEXtreme 11.0 programming competition demonstrates how our courses provide a high standard of professional skills and hands-on experiences to ensure graduates are industry-ready.”

The CSU team ranking nationally and internationally:

  • CSU team ranked 4 among all the participating universities in Australia
  • CSU team ranked 11 among 29 participating teams from Australia
  • CSU team ranked 650 among 3 350 teams participating globally

2017 Statistics:

  • 3 358 registered teams
  • 106 970 submissions made
  • 8 311 students participated
  • 662 schools participated
  • 70 countries participated

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation for the advancement of technology.


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