CS Students win ACM Greater New York 2003 Regional Programming Contest

programming team

Cornell's Department of Computer Science is pleased to announce that CS students have won the ACM Regional Collegiate Programming Contest held on November 9th at New York Institute of Technology. This is their third victory in a row.

The CS programming team, consisting of Bill Barksdale and Pet Chean Ang (juniors), and Xin Qi (first year PhD student) placed first in a competition of 60 teams from 28 schools, with 7 problems solved. They will advance to the World Finals to be held in Prague, Czech Republic this spring. A team from Columbia University with 6 problems solved came second place. New York University, with 5 problems solved, came in third place.

The department's second team, consisting of Alex Harn (freshman), Dongjae Lim and Bo Wang (juniors) took a nice 12th place. They can do even better next year!

The trip was sponsored by Greenhills Software.

The official contest homepage:
http://www.acmgnyr.org/

Some photos from the trip:
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/people/mpal/contest/03regionals/