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Optics Students Win IBM’s Competition

EuroPhotonics
Sep 2013
Three students from St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in Russia were crowned World Champions at the 37th annual Battle of the Brains competition, hosted at ITMO and sponsored by IBM. The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest challenged 120 university teams to solve complex real-world problems under a five-hour deadline. The challenge was to solve the most computer programming problems in the least amount of time. The St. Petersburg team successfully solved 10 problems in the five-hour period, winning “The World’s Smartest Trophy,” as well as awards and offers of employment or internships with IBM.


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