The annual ACM programming contest is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery with financial support from IBM. 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. Over 7,000 teams from around the world competed in regional competitions in September, October, and November to be one of the 103 teams that advanced to the finals in Harbin.
The U-M student team members were Mark Gordon (senior, Computer Science and Engineering), Yu-Shuang (Frost) Li (first year, Rackham) and Zhongxia Zhou (first year, Rackham). Accompanying them on the trip to Harbin were assistant coach Dennis Matveyev and coach Prof. Kevin Compton.
In addition to competing in the contest, teams and coaches participated in five days of activities, including technical sessions hosted by IBM, team building activities, opening and closing ceremonies, and excursions to the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival. Harbin, the tenth largest city in China, is located in Northeastern China and is noted for its Ice and Snow sculpture festival.
ACM ICPC Results - World Finals 2010
Photos from trip, competition, and outings - courtesy of Dennis Matveyev
U-M Team Advances to World Finals in ACM Student Programming Team Contest
CSE Hosts Site for ACM Regional Programming Contest