Eight UW-Madison teams place at ACM International Programming Contest

The regional round of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest was held last week. UW-Madison participated with 8 teams (listed below). We placed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 25th, and 31st among the 209 teams in our region. 

The problem set and scoreboard are available on-line. Only the top team of the region is guaranteed a slot in the World Finals, but in the past, the top 3 to 4 teams of our region were invited. So there's a good chance that this will be the 18th year in a row that UW-Madison makes it to the World Finals. No other school in North America can boast this record!

Congratulations to all participants, and thanks to Prof. Dieter van Melkebeek, grad student Jinman Zhao, and sophomore Ziyi Zhang for coaching the teams, and to the people at Epic for running the regional site!

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Our teams:

dauntless - 3rd place: Shirui Chen, Zeyuan He, Bryan Jin

go_badger - 4th place: Varun Batra, Vibhor Goel, Joshua Mathews 

O(Y^3) - 5th place: Dung Viet Bui, Yuanchen Li, Yi Rong

int main() - 9th place: Suyan Qu, Zitong Zhan, Wanxiang Zhong

Kugelblitz - 10th place: Jakub Dargaj, Xiating Ouyang, Xiaoyang Zhang

Team Badger - 12th place: Sihan Liu, Dawanit Satitsumpun, Yuhan Xie

Rookie - 25th place: Junda Chen, Xinyang Hu, Haoran Li

B trees - 31st place: William Huang, Zhichun Huang, Andrew Lien