Congratulations to CSC undergraduates (Robin Miller, Adina Rubinoff, Josh Pawlicki, David Klein and Rintaro Kuwoira) who put together the winning entry in the First Annual HSEAS Pumpkin Design contest. The CSC pumpkin won both categories - "Most Creative" and "Best Representation of the Discipline" for their pumpkin.
Recently, Jim Goodman, a reporter from the Democrat & Chronicle, attended a practice session of the URCS ACM programming team while they prepared for the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Harbin, China. Like local athletes featured before their events at the Olympics, our students were the subject of an uplifting article about teamwork.
If you happen to see Ian Christopher, Dennis Huo or Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang diligently practicing for their upcoming trip to China for the ACM World Finals, wish them well. They have been simulating the 5 hour competition in each of their practices for weeks and working through problem sets from past competitions. Such dedication!!
Mike Ciaraldi, CS Professor of Practice at Worcester Polytechnic University, was part of the winning robotics team for the NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge. web.cs.wpi.edu/News/Regolith-prize.html
Our undergraduate ACM programming team, including Dennis Huo, Ian Christopher and Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang, along with coach Daniel Stefankovic, was recently interviewed for the ABC affiliate 13WHAM TV. The team, which is headed to the World Finals in the ACM-ICPC Programming Competition in Harbin, China the first week of February, talks about the upcoming competition and their success at the regional finals in this report.
The undergraduate team of Ian Christopher '10, Dennis Huo '10, and Xiaoqing Tang '12 won the ACM-ICPC Regional programming competition at RIT on Saturday, October 31st. As a result, they will advance to the World Finals, to be held in Harbin, China, February 1-6, 2010. This will be UR's first appearance at the World Finals.
The University of Rochester Yellowjackets ACM team placed first in the preliminary round of the ACM-Intercollegiate Computer Programming Competition, held this year at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday, October 17th. The team of Ian Christopher '10, Dennis Huo '10 and Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang '12 solved 6 questions with a time of 323. RIT's team #2 came in 2nd, solving 5 questions with a time of 1028, in a field of eleven teams.
Click here to see the complete standings.