College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Student Team Qualifies for National Programming Competition

Iowa State student team work together on computer in programming competitionSoftware Engineering (SE) senior, Omar Muhammetkulyyev, was part of a three person programming team to compete in the November 4, 2023 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) NCNA Regional Programming Contest held at Iowa State University (ISU) in Pearson Hall. There were 130 teams participating in this year’s competition.

The Iowa State team, Proof by AC, qualified for nationals in Orlando, FL in May 2024. They will be one of 50 teams competing at the national contest. 

Iowa State University is part of the North Central North America (NCNA) region which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Western Ontario, Manitoba, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and the UP of Michigan. ISU served as a host site (one of 19 in the region) for this year’s NCNA regional competition under the direction of Dr. Gurpur Prabhu.

This year’s interdisciplinary qualifying team consisted of three students – Omar Muhammetkulyyev (Software Engineering), Rudolph Nahra (Electrical & Computer Engineering/Math), and Jose Rodrigo Santamaria (Computer Science). They were coached by Michael Gerten who is a PhD graduate student in Computer Science.

ISU student programming team celebrate participation in the national competition last year.

(L to R): Jose Rodrigo Santamaria (front), Michael Gerten (coach), Omar Muhammetkulyyev, and Rudolph Nahra