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Following the remarkable triumph in this year's Regional Contests of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC), the HKUST Programming Team (team name: "HKUST Optimus Prime") comprised of CHEN Danqi (CSE Yr. 2), LI Yuliang (COMP Yr.2), and WANG, Lu (CSE PhD Yr.2), led by Dr. YI Ke and PG Coach HU Hao, will advance to the 2011 World Finals.
The other team, comprised of Qiu Qianhao (CPEG Yr. 3), Hung Chiu Lung (COMP Yr. 3) and Ng Tsz Yeung (COMP Yr. 1) has also got quite good results, obtaining the 8th place in Kaohsiung regional contest.
ACM-ICPC is an annual multi-tiered computer programming competition among the universities of the world. This year, around 7000 teams worldwide participated in the Regional Contests, and among them, 102 teams have qualified for the World Finals. The HKUST programming team got the 3rd place at the Regional Contests at Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur, which let them qualify (in fact, either is sufficient).
The 2011 World Finals will held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt from February 27 to March 4, 2011. Good luck, HKUST Optimus Prime!
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