GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology successfully organized “The 2021 ICPC Asia Topi Online Preliminary Programming Contest” on 25-26 January, 2022. The event was held over a period of two days, such that a mock round was conducted on 25th January, 2021 and the actual contest was held on 26th January, 2022.
The event was inaugurated with a tech talk “End to End ML: Prototype to Production” by Engr. Suleman Kazi, Software Engineer at Google. This informative and enlightening zoom session of about 1.5 hours was followed by a Hi-Tea for all faculty members and staff (TAs/ AD and above). The talk and the Hi-Tea both were sponsored by Axis Mall and Toyota Khyber. After the refreshments a three hour long online mock session of the contest was conducted. NU-FAST Karachi (Team Trojans 1), Muhammad Ali Jinnah University (Team Maverics), and Punjab University College of Information Technology (Team Algo Geeks) made it to the top three positions, respectively, in the trial session.
Around 143 teams,429 contestants, from 17 different universities across Pakistan participated in The 2021 ICPC Asia Topi Online Preliminary Programming Contest. It would be worth mentioning here that Capital University of Science and Technology showed active participation by registering 36 teams while FAST Chiniot- Faislabad Campus registered a total of 21 teams from their Institute. The first prize in the Preliminary Contest was bagged by Omar Kashif Majeed, Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali and Hamza Hasan Ellahie (Team Pentateuch) from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, mentored by Mr. Jalees Ur Rahman. The second prize was won by Shams Arfeen, Ali Haider Rizvi and Fasih Hussain (Team Yoshsin) from Habib University, the team been coached by Mr. Waqar Saleem. Vikash Kumar, Laksh Kumar and Mohit Kumar (Team Pegasus) mentored by Mr. Muhammad Rafi from NU-FAST Karachi won the third prize.
A panel of nine judges presided the contest while Dr. Syed Fawad Hussain from GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology chaired the session as a Chief Judge. Dr. Yasir Niaz Khan, Dr. Muhammad Hanif, Dr. Raja Hashim Ali and Dr. Usman Habib also joined from GIK Institute. The judging committee further comprised of Dr. Umar Suleman and Dr. Syed Farooq Ali from University of Management Technology, Dr. Syed Atif Mehdi from University of Central Punjab and Dr. Arshad Islam from FAST-NUCES Islamabad.
ICPC Asia Topi appreciates the relentless efforts of its core team Dr. Masroor Hussain, Director ICPC Asia Topi, Sarah Sajjad, Deputy Regional Contest Director, Shakir Ahmad and Usman Haider as Systems Co-chairs. We also admire the valuable support from the judging committee for their significant contribution into the event. A special thanks to Saad Ismail from Estonia, Systems Co-chair without whose timely assistance the event would not have been possible. We are highly indebted to Prof. Dr. Fazal A. Khalid, Rector GIK Institiute, Prof. Dr. Wasim A. Khan, Pro-Rector (A), Sardar Aminullah Khan (Pro-Rector A&F), and Dr. Ahmar Rashid (Dean FCSE) for their overwhelming support and cooperation in organizing the event.
Special thanks to our sponsors for being the backbone of the event viz Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), Tech Destination Pakistan, Ministry of IT and Telecom, Higher Education Commision Pakistan, UWorx, Geniteam, Airlift Express, Noon, Axis Mall and Toyota Khyber.
Snapshot Glimpse of the Event
Judges and System Co-chairs at GIK Institute, Topi
Judges from UCP and UoL at UWorx, Lahore
Prof. Dr. Fazal A. Khalid, Rector GIK Institute
Teams from Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST)
Teams from FAST Faisalabad Campus (CFD)
Hi-Tea sponsored by Toyota Khyber and Axis Mall
Tech Talk by Engr. Suleman Kazi, Software Engineer, Google
Day 1- Results of top 10 Teams from the Mock Session
Day 2- Results of top 10 Teams