ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2008

Asia Regional Contests

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has sent out 5 teams to join the Regional Contests of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest 2008. We are delighted that they have got very good results in various contest sites:

The team comprised of Hu Hao, Chen Chen and Cheung Yun Kuen was ranked the 4th Place in the Asia Regional Contests in both Seoul site and Danang site which was held on Nov 1 - 2, 2007 and Nov 10 - 11, 2007 respectively. They also got the First Prize at Danang.

The two teams comprised of Chui Sung Him, Yan Zhepeng and Wu You; as well as Chu Li Yu, Yeung Yuen Chuen and Lam Chi Kit respectively won the 3rd Place and 4th Place in the Taipei Site contest held on Nov 24 - 25. At the same time, another two teams, sent to the Chengdu Site, with team members Yan Zhepeng, Li Qingxi, Guo Junfeng ; as well as Wu You, Qiu Qianhao and Zhu Yin got 14th Place (Silver Medal) and Honorable Mention respectively.

Dr. Ke Yi and Li Rui was the Coach and PG Coach of the teams respectively.

Congratulations!

(From left to right) Dr. Ke Yi, Hu Hao, Cheung Yun Kuen, Chen Chen and Li Rui

(From left to right) Dr. Ke Yi, Hu Hao, Cheung Yun Kuen, Chen Chen and Li Rui

(Front row, from left to right) Chui Sung Him, Yan Zhepeng, Wu You (Back row, from left to right) Lam Chi Kit, Li Rui, Chu Li Yu, Yeung Yuen

(Front row, from left to right) Chui Sung Him, Yan Zhepeng, Wu You
(Back row, from left to right) Lam Chi Kit, Li Rui, Chu Li Yu, Yeung Yuen Chuen

More about ACM-ICPC

ACM-ICPC is an annual event organized by the Association for Computing Machinery in US. It is known to be a prestigious competition in the international computer world, due to its long establishment. The contest provides a platform for university students to develop their analytical skills and problem solving skills, and is recognized as the one with the largest scale and highest level of similar kind.

Within the limited time, participants are being challenged for their creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs.

The contest is comprised of several levels of competitions:

Local Contests
Universities choose teams or hold local contests to select one or more teams to represent them at the next level of competition. Selection takes place from a field of over 300,000 students in computing disciplines worldwide.
Regional Contests (September to December 2007)
Last year, participation increased by 10% from 5,606 to 6,099 teams representing 1,756 universities from 82 countries on six continents, not counting 725 teams competing in preliminaries.
World Finals (April 8-12, 2008, Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta)
Ninety (90) world finalist teams will compete for awards, prizes and bragging rights. These teams represent the best of the finest universities on six continents - the cream of the crop. The World Finals is hosted by the University of Alberta that is celebrating its 100th year.