USM IEEE Student Branch team won the first place in Malaysia during IEEEXtreme Programming Challenge 2014


The IEEEXtreme 8.0 programming competition was conducted worldwide from 18 October to 19 October 2014. There are 2267 teams competing worldwide, 34 teams competing at National level and 6 teams were from Universiti Sains Malaysia. USM IEEE Student Branch had organized the event and the venue was took place at the Micro-computer Lab, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, USM. During the 24 hours competition, the participants have been given 22 problems to be solved. It requires knowledge, brain storming and high commitment in solving the programming problem correctly and on time. There are 3 proctors who are the IEEE members also on duty to monitor the flow of the competition.

Those are Dr. Muhammad Nasiruddin Mahyuddin, Dr. Rosmiwati Mohd Mokhtar and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharel Azmin Suandi. Technician on duty, Mr. Kamarulzaman Abu Bakar has also involved in making sure the technical aspects of the lab where the competition was conducted were problem free. Based on the results, 2 teams from USM obtained first and second place in Malaysia, and 95th and 332th at International level. Congratulations to the winning teams. Thank you to the Dean of School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaid Abdullah for giving a full support and trust for the students to participate in the competition.