Undergrad Sam White wins ACM Student Research Competition @ ASSETS

Sam White '12 was announced as the winner of the ACM Student Research Competition (Undergraduate Division) at ASSETS, a SIGACCESS research conference on computers and accessibility.  Sam's research is entitled "AudioWiz: Nearly Real-time Audio Transcriptions." For more information about the the student research competition, please visit http://www.sigaccess.org/assets10/competition.html.

ACM Programming Team Featured in Democrat and Chronicle article

Recently, Jim Goodman, a reporter from the Democrat & Chronicle, attended a practice session of the URCS ACM programming team while they prepared for the ACM-ICPC World Finals in Harbin, China.  Like local athletes featured before their events at the Olympics, our students were the subject of an uplifting article about teamwork.

UG ACM Programming Team leaves for World Finals on Sunday

If you happen to see Ian Christopher, Dennis Huo or Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang diligently practicing for their upcoming trip to China for the ACM World Finals, wish them well.  They have been simulating the 5 hour competition in each of their practices for weeks and working through problem sets from past competitions.  Such dedication!!

ACM Programming Team Interviewed for Local TV

Our undergraduate ACM programming team, including Dennis Huo, Ian Christopher and Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang, along with coach Daniel Stefankovic, was recently interviewed for the ABC affiliate 13WHAM TV. The team, which is headed to the World Finals in the ACM-ICPC Programming Competition in Harbin, China the first week of February, talks about the upcoming competition and their success at the regional finals in this report.

Explorations in Robotics Class featured in Rochester Review Magazine

Explorations in Robotics is a Computer Science course designed for freshmen who may not have any programming experience but would like to have a more hands-on experience while learning some programming skills.  Recently the class, with Adjunct Professor Hans Koomen (PhD '89), was featured in the Rochester Review Magazine.

UG Programming Team Awarded URBee by President Seligman

President Joel Seligman met with the members of the URCS ACM Undergraduate Programming team to congratulate them for placing first in the ACM Regionals and qualifying to go to Harbin, China, in February 2010.  Seligman asked the students about Saturday's event, their competition strategies, and how the team works together.  He told them that URBee has been known to bring good luck and encouraged them to bring the mascots with them to China.

UG Team Advances to ACM Programming World Finals, beating MIT

The undergraduate team of Ian Christopher '10, Dennis Huo '10, and Xiaoqing Tang '12 won the ACM-ICPC Regional programming competition at RIT on Saturday, October 31st.  As a result, they will advance to the World Finals, to be held in Harbin, China, February 1-6, 2010.  This will be UR's first appearance at the World Finals.

UG Team Wins 1st Round of ACM-ICPC Competition

The University of Rochester Yellowjackets ACM team placed first in the preliminary round of the ACM-Intercollegiate Computer Programming Competition, held this year at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday, October 17th.  The team of Ian Christopher '10, Dennis Huo '10 and Xiaoqing (Sean) Tang '12 solved 6 questions with a time of 323.  RIT's team #2 came in 2nd, solving 5 questions with a time of 1028, in a field of eleven teams.

Click here to see the complete standings.

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