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Yandex School of Data Analysis Graduates Win Medals at World Team Programming Championship

Yandex School of Data Analysis graduates Mikhail Kolupayev and Vyacheslav Alipov have won bronze medals at the World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC). The 2014 graduates of the school competed in this week’s finals in Yekaterinburg as members of the National Research University Higher School of Economics team.

Their victory comes just a week after Mikhail and Vyacheslav celebrated graduating from the School of Data Analysis, where they distinguished themselves by taking a record-breaking number of courses and successfully completing them all – 19 and 20, respectively. The third member of the HSE team, Alexander Kuprin, recently worked at Yandex.

ACM ICPC is the premier team programming championship worldwide and the most renowned competition of its kind.

First place at ACM ICPC 2014 went to a team from St. Petersburg State University. Team members Dmitry Egorov and Egor Suvorov are students of St. Petersburg’s Computer Science Center, which the School of Data Analysis helped create. The other gold medal-winning teams (ACM ICPC awards gold to the top four) are from Moscow State University, Peking University and the National Taiwan University.

Yandex congratulates the winners and place-getters, and looks forward to the Algorithm-2014 individual programming finals this August in Berlin, organised by the company.