The Rutgers Computer Science Department is thrilled to share the Rutgers University team, consisting of Nick Belov (rising CS Senior), Thomas Yang (CS Class of 2024), and Eric Yang (rising CS junior), placed 11th in the ICPC North American Championship. They outperformed many impressive teams and have earned a place in the ICPC World Finals which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan in September 2024. The Rutgers Team also was the first team to solve one of the problems (Problem F) which earned the group a special recognition and plaque.

“Making it to the World Finals is a remarkable achievement; only around 16 teams from North America advance every year. This will be the second time in the last three years that Rutgers has advanced to the World Finals; with entirely different teams each time,” said CS Graduate Student and Rutgers ICPC coach, Zachary Langley.

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (“ICPC”) is a global algorithmic programming contest for college students around the world organized by ICPC Foundation designed to foster creativity, teamwork, innovation, and the ability to perform under pressure. Through training and competition, teams of three, representing their university, challenge each other to raise the bar of excellence in inventing trustworthy software systems that solve a range of complex, real-world problems. Today, the ICPC is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world, having over 320,000 ICPC alumni including over 58,973 students from 3,407 universities in 104 countries within the last year. For more information about the ICPC, visit