Welcome to inf0(1) cup

Edition #3

23rd-24th February 2019

In Memoriam of Mihai Patrascu (1982-2012)

About inf0(1) cup

Learn more about the contest

This is the third edition of infO(1) CUP, an international online competitive programming competition organised by the Prahova County's Centre of Excellence, Romania.

Every participant from the official rounds will receive a certificate of participation. Also, any participant of the online mirror is able to request a certificate of participation through our email.
Certificates & medals distribution

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How to participate?

This online competition is based on 2 invitation-only rounds and their online mirrors:

  1. The National Round which will take place on 23rd February 2019 and is directed only at the Romanian students schooled by the the Centres of Excellence throughout the country.
  2. The International Round which will take place on 24th February 2019 and is additionally avaiable for the international invited teams.
  • The online mirrors of the two rounds have open registration and you can take in any 5-hours frame for a couple of days after the contest (usaco system).

  • For any questions concerning infO(1) CUP or requesting an invite, please contact us at info1cup@gmail.com

    Competition Schedule

    # Date Remaining time
    1 Invitation delivery January 20th 2019
    2 Registration period January 20th - February 1st 2019
    3 Team validation February 7th 2019
    4 Accounts receival February 15th 2019
    5 National Round February 23rd 2019 - 09:00AM (UTC +02:00)
    6 Results of the National Round Feburary 23rd 2019
    7 International Round February 24th 2019 - 13:00AM (UTC +02:00) Starts at time and lasts 5 hours.
    8 Results of the International Round February 24th 2019
    9 Online mirrors 5 hours after the International Round (February 24th 2019) TBA
    10 Results of the Online mirrors The results will be updated live
    11 Awarding ceremony 26th of March 16:00(UTC+2)


    Mihai Pătraşcu

    Mihai Pătraşcu (17 July 1982 – 5 June 2012) was a Romanian-American computer scientist at AT&T Labs in Florham Park, New Jersey, USA.

    Pătraşcu attended Carol I National College in Craiova. As a high school student, he won multiple medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completing his thesis under the supervision of Erik Demaine in 2008.

    Pătraşcu’s work was concerned with fundamental questions about basic data structures. Pătraşcu received the Machtey Award for the best student paper at the Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in 2008, and the Presburger Award from the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science in 2012, for breaking "many old barriers on fundamental data structure problems, not only revitalizing but also revolutionizing a field that was almost silent for over a decade."

    Pătraşcu died in 2012 after suffering from brain cancer for a year and a half.

    Seven years after his tragical dissapearance, the Organising Team of InfO(1)Cup proudly dedicate this 3rd edition of the contest in his honor.