Carnegie Mellon team wins Oman programming competition
For the second year in a row, a Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) student team won the top prize at the Oman Collegiate Programming Contest (OCPC). The competition was hosted by Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat.
Mohammed Nurul Hoque, Muhammad Ahmad Khan and Zaryab Shahzaib placed first among the nearly 30 teams who competed. Hoque, who is now a computer science senior at CMU-Q, was also on last year’s winning team.
A second team from CMU-Q, which included Keivin Isufaj, Swapnendu Sanyal and Omar Sinan, placed fourth in the competition. Both teams were coached by Eduardo Feo Flushing, a postdoctoral research associate at CMU-Q.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar follows the curriculum for the School of Computer Science, which is recognized as a world leader in computer science education.