Cooper Students Participate in 2018 ACM Regional Programming Contest

POSTED ON: November 18, 2018

2018 ACM ICPC [Left to Right] Team 2 (40th): Zhekai Jin, Daniel Nakhimovich, Do Hyung Kwon with Prof. Sable [Left to Right] Team 3 (51st): Ehit Agarwal, Seok Hyeon (Brian) Hong, Jasmine Tang with Prof. Sable

Nine Electrical Engineering students participated in this year's Association for Computing Machinery - International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM - ICPC): Greater New York Region after qualifying for one of the three Cooper Union teams based on tryouts. The contest was held in Manhattan College on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Prof. Sable attended the event as a coach, and Prof. Lent attended as a judge.

Each team, consisting of three students, solved as many programming problems as possible within a five hour limit. This year, there were a total of 68 teams sent from approximately 25 different schools within the NY Region. Most schools that participated in this contest were represented by undergraduates and in some cases first-year graduate students majoring in Computer Science. The competition results can be found here.

The following lists the three student teams that participated in the contest and their ranking:
Team 1 (9th): Andrey Akhmetov, Guy BarYosef, and Jonathan Pedoeem
Team 2 (40th): Do Hyung Kwon, Daniel Nakhimovich, and Zhekai Jin
Team 3 (51st): Ehit Agarwal, Seok Hyeon (Brian) Hong, and Jasmine Tang

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