U-M Team Advances to 2011 World Finals in ACM Student Programming Team Contest   Bookmark and Share


Kevin Compton, Mark Gordon, Jonathan Plotzke, Qifeng Chen, and Dennis Matveyev

A University of Michigan programming team has placed third in a field of 112 teams at the 2010 ACM-ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC ECNA RPC) and will advance to the 2011 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) World Finals competition. The team, the Victors, was one of four teams that entered the competition from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The regional competition took place at Grand Valley State University on October 23 and included teams from western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana. Of the 8,700 teams from over 1800 universities in 88 countries that competed in regional competions, only 100 will advance to the finals.

Victors team members include Qifeng Chen, Mark Gordon (who competed in the 2010 world finals as a part last year's Victors team), and Jonathan Plotzke. Prof. Kevin Compton is the team coach, and Dennis Matveyev is the assistant coach. The Victors will advance to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals, which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from February 27 - March 1, 2011.

The ACM-ICPC ECNA RPC draws student programming teams from colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, eastern Ontario, and Indiana to sharpen and demonstrate their problem-solving, programming, and teamwork skills. The contest provides a platform for ACM, industry, and academia to encourage and focus public attention on the next generation of computing professionals as they pursue excellence.

The ACM-ICPC ECNA RPC is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IBM.

Read More:

ACM-ICPC East Central North America Regional Programming Contest Website , which includes problem sets, judge's solutions, final standings, and addtitional information.

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) World Finals Website


Posted: November 19, 2010