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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.
(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 Chuen
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: