UG Team Wins 1st Round of ACM-ICPC Competition

October 19, 2009


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.

The team will move to the next round, to be held at RIT on Oct. 31st. If they advance beyond regionals, the World Finals will be held at Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China from Feb. 1-6, 2010. Last year our team finished in 3rd place at regionals, behind MIT and McGill.  Team members hope that experience and a little luck will boost them into contention for a place at the World Finals.