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CSE programming team comprised of CHEN Qifeng, LI Yuliang, and NG Tsz Yeung led by Dr. Yi Ke won the championship in the ACM-HK Programming Contest 2011.
Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) sponsors regional and international collegiate programming contests. They divide the world into several regions. Each region has a number of regional contests and only the top two or three teams in each regional contest enter into the world finals. Since 1991, the ACM Hong Kong Chapter has been organizing a local contest in Hong Kong, modeling after the ACM contests in terms of objectives, format, and style.
This year, 8 local tertiary institutes participated in this contest held on 16 July at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education. Each team was assigned six programming problems. The teams tried to solve as many of these problems as possible before the time limit. The team which correctly solved the most problems in the shortest time was the champion. To solve the problems, the teams have to combine a variety of algorithmic techniques with quick-and-dirty programming tricks. After 4 hours of intensive and competitive programming, the CSE team won the championship.
Prof. Reggie KWAN (President of Caritas Institute of Higher Education), Dr. Yi, Yuliang, Tsz Yeung, and Qifeng at the award presentation ceremony