ACM Programming Teams Score well in first round

ACM Teams win 1st and 5th place at SUNY Oswego

October 14, 2013

At the ACM sub-regional contest held in SUNY Oswego on Oct 12th, U of R Team Yellowjackets #1 secured first place.  The winning team comprised of Doug Miller, Shuopeng Deng and Zhenyang Dai, solved all six problems with more than thirty minutes to spare. The next best team managed to solve only four problems by the end of the contest. Our second team, Yellowjackets #2, comprised of freshman Daniel Rubery, sophomore Victor Liu and junior Xing Yan solved 3 problems and were placed 5th. The final results are listed here. The winning team will represent U of R in the ACM Northeast North America Regional contest which will be held in early November at RIT.  The team has been practicing strategies and previous competition problems under the guidance of faculty member Muthu Venkitasubramaniam in preparation for the event. 

World Finals for this year's ACM Intercollegiate Programming Contest will be held Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia from June 22-June 26th, 2014.  The top two teams from each regional final advance to the World Finals.  In 2010, U of R sent a team to the World Finals in Harbin, China after they beat MIT in the Northeast America Regionals to advance to the next round.  We wish our Yellowjackets well at Regionals.