Student Programming Team Ties for 14th Place in ACM 2010 World Finals   Bookmark and Share

Kevin Compton, Zhongxia Zhou, Mark Gordon, Frost Li, and Dennis Matveyev

A team of three U-M computer science students competed in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) on Friday, February 5 in Harbin, China. The team performed well, tying for 14th place (with a number of other teams) out of a field of 103 teams by solving 5 of 7 problems in the competition.

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.

Learn More:

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