Computer science programming team earns spot at 2022 ICPC North American Championship


A team of programmers from the Department of Computer Science will advance to the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) North American Championship after demonstrating their stellar computer programming abilities during a regional competition.

The ICPC is the oldest, largest and most prestigious programming contest in the world.

Student team members include: Omar Muhammetkulyyev (’23 software engineering), Addison Schmidt (’23 computer science) and Michael O’Brien (’23 computer science).

Only 50 teams nationwide advanced and earned a spot to compete internationally for medals, rankings and the title of 2022 ICPC North American Champions.

The ICPC North American Championship will be held May 26-31 in Orlando, Florida and will be hosted by the University of Central Florida.

Simanta Mitra, teaching professor in the Department of Computer Science, serves as coach of the team. Mitra is also co-director for the North Central American Region of the ICPC. In addition, Gurpur Prabhu, associate professor of computer science, is a faculty mentor to the team and director of the Iowa State ICPC site.

Md Mahbubur Rahman (Ph.D.’26 computer science) serves as the team’s coach.

For additional information about the ICPC, please visit the North American Championship and Programming Camp website.