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University of Kentucky: 1999 -- 2009 History of advancing to the ACM World Finals

more Photos (ICPC 2010) || Factsheet 2009/2010 || Mid-Central || Article, Lexington Herald Leader Dec 14, 2009 || Article in UKnow (UK) Dec 9, 2009 DSCN6470

Programming Team from the Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky is one of the top 103 teams out of 7,000 teams from over 1800 universities in 88 countries that has qualified to advance to the 2010 ACM-ICPC World Finals in Harbin, China, February 1-6, 2010, sponsored by IBM and hosted by Harbin Engineering University. UK team "UK-U" places third in Mid-Central Region of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, and advances to the world finals in Harbin, China, February 1-6, 2010. The team members are Tom Dodson, Mark Hays,Stefan Kendall. Dr. Jerzy W. Jaromczyk is the team's coach. DSCN6470 (from left: Tom Dodson, Stefan Kendall, Mark Hays, J.W. Jaromczyk) ( team ) University of Kentucky placed two teams in the top 20 with 142 teams representing 64 schools from Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Team Scott Southerland, Daniel Hintze, Ryan Taylor placed 17th. The top three teams in the Region: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, University of Kentucky will be competing in Harbin, China. "The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world." [from page]

The structure of the contest: local contest (UK Student Programming Contest at the beginning of Fall semester (individual students compete to form teams); Regional Contest (October or November); Finals for the top teams from the Regions.

History of our CS-UK teams qualifying to the World Finals -- years 1998-2009