FIU-SCIS Programming Competition Team

Official team sponsor: Ultimate Software.

Team Photo An elite group of students from the FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences competes in regional and online programming contests.

Fall 2014 competition team: Andres Villa, Steve Ignetti, Steve Lyons, Daniel Gonzalez, Roy Lara, Alan Nieto, Erico Oyarzun, Nathan Mackay, Alfredo Zellek, and Joe Casal.

Read the FIU News article about our Third Place finish in the IEEE SouthEastCon competition, May 2015.

Team Photo Spring 2015 competition team: Kip Irvine (coach), Alan Nieto, Giuseppe Ottati, Nathan Mackay, Andres Villa, Steve Ignetti, Zhenglin Pan, Steve Lyons, Giri Narashimhan (coach)

Because of the intensive training, team members develop top-notch problem-solving skills. Our team travels to Melbourne, Florida for the Southeast Regional ACM competition every year. We train all year under the direction of Dr. Giri Narasimhan, assisted by professor Kip Irvine. Each year, substantial scholarships are awarded to team members by Ultimate Software.

The team holds special qualifier contests every September and January to select team members for scholarships.

Schedule for May-June 2015: Thurs 3:30-5:00pm in room ECS235 (advanced group), and Thurs 5:00pm-7:00pm in ECS235, Saturday 12:00-5:00 room ECS241.

For more information about joining the team, contact Professor Kip Irvine, at